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.
Located in the Jupiter Hotel complex, the Doug Fir Lounge -located below the restaurant and bar, is like a super-cool log cabin bunker from the future. Playing host to some of the best touring and local bands it is by far one of the most unique music venues in the pacific northwest. The gorgeous log cabin-themed diner hosts a variety of musical events on their lower level, so you can see a show, drink a cosmo, and eat a "Fir Burger" all at the same place, then pass out in a swank room at the Jupiter Hotel just next door. The popular happy hour boasts some of the best cheap bar food in town, but get there early if you want to get a seat, because the lounge fills up quick with well-heeled urbanites.
Just look for the enormous torches and you'll find an all-ages music venue in the space formerly occupied by Conan's. There is a nice, cozy bar next door, which is a great place for parents and drinkers to hang out while the kiddies enjoy the show right down the hall. A wide variety of food from snacks to full-on dinners is available for your dining pleasure.
Old Town's favorite cyber-gaming cafe features tons of computers, gaming tournaments, occasionally awesome art exhibits, way cool live music and a mostly vegan menu of sandwiches, soups, and salads, pizza and calzones from Hot Lips Pizza, pastries and that tasty Stumptown coffee.
This classic old tavern is yet another McMenamin's joint with a history. The upstairs hotel is functional and reputedly haunted. Live music is on tap as well as the usual McMenamin's beers. The menu is also fairly standard for one of their places. What makes the White Eagle stand out is that old-time saloon atmosphere.
Rockin’ downtown music venue with an eclectic clientele (read: bike messengers). Great place for people watching. The Ash Street serves a mean drink but deep fried appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches will soak up that booze for you.
Part lounge, part arts center, the Someday is a cool, casual, comfortable place to meet for drinks as well as a good spot to catch some performing arts action. From live music to theater, dance to spoken word. They offer some tasty specialty drinks and a nice selection of sandwiches, items that are "not sandwiches," soups, and salads. The food is all meat-free so you can park your guilt at Burger King. Also, they boast one of the longest happy hours in town!