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Darcelle's XV

Address: 208 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 (Old Town - Chinatown)
Phone Number: 503 222 5338
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Ranked #3 of 199 Nightlife in Portland
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
Owner description: In business since 1967 and run by Portland's best-loved cross-dresser, this cabaret is a campy...
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
Hours:
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 2:30 am
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.

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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

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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White Salmon, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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