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Where to Throw a Bachelorette Party in Portland

From the bars with dancing to the luxe spots for a rocks glass of whiskey

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It’s so boring to plan a bachelorette party with phoned-in cliches: Not every bride-to-be is interested in penis-shaped cakes and male strippers. Brides — like, you know, people — have their own interests, whether they include blended drinks or karaoke or a tall beer or a big steak. The map below has spots for every type of bride, from those looking to dance and drink something with blue curaçao in it to those seeking an Old Fashioned in a leather booth with a few friends. There are places to rent out a room and throw a rager, and big-group-friendly restaurants for sharing a big feast. Many of the spots on this list include potential secondary locations, from clubs to hotel rooms, because if there’s something universal about bachelorette parties, it’s that they’re usually pretty eventful. For more ideas, Eater Portland’s map of celebration restaurants, private dining rooms, and essential bars may provide more options.

Per usual, this map is ranked, not organized geographically.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Radio Room

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1101 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211
(503) 287-2346
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In an artsy-funky space on Alberta, Radio Room is a good choice for a relaxed meal with plenty of drinks. Whether it’s more of a bachelorette brunch or a late-night party on the upstairs patio, Radio Room can accommodate most, and easily handles larger parties.

2. Victoria Bar

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4835 N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217

With its ritzy interior touches and expansive, rustic patio, Victoria Bar allows visitors to reserve a portion of its space for big parties. Throw in a photo booth and some bright and lively drinks, and Victoria Bar is a good choice for mellower groups, though it can get lively on the weekends.

3. Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar

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5474 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 281-9200
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Sometimes, the night before a wedding calls for a hunk of beef and some live music. This old school steakhouse in Rose City Park is a killer spot for a slab of prime rib in a comfy booth, followed by Manhattans and jazz in the lounge.

4. Hale Pele

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2733 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 662-8454
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Tiki bars are hard to beat for festive nights, and Hale Pele, with its flaming volcano bowl and island-themed decor, is likely the city’s best. Parties of 12 or fewer can reserve the chieftain’s hut, a cozy little nook for lively toasts.

5. Breakside Brewery - NW Slabtown

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1570 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 444-7597
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The Northwest Portland location of one of the city’s favorite breweries is roomy, airy, and well-suited to big groups. The snack-y plates, like furikake shrimp cocktail and braised beef nachos, are a smart choice with sampler trays of the brewery’s latest.

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6. Darcelle XV

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208 NW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 222-5338
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If the ideal bachelorette party involves drag, Darcelle’s is the place to go, with starry stage hosts performances most nights and male strippers late in the evening on Fridays and Saturdays. Stiff drinks and some of Portland’s top drag talent make Darcelle’s an obvious choice for bachelorette parties.

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7. Dixie Tavern

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32 NW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 234-9431
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Country fans know Dixie is the place to be for dancing, but the bar dips its toes into other styles of music so everyone can have a good time. Plus, Dixie can host big parties, for those looking for their own space among the ruckus.

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8. Scotch Lodge

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215 SE 9th Ave #102
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 208-2039
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Another intimate spot, Scotch Lodge is a great place to start the night on the east side. In a chic, cool subterranean space, Scotch Lodge offers high-end whiskeys and killer food before a night of debauchery. The move is to start at Scotch Lodge for fried brie and fancy cocktails, before transitioning to Rum Club for daiquiris, Century for DJs or sports, and/or Slammer for good-old-fashioned pitchers of beer — all are within walking distance.

9. Revelry

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210 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 339-3693
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With its high-energy space, flavored soju, snackable plates, and thumping music, Revelry seems born for parties. Like Scotch Lodge, Revelry is an easy walk to other party-friendly bars, to keep things going once the meal is over.

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10. Multnomah Whiskey Library

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1124 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 954-1381
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When a bachelorette party is really about a well-made whiskey drink, a comfy leather booth, and hard-to-find spirits, the old school charm of Multnomah Whiskey Library is very hard to beat. The one thing that’s tough about MLW is making a reservation — non-members will need to buy a $25 hall pass to reserve a spot, and reservations are only open for groups up to eight.

11. Bullard

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813 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205
(503) 222-1670
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The benefit of doing dinner at the upscale and steakhouse-vibed Bullard is that it’s meant for group dining: Most of the mains, like San Antonio chicken and ribeye fajitas, are meant to be shared with larger groups. After a dinner of margarita pitchers and slow-smoked beef ribs, partiers can stroll over to Abigail Hall, a pink-hued cocktail bar with vodka red bull gimlets. When the party is over, the bar and restaurant’s home, the Woodlark hotel, can be the crash pad.

Smoked chicken at Bullard, served with a green salsa and a pile of wrapped tortillas
San Antonio chicken at Bullard
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12. The Goodfoot | Music, DJs, Art, and Food since 2001

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2845 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292
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Another primo spot for dancing, the Goodfoot hosts tons of live soul and funk bands in its basement venue. Parties should start upstairs with burgers, pool, and cocktails before revelers trot downstairs to dance. Once the night is winding down, a stumble over to Baby Doll for pizza is in order.

13. Departure Restaurant + Lounge

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525 SW Morrison St 15th floor
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 802-5370
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Departure feels Los Angeles-clubby based on appearances alone, which makes it a smart choice for celebrations. The cocktails are fun, the food is easily shared and accommodates an array of diets and allergies, and the music is usually party-ready. Plus, if it’s a nice day, there are patio seats for photos with a view. Departure is in the heart of downtown, so if the festivities call for club-hopping, Old Town is steps away.

14. Voysey

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615 SE Alder St
Portland, OR 97214

This hip and moody basement bar is the place to be when it’s open, with rotating bartenders making a number of cool themed drinks. The party can stay down in Voysey, or it can emerge from the depths and head to the nearby Loyal Legion for beer and whiskey or Voicebox for karaoke.

15. Holocene

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1001 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639
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Holocene is a good bet for those seeking a bachelorette dance party. The hip nightclub regularly hosts dance parties, from those themed for specific artists to decades to genres. Plus, in the heart of Buckman, parties can wander over to other standbys like Dig a Pony, White Owl Social Club, and the Liquor Store.

16. Circa 33

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3348 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 477-7682
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This 30s-themed cocktail bar on Belmont is a nice spot for vintage cocktails, but the thing to do here is to rent out the room behind the bookcase, with shuffleboard and a piano for retro parties. The private room can also serve catered snacks, like fancy chicken nuggets (“fried chicken bites”) and Oregon mushroom crostini.

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The hidden room at Circa 33
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17. Aalto Lounge

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3356 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 235-6041
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Aalto is an obvious choice for most parties, mainly because anyone can reserve a room within the sleek space without a food and beverage minimum or deposit. Plus, the bar’s cocktail menu includes party-friendly options like fancy Jell-O shots.

18. Palomar

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959 SE Division St #100
Portland, OR 97214
(971) 266-8276
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Palomar’s creative and well-made daiquiris, pineapple gin shots, and Cuba-themed decor make it a fun bachelorette party hangout, especially for small parties. In the summers, bigger groups can rent out the bar’s rooftop, with a view of the city.

19. Baby Ketten Klub

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2433 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 444-7903
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Baby Ketten Club has one of the most expansive karaoke lists around, with artists from Fiona Apple to the Replacements to the Spice Girls. With a main karaoke room and rentable private rooms, Baby Ketten works for attention-seekers looking to perform for the public and tight-knit groups wanting to keep the audience small.

1. Radio Room

1101 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

In an artsy-funky space on Alberta, Radio Room is a good choice for a relaxed meal with plenty of drinks. Whether it’s more of a bachelorette brunch or a late-night party on the upstairs patio, Radio Room can accommodate most, and easily handles larger parties.

1101 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

2. Victoria Bar

4835 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217

With its ritzy interior touches and expansive, rustic patio, Victoria Bar allows visitors to reserve a portion of its space for big parties. Throw in a photo booth and some bright and lively drinks, and Victoria Bar is a good choice for mellower groups, though it can get lively on the weekends.

4835 N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217

3. Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant and Bar

5474 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97213

Sometimes, the night before a wedding calls for a hunk of beef and some live music. This old school steakhouse in Rose City Park is a killer spot for a slab of prime rib in a comfy booth, followed by Manhattans and jazz in the lounge.

5474 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97213

4. Hale Pele

2733 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

Tiki bars are hard to beat for festive nights, and Hale Pele, with its flaming volcano bowl and island-themed decor, is likely the city’s best. Parties of 12 or fewer can reserve the chieftain’s hut, a cozy little nook for lively toasts.

2733 NE Broadway St
Portland, OR 97232

5. Breakside Brewery - NW Slabtown

1570 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210
The bar at Breakside Slabtown, packed with people walking around and sitting at the bar. A tap list hangs above, as well as hanging green plants.
Breakside Slabtown
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The Northwest Portland location of one of the city’s favorite breweries is roomy, airy, and well-suited to big groups. The snack-y plates, like furikake shrimp cocktail and braised beef nachos, are a smart choice with sampler trays of the brewery’s latest.

1570 NW 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97210

6. Darcelle XV

208 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209

If the ideal bachelorette party involves drag, Darcelle’s is the place to go, with starry stage hosts performances most nights and male strippers late in the evening on Fridays and Saturdays. Stiff drinks and some of Portland’s top drag talent make Darcelle’s an obvious choice for bachelorette parties.

208 NW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97209

7. Dixie Tavern

32 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Country fans know Dixie is the place to be for dancing, but the bar dips its toes into other styles of music so everyone can have a good time. Plus, Dixie can host big parties, for those looking for their own space among the ruckus.

32 NW 3rd Ave
Portland, OR 97209

8. Scotch Lodge

215 SE 9th Ave #102, Portland, OR 97214

Another intimate spot, Scotch Lodge is a great place to start the night on the east side. In a chic, cool subterranean space, Scotch Lodge offers high-end whiskeys and killer food before a night of debauchery. The move is to start at Scotch Lodge for fried brie and fancy cocktails, before transitioning to Rum Club for daiquiris, Century for DJs or sports, and/or Slammer for good-old-fashioned pitchers of beer — all are within walking distance.

215 SE 9th Ave #102
Portland, OR 97214

9. Revelry

210 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97214

With its high-energy space, flavored soju, snackable plates, and thumping music, Revelry seems born for parties. Like Scotch Lodge, Revelry is an easy walk to other party-friendly bars, to keep things going once the meal is over.

210 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97214

10. Multnomah Whiskey Library

1124 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205

When a bachelorette party is really about a well-made whiskey drink, a comfy leather booth, and hard-to-find spirits, the old school charm of Multnomah Whiskey Library is very hard to beat. The one thing that’s tough about MLW is making a reservation — non-members will need to buy a $25 hall pass to reserve a spot, and reservations are only open for groups up to eight.

1124 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205

11. Bullard

813 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205
Smoked chicken at Bullard, served with a green salsa and a pile of wrapped tortillas
San Antonio chicken at Bullard
Dina Avila/EPDX

The benefit of doing dinner at the upscale and steakhouse-vibed Bullard is that it’s meant for group dining: Most of the mains, like San Antonio chicken and ribeye fajitas, are meant to be shared with larger groups. After a dinner of margarita pitchers and slow-smoked beef ribs, partiers can stroll over to Abigail Hall, a pink-hued cocktail bar with vodka red bull gimlets. When the party is over, the bar and restaurant’s home, the Woodlark hotel, can be the crash pad.

813 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205

12. The Goodfoot | Music, DJs, Art, and Food since 2001

2845 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214

Another primo spot for dancing, the Goodfoot hosts tons of live soul and funk bands in its basement venue. Parties should start upstairs with burgers, pool, and cocktails before revelers trot downstairs to dance. Once the night is winding down, a stumble over to Baby Doll for pizza is in order.

2845 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97214

13. Departure Restaurant + Lounge

525 SW Morrison St 15th floor, Portland, OR 97204

Departure feels Los Angeles-clubby based on appearances alone, which makes it a smart choice for celebrations. The cocktails are fun, the food is easily shared and accommodates an array of diets and allergies, and the music is usually party-ready. Plus, if it’s a nice day, there are patio seats for photos with a view. Departure is in the heart of downtown, so if the festivities call for club-hopping, Old Town is steps away.

525 SW Morrison St 15th floor
Portland, OR 97204

14. Voysey

615 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214

This hip and moody basement bar is the place to be when it’s open, with rotating bartenders making a number of cool themed drinks. The party can stay down in Voysey, or it can emerge from the depths and head to the nearby Loyal Legion for beer and whiskey or Voicebox for karaoke.

615 SE Alder St
Portland, OR 97214

15. Holocene

1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214

Holocene is a good bet for those seeking a bachelorette dance party. The hip nightclub regularly hosts dance parties, from those themed for specific artists to decades to genres. Plus, in the heart of Buckman, parties can wander over to other standbys like Dig a Pony, White Owl Social Club, and the Liquor Store.

1001 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214

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16. Circa 33

3348 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214
Circa 33’s back room
The hidden room at Circa 33
Circa 33/Official

This 30s-themed cocktail bar on Belmont is a nice spot for vintage cocktails, but the thing to do here is to rent out the room behind the bookcase, with shuffleboard and a piano for retro parties. The private room can also serve catered snacks, like fancy chicken nuggets (“fried chicken bites”) and Oregon mushroom crostini.

3348 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

17. Aalto Lounge

3356 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214

Aalto is an obvious choice for most parties, mainly because anyone can reserve a room within the sleek space without a food and beverage minimum or deposit. Plus, the bar’s cocktail menu includes party-friendly options like fancy Jell-O shots.

3356 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214

18. Palomar

959 SE Division St #100, Portland, OR 97214

Palomar’s creative and well-made daiquiris, pineapple gin shots, and Cuba-themed decor make it a fun bachelorette party hangout, especially for small parties. In the summers, bigger groups can rent out the bar’s rooftop, with a view of the city.

959 SE Division St #100
Portland, OR 97214

19. Baby Ketten Klub

2433 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97202

Baby Ketten Club has one of the most expansive karaoke lists around, with artists from Fiona Apple to the Replacements to the Spice Girls. With a main karaoke room and rentable private rooms, Baby Ketten works for attention-seekers looking to perform for the public and tight-knit groups wanting to keep the audience small.

2433 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

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