Not your average bar by any means, Sagittarius is cute, clean and comfortable. The food is better-than-standard comfort-food pub-fare. Burgers come with homemade fries, and unique additions like rosemary mac-n-cheese shows they care. Also: check out their creative cocktail menu in case you want them to do your drinking thinking.
Cool upper floor dance club/music venue with a Middle Eastern/Persian vibe. The dance floor is large, the drinks are generously poured and there are some nice couches to rest on when your feet get tired. Lots of good shows and regular party nights including the long-running "Shut up and Dance"
Hip, happenin' warehouse space in hip, happenin' Southeast Portland. Holocene is host to both DJs and bands. With two large rooms and one long bar, it's a great place to shake your booty or bob your head.
You pronounce it Roh-TUR-ay.
This lounge/dance/music venue features a stage, sizeable dance floor and a big balcony with an awesome view. See live music and/or DJs every night. Go downstairs to Branx
for a change of venue.
Formerly indie destination acme, Plan B has a decidedly more heavy metal vibe (at least as far as the staff goes) The space is wood paneled with some booths, a nice stage/dance floor area and a large bar dominates. In warmer months, large widow panels open onto one of the biggest patios on town. The menu consists of more-or-less fancified bar food.