Nightlife in Lents

Up to 50% Off Improv at Curious Comedy Theater

Curious Comedy Theater

$38 $19

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Intimate comedy theater hosts weekend shows filled with sketch, standup, and improv

50% Off Small Plates and Drinks at Lightbar

Portland

$26 $13

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Lounge with nightly DJs, top-shelf cocktails, and small plates such as crostini topped with artichoke dip and pork rillette

50% Off Whiskey and Brandy Tasting

Portland

$26 $15

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Sample whisky, brandy, and liqueur made on-site at facility that's home to inventive liquor-making

Up to 45% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two

Downtown Portland

$179 $98

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Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

Clinton Street Theater – Up to 51% Off Movie

Hosford - Abernethy

$26.50 $13

Enjoy classic and independent movies while munching popcorn or dress up as your favorite Rocky Horror character for a midnight screening

Urban Wine Works – Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

Sabin

$80 $40

Pairs can make their own blend, or sample wine flight

60% Off Tour and Tasting at Eastside Distilling

Hosford - Abernethy

$150 $60

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Small-batch distillery famed for rums and bold bourbon takes guests through the inner workings of the craft with tastings and souvenirs

Up to 51% Off Wine Flights at WineUp on Williams

Eliot

$40 $20

Five-pour flights paired with a meat-and-cheese plate inside the building that once housed the famed Cleo-Lillian Social Club

Up to 52% Off at Harvey's Comedy Club

Old Town - Chinatown

$30 $15

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Cozy club hosts nationally touring standups, including upcoming shows from Rich Vos, Killer Beaz, and Sean Kent

Up to 52% Off Burgers and Beer at Spud Monkey's Bar and Grill

Wilkes East

$31 $16

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Dig into burgers topped with pulled pork, grilled peppers and guacamole, or chili cheese, paired with a choice of craft beer

52% Off Beer Tasting at Velo Cult

Hollywood

$21 $10

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Craft beers from breweries such as Firestone, Occidental Brewing, Barley Browns, and Gigantic Brewing Co.

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Half Off Tasting at Blackbird Wine Shop

Beaumont - Wilshire

$20 $10

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Wine-and-cheese shop hosts tastings of five self-selected wines or instructs up to 10 patrons in tasty pairings of regional wine and cheeses

"Next Fall" – Up to 50% Off Drama

The Sanctuary

$35 $17.50

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Tony-nominated play follows what happens when Luke falls into a coma and his partner Adam isn't allowed to visit at the hospital

Up to 62% Off Limousine Wine Tour

Multiple Locations

$102 $39

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Three- or five-hour limo tour cruises through three wineries in Yamhill County or Columbia River Gorge for 18 tastings

Up to 56% Off Wine Flights

Oregon City

$30 $15

Third-generation winemakers follow environmentally friendly practices to create a selection of delicate, sophisticated wines

51% Off Wine- or Beer-Tasting Event at Artisan Clubs

Tigard

$160 $79

Guests sample five bottles of wine or six beers and receive discounts on purchases; parties can request red, white, or sparkling wine

50% Off Movie Tickets and Sodas

Tigard

$20 $10

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Retro-styled cinema showcases current Hollywood hits as viewers sip large sodas or pint glasses of microbrew

Up to 60% Off Billiards

Raleigh West

$20 $10

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Sink unlimited balls for hours on high-quality billiard tables in a smoke-free, family-friendly pool hall

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra – Up to 58% Off

Skyview Concert Hall

$72.25 $30

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Pianists Orli Shaham and Igal Kesselman join forces for Mozart's concerto; Shostakovich symphony explores the horrors of WWII

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10477 SE Main St
Milwaukie,
OR
US

The hills above Milwaukie bear many secrets, including a turn-of-the-century estate called Amadeus Manor with sloping roofs, heavy wood doors, and stunning views of the Willamette River and Portland skyline. This hidden gem—a three-story stone manor built in 1921—emerges from the bowed limbs of enormous trees and shrubbery, welcoming people inside for a romantic dinner of continental cuisine.

Its menu is culled from European classics, with a focus on the owner's home country, Austria. For the schnitzel Amadeus, the chefs trim pork tenderloin by hand, and for the steak au poivre Madagascar, they paint a grilled new york strip steak in a peppercorn cognac demi glace and pair it with mango chutney. Dinners sweetly conclude with a rotating menu of desserts made in house and a cup of house coffee served with luscious clotted cream.

Guests linger over the meals at tables set with fresh flowers while nearby, a fire roars in a stone hearth. Dusk is particularly enchanting when the setting sun illuminates iron-framed windows and the manor's glittering chandeliers twinkle in the soft pink light.

2122 SE Sparrow St
Portland,
OR
US

The light of a projector first hit the Hollywood Theatre's screen in 1926. Since then, this cinema has changed with the times—at various points serving as a Cinerama and a second-run discount movie house. After a near-closure and a nearly 15-year renovation, the building re-emerged as a non-profit, independent cinema. Today, Hollywood Theatre screens about 300 films a year, ranging from classic Hollywood and genre films to newer independent movies and quirky blockbusters.

The core of the theatre's programming, however, is its signature series. Programs such as Kung Fu Theater and Sound + Vision aim to restore classic films' spectacle to the silver screen. Outside the auditorium, Hollywood Theatre hosts educational workshops on topics such as animation, documentary filmmaking, and chiseling your own star onto the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the cinema's Spanish Colonial Revival building retains much of its historic charm. At the top of a curving staircase lies a lounge with plush antique furnishings and signage. Inside the main auditorium—the house's original orchestra level—films blaze to life on a 50-foot screen and a digital surround-sound system. On the theater's original balcony level, two smaller venues with just more than 110 seats provide a more intimate viewing experience.

4122 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland,
OR
US

Before it mutated into a weaponized haze of reality shows, MTV aired a novelty known as the music video. These bite-sized works of art, which married pop songs to striking imagery, revolutionized the entertainment industry and ushered in an era of music known as “new wave.” For the task of curating and introducing these fresh sounds and flamboyant sights to audiences, MTV even created its own version of the disc jockey—the VJ.

Though MTV has sent its stable of video jockeys out to pasture, VJ Kittyrox carries the pastel, shoulder-padded torch of Adam Curry and Nina Blackwood as she masterminds the 80s Video Dance Attack. For the last seven years, this popular shindig has united generations of Portlandians with its five-hour feast of '80s-centric sensation. Across 10-foot screens, VJ Kittyrox projects classic videos from artists such as Duran Duran and Michael Jackson as audiences of Breakfast Clubbers and Pretty in Pinkers perfect their cabbage patch, running man, and Pat Benatar shimmies. A bombastic, thumping sound system and a dazzling light show accentuate the time warp as audiences deck themselves in '80s garb and shake away memories of unsolved rubik’s cubes.

6821 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Portland,
OR
US

The Gilt Club Restaurant caught the attention of national foodies when it hosted a James Beard Foundation event, and won over the public with its cameo on the first episode of Portlandia. Described as "part lab, party swanky James Bond hideaway," by Portland Monthly, Gilt Club's décor swaddles guests in crimson curtains and high-backed booths illuminated by organically shaped chandeliers. Owner and manager Jamie Dunn is often spotted prowling the house in shiny gold shoes while executive chef Neil Everett helms the kitchen. Neil's seasonal menu marries European tradition with gourmet local and organic ingredients—such as tom yum mussels, ricotta gnocchi, and hanger steak—that come from businesses and farms with sustainable practices whenever possible.

Behind Gilt's gilded bar, a pair of bartenders whips up signature cocktails from an impressive list of 125 spirits, including house-infused liquors spiced with ingredients such as beet, habanero, and blood orange. Even in the vintage cocktails, house-made bitters surprise jaded taste buds like a soufflé stuffed with joy buzzers.

306 NW Broadway
Portland,
OR
US

The inspiration behind Rise Dance+Lab, a dance school for children aged 3–14, isn't what you might expect. Evie Graham originally established Vega Dance Lab, a studio exclusively for adult students, when she noticed a glut of kids' dance studios in her search for classes she could take herself. Of course, Evie is a parent herself, and though she found plenty of dance studios her kids could attend, most were far away from downtown Portland. So with one successful dance studio under her belt, Evie and her husband Joe founded Rise Dance+Lab, a studio in the center of the city where kids could discover and hone skills in diverse styles of dance. There, younger dancers begin with classes such as Tutu Cute or Turn! Jump! Leap!, which explore movement and teach the basics of dance and class etiquette. As kids get older, they begin developing more polished moves in styles such as hip-hop, jazz, and contemporary, even working toward injecting the choreography with their own experiences and feelings to give their moves more emotional depth and find a method of expression that can't be stolen and read by a nosy sibling.

1322 SE Water Ave
Portland,
OR
US