BARS: “Embers”

From Willamette Week’s “DRINK GUIDE 2008”:

For a place that’s run by gay owners and serviced by a very gay bar staff, Embers still ends up attracting a pretty mixed clientele. Which means that just about anyone can show up any evening for one of the nightly (and often outrageous, in the best possible sense) drag shows, featuring performers with names like Lady Honey Hart, Topaz Crawford and Jersey Scities. A discolike space in back hosts raucous weekend dance party extravaganzas. As one barkeep explained to me, if you’re a homo organization in Portland and you hold a pageant, chances are it’s at Embers. 
Perfect Patron: Hip-shakers and ass-grabbers at Sunday Latino nights.
HAPPY HOUR 11 AM-8 PM DAILY: FREE POPCORN, $2 WELL DRINKS. GAMES, VIDEO POKER, TV, DJs, SMOKING LOUNGE, WI-FI, KARAOKE, QUEER, DRAG, CASH-ONLY, ATM. 110 NW Broadway. 222-3082. www.emberspdx.net

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