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1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR | Directions 9721445.517587 -122.655360
Wednesday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 08:00 PM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Buckman, Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program
Everything from dance parties & art shows to Portland's Pickling Competition is hosted here in this warehouse space. The music varies from folk, dance DJ's, to electronica. Every Friday Holocene hosts an European styled "aperitivo" hour from 5-8 with complimentary bites. Also interesting to check out- the mirrors in the bathroom.
I am not going to lie. I really like Holocene. If you like to dance (Friday night, 90's night) and they have an old school photo-booth and occasionally cover bands. There is always a cover so beware...
Not Just For Dancing – Checked out this place last week with a group of friends- we went after work for drinks and food and we were not disappointed in any way. The drinks were ample and creative, the food quite good. The music was not too loud so that you could not have a conversation in the lounge area. It was my birthday and the staff was very kind and accomodating to all of us. Sure, its a great place to go and dance, but don't overlook it as a great place for a drink and a light bite - great for casual dinning and sharing of plates. We'll be back!!
Basically Portland nightlife salvation – I am so so so glad this place opened. Holocene and Dunes together have made it worth going out again in this city. Very cool places with people that are down to earth and just nice.
I thought the Ugly Ducklings show at Holocene the other day was kind of lame. But every other night (8+ total) that I've been there the music has been just fantastic. I've seen really good jazz there, so many great DJs, and some great European electronic acts (Momus, u-Ziq, Funkstorung).
The lounge is gorgeous and comfy. The back room is kind of sterile. They need more lighting for act. I especially love the dance nights that are in the lounge. Lots of people crushed on the makeshift dance floor in the middle of the sofas. So many good dancers and so so many lovely women, who have been hiding out somewhere apparently.
Nice club – I was pleased when I walked in the club. It's a mix of industrial and modern. Very clean and upscale. The music was very good despite what the other reviewers say (obviously the music varies depending on the DJs). We had a great time.
Looks good from the outside – I think the music is decieving. I read a killer review in the Mercury all about a 3 piece band with turntables that plays downtempo beats with a hip-hop flavor. Show up just after midnite, that band is done and DJ Indie Rock was spinning. What is that? How do you go from downtempo to indie grunge? The place looks real cool, and best of all it is right next door to SASSYS!
MUSIC SUCKS – The place is cool. The feel is nice. The night I was there had the world's WORST music. It sounded like dying Orcas. The first words out of my friends mouth was, "you have to see this... no NOW... you have to see this." And it wasn't good <*smile*>. Check before you go about the music, but the space was very well done.
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