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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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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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Fantastic night out on the town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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83 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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