Below super dance club Rotture
, Branx offers a more intimate space and of course more DJs and more dancing, until the doors are opened revealing a much larger performance venue suitable for a large band and a big crowd!
A true destination for after-dinner edibles, this little dessert house has taken the art of sweet treats to a new high. Beautifully prepared cakes, tarts and chocolates for your indulgence along with dessert wines, beers and liquors (this location only) make for a truly unique, romantic way to satiate your sweet tooth. Watch the scientists at work in the chocolate lab and check out special events like: Monday Movie Madness, DJ night and Flight Night.
A true destination for after-dinner edibles, this little dessert house has taken the art of sweet treats to a new high. Beautifully prepared cakes, tarts and chocolates for your indulgence along with dessert wines and beers make for a truly unique, romantic way to satiate your sweet tooth. Check out special events like: Dessert Dim Sum and Create Your Own Dessert nights or their popular Sunday brunch (with real brunch food).
The Secret Society consists of: a ballroom -rent-able for special occasions, a recording studio -rent-able to lay down some tracks and upstairs, lies an intimate cocktail lounge. The lounge focuses on old-timey drinks and feels like the drawing room of a mansion circa 1920. You instantly become more sophisticated just by being there. The menu consists of locally sourced comfort food and is delightfully different from you average bar fare.
Portland can thank Voodoo Doughnut for providing the downtown club crowd with more than just a late night sugar high. Not only does Voodoo give Swahili lessons, you can even get legally married in this magical doughnut hole. But if a doughnut is what you're after, they craft some of the craziest makes and models such as: the cock-n-balls... yes, that's a kind of doughnut.
The Sapphire is delicious looking and tasting. This lush, romantic, dimly lit bar isn't really a hotel, but they do create pretty amazing specialty cocktails and small plates of schmancy chow. Great place for after work drinks or a date -just don't let your date catch you ogling the sexy staff.
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.
The Press Club serves crepes and sandwiches in a nice, comfortable, little space at the heart of the Clinton 'hood. They boast a large selection of wines, beers and magazines (for sale). Whether it's just you and your laptop or you and a date. It's all good here.
Coffee, teas, beers, sweet things, small plates of nibbles, and hookahs on the large garden patio are all part of the attraction to this Victorian house turned hippie-ish coffee/tea shop.
Where else can you get pancakes at 9pm, Steak at 3am? The OH&SH is the penultimate greasy spoon but unlike it's lonely, creepy equal often depicted in movies, this one is popular and bustling. So much so that they had to hire a late-night security guard.
This East side wine bar just off Burnside is a great place to go with a small group as you can order a small or large portion of every dish, all a la carte. Pate, mushrooms, delicate flaky savories, rosemary trout... the list goes on and on not to mention the wines. Located on the NE 28th's wine alley, it's easy to catch a movie at the Laurelhurst and make it a date night.
A divey, drinky Portland mainstay unchanged in years. Friendly staff, cheap drinks w/plenty of specials. Pool, video games, and greasy pub food as well as that x-mas tree in the window year-round. Breakfast served all day. Scrambled eggs and a Bloody Mary for your hangover? I thought so.
formerly the Maiden in the Mist, the Maiden retains the romantic charm and nautical theme of the former but the menu has been revamped with a Spanish theme. A tapas-like menu odf small, medium and large plates offers a nice variety and a shareable experience. The bar has been updated to include Spanish wines, sangria and a bunch of house-infused vodkas. Check out the live jazz on Thursdays for something a little more romantic.
Le Happy is delicious in every way. The place is lively and intimate without feeling crowded. Choose from a large list of crêpes both savory and sweet or create your own from myriad ingredients. Cocktails, beer, wine, ciders, fresh-squeezed juice coffee and tea are also available to quench your thirst.
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.