Comfort Suites Southwest
11340 SW 60th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 768-4400
Fax: (503) 768-4262
Blinn's Boathouse offers good food, great tunes and a relaxing evening outdoors. Enjoy live nightly music as you sip your beverage of choice from the full bar and gaze out at the lake front view. Although you can choose from an array of grilled menu items including seafood, pizza is the specialty of the house and surpasses all expectations when it is steaming hot off the barbecue. The service is efficient and friendly.
Located inside the Sweetbrier Inn, this fun spot features excellent Northwest cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered; including a huge Sunday Brunch; and live jazz can be heard nightly Wednesday-Saturday. A selection of local wines and microbrews is available, as well as a more extensive list in the bar. Try the fresh Crab and Artichoke Dip for starters and finish with Hot Wildberry Cobbler a la mode. You will enjoy friendly service and a relaxing yet slightly upscale environment.
A club not meant for the faint-hearted. Loud head banging music and the hep crowd may not appeal to some, but if you're with your group of friends then you can have fun. Club Coco II is your usual run-of-the-mill club where you find music, dance and the crowd mingling. Not recommended for those who are looking for something fancy.
For the hottest weekend party in Portland, head to the FX Night Club. This vivacious nightclub is open till 3a on Fridays and Saturdays, only for the 18 years and above revelers. You can settle down in one of the private rooms of the club or hit the dance floor and dance to the thumping hip hop beats churned out by the DJs. Saturdays are ideal for girls night out as it hosts ladies nights which allows free entry for ladies before 11p. Call ahead to know more.
Netled in the heart of Portland, Society Nightclub & Lounge is wonderful spot to spend the evening out with your friends. Dance to the beats churned out by the DJ, while sipping on delightful concoctions. The fries, mango salsa, chicken gyro and lamb pita are definitely worth a try. You could drop in by this place for a late lunch fare too. This club opens its doors from 3p onwards, so if you would like to give your night an early head-start, this is your ideal location. Tobacco lovers can enjoy their cigarette at the patio.
Duff's Garage is one place where your eardrums will feel the rocking beats and get you rolling. The music genre played here spans over country, western to blues and rock. Most of the Live shoes here have a decent cover charge. Performers here include The soul Survivor Horns, The Strangetones, Dover Weinberg Quartet and many more.
Lola's Room is the little sister of the Crystal Ballroom in Burnside. Lola's has a floor space of 3000 square feet and can easily accommodate around 200 people. It is right below the Crystal and hosts a variety of shows ranging from hard rock bands playing live, to more intimate performances. When there is no live music, a highly skilled DJ spins tunes that will lure you out onto the dance floor.
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. One thousand patrons can fit into the ballroom and it can be reserved for private events as well. 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 7500-square-foot dance floor that floats on ball-bearings.
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 lasagna or pasta salad from the bar menu. Billiards, lottery games and darts are available. Check website for upcoming events and more.
Boxxes is so much more than just a gay nightclub; it is an entire entertainment complex in itself. A large space that is spread out over half a block, it is an inviting place where there is always something to do. The blaring music ensures that the dancefloor is never left unoccupied, and there just always seems to be a theme, be it drag night or a Latin party. There are also some snug lounge chairs where you might want to take a break from all the dancing.
A warm environment and superb Thai cuisine will keep you coming back to this acclaimed restaurant located in Hotel Lucia. For lunch, request the mouth-watering Typhoon Barbecue Chicken Salad. Dinner specialties at Typhoon! On Broadway include Grilled Beef with Grapes and Bangkok Noodles. Visit the cocktail lounge on weekends for spectacular jazz. Try the other Portland location at 2310 Northwest Everett Street.
Other dance venues have closed down, but the Fez keeps going strong. Home of the late night DJ performance, leave your car at home so you won't have to worry about leaving your car in the neighborhood. As varied as electronic music can be, you'll want to check first to see what is playing on a given night. While most evenings require you to pay a cover, Wednesday nights are free with the techno and house music of up and coming DJs ‘til 2:30am. The venue is kept almost surprisingly clean and the drinks are perfectly proportioned.