Portland’s gaudiest tiki bar. Let your inner Cyndi Lauper out amid grass skirts and cocktail umbrellas.
The Alibi4024 N. Interstate Ave.503-287-5335Every day: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.Portland’s gaudiest tiki bar. Let your inner Cyndi Lauper out amid grass skirts and cocktail umbrellas.
The Ambassador4744 N.E. Sandy Blvd.503-280-0330Every day: 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Late-night, decent Chinese food, an enormous song selection and one of the few (until next year) non-smoking karaoke bars in Portland.
Boiler Room228 N.W. Davis St.503-227-5441Every day: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. (starts at 11:30 p.m. on Mondays)Dark, crowded and rowdy. Be prepared for a wait before you can get at the mic, but the animated crowds are worth it.
Chopsticks Express2651 E. Burnside St.503-234-6171Every day: 8:30 p.m. to closeCheap food, a good song list and hipster sing-along central.
Embers110 N.W. Broadway St.503-222-3082Sundays: 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.Sing along with all your friends beneath rainbow flags while drunk boys grind each other in the adjacent dance room!
Galaxy Restaurant and Lounge909 E. Burnside St.503-234-5003Every day: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.Slow service and mediocre food, but some of the best singers flock here… inexplicably.
Grand Cafe832 S.E. Grand Ave.503-230-1166Sun.-Th.: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fri.-Sat.: 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.Dark and divey with a sassy wait-staff. Perfect for those looking to sing just across the river.
The Gypsy625 N.W. 21st Ave.503-796-1859Thursdays: 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.Interesting décor, oversized fishbowl drinks and huge booths.
The Old Barn9656 S.W. Barbur Blvd.503-245-7981Saturdays: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.Easily a strong contender for the title “divey-est of the dive bars.” Still, this is a karaoke wonderland.
The Spot 797944 S.E. Foster Rd.503-775-7339Th.-Sat.: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; family karaoke (kids allowed) Sundays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., then adults only from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.Glam it up with female-impersonator KJ DeAn on Spot 79’s excellent karaoke stage.
Suki’s Bar & Grill2401 S.W. Fourth Ave.503-226-1181Th.-Sat.: 9 p.m. to closeThis little red bar is all the rage on weekends, filled with arty types and failed stand-up comedians.
Yen Ha6820 N.E. Sandy Blvd.503-287-3698Fri.-Sat.: 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.Delicious Vietnamese food. Salt and pepper squid with a side of Bowie!