After three years of producing burlesque shows in various venues and bar rooms here in Portland Oregon, I still have never seen a cohesive unbiased list of venues that encourage and house burlesque.
Here is to you, the 'burlesque show goer'. Save time and save my handy dandy where to see shows list, and pick which is best based upon your party needs. Bachellorette party, date, birthday party, whatever, here is a list to help you sort out the expanding Portland options for burlesque shows. Photos will be added to this article of each venue later, so check back.I have included venues that have hosted shows over a year, or new clubs that have just opened with burlesque on their menu. I have placed the venues producing the most shows with the largest capacity at the top of the list, and those with the longest history are also up top. Sorry if any pertinent venues were omitted from this list. That's easy to fix just email me a note viahttp://missfrankietease.com anytime.
TYPE OF BURLESQUE SHOWS: Rock N' Roll, Neo, Amateur/Recital,
TYPE OF AUDIENCE: All, Straight, Trendy, 21+
NOTE: This bar is a long room with a small amount of seating so get a seat early.
This venue list may be the best way to stay abreast on your Burlesque entertainment choices. Go directly to their website for complete calendar listings and details, and tell a friend about Portland Burlesque shows.
This article was originally published August 11, 2013 on Examiner.com's Portland Burlesque Column, in its entirety.