Take Part of Portland Nightlife and Meet Singles, Today!

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Dating in Portland doesn’t have to feel like a complete waste of time, if you know where to look. We’ve asked the people on Flirt.com who live in Portland where were some of their favorite places to go when they want to meet Portland singles.

Here are the places people mentioned most frequently.

1. The Pope House Bourbon Lounge

The Pope House Bourbon Lounge Inside

Where do you go when you want a good bourbon? The Pope House Bourbon Lounge, of course. When you step through the doors, it’s almost like you’ve step back in time when things were simple and more refined. What once used to be old Victorian houses, the lounge features a massive selection of bourbons and Southern and Cajun-inspired fare. At the secluded bar area, you can embrace the intimacy of chatting with someone new in a quieter setting. If you’re feeling brave, venture down to the Aristocrat, the Pope Houses’ speak-easy style annex that’s downstairs.

Visit Them At:
2075 NW Glisan St.
Portland, OR
Sunday – Thursday: 4pm – 12am
Friday – Saturday: 4pm – 1am
Happy Hour
Monday: All Day
Daily: 4pm – 7pm

2. Besaws

Besaws Inside

During the Prohibition era, Besaws was the first venue to receive a liquor license in the state. Since then, the Besaw family fine-tuned the tradition of creating hearty food and a memorable experience without costing an arm and a leg. When you’re looking to find the best bars in Portland for singles, you can’t go wrong with Besaws, especially with their daily brunch menu! When you check out the delicious food being offered at Besaws, you’ll never go to another brunch spot — especially when you’re hoping to meet sophisticated singles in the city.

Visit Them At:
1545 NW. 21st Ave.
Portland, OR
Brunch Hours
Monday – Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 3pm
Sunday – Saturday: 5pm – 10pm

3. Donnie Vegas

Donnie Vegas Inside

Donnie Vegas isn’t like the other places on this list. Here, you’re going to find a selection of hot dogs and cocktails on tap. While this may be a hot dog joint, Portland, Oregon singles come here to meet, mingle, and flirt. If you’re a fan of the Moscow Mule, you’ll appreciate Donnie Vegas’ Moscow Mule or the Frozen Moscow Mule with a hint of strawberry. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, you’ve got to check out Donnie Vegas and marvel at their take on the hot dog.

Visit Them At:
1203 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR
Monday – Friday: 4pm – 2:30am
Saturday – Sunday: 12pm – 2:30am
Happy Hour
Daily: 4pm – 7pm

4. Portland Cider Company

Portland Cider Inside

Portland single women may not always want a strong cocktail or a craft beer. When they want something a little different, they head over to Portland Cider Company. Here, you sip on a variety of hard cider. They range from “Kinda Dry” with 6.5% ABV to “Crooked Cock Scrumpy” with 13% ABV. The Portland Cider Company takes inspiration from local farmers and have created seasonal ciders that will surely tantalize your taste buds. Stop in the tap house to try one of the 28 ciders available on tap, dine on some good food, and enjoy the fun atmosphere!

Visit Them At:
3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 10pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 12am

5. Bar XV

Bar XV Inside

When you’re trying to meet women seeking men, Portland’s Bar XV is a great place to start your search. This full service bar and restaurant that is sure to delight the senses. Bar XV’s signature cocktails are made with fresh ingredient and they’ve been perfected by their expert mixologists. When you want something that is a little different than what you’re used to, this is the place to be. There’s always some kind of event being held here, so be sure to scope out their social media accounts for the latest!

Visit Them At:
15 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR
Daily: 4pm – 2am
Happy Hour
Daily: 4pm – 7pm

6. District

Bar District

Sometimes you aren’t interested in meeting just any woman. Sometimes you want to meet those refined Portland women who take charge and goes after what she wants. To meet these women, you’ve got to go to District Champagne Bar and Nightlife. The venue blends signature cocktails and noshes with an 1920’s ambiance to give you that “film noir” vibe. This intimate 50-seat dining room is the perfect place where you can get friendly with someone who oozes sex appeal. As far as Portland cocktail bars, District comes highly recommended!

Visit Them At:
220 SW Ankeny St.
Portland, OR
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9pm – 2am
Wednesday – Sunday: 8pm – 2am

7. The Solo Club

Solo Club Inside

The Solo Club isn’t your typical eatery. This place features a variety of pastries, lunch fare, dinner entrees, and cocktails — making it one of the best places to go when you’re looking for something different. While coming here to meet someone may not be like the Portland singles events you’ve gone to in the past, The Solo Club is going to surpass that. Why? Because instead of trying to force a conversation with someone you’ve just met, you can strike up a conversation about what someone is eating or drinking. If there is one thing that can bring people together, it would be the combination of food and drink!

Visit Them At:
2110 NW Raleigh St.
Portland, OR
Monday – Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 12am
Happy Hour
Daily: 3pm – 6pm | 6pm – Closing
Sunday: All Day

8. Secret Society

Secret Society Inside

The Secret Society is a Victorian-era hall that dates back all the way to 1907. Steep with history, this place embraces the lodge feel from yesterday, and that history can be felt in the cocktail lounge, the ballroom, and even the recording studio. When you want to meet singles in Portland, there are plenty of spaces to do that. We are especially fond of the recording studio where modern convenience is blended beautifully with that old world vibe. When you’ve got creativity running through your veins and you need to make some music before making sweet music with someone, this is the place where you can lay down that catchy melody.

Visit Them At:
116 NE Russell St.
Portland, OR
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 12am
Friday – Saturday: 5pm – 1am
Early Happy Hour
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm – 7pm
Late Happy Hour
Sunday – Thursday: 10pm – Close

9. Bit House Saloon

Bit House Saloon Inside

As far as singles bars in Portland goes, there aren’t many that has that quirkiness as the Bit House Saloon. With wooden geese hanging on the wall and the old-timey feel, you’d be surprised that everything about this place screams history. The floors are made from old, discarded bourbon barrels. The bar has been built from the staves of Oregon wine barrels. To accent the rustic feel, the room has comfortable leather arm chairs and beautiful brass light fixtures. What really stands out are the cocktails! You have your classics, but you also have a cocktail that’s a spin of a mint julep called a Churchill Infield. When you want to try something new, check out Bit House. You won’t be disappointed.

Visit Them At:
727 SE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR
Every Day: 3pm – 2:30am

10. Grand Army Tavern

Grand Army Tavern Facade

The idea behind the Grand Army Tavern was to be that go to neighborhood spot where everyone goes when they want a good meal, a strong drink, and enjoy it all in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Here, the food uses sustainable ingredients and they go that extra mile to butcher their meat in house. If you’re looking for place that you can come to time and time again and still try something new, Grand Army Tavern is a great choice.

Visit Them At:
901 NE Oneonta St.
Portland, OR
Monday: 3pm – 11pm
Tuesday – Friday: 3pm – 12am
Saturday: 11am – 12am
Sunday: 11am – 10pm
Happy Hour
Monday – Friday: 3pm – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 2pm

11. Black Dog Lounge

black dog on the sand

The Black Dog Lounge is a great little place that has a rotating selection of the Oregon’s micro-brews, wines, and specialty craft cocktails. If you’re looking for that one place where you can get good food when you’re too tired to cook, the Black Dog Lounge is always an option. If you’re a gluten-free vegan, you can still find something delicious on the menu! Instead of trying to find a lesbian bar in Portland, come here and buy a cutie a Cherry Bomb or a Daisy Dueller and see where things go from there.

Visit Them At:
3111 SE Division St.
Portland, OR
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 11pm
Friday: 4pm – 12am
Saturday: 2pm – 12am
Sunday: 2pm – 10pm
Happy Hour
Daily: 4pm – 6pm
All Day Monday and Tuesday

12. Spin Laundry Lounge

Spin Laundry Lounge Inside

Everyone has clothes that need to be washed. Even if you do have a washer and dryer in your home, you might want to grab your (sexiest) dirty underoos and head on over to the Spin Laundry Lounge. This is a place where you can get your laundry done, but you can enjoy coffee, beer, wine, and yummy grub, too. Oh, and don’t worry that you’re not going to be able to hit up gay bars in Portland because this place has the fastest eco-friendly washers and dryers around. Plus, they open at 8am every day, so you have plenty of time to wash your best outfit for the night of fun ahead. Who knows, you may bond with some hottie while folding that very outfit!

Visit Them At:
750 N. Fremont St.
Portland, OR
Daily: 8am – 12am

13. River Pig Saloon

River Pig Saloon Facade

River Pig Saloon has been open for three years, but they are a favorite place among the locals, thanks to its comfortable and approachable vibe. The food here is not like the typical bar food — its “cleaner” and fresher. You have the comfort dishes that are popular in the North West, but there are also vegetarians who want to be able to enjoy the Saloon, too. The décor in the River Pig Saloon is a collection of odds and ends found all over Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. The venue has a large projection screen where you can catch the games, but if you want some fresh air, you can opt for the outdoor patio seating instead.

Visit Them At:
529 NW 13th Ave
Portland, OR
Monday: 3pm – 12:30am
Tuesday – Friday: 3pm – 2am
Saturday: 11am – 2am
Sunday: 11am – 12:30am

14. Tryst

Tryst Inside

If you loved the location of Berbati’s Bar, you might already know about Tryst. If you didn’t, well, you’re missing out! Berbati’s Pan sign is still hanging on the wall, but that’s about the only reminder of the previous venue. Instead of the old pool hall décor that once was here, you’ll find that everything has received a glamorous retro-esque upgrade. When you’re itching for great snacks and Asian comfort food, Tryst is going to provide that and more. Check out the cool events this place hosts and more than likely, you’ll be able to flirt with someone fun and exciting!

Visit Them At:
19 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR
Sunday: 3pm – 12am
Monday: 4pm – 12am
Tuesday – Friday: 4pm – 2am
Saturday: 3pm – 2am

Trying to meet someone in Portland might feel like you’re running a losing race, but it doesn’t have to be that way. When you visit any (or all) of these locations, you have the chance to meet, mingle, and flirt with some of the most exciting, fun loving, and carefree singles in the city.

If you aren’t comfortable going to restaurants and bars alone, then we suggest you check out Flirt.com and meet someone there. While these places are great options if you want to meet someone, they also make for a memorable first date!