Embers Avenue (Closed Permanently)

87% love it
GayCities Members report that Embers Avenue has closed
Drag shows and dancing
This cash-only mixed-crowd bar brings the neighborhood charm with pool tables and stage shows.
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    • LynnM
      LynnM Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Last time I was there was in 1998..sounds exactly the same today. Never found anyplace like it anywhere. Glad to see it is still going on.

    • applefreq
      applefreq Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Lincoln is the best bartender in Portland and a real sweetie!

    • justaboi
      justaboi Over a year ago
      Loves it

      2 years and counting
      Iv been to embers many time... This is the bar the the local glbt community hangs out at and has a real since of community and family , it is also very friendly to ppl who are visiting and the drinks are strong and cheap. This is not a newyork night club but it's diff a good place to hang out with friends and see some very good drag queens and iv never been attact by one lol idk what happened to the other girl who write a review

    • tony353
      tony353 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      love it
      Been going here for quite sometime and it's still a classic!!!!!!!!!

    • Myrazen
      Myrazen Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Been here about 5 times over the past 8 years. Each time, it sucked just as much as the last time. If I happen to be here, its because its a friend's birthday and I suck it up and went for them.

    • bigbangtheory
      bigbangtheory Over a year ago
      Hates it

      What where they thinking!!!!
      Have been to Embers many times and seen alot of DRAG shows, but happened to come in on a Wednesday Night with my BF and the show was so aweful and dead that we went somewhere else...Either get another upbeat hostess or loose your business...

    • PDXChris
      PDXChris Over a year ago
      Hates it

      The name says it all
      This place is a dive, but not the good kind of dive.

    • Leona
      Leona Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Violent Drag Queen
      I was with my girlfriend about 4 tables away from the stage. It seemed as if the drag queens were looking into my eyes when they sang. I was dressed in a beautiful retro dress, and my girlfriend and I were cuddling. Suddenly a drag queen lashed out and walked over to us so that the spotlight was on us. She took her sweatty dollars and shoved them down my bra, leaving scratch marks on my chest. She shouted at me that I earned them and to get out of her club. I complained to management about the assault. They knew who the person was and they refunded my girlfriends and my money. I felt like calling the police, but I have seen Stonewall and did not want to start trouble there. I am still traumatised by the assault and now avoid the place.