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Darcelle's XV

Neighbourhood: Old Town - Chinatown
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Address: 208 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3911
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+1 503-222-5338
18:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 02:30

In business since 1967 and run by Portland's best-loved cross-dresser, this...

In business since 1967 and run by Portland's best-loved cross-dresser, this cabaret is a campy Portland institution with a female-impersonator show that has been a huge hit for years.

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Great Fun!

I've now been here three times in the last 6 months! It's so entertaining and that Poison Waters is the funniest! I loved the show and it gets more exciting as the night... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2016
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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476 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I've now been here three times in the last 6 months! It's so entertaining and that Poison Waters is the funniest! I loved the show and it gets more exciting as the night progresses. Another thing I love about this place is that support the community. Kudos to them all! Only feedback is they can improve on the cocktails. The... More 

1 Thank KendraDawnRN
Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The show made for a fun evening with friends. I thought the show was a little cheeky, but all had a great time.

Thank cupperr
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

I LOVE this place. If you're a chick in need of a pick me up or just a super fun girls night out, look no further. It's $20 to get in, but I think it's worth it. Food and drink are available and little tables are set up next to the chairs for the food/drink while you watch the show.... More 

2 Thank Erica I
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

What a kick! The place is small but the show is so good that you forget about it once the night gets going. Drinks are good but spendy but where aren't they? The performers are very good and the jokes will keep you laughing. Upon entering your picture is taken with the lovely Darcelle. Of course we bought it! Had... More 

2 Thank grangemont
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

It's worth going once. Good service, fun show. There are a lot of good acts ... over all a really fun time.

Thank KristinaLove
Eugene, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Went here for my best friends bachelorette party. The actual show was awesome. Poison Waters was super hillarious. It was a good mix of musical numbers and also comedy. I would say it is worth the $20 cover charge for sure. If you go to the 10:30 show you can stay for the male strippers afterwards but i wouldn't recommend... More 

4 Thank ashley m
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Great show, lots of fun, girls dressed to the 9's. Darcelle is very funny, makes it really fun nite for everyone, music is good, girls put on a good show of who's who. The food was really good we had corn dogs, drinks were mixed well. We had a great time, worth the money. We would go again.

Thank lgtnbelle
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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63 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

I was traveling with a friend who had never been to a drag show so we had to stop by for the Friday evening show at this Portland institution. Darcelle greeted us when we first walked in and that started our night off very well. The show was very well done. Liza was my favorite but that might be because... More 

3 Thank David S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

I did the show with my big brother (gay), and my best guy friend (straight). We all had a BLAST. The show is $20, drinks run right around $10 a piece and will put hair on your chest. The show gets funnier the more drinks you have, but it is still very entertaining. Darcelle can be hard to understand, kinda... More 

3 Thank Kristen M
Spokane, Washington
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669 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful time here watching the drag show. Darcelle is so funny, she puts on a great show. Darcelle has been performing for over 47 years and is in her 80's and still going strong. Fun place to go.

2 Thank fool4travelin

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