Portland Nightlife

Portland has a lively and exciting night life, with enough clubs and bars and Happy Hours to make visitors and residents, well, Happy!

BlueHour on NW 13th in the Pearl District is popular for eating, drinking and seeing and being seen. It is a classy restaurant and can be expensive. Happy Hour in warm weather offers tables outside with umbrellas and heaters in case the evening gets chilly, with diners enjoying fries with aioli and great drinks, ranging from Prosecco to Martinis.

Speaking of Martinis, Vault Martini Bar on NW 12th serves every kind of Martini you can think of as well as delicious new drinks, the Blood Orange Margarita, being one excellent example. You can have dinner at Vault or sit outside and enjoy Happy Hour drinks and plates of cheese and artisan breads.


Oba!    on NW 12th in the Pearl.

Casual, fun with the Latino Nuevo menu, is a big hit.

Paragon       on NW 13th in the Pearl.

Good music, good food and a great crowd at Happy Hour. The fun really starts around 10pm.

The Crystal Ballroom

A dance club that hosts some of Portland's hottest bands.(McMenamins site)

Jimmy Mak's on NW 10th in the Pearl.

Greek restaurant by day, jazz club by night. A fun night out, be prepared to dance!

Aura  W Burnside 

A beautiful restaurant/lounge  with dinner from 5pm until 10pm. After 10 pm, the younger dance crowd arrives. Very trendy, and fun. 

Dante's W Burnside @ SW 3rd

Always live music, sometimes just plain crazy

New Copper Penny - 5932 Southeast 92nd Avenue, corner of 92nd Ave & Foster Road, Portland, OR, 97266

Everyone needs a night out just to relax from the day, come on down to the New Copper Penny on Foster. Kick back every Tuesday night with music and few drinks and unwind or bring your instrument and jam with the house band "Flash-Point PDX".

To find out what is happening on any given night, go to Willamette Week or The Portland Mercury.