Sitting on the Columbia riverbank, Salty's on the Columbia definitely is not a fish out of water. The superb service and seafood equal the enchanting dining experience on the river. Besides their superb seasonal seafood fare, they are also known for their steaks and happy hours. Savor their sublime dishes in the romantic interiors or in their lovely deck. Live jazz music adds to the ambiance on weekend nights.
Dubbed as one of "The Best Clubs in America" in 2013 by Rolling Stone magazine, Doug Fir Lounge is the go to place for music lovers. Located within the Jupiter Hotel, the lounge showcases the talents of up and coming artists. A first class sound system boosts the performance energy, keeping the guests asking for more. Even on nights without concerts you can still sip on some classic drinks, relax in the comfortable surroundings and dine on delicious American dishes.
Lola's Room is a trendy nightclub located within the Crystal Ballroom in Burnside. Located within the McMenamis complex, the club is host to a variety of concerts and events including live music concerts and DJ nights with some of the best DJs on the party circuit spinning energetic tunes. On nights without live music, there is always a pool table and a variety of local beers and handmade drinks to keep you entertained.
Great entertainers such as Marvin Gaye, James Brown and the Grateful Dead have performed in this historic ballroom that is now owned by the McMenamin Brothers. Three on-site bars—including a popular nightclub, Ringlers - will satiate your hunger and thirst. It is worth a visit just to behold the local landmark's ornate chandeliers, picturesque windows and a 7500-square -foot (696.7728 square meters) dance floor that floats on ball-bearings.
Set in a contemporary industrial decor complete with leather-black paint, low lights and comfy booths, the White Owl Social Club is the Mecca for rock music. While the bar offers specialty cocktails, wine and craft beer from local breweries and wineries, the kitchen serves delish vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian fares. If you are a die-hard rock music enthusiast, you will definitely enjoy the music being played here. It's open till wee hours of the morning making it a great spot to stay put with friends on a weekend until you have had your fair share of music, food and potent drinks.
In a town that is mostly lacking in good dance clubs, Holocene stands out as a place that welcomes just about anyone who wants to shake a leg to good music. The vast space is divided in to rooms and sunken areas with most nights having a theme, so it's always good to check their calendar first. Bands tend to be eclectic or experimental, whereas DJs crank up dance beats most nights. Their bar is known for mixing cool cocktails, but being that the place is so popular, it's always best to order your second one while still working on the first. Holocene is overall a good place to see and be seen.
Do not be misguided by The Whiskey Bar's misnomer as it is not a bourbon joint but one of the best bars and nightclubs in town for electronic music. From great DJ acts to live music, this place is always buzzing with entertaining events. Enjoy their happy hours with a choice drink and dance away to the lively beats. Some of the artists and bands who have performed here are The Crystal Method, Alex M.O.R.P.H, Vanic and 12th Planet.
Those who'd prefer to have a conversation rather than a shouting match over their cocktails will love Hobo's. Even with regular live piano jazz, this place remains a richly appointed intimate setting that caters to a diverse crowd. The wine menu features a great many West Coast wines, and their long bar boasts of one of the best wells in town. The game room features several pool tables and lottery games. The bar and appetizer menus features classic dishes with a few special touches. Enjoy the patio out back all summer.
Say hello to good times at The Barrel Room with your favorite bunch of people and great drinks to accompany. Choose from their signature cocktails or opt for the various other spirits offered on their beverage list; The Barrel Room has a lot to offer. This piano bar is touted to be one of the longest running dueling pianos shows and takes care of your entertainment by hosting shows regularly. Besides all this, the bar also has several live music performances and dance parties that keep the energy of this place high. The Barrel Room occupies the ancient Sinnot building from the 1800s and exudes an old-world charm. Its rugged interiors have an intimate seating arrangement complemented by its prompt service and make this a great spot for witnessing the local entertainment with your friends.
Situated across Ankeny Street, Valentines is a trendy but casual bar. It is an ideal spot to hang out after work and enjoy few drinks with your friends. Open late till 2.30a, the bar is especially known for its live music sessions as well as DJ nights, theme parties, poetry readings, music concerts and film screenings throughout the week. You'll find well-mixed drinks at the bar, and there's an excellent selection of sandwiches and tapas if you're feeling peckish.
One of Portland's busiest nightclubs, Dante's is a mid-sized venue that hosts live music events through the week. The menu has a bit of Americana favorites as well as an Italian touch; Dante's pizzas have even won an award! You can even do karaoke with the live band whose performance is slated for that day.
As Irish as its namesake, this cheery downtown establishment is warm, welcoming and close to the city's heartbeat. The wood and brass tones exude an authentic yet casual tone. Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub's full bar is accommodating, boasting one of the largest selections of malt scotches in the Northwest. Varied menu offerings include traditional Irish cuisine as well as salads, sandwiches and more. Catch your favorite football team, Gaelic games or rugby on their television screens or tap your feet to the nightly live music.