Darcelle XV

97% love it
One of the nation's oldest drag troupes with Vegas-style cabaret

You've got to see it to believe it, and there's a lot to see: burlesque drag performance, male strippers on the weekends, and Darcelle and Co., of course.

Portland's Darcelle XV Showplace embraces an "improvised, low-budget, and self-reliant illusion of glamour" reminiscent of the 60s.

The upbeat club's owner Walter Cole has performed at the bar as Darcelle XV since he founded the venue. At 92 years old, he holds the Guinness World Record as the oldest living drag performer, and he doesn't plan to stop anytime soon!

In fact, his club is one of only two known drag clubs in the US to open before 1970. Long before Stonewall's drag queens made headlines by rioting in the streets, bringing LGBTQ equal rights to the national conversation, this nightclub gave Portland's queer performers a place to free themselves and entertain their adoring fans in a safe space. 


    • TheKireiNeko
      TheKireiNeko Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love this place
      Always a great laugh, a good drink and a gorgeous Lady ;)

    • briana.reyes
      briana.reyes Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This is my favorite
      Its my moms favorite... when I turned 21 she took me here. had the BEST night of my life. they do amazing drag, impersonate elton john. ugh! please just go !!! check it out!! good place for bach parties. and best part, CCs is right next door :)

    • slimrfun
      slimrfun Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Great show - small stage
      Went on a long weekend and was squeezed against the wall, sitting sideways. It was so tight in there, that the lady next to us had her breast pop out. Some of the performers where just having fun while others lip sink like they where actually singing it. A wonderful show over all. This show could really take off if it had a proper facility. The massive support beam at center stage - sucks. As a gay couple, we felt the special treatment but noticed that there target audience was the bachelorette party crowd. Worth going once - but wont be going again.

    • Phaze1
      Phaze1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A 100% Great Time
      On of the best Drag Shows I have seen in a long time, witty, funny, absolutly a great time... Must See

      GLENNWITH2NS Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Let Them Entertain U!
      You have not seen a show like the show you are about to witness at Darcelle's! If you like a lot of T & A in your Cabaret, If you like Comedy, Talent, Costume Changes, Basically If you have seen every drag show around, You still have not seen anything like Darcelle XV. I recommend it to anyone who thinks they have seen it all, because This group of Girls has got it all down to a Science, Fabulous Fun all rolled into One, and Miss Darcelle herself will have your britches in stitches. This is one of the most amazing shows on earth. Tell her Glenn with 2n's sent you from Starky's and she will give you a complimentary Lap Dance. It doesn't get any better than that!