Portland >Arts & Entertainment > Boxxes
1035 SW Stark St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720545.522270 -122.681991
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
Unfriendly – Rude oboxious bar tenders. Overly aggressive bouncers. Very unfriendly service. I don't know if this was becasue I am straight and was there with my girlfriend, but that doesn't give casue to be rude. We have gone to any number of gay bars before all without incident. If you have a choice, try someplace else.
new favorite dance club – Since moving from CA and going to a gay bar all the time with the girls fr good music and feeling comfortable being there with my friends... This was my first gay club experience in Portland since I've moved here almost 3 years ago and it was the best girls night out EVER! Drinks were reasonable, music was great. We started out in the front dance floor and then were told to follow into a different room in the back which had even better music, bigger room with more area to dance. I cannot wait to go back there next week...
OMG... This place is on fire! – I went there on Friday and they have 2 dance floors that were packed. The lights in Boxxes were flashing and there were hot shot boys and dancers. Wow. I have found my new hangout.
Can't believe you can get 1.00 well drinks! – Was there last thur. and had 1.00 vodka sodes. The new lighting in boxxes is so hot,the walls change color without you even knowing it.
Blah – Just a very blah place to go out dancing, yes one side is smoke free, but the bartenders are okay, if you go by yourself, you need to be full of drama, thats all there seems to be there.
Get down. – This was one of the first dance bars I went to when I first moved here and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. My girl and I always have fun times here. Decent drinks, many dance floors to choose from and lots of good people watching too. I do like the fact it is non smoking, it makes it easier to dance when you are not breathing in smoky air. Everyone seems to be welcome here, even those straight people. ;)
Friendly and fun – Fun and open atmosphere, no censoring! Our Thursday evening started out slow but somehow they fit a ton of people in there. Some *creative* videos playing. Great karaoke songs and lots of lyric-screens although it was hard to see the singers from our table. Non-smoking was a huge bonus. Average drink prices, my drink was so-so, but I wasn't there for the drinks anyway. I will definitely return.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors – Part of the Stark Street complex, gay bar features lively bingo and karaoke, DJs, dancing, and gay porn on the tvs.
very accepting and fun! – Boxxes is always a good time. THe staff is very welcoming, the drinks are strong and reasonably priced. Gay or straight it is a comfortable place to be! Dan, steve, and heather are awesome. Sunday nite bingo from 10-12 is the place to be! Off the hook fun!!!
Where are the gay guys in Portland??? Not here – I was in Portland over Labor Day weekend '05. My friend and I went to Boxxes at around 10:30 Saturday night...and there were less than a dozen people in there. And this is the "premiere" club in Portland. There is very little gay nightlife in this city. We loved EVERYTHING else about Portland except the gay nightlife. It needs help!!!! And a $4 Long Island Iced Tea from a mix is not a drink special.
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