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Helium Comedy Club

1510 Southeast 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Old Town - Chinatown)
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Ranked #10 of 196 Nightlife in Portland
Type: Comedy Clubs
Fee: Yes
Most recent review
- Jun 3, 2014
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great smaller venue. Worst seat in the house still only 15 rows away. I'm always sketchy if I don't know the comedian but this place always gets the best. Great job being done by their talent booker

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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was my first visit to Helium and I enjoyed it. We went with friends and had ordered our tickets online. The staff all seemed nice and the service was actually better than I expected. A suggestion I would make is to have a few more servers working the floor during the show. We saw our server 2 times total... More

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Silverton, Oregon
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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Helium attracts very big names in comedy for such a small club. They change weekly so there is always a different show. I been 4 times now and always had a great experience with the comedians. The club itself could use improvement. We usually get there early for general admission but have had mixed experiences with the seating. There were... More

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Gold Beach, Oregon
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I love good comedy and this wasn't it. Additionally it makes good sense to go early so you can get good seats. We were seated in the back corner and couldn't hear or see well. Heather McDonald was not very funny and may have had a bad night. Acoustics are clearly an issue in the back corner with higher voices... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I have been here twice now and both times I had very good experiences. The MC were funny, the headliners were fantastic and the wait staff were on the ball. I will definitely be comming back to get my funny on and leave with my sides hurting from laughing so much!! And just an FYI - there is a 2... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

We paid $40 each for tickets. The person we wanted to see dropped out and Helium offered us a refund or the offer to see someone else. We decided to go ahead and couldn't have been happier. All three comedians were awesome. They also gave us free tickets to a future show as compensation for the change. The only downside... More

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My wife and I have gone to the Helium at least a couple dozen times since it opened. I really enjoy most of the acts they get and I never have a problem watching the show. We tend to get reserved seats, so there isn't a problem or a rush for us to get into the showroom, but if you... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

The club is run so poorly and its reflected in so many aspects..the night I was there the skinny bearded manager was so rude, egotistical and lacked any kind of customer service skills. He wouldn't make it a day in a real job. Bar staff was rude (clearly comes from top down) and slooooooow. This place can't last long without... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Although this club is in the kind of an area you might not expect a cool, trendy comedy club to be don't let that be the deciding factor when choosing a club. I spent an evening here with friends and found the atmosphere to be upscale & the staff to be friendly & quite professional, plus the show ROCKED! Enough... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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189 reviews 189 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

We had a Groupon to go to Helium for the first time last week. It is located on Hawthorne on the east side of the river. Our deal got us in with general seating and 2 drinks. The place is nice, looks clean. We did not realize that buying a drink at the bar and walking in doesn't count toward... More

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