Portland becomes an exciting place full of vibrant nightlife and entertainment as soon as the sun sets and the city lights begin to shine. The city’s after-dark culture is worth exploring, whether you’re a native or just visiting the City of Roses. And what better way to navigate the busy streets and find the hottest places than with an experienced local driver from Radio Cab? Join us on a spectacular nighttime tour of Portland’s most fascinating entertainment places, from vibrant wine bars to dynamic music venues and street food districts.
Food Cart Heaven
Let’s start the night by indulging your senses in Portland’s rich food scene. Take a taxi to one of the popular gourmet hotspots like Mississippi Avenue, where you’ll find food from all parts of the world served from food carts. Whether you’re in the mood for some beer and sausage or would prefer tacos with freshly squeezed fruit juice, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll notice that Portland has more food carts and trucks than most other major cities in the US. These mobile kitchens offer much more than simple fast food. You’ll find authentic Thai food, fusion cuisine, and more. Your taxi driver will take you to Cartopia, Alder Street Food Cart Pod, or any other food cart place in the city.
Pearl District’s Bars and Breweries
Portland has a booming bar scene, and there are plenty of hip spots to grab something to drink. The place you don’t want to miss when it comes to bars and nightlife is the iconic Pearl District, where you’ll discover some of the best clubs and bars with distinct atmospheres. Each joint has its personality. You’ll find everything from small and hidden underground bars to rooftops with stunning views of the city skyline. Have a cocktail at Teardrop Cocktail Lounge or Pepe Le Moko, or enjoy the view from 10 Barrel Brewing Company and Departure.
The Pearl District has various places that have the best of Oregon’s wine selections for wine lovers. The choice of wine bars in this neighborhood will spoil you. Make sure to check out Coopers Hall, Canopy, and M Bar.
Beer lovers will find refuge in local breweries and taprooms. Arrange a cab ride to Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House and sample their broad assortment of craft beers, which includes everything from IPAs to creamy stouts. Other must-visit places are Rogue Pearl Public House, BridgePort Brew Pub, and Back Pedal Brewing Co. Enjoy local beer culture and don’t worry about arriving home or at your hotel safely. Radio Cab operates 24/7 and employs responsible and experienced drivers.
Local Live Music Venues
Another thing that makes Portland, Oregon, distinguishable among American cities is its thriving music scene. Whether you’re into jazz, indie, electronic music, or rock, you’ll find plenty of cool places around the city. Here are some of the most popular spots for live music in Portland:
This place has been offering live music since 1914. Crystal Ballroom is a historic theater that hosts all kinds of events, including rock, hip-hop, and electronic music. With its rich history and spectacular architecture, this unique building provides a one-of-a-kind ambiance for music enthusiasts.
Doug Fir Lounge
Located in the hip East Burnside district, Doug Fir Lounge is a popular venue recognized for its great sound quality and intimate atmosphere. This trendy venue draws both local and out-of-the-town performers and hosts a range of genres.
Another local gem can be found on North Portland’s lively Mississippi Avenue (where you can visit those previously-mentioned food carts). This venue is not big, but it hosts top artists from different musical genres, including indie rock, folk, Americana, and others. With its warm and friendly ambiance, it offers an up-close and intimate experience that allows you to fully engage with the music.
Nightlife Taxi Service
When the nightlife of Portland comes alive, and people start filling out local restaurants, bars, breweries, clubs, and live-music venues, it is time to call the nearest taxi at 503-227-1212. Radio Cab serves the people of Portland and Vancouver, offering reliable and hassle-free transportation at affordable rates. Your cab driver knows every pocket of this vibrant city and will be glad to recommend a couple of places.
Start your Portland adventure by getting in a taxi and exploring this unique and attractive city!