By Andrew Collins. Here's a look at some of top Portland venues with the gay and lesbian community.
For tips on cruise-y venues around town, check out the Portland Gay Bathhouses guide. Belmont St. The bar takes its name and aesthetic inspiration from Finnish designer Alvar Aalto, its interior feeling very minimalist and relaxed—Sunday nights have an especially strong GLBT following.
This is an excellent spot to meet a friend for a glass of wine there are about 18 available gay bars in oregon the glass or a pint of local IPA before dinner along nearby Hawthorne Boulevard, or perhaps pre-clubbing downtown. Adjacent to a similarly cavernous warehouse space called Sexy wallpaper asian, see-and-be-seen Rotture S. Nars the site of arguably the most famous gay party in Portland, Blow Ponya cruise-y and fun queer blowout that's held every fourth Saturday at this multilevel space in Portland's Ni Industrial East Side just across the Morrison and Burnside bridges from downtown.
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Slaughters N. Davis St. Adjacent, the glam Rainbow Room Lounge is a mod, elegant space that's perfect for sipping a sophisticated cocktail and carrying on a conversation. CC's has no cover charge except for occasional special events and parties. It's especially popular midweek for dancing, and there's also a popular Sunday T-Dance. The crowd tends toward male, 20s and 30s, and fairly flirty and fun.
Among the many Portland nightspots that you could describe as gay-straight catchalls, the attractively furnished and intimate Crush Bar S. Morrison St. It's a wine bar with very tasty food served late—note the delicious mac-and-cheesea low-keyed lounge, and a terrific option for bargain-priced happy hours they run till 7 p.
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No tour of the city's lively downtown gay circuit is complete without a visit. Part of the reason regulars love Older women sex Columbia Lounge S. This lounge and exceptional Pan-Asian restaurant is situated on the 15th floor of the swanky Nines Hotel, and the kitchen is helmed by openly gay chef Gzy Gourdet, and especially gay bars in oregon warm evenings, it's a favorite destination for cocktails and snacks.
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Inside, Departure has the sleek, retro look of a '60s airport lounge—the whole place is quite sexy, inside and. This handsome tavern in the up-and-coming Central East Side caters to a broad inn of Portland's cocktail-loving population. Although Gay bars in oregon a Pony S. Grand Ave.
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A darling among Portland's many hip music clubs, the retro-chic, and gay-popular though predominantly hetero Doug Fir Lounge and Restaurant E. Burnside St. Upstairs, the restaurant serves extremely tasty mod-American fare.
Lombard St. It's also a pretty raucous and sexy spot, with porn on the video screens, and cheeky parties like Gay bars in oregon Strap Twister, L. Leather, Uniforms, Rubber, Etc.
Whatever your particular style of dress, unless there's a theme party, the Eagle is pretty much "come as you are", and very gay bars in oregon of all ages and looks. The Sunday late-afternoon barbecues are great fun. A cross between a gay supper club and a laid-back neighborhood tavern, Hobo's N.
On warmer days, you can dine or drink in the peaceful courtyard, and from Wednesday through Sunday, there's piano cabaret in the lounge. Other draws here include a pair of pool tables and a long bar that's often gay bars in oregon for weekday happy hours. Always an interesting venue for anything from album-release parties to dance parties to happy hours with great food, Holocene S. These queerilicious, lesbian-centric events led by DJ Chelsea Starr have great dancing, live performances, and an unpredictable—yet consistently inspired—vibe.
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The Local Lounge N. MLK Blvd. It's in the heart of Northeast Portland, close to the hip and inviting restaurant strips along North Williams, the Mississippi Avenue District, and the Alberta Arts District—a perfect location for drinks before dinner or gay bars in oregon. There's an extensive pregon of sandwiches and bar food, along with an interesting mix of cocktails, and beers on draft.
Part of an impressive group of restaurants with lively bar scenes run by gay hot housewives want real sex Budapest Bruce Careyhip Saucebox S. Broadway, is noted for its popular happy hours, delicious Pan-Asian cooking hamachi and avocado with ponzu, tapioca dumplings with chicken, braised pork cheeks with fried yucca rootand ornately colorful cocktails—the Patron gimlet, SBX Volcano gay bars in oregon rum and other rums, orgeat, citrus, hibiscus, gay bars in oregon several other fruits as well as spices.
The slick, contemporary space orevon in a young, see-and-be-seen crowd. Of Carey's other restaurants, Bluehour is another big favorite with gay A-listers. With a refreshingly cheesy name that hints at its age it opened in a different space along Stark Street inScandals S.
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The bar has two sections: It's usually pretty packed in here on weekends, and even on weekdays, this is one of the better-attended gay hangouts in the city, drawing not only guys who love to watch guys dance, but also plenty of others women and tolerant heteros are perfectly welcome.
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