No one would blame you for mistaking the Belmont Station for beer heaven. This charming shop and cafe offers its customers a jaw-dropping selection of over 1200 bottled varieties of beer that are cared for in a manner that ensures absolute freshness and crisp taste. Adjoining the shop is a delightful little biercafe where people can meet over a pint of brew and explore the current brew selection with fellow beer lovers. The cafe serves up a rotating selection of 20 beers on tap alongside delicious Italian-inspired meals from The Italian Market. With such a well-curated and varied selection on offer, you are sure to find something that perfectly suits your taste as you explore new discoveries and indulge in old favorites. Keep an eye on the Belmont Station website and facebook page for updates on beer tastings and special events.
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.
Take a trip back in time at Jones, one of the hippest nightclubs in Portland. Recreating the disco era and styles from the 80s and 90s, this nightclub enables you to relive the decades gone by. Occasions like Valentine's Day, Halloween, Mardi Gras and others are celebrated with great gusto here with theme parties and DJ nights. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can enjoy vibrant nightlife, dancing and drinking till the early morning hours.
Since 1974, Old Town Pizza has been serving up delicious pizzas in a warm, retro atmosphere of antiques, velvet sofas and fringed lamps. The pizza prices are still affordable here, with a basic small pizza being large enough to feed one or two people whereas a basic large pizza feeds two or three. More than two dozen toppings are available, as well as pastas and toasted Italian sandwiches. And while you are seated in a corner room, you might get a visit from the resident ghost Nina, who has been wandering around the building since the 1880s. A selection of beers and bottles of local wine are available from the full bar.
Walking into the Dixie Tavern is like watching a scene from Coyote Ugly, as this vibrant bar always has something or another going on. From DJs to ladies' nights and dancing, Dixie Tavern is all about having a fun time. If all the dancing and screaming leaves you tired, you can always grab a pulled pork sandwich to go with your canned beer.
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.
Since the early 1900s, this fun, family-owned restaurant has been shucking oysters for Northwesterners. Seafood lovers will revel in the nautical environment decorated with sea artifacts and stein collections. Woods dominate the interiors and add to the feel of the place. Oysters are the specialty and are usually served on the half shell. Enjoy many varieties, including the Ekone oysters from Oregon and the Alaskan Halibut. A tempting array of Northwest micro-brews will wash them down perfectly. If you prefer, enjoy one of the other delicacies such as garlic parmesan fries or a fish sandwich.