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Unique Portland Bar & Venue
  • $90/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (21)
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  • Portland, OR
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Speakeasy Style Jazz Club
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
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  • Portland, OR
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Outdoor Heated Patio & Sidewalk Seating Bar
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Portland, OR
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Hip French Style Bistro in Urban Setting (Whole Restaurant Rental)
  • $494/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Portland, OR
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Classic and Chic BrewPub in Sellwood
  • $400/hr
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  • 5.0 (0)
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  • Portland, OR
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Classic and Chic BrewPub in Hawthorne
  • $400/hr
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  • Portland, OR

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What people are saying about Bar on Giggster

Casey R.
$ 420
6 hours
60 people
7 months ago
We had the most amazing experience renting this space for our wedding reception! The space itself was perfect for our event. We used the bar area for food and cocktails, the music area for dancing and live music, and also had the outside area for extra seating and a space to get some fresh air between sets. But better than the venue were the people we worked with- Diz and Wes. Diz helped us orchestrate everything, answering all of our questions and helping us get the space set up just how we wanted. He was reliable and flexible. Wes was our bartender the day of and was the absolute BEST! His drinks were delicious but it was truly his bright energy and positive attitude that made us all fall in love with him. I could not recommend this space more! It was affordable, a great location, and the best people to work with. If we ever have another large scale event, we will definitely be booking again!
Kathryn C.
$ 210
3 hours
60 people
10 months ago
This was the perfect venue for us to host our 5 year old's birthday party! Hear me out... Our daughter has a December birthday, so we needed an indoor venue that could support roughly 40 kids and 50 adults coming and going. After touring the space, we elected to have arts/crafts in the music area and for food/beverage to be served in the bar area. We also had access to music, which we streamed our birthday playlist throughout the venue. We had a cash bar and was able to easily set up a variety of kid friendly snacks and birthday cupcakes. Diz and team were a DREAM to work with, and highly responsive to my random questions I had leading up to the day. THANK YOU! Everyone had a brilliant time and said how creatively we used the space. Honestly, I think many parents were thankful to be able to send their kid(s) off to craft in one room while they could socialize in the other. We are likely to use this space again next year!
Linda and Nolan V.
$ 140
2 hours
60 people
a year ago
Diz and team were amazing with helping with our event (post-wedding brunch)! They were so accommodating and helpful. The space was the perfect size for our event -- with the two main rooms, there was plenty of space for everyone to mingle, and a variety of seating/standing opportunities. There was plenty of bar/table space to set up the donut and coffee spread we had. The staff member even helped us a ton with clean up which was really appreciated and unexpected! The groom and groomsmen arrived about 30 minutes early on the day of to set up, and Diz helped them put up decorations. The walls are all sound paneling so we could use tacks directly in the material. Loved the quality of the sound system. It was super easy to plug in a phone to play our own playlist, and each of the rooms could be controlled separately. Gotta love the Big Lebowski vibes too. The giant statue is so much fun. Great space for an event.
Riley L.
$ 240
4 hours
45 people
a year ago
Everyone on this team was incredible! We were throwing my friend a surprise party and it happened without a hitch! The bartender whipped us up a special cocktail specifically for the birthday girl. The space is gorgeous, ideally located in downtown. Highly recommend for any event needs.

Frequently Asked Questions about Bar venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Portland?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Portland on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Portland?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Portland at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Bar venues are available in Portland?
Right now, there are 94 Bar venues available in Portland.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Portland bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Portland guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Portland locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Portland?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Portland. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Portland booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Portland?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Portland is $301 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Portland?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Bar venues in Portland, OR?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $90 to $494.
Which Bar venues are most popular in Portland, OR in 2024?
How do I book a Portland location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Portland reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Portland

At the point where the Willamette and Columbia Rivers meet, Portland, Oregon, is a gem of the Pacific Northwest. Portland is like a living postcard. It has a rich past, a lively culture, and a treasure trove of beautiful views. International Rose Test Garden is a quiet place to relax, and Pioneer Courthouse Square is a busy place to hang out. Both show how diverse the city is.

The variety of bar venues in Portland will astonish you. Every place has a wide range of food and a good cocktail menu to suit everyone's tastes, whether it's in a club with twinkling lights or a concert hall with live music on a Saturday night. Picture yourself in Portland, making your own ginger beer or cocktail. Whether it's a covered patio at a Scotch lodge or a big patio with lots of people, you'll be able to enjoy the fresh air of the nearby woods.

The pick could take you to a cute bar in downtown Portland that has food trucks and exciting veggie options. Happy hours at bars in Portland offer more than just drinks and cocktails. They let you get a real feel for the city. The city is known for its welcoming locals, unforgettable nightlife, and diverse cuisine. Every glass that is clinked in Portland is a celebration of the moment.

Bar Event Options in Portland

Event Planners
When aiming for an extraordinary gathering, Portland's bar event planners are your go-to experts, ensuring your guests and friends relish every moment. Their mastery in blending the perfect food menu and quality drinks and arranging a spacious patio setting for a piece of live music can elevate your event. They excel in curating happy hour specials, exquisite cocktails, mouthwatering food, and sweet snacks to align with your vision. These professionals transform your bar events, whether a grand celebration or an intimate affair, into memorable experiences that perfectly match the host's intentions and the bar's ambiance on the event venue.

Bartenders
Skilled bartenders can be the heart of Portland bars, mixing not only drinks but also a fun and friendly atmosphere. They add style to the bar menus and make sure that guests have good drinks, whether they're making tiki drinks that are based on hale pele or shaking up classic margaritas, rum, and tequila. Their presence means that event hosts can focus on their guests and leave the drinks to the professionals, which makes the whole event better.

DJs
Hiring a DJ can transform the vibe of any event, infusing the room with a buzz that resonates through the walls. As hosts of the night's soul, they curate live music sets that engage everyone, from those seeking the echo of tunes on the street to revelers eager to shed the week's weight with dance. Their knack for tuning into the crowd's rhythm ensures the bar pulses with energy, making the space more than just a neighborhood bar but a live canvas of sound and spirit.

Bar Event Vendors in Portland

SelfiePod
The perfect fun accessory, the SelfiePod, makes any event unique. It's great for parties, weddings, and work events because you can change the background and photo strips to fit any theme. You can also print as many copies as you want. SelfiePod stands out and makes the holiday spirit stronger with its glow-in-the-dark and bright LED lighting. Guests can use a wide range of props to take funny pictures that they can then share online right away. SelfiePod helps people remember fun times and make memories at personal and business events.

Portland Bartender Express
Ken Black, who has worked in hospitality for 13 years, created Portland Bartender Express to meet the needs of people in the Portland Metro Area who want affordable private bartending. Their service is the best, and it makes celebrations like Christmas parties and weddings more memorable. With their admirable looks and tasty drinks, they make sure that your event is both fun and relaxed. Think about using the quality service of a professional bartender for a smooth experience that will keep people entertained and make your event unique.

EJP Events
EJP Events believes in making people feel special, so they make sure that every event, from weddings to business meetings, feels like a warm hug. They pay close attention to the little things that people overlook, like signage, logistics, and accessibility. They create an experience that starts with the welcome and ends with the farewell. In addition to dreamy settings and delicious treats, they focus on careful planning for both real and virtual places so that hosts can shine and enjoy their special event.

Pros and Cons of Bar Events in Portland

Most of the time, the host has to decide where to hold the events. Portland, Oregon, has a lively nightlife and a unique cultural scene, so renting out venues there might seem like a good idea. There are, however, pros and cons to these spaces, just like there are to any other. Here is a fair look at what to expect if you want to rent a bar in Portland for an event.

Advantages

Unique Atmosphere
Bars naturally have a lively and interesting atmosphere with proper seating that's great for getting to know people and holding social events. The whole place is already set, which can help the event go well without a lot of extra work on the decorations.

Built-In Amenities
When you rent a bar, you usually get access to a fully stocked location, professional sound systems, lighting, and sometimes even a staff of people who are just there to help you with cocktails, vegan options, and more. This may reduce the need for outside providers significantly.

Turnkey Experience
Bars are built to fit large groups so guests can enjoy the event without having to worry about how to get there or what to do. In particular, it makes managing events easier when plans are made at the last minute.

Portland's Unique Flair
Portland is known for its incredible and varied bar scene. Renting a place here can give your guests an experience filled with the city's unique personality and charm that you might not be able to get anywhere else.

Disadvantages

Limited Customization
Since bars are already set up and designed, there may be limits on how they can be customized to fit extraordinary themes or business branding.

Noise Levels
Bar events often have to deal with noise from both inside the place and from the nightlife outside. This might not be the best idea for all festivities, especially ones that need everyone's full attention.

Limits on Age
Most bars have age limits, which could make it harder to get people to your event. This could be a problem for fête that wants to attract people of all ages, like family night or dinner.

Portland's Popularity
Planning an event in one of Portland's popular places might be tricky because there is a lot of competition for the best spots. To get the place you want on the dates you wish to, you may need to book it ahead of time and be flexible with your event planning.

Tips on How to Organize Bar Events in Portland

When the sun goes down in Portland, bar scenes turn into places where significant festivities happen. A good night can become great with the proper planning, whether a party, a business mixer, or a small show. Putting together these kinds of events takes careful planning and knowledge of the place. If you're planning a bar event in Rose City, here are some essential things you should consider to make sure it's not only great but also truly amazing.

Set a Clear Budget
Carefully describe your cash plan. Think about the costs of the location, the entertainment, the staff, food carts, cocktails, and any other expenses that come up. There are a lot of different price ranges in Portland's scene, so having a clear budget will help you find the right bar. This step makes sure that the event stays within its budget and gives everyone the experience they want to be served.

Book Early
People quickly claim the town's best spots. Book your preferred spot early to avoid disappointment. Scheduling early also lets you talk about making special plans that fit the theme and size of your event. Secure details early on so you have time to work on other parts of your plans.

Focus on Safety
An event that goes well is one that is safe. Follow Portland's health and safety rules and make sure the bar has everything it needs in case of an emergency. Think about rules about noise, crowd control, and even accessibility. These are all essential things that keep guests safe and make the atmosphere more welcoming.

Plan Transportation
In Portland, guests' transportation should be considered. No matter the occasion, transportation is essential. To help attendees enjoy your event, check parking, ridesharing, and public transit. In bars, drinking and driving safety is crucial. Offer guests designated drivers or alternate transportation.

Collaborate with Local Talent
Use the artists, DJs, and musicians in the city to make your event feel more like it belongs there. Portland is full of talented people who are just ready to be seen. Having local bands play at your event not only helps the community but also adds a unique touch that fits with the place's culture.

Famous Locations in Portland

Lone Fir Cemetery
At Lone Fir Cemetery and Arboretum in Portland, you can step into a world where history whispers from under the trees. Take a walk through the graves of pioneers, city leaders, and other exciting people whose stories are written in stone. This 30-acre cemetery has a peaceful cover of over 700 trees that makes it look like an outdoor museum. It shows Oregon's history in its most peaceful form.

Lan Su Chinese Garden
In the middle of Portland, you can find the peaceful Lan Su Chinese Garden, which is an actual part of the Ming Dynasty. Traditional Chinese landscape art can be seen in every winding path, and stone is carefully put in this walled oasis. Pavilions and reflecting ponds make this carefully managed corner of peace come to life, and cultural events show how Oregon is a richly woven international tapestry.

Pittock Mansion
Pittock Mansion is located high in the West Hills and offers stunning views of the city. It also has a rich history. With its French Renaissance style and features that were ahead of their time, this 100-year-old house is a masterpiece of architecture. As you walk through the historically accurate rooms, each one tells stories of Portland's high society from the past, inviting you to discover the rich history that fueled Rose City's growth.