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Dance the night away to the DJ's beats on the dance floor surrounded by mirrors, with laser shows adding to the entertainment quotient. The absence of a cover charge and regular drag shows and parties make CC Slaughters even more of an attraction, and it comes as no surprise that it is one of the most popular gay nightclubs in the city. The Rainbow Room is a secluded enclave where the mood-lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere, and you can unwind with an Appletini to sip on.
This contemporary establishment opened its doors in 1979 and is Portland's oldest licensed gay/lesbian bar. The management believes in a sense of community and a common place to hang out. Though catering primarily to a gay clientele, people of all orientations are welcome to have a good time here. Enjoy local microbrews from Bridgeport and other breweries or order a cocktail, glass of wine or hard cider. There's also a small food menu to go with your spirits. Try Street Tacos or BBQ Sliders from the bar menu. Billiards, lottery games and darts are available. Check website for upcoming events and more.
Perhaps one of the best loved bars in Portland, Crush literally has something for everyone. Events held here tickle the senses of all who enter with little left to restrictions and inhibitions. Cocktails are imaginative and feature liquors you won't find anywhere else in town. Delectable food options are also on offer to satiate your appetite after an evening of top-notch Burlesque shows. Often called gay-friendly, this bar is everyone-friendly, with a helpful and knowledgeable staff. Check out the outdoor patio or explore the art-clad interiors.
This hipster-packed theme bar wistfully encapsulates a mid-century fascination with the namesake tropical paradise. Though not large, the space comes with pool tables, one of the best juke-boxes in town and a very relaxed patio. Get there early on weekdays for happy hours. Perhaps best known for their "Church of the Bloody Mary," a fistful of house-made Mary mixers are on special, with all the fixings, until 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Though the food is generally more of an afterthought compared with the serious business of drinking, the deep-fried delights are quite reasonably priced.