Cabaret in Portland

Darcelle XV

This is Portland's Vegas-style cabaret show, featuring glitzy drag queens in big wigs, fake jewelry and overstuffed bras. Musical performances are spiced with corny comedy, while hapless audience members are picked …
Live Music in Portland


Very neighborly spot with affordable music acts in the basement, plus good dancing (especially Friday nights) and a great sound system. Upstairs is a bar with booths, cheap pool tables, stiff drinks and creative art…
Cinema in Portland

Flicks on the Bricks

On certain Fridays in summer, the Pioneer Courthouse Square becomes a huge outdoor cinema showing movies on a big screen.
Cinema in Portland

Hollywood Theatre

This historic art-deco cinema has excellent programming, with classic, foreign and quirky independent movies and a reverence for film over digital – it's the only place in town capable of showing movies in 70mm. Sev…
Cinema in Portland

Laurelhurst Theater

Great gourmet-pizza-and-microbrew theater showing mostly second-run movies and occasional cult films, anchoring a neighborhood with lots of nightlife.
Cinema in Portland

Bagdad Theater

This awesome, historic McMenamins venue offers microbrews on tap and pizza slices to go with its first-run films.
Cinema in Portland

Cinema 21

Portland's premiere art-house and foreign-film theater, now with beer and wine available.
Live Music in Portland

Doug Fir Lounge

Combining futuristic elements with a rustic log-cabin aesthetic, this venue has helped transform the LoBu (lower Burnside) neighborhood from seedy to slick. Doug Fir books great bands and the sound quality is usuall…
Live Music in Portland


This steamy red bar books burlesque and cabaret shows along with national and regional touring bands (recently including the Briefs and the Electric Six). Drop in on Sunday night for the eclectic Sinferno Cabaret, a…
Live Music in Portland

Mississippi Studios

This intimate bar is good for checking out budding acoustic talent, along with more established musical acts. Excellent sound system and good restaurant-bar with patio next door. Located right on busy N Mississippi …