Lesbian Dating Portland
Perfect for a cute date or a calm night with friends. Most competitors are queer ladies with quirky names. On off days, The Florida Room is a perfect hangout complete with pool tables, a photobooth, and card games for loan. Located on historic Mississippi Street, Bar Bar is known for its sweet happy hour and ability to attract some lovely ladies.
It also hosts a newer queer dance night called MRS. Located on super queer Alberta in NE. You can generally find queer ladies here. Also: hit up their well-reputed Soul Night. Ever wanted to sing karaoke and have naked girls dance around you? Well, this is where that happens. The girls all look like they came right off the Suicide Girls site and are super friendly.
Another perk, in typical Portland fashion, the entire menu is vegan. Deep Cuts : Every first Friday at Rotture. Fun and easy-going, generally filled with a variety of ladies. Electronic music showcase with great DJs. Gaycation : Every third Saturday of the month. The quintessential Portland queer night.
Charming, this is a perfect night for dancing with friends and the occasional makeout with a stranger. Predominantly for the ladies. Bent : Every second Friday of the month. Where dreams come true. The entrance will remind you of a fight club, and from the outside it looks like nothing is happening.
Definitely a LiPDX favorite. Has go-go dancers, and you could go here to pre-game before heading to Blow Pony. Blow Pony Crave : A party that comes and goes, when it stops, nobody knows! Held semi-frequently at SE queer hotspot Crush. The two lovely ladies who put on Crush have moved to sunny L. Summer time is best to explore this option, the crowd gets bigger as the nights get warmer. And in the windows of businesses all over the city are posters stating that all sexual orientations and genders are welcome.
East Portland also has some neighbourhoods that are especially popular among the lesbian community specifically, including the Hawthorne and Alberta areas. Our favourite east side spot is the Buckman neighbourhood, which is walking distance to the best parks, cafes, and breweries. Click here to save on your first Airbnb stay! West Side West Portland is a really great choice if you want to be downtown and in the middle of all the action.
The downtown area is full of great places to stay at adorable boutique hotels, and is perfect if you love being in the centre of the city. Our favourite neighbourhood on the west side is the Pearl District, which is filled with artisan cafes, indie shops, galleries, museums, and great restaurants.
It has undeniable charm and energy. If you choose to stay in West Portland, we recommend one of the many amazing boutique hotels for a unique experience.
We always book our hotel stays through Hotels. Click here to browse cool hotels in Portland! What to Do Portland is the city of amazing food, the best coffee, and incredible craft beer. So naturally we love it! Food Carts Portland has hundreds of food carts scattered around the city, and many of them are organized into food card pods, or lots with multiple carts. The city boasts itself on being full of green space, and you can pretty much find a beautiful park to admire in any Portland neighbourhood.
The team has an enthusiastic official supporters club, the Rose City Riveters, who help to create an incredible stadium atmosphere. The city has so many amazing historic theatres that are independently run, scattered all over the East and West sides of the city. Liquor laws in the city are strictly enforced though, so be prepared when you go out. See below for our favourite Portland breweries and pubs.
PDX has been a leader in the plant-based food scene for years even before it was trendy , and continues to offer amazing vegan options at most cafes and restaurants, as well as fully plant-based establishments that are fantastic. There is the well known doughnut shop, Voodoo Doughnut , which offers delicious vegan doughnuts, and the most amazing plant-based pizza place called Virtuous Pie.
It also has some great vegan dinner spots including a modern Middle Eastern and Israeli restaurant called Aviv , and a South American eatery called Epif. Portland really has it all, from food carts, to upscale dining. Where to Drink Coffee There are hundreds of cafes in Portland, and most of them serve really good coffee. All of these roasters have direct relationships with the farmers they buy their beans from, and pay appropriately for the superior quality they ask for.
They carry a variety of beans from Central and South America as well as Africa, and their delicate roasts tend to be more on the fruity and floral side. Coava Coffee Roasters This unique roasting company was started by a guy roasting coffee out of his garage! All the roasters on this list have great relationships with their producers, but this guy takes it to the next level.
The incredibly high level of quality in the beans they source not only gives us amazing coffee to drink, it also helps the producers of these top notch beans pay their workers well. They tend to stick to medium roasts, and have a variety of single origins and blends that change seasonally.
Again, I would stick to the single origins to get a full appreciation for their quality. They pretty much put Portland on the map when it comes to high quality coffee. Now you can find their beans and cafes all over the country, including several in NYC. They roast beans from the usual locations such as Africa and Central America, but also have a direct trade relationship with producers in Indonesia, which is less common for single origin roasters.
Stumptown carries several blends, but I would suggest sticking to their single origin beans! Beer Portland definitely has no shortage of amazing craft breweries, and one of the hardest decisions to make when visiting is what spots to choose! The city also happens to have an exorbitant variety of our favourite styles of beer, which can be harder to find in other parts of the country — most specifically, sours and hazy IPAs.
Here are a few of our favourite bars and breweries, and why we love them so much! Cascade Cascade is like the holy grail of sour beers. They have over a dozen sour beers on tap at any given time, and are definitely considered specialists in the genre.
Ecliptic Ecliptic is a relatively young Portland Brewery and was founded by the former Deschutes brewmaster responsible for many of their signature beers. Ecliptic is quirky and creative and I always enjoy seeing the interesting brews they come up with.
They always have delicious hazy IPAs and creative sours, so they tend to keep us both happy!