Darcelle's XV

Darcelle's XV, Portland: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Darcelle's XV Reviews: 4.5/5

Darcelle's XV
4.5
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 2:30 AM
About
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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Old Town - Chinatown
How to get there
  • Union Station • 9 min walk
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vicki
Boston, MA1 contribution
Support local queens as a tourist!
Oct 2021 • Friends
Absolutely must visit when you’re in the PDX area. Great show and the queens were hilarious. Definitely will return and support local queens.
Written October 28, 2021
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Victoria christine
2 contributions
Great, but one staff member managed to ruin my ever going back.
Oct 2021 • Friends
I was so happy to see this show and to check out the amazing talent. I was pleasantly surprised it was better than I had expected. The service was phenomenal the drinks were strong and the performers were spectacular. Only down side. Being accosted as I was leaving by am employee cursing me out. The entire show everyone in this cramped room no one was wearing masks unless they were going to the restroom not that it matters because everyone was squeezed in 2 feet or less from one another, people are still going up to the stage without a mask and all the performers didn’t have masks on even when face to face with the front row patrons. Well we go to leave, I forgot to put my mask back on and immediately get screamed at…”put you d*mn mask on!” Then screamed at a woman behind me and went on a mini rant about “this is why the virus is spreading you stupid unvaccinated mother f*ckers.” Needless to say I won’t be going back if a person who has had their mask on the entire time when required to forgets for a split second and is completely disrespected and cursed at. If you want to go see a good show check it out but David or whatever your name is short bald grey beard man needs an attitude adjustment or fired for how he’s treating paying customers.
Written October 10, 2021
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B. Darst
Irvine, CA121 contributions
Fabulous Darcelle's
Sep 2021
This is an experience I always wanted to get to in Portland and finally I was able to go. It is a very rough part of town but it was a lot of fun and worth the visit. The Darg Show was fabulous, the service was awesome, the drinks were great, and very affordable. We went for brunch and I can say it is not the food you are going for. I am so glad I finally got to go to this legendary drag show. I say go have fun you will not be disappointed.
Written September 24, 2021
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Annamarie Snyder
Medford, OR53 contributions
You won't be disappointed
Dec 2019
Darcelle's is a most do/see when in Portland. This iconic venue will not disappoint. The staff are amazing and the drinks are STRONG! Great spot to meet up with friends or family. And walking distance to many other great spots.
Written January 7, 2020
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Adam R
Vancouver, WA45 contributions
Birthday
Sep 2019 • Couples
I have been here on several occasion's now and have always had a great time. Last year my then fiance and I had a bachelor party there and this year I came for my birthday. The owner and lead Drag Queen of the show is 89 years old, and is in the Guinness book of world records for the longest running drag show in the world. You have an opportunity to get a picture with her however you do have to pay for it. I am always amused and find their show to be very entertaining each time I've ever gone there. It is a little pricey to go but I think it's very well worth it.
Written September 25, 2019
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Julian V
Portland, OR75 contributions
DRAG EXTRAVAGANZA
Jun 2019 • Friends
Wanted to entertain our friends and we had just recently moved to Portland. We have always wanted to go to try famous Darrell’s drag review. Boy I’m glad I made reservations, for front row seating and my friend was pulled on stage. What a blast we had. They performers were awesome, the drinks were flowing and Darrell was werkin it!
Id suggest taking a Uber as the parking situation is pretty limited. There’s also a bar next door called CC slaughters. I’d suggest going there for drinks before and or after the show! Enjoy the show!
We did!
Written July 18, 2019
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notmoira
Birmingham, AL53 contributions
A great time!
Apr 2019 • Solo
I recently went to Portland for a conference, and when I saw that America's oldest working drag queen had a show, I had to go. Darcelle didn't disappoint. I had a great time, despite going solo, and made friends while I was there. The whole thing was a well-oiled machine. You check in, pay, you're ushered to Darcelle for a picture. You're seated, someone comes to take your drink order, and a few minutes later a queen comes around and offers for you to purchase your pic with Darcelle. I had to purchase, so I could hang it in my office and tell everyone the picture is me with my grandmother. HA! You should go.
Written July 8, 2019
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princessbraun6
6 contributions
Great Entertainment
May 2019 • Friends
We attended the show for a Bachelorette Party and there were 12 ladies. We were not able to sit together, but we were close to each other. The show is fantastic. Very entertaining and hilarious. The tickets are very reasonable but you definitely want to make reservations in advance. My only complaint was the drink service. They were not very quick and did not come around very often. A few of us tried ordering at the bar and the bartenders were rude and ordered us to sit back down. Overall, a great experience for a Bachelorette Party.
Written July 2, 2019
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shyboy2011
Portland, OR1,010 contributions
A Great Evening
May 2019 • Couples
Have never been to a drag show before.. What a great evening and really good food.. Also had to have the Darcelle cocktail and glass to keep... $20 entry and well worth the money... An experience I won't forget 😁 and also can't believe Darcelle is 88 years old and still doing what he obviously enjoys..
Written May 18, 2019
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nagsteve
Seattle, WA65 contributions
Funtastic!
Apr 2019 • Friends
Don't be fooled by the dark, aged venue. The presentation is a show stopper! Darcelle and her entourage really delivers a great performance! We loved the spot on Reba Mcentire act. Great costumes, music and electrifying performances will get you hooked. Kudos to 88 year old Darcelle for doing what she does with such energy! Will be back with friends. Seating is tight and careful going to the ladies room, there's a big black concrete pole in front of the door, you don't want to knock yourself out.
Written April 15, 2019
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