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Darcelle's XV

Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
Bars & clubs, Nightlife
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Address: 208 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Phone Number: 503 222 5338
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:30 am
Description: In business since 1967 and run by Portland's best-loved cross-dresser...
In business since 1967 and run by Portland's best-loved cross-dresser, this cabaret is a campy Portland institution with a female-impersonator show that has been a huge hit for years.
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Great drag show.

We had a wonderful time here watching the drag show. Darcelle is so funny, she puts on a great show. Darcelle has been performing for over 47 years and is in her 80's and still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
420man
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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245 reviews 245 reviews
51 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a wonderful time here watching the drag show. Darcelle is so funny, she puts on a great show. Darcelle has been performing for over 47 years and is in her 80's and still going strong. Fun place to go.

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Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

All I wanted for my 61st birthday was to go to a drag show. I can't stop telling people how fun this show is. Darcelle is amazing and going strong at 84 years old. And she takes no lip from anyone. At the beginning of the show a young man jumped up and started yelling something at the stage and... More 

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Belmont Shore, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Ok so do not expect a Hollywood production. This is a true Portlandia experience that everyone should try at least once. Its quirky. crazy lip sync ladies on stage where you bring dollar bills for tups and have fun. I agree it is not a place to have food. Get a souvenir picture because Darcelle is in his/her 80s and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Well performed; lots of energy, good choreography, lots of audaciousness in the delivery. Crowd was at least 90% female, with groups of women there for 6 birthdays and 4 stagettes, who had, I'm assuming, lots of drinks, and a couple ladies had a lot of small bills they stuffed in the bras and g-strings of the performers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was a nice show. Very small and older venue. Definitely had some regulars and the performers knew them ... worth checking out.

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Albany, Oregon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have lived in Oregon most of my life and have known about Darcelle's for many years and have always had the curiosity to go see it for myself. Well, I finally went. It was a fun experience, and now I've "checked it off my list" of quirky places to go, but it was a bit of a mixed bag.... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We are Portlanders, and have been to Darcelles over the years a few times. This time it was to celebrate mom's birthday and it didn't disappoint. We made reservations for 9 people and were seated up front. Everyone was great, the show was fantastic, funny and entertaining. Even my husband, for him it was his first time, enjoyed himself. This... More 

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the dalles
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have never had the opportunity to see this place until I went to my friend's birthday outing. Darcelle XV is just genuinely an amazing hostess. The show is so fun and the performances are outstanding. These ladies, know their stuff and definitely show it. I really loved the way they involve the audience and make them part of the... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My wife and I have seen female impersonators in New York, San Diego, LA and Portland. Darcelle has the best, most professional line up we've seen. We went to the New Year's Eve show a few years ago and it was great! Darcelle was fun but the supporting cast was Amazing!

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Washington State
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This was my first drag show, and OMG what a great time it was. The performers were very entertaining and since the venue is small, you get a chance to get up close and personal with them all as they work their way through the crowd. The routines were so fun and we had just the best time. Lots of... More 

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