10 Best Nightclubs In Portland, Oregon

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Portland, a town of friendly people and progressive ideologies is famous for its relaxing vibe and of course, beer. This environmental-friendly town in Oregon is a bubbling place of quality eating, drinking, and shopping. Portland offers a variety of unique, excellent home-brewed beers. With street art and contemporary art galleries all over the town, it is a place of authentic artistic expressions, too. This flourishing town is also blessed with so many exciting places for outdoor activities. Home to the largest urban forest in the country and several other amazing parks, hiking trails, golf courses, and picnic areas, outdoor lovers are not left out of the mix here. Sunset doesn’t end the fun in this quaint town. From small rock cafes to loud hip-hop-themed nightclubs, the city has a thriving and exciting nightlife. So if you are a night owl visiting the town, here is a list of the best nightclubs in Portland, Oregon for you to check out.

1. Darcelle XV

Street Scene with Darcelle XV Female Impersonators Sign - Portland - Oregon - USA
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Adam Jones, Ph.D. used under CC BY-SA 3.0

For over 50 years, this unique showplace has been entertaining and dishing out a different kind of amusement for people in the city. Enjoy an enthralling Las Vegas-style show of glamour and comedy when you visit this place. Having been home to many talents making waves all around the country, Darcelle XV gives you a chance to experience a one-of-a-kind display of glitz, pageantry, and luxurious cross-dressing by a talented bunch of guys-cum-ladies. With an exclusive male strippers show at midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, you would be glad you visited this showplace.

Darcelle XV

Address: 208 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Website: Darcelle XV

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 6pm - 2am; Tue: 6pm - 6:30pm; Wed - Thu: 6pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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2. The Jack London Revue

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Located in the ever bubbling downtown Portland, the Jack London Revue is a haven for pure jazz. This fantastic jazz club combines the classic feel of its historic building location with a modern mix of new school sounds and vibes. Jack London offers you a wide range of worldwide jazz music coupled with the traditional American jazz groove. The club hosts some of the city’s most talented artists weekly with an occasional visit from an international jazz act. A visit to this place will leave your inner jazz-loving spirit refreshed and satisfied.

The Jack London Revue

Address: 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA

Website: The Jack London Revue

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 8pm - 12am; Mon: 7pm - 10pm; Wed: 8pm - 12am; Thu: 7pm - 12am (closed on Tue)

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3. Sanctuary Club

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Sanctuary is a booming, safe, and clean club for interaction with free-minded people. The club offers a relaxed and fun environment for people that believe in alternate lifestyles, LGBTQ+ communities, and sexually empowered and curious individuals to party, meet up, and even hook up. Sanctuary Club hosts a wide variety of several sex-themed parties with even private rooms provided. Live out your wildest fantasies and experience sexual freedom when you visit this exciting club in Portland. You have to be above the age of 21 to be allowed access into this club.

Sanctuary Club

Address: 33 NW 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Website: Sanctuary Club

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 9pm - 2:30am; Wed: 8pm - 12am; Thu: 8pm - 2:30am (closed from Sun - Tue)

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4. Detox Nightclub

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Detox is a new pop-up, all-ages nightclub in the heart of the city. This exciting nightclub boasts of several electrifying features that will keep you bouncing to the music all night long. From outstanding local DJ performances to its stimulating lighting and unusual sounds, this club comes fully fitted with a full mocktail bar, exquisite VIP areas, and 21+ bars. Detox Nightclub gives you a safe and inviting environment to party hard and enjoy all the thrills of a great night out. Open to all adults (18+), this night club is a proud supporter and welcomes the LGBTQ community to its nightlife haven.

Detox Nightclub

Address: The Bossanova Ballroom - 722 East Burnside Street - Portland, Oregon

Website: Detox Nightclub

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 24 hours (closed from Sun - Thu)

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5. The Barrel Room

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Nestled right in the center of Portland’s Old Town Entertainment District, The Barrel Room is the only and longest running dueling piano show bar in the city. This incredible show bar offers you an exciting National Touring Talent competition ever weekend. The show also features all request programs like stand-up comedy, music, band set performances, and a few naughty bits here and there. The club is smoke-free and offers you a chance to have a group party or themed party of your choice. Just make a booking and have pure fun and entertainment.

The Barrel Room

Address: 105 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Website: The Barrel Room

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 8pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Thu)

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6. Dixie Tavern

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Dixie Tavern is a massive two-floor club with three different bars in it. If you visit this nightclub on weekdays, what you get is a laid-back place where you can enjoy good rock music, have great cocktails and delicious meals, and strike exciting discussions with the bartenders and friendly staff. But come the weekend, Dixie transforms to a place bubbling place with a wild and frenzied atmosphere. However, almost every night, this club offers you activities like karaoke and ‘goldfish racing’ so there isn’t a dull moment here.

Dixie Tavern

Address: 32 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Website: Dixie Tavern

Opening hours: Sun: 4pm - 12am; Tue - Sat: 4pm - 2:30am (closed on Mon)

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7. Goodfoot Pub & Lounge

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Since its establishment in 2001, Goodfoot has been a great place to enjoy the very best of food, music, drinks and art Portland has to offer. Perched on a great location in town, enjoy a truly local experience in the city drinking home-brewed beers, playing pool or pinball games, dancing to the music, or just enjoying the comedy dished out at this fantastic lounge. The food here is excellent, too. Goodfoot Pub and Lounge is just perfect for anyone looking to get an authentic feel of the city’s nightlife.

Goodfoot Pub & Lounge

Address: 2845 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

Website: Goodfoot Pub & Lounge

Opening hours: 5pm - 2:30am (daily)

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8. Holocene

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From unforgettable parties to touring acts and art shows, this incredible nightclub in SE, Portland is one of the city’s premium nightlife spots. A venue for music, arts, and even hosting, this club comes alive at night with all manner of parties and club night activities happening every night. Holocene has an impressive building fitted with hand-built modern furnishings, state-of-the-art sound system, fantastic video projecting lighting, and a performance area. Enjoy thrilling nights drinking and partying at this top night club in the city.


Address: 1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214, USA

Website: Holocene

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 9pm - 2am; Sun: 8:30am - 11:30pm; Wed - Thu: 8:30am - 11:30pm (closed on Mon & Tue)

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9. East

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Portland’s number one club for world-renowned EDM acts, 45 East offers you something other than the regular nightclub experience in the city. Its location gives the club a historical feel coupled with the eclectic mix of the very best modern equipment and gear. But the unique thing about 45 East is in the position of its dance floor. Located underground, party and have fun in a spacious dance floor with music playing from every angle.

45 East

Address: 315 SE 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA

Website: 45 East

Opening hours: Fri: 12am - 1am, 10pm - 2am; Sat: 10pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Thu)

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10. CC Slaughters Nightclub and Lounge

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An exciting and ever bubbling nightclub in this fantastic city, CC Slaughter is a place of everlasting fun. With its impressive features, including a large, spacious dance floor, live DJ performances every night, weekly drag shows, daily happy hour drinking, drag queen bartenders, and one of Portland’s most popular hosts – Queen Bolivia Carmichaels. Opening every day when the clock strikes 3 in the afternoon, this club is a sanctuary for fun seekers, party lovers, and people just looking to drink and dance.

CC Slaughters Nightclub and Lounge

Address: 219 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209, USA

Website: CC Slaughters Nightclub and Lounge

Opening hours: 3pm - 2am (daily)

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Have the time of your life in Portland

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Portland is a beautiful place to visit. The city combines its unique Northwest flavor and the creative spirit of Portland to give you a wide variety of activities to enjoy. The town is complete in all areas; there’s something for everybody here. And if you want to have a full experience of the fantastic nightlife of the city, visit any one of the above-listed nightclubs in Portland, Oregon and have the time of your life.

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