Portland Locals' Best Places to Throw it Back with 80's Music

Step back in time and dance like no one is watching! See what our Local Experts Alicia and Hannah recommend for the best places to kick it back with 80s music, if you're planning a trip to Portland, Oregon in the coming months. Use promo code ONEDAY for a free 1-day itinerary.

1. McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
One of the McMenamins properties, the historic Crystal Ballroom, now over a century old, is concert hall with a diverse history and long musical legacy. Their annual 80’s Video Dance Attack Halloween Party returns this October!

2. Lola’s Room at the Crystal Ballroom
Little sister to the historic Crystal Ballroom, Lola’s Room is located on the second floor, directly below the Crystal. Lola’s room provides a more intimate space and constantly has 80’s dance events on the schedule!

3. Jones Nightclub
A vision and dream come true for owner Nikki Jones, Jones Nightclub is Portland’s hottest retro dance club with 80s and 90s all the time! From the music and memorabilia, to old school arcade games, Jones is the place to step back to some of the best years of your life!

4. The Portland Spirit
Hop aboard the Portland Spirit for the Flashback Dance Cruise! Gather your crew and hit the dance floor for the best of the 70s, 80s, and 90s every Saturday from 11pm-1am. Tickets are $20 per person, with group rates starting with parties of eight or more.

5. Ground Kontrol
Ground Kontrol is a premier classic arcade in Portland celebrating gamings “golden age” with over 60 classic games and 27 pinball machines. With a full bar after 5pm, DJs and dance parties, Ground Kontrol is a great atmosphere to throw it back! Check the event schedule for select 80s nights.

via Marc M

via Marc M

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