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Darcelle's XV

Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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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....creepy strippers

Went here for my best friends bachelorette party. The actual show was awesome. Poison Waters was super hillarious. It was a good mix of musical numbers and also comedy. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went here for my best friends bachelorette party. The actual show was awesome. Poison Waters was super hillarious. It was a good mix of musical numbers and also comedy. I would say it is worth the $20 cover charge for sure. If you go to the 10:30 show you can stay for the male strippers afterwards but i wouldn't recommend... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great show, lots of fun, girls dressed to the 9's. Darcelle is very funny, makes it really fun nite for everyone, music is good, girls put on a good show of who's who. The food was really good we had corn dogs, drinks were mixed well. We had a great time, worth the money. We would go again.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I was traveling with a friend who had never been to a drag show so we had to stop by for the Friday evening show at this Portland institution. Darcelle greeted us when we first walked in and that started our night off very well. The show was very well done. Liza was my favorite but that might be because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I did the show with my big brother (gay), and my best guy friend (straight). We all had a BLAST. The show is $20, drinks run right around $10 a piece and will put hair on your chest. The show gets funnier the more drinks you have, but it is still very entertaining. Darcelle can be hard to understand, kinda... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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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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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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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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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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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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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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