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Darcelle's XV

208 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 (Old Town - Chinatown)
503 222 5338
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Ranked #4 of 196 nightlife in Portland
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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White Salmon, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Make reservations for this show. Amazing how these men look so much like women... The 10 pm show was good. We could have done without the midnight show. Bad strippers... Not sure if they were even 18 years old?? lol... Needless to say we left early...

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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My friend and I made reservations for a Wed. night show and ended up being the only people in the place. So there was no show, but we WERE NOT disappointed! They said that they would take good care of us since there was no show, and they sure did. We got to mingle first hand with Darcelle, who is... More

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Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I have been here about 3 times in the past 3 years. A lot of the jokes are the same each time, but yet Darcelle's delivery is great. If you get offended easily, I wouldn't recommend this place to you. They have a rude sense of humor but it is all just fun and games. There is a cover fee... More

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Hubbard, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I have gone to this show several times. The Racier the better... so better go to the later show. Early show is quite tame. The men of paradise come out after Darcelle which makes this the perfect place to take a bachlorette. I love to sit up front so that I can tip the dancers and feel more involved. Better... More

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Burnham on Sea, Somerset
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I went with friends whilst visiting Portland, I had no expectations and spent the night watching and laughing at the great entertainment. It's rude, flamboyant, great fun and I had a blast. Be prepared to have your photo taken with Darcelle XV and if you want a copy it's $5, no pressure to buy though. There is a 2 drink... More

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Portland, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

Indeed I said: I will write a review of this event, “Miss Latin Look Oregon/Portland 2012”. Not doubts, the quality of the presentations to these events have increased since the last time I sat in one of those Darcelle’s chairs. The costumes and performances have become more professional which translates the seriousness and efforts contestants have put into the preparation... More

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Great Falls, Montana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012 via mobile

This was a blast although I think It would be even more fun on a Friday or Saturday night when more people come and and the show turns more risky at midnight! Definitely something fun to do on a girls night out or with whoever wants to go! Expect to pay a decent amount drinks and enjoy!!!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

When I visited this place I was overwhelmed. Great shows. The performers were crazy. Was like I had stepped into a period of time I had missed. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating.

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