EAGLE Portland835 N Lombard St Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 283.9734
Located in: North Portland - Visit Website
BarFly's Review of EAGLE Portland
Are you a big hairy gay dude? Or perhaps a small, hairless gay dude who's looking for a big hairy gay dude? This is your place. Put on those chaps (or, as they explicitly encourage, nothing at all) and get your ass and the rest of your nether regions to Eagle Portland. Not to be confused with the drama-heavy former Eagle PDX on NW 6th.
Heated smoking patio outside.
Thu: BearNaked Billiards: $1 beers and free pool 9pm
Sun: Bear-B-Q $1 beers + free food 5pm
|EAGLE Portland's Happy Hours|
|Monday||$2 doms, $3 wells, and $4 micros, 4-7pm|
|Tuesday||$2 doms, $3 wells, and $4 micros, 4-7pm, 9-11pm, $1 beers + free pool 9-11pm|
|Wednesday||$2 doms, $3 wells, and $4 micros, 4-7pm|
|Thursday||$2 doms, $3 wells, and $4 micros, 4-7pm|
|Friday||$2 doms, $3 wells, and $4 micros, 4-7pm|
|Saturday||Sunday Bear-B-Q $1 beers + free food, 4-8pm|
|Sunday||Alas, no happy hour today.|
Sad when the drinks are now poured with a shot glass and getting ever more expensive, although sometimes I wonder if the bar tenders take pity when once in a while it is 2 dollars less. Pat, this is not a swank downtown bar here that I would expect a perfectly prepared and presented drink to be 8 dollars. Give a break to your non beer drinking clients, please.
Ps, the drag queens have got to go.
I went with my partner of 22 years and my friend Tom for our first visit at the new Eagle. We friendly, carefree, fun BBQ. Not many bars have a happy hour any more let a lone a BBQ. Good Job Pat.
I am not a bear but I like this place. I do wish they would try a bit harder to attract a more diverse crowd...they try so hard to insist that they are for "masculine men", they may be scaring some guys away. By the way, the new bartenders are extremely friendly and welcoming and they are good looking guys and not necessarily hard core "masculine" types. I like the friendliness, the hot porn (although, again, i wish they would play more stanadrd gay porn with good looking guys...so much of thier porn is really hard core, like fisting...that shit has to go) Anyway...if I managed the place, i'd try harder to attract all kinds of guys. I actually have met several good looking younger guys there, but the clientele does slant to older bear types...too bad, cause it has great sexual energy and nice bartenders...I hope the crowd will become more diverse over time.
So I hadn't visited the Eagle since moving out of town last year. I recently visited the bar to catch up with a bartender whom I used to talk with (unfortunately he was no longer working there), but in his stead I found a remodeled, borderline swanky new bar. The bartenders were both friendly and hot, and the back patio was significantly improved.
Although its a bit out of the way, I recommend this bar to anyone seeking an alternative to the downtown scene. Its cheap, but not sleazy, and it has a really cool vibe that I haven't encountered in a Portland gay bar before.
2 thumbs up
Went there 6 or 7 times over a two month PDX sojourn. I am not a cock-pierced leather-wearing uber-bear but I am 6'4", 300 lbs hairy good-looking and gay; I expected to fit right into the milieu at this bar. Boy was I wrong! I struck up conversation with a few locals and was rebuffed mightily (bear in mind: I'm not generally so rebuffed... I'm a moderately extroverted guy who has little trouble - usually!! - in meeting folks thusly). Other than one sketchy troll (sorry buddy but that's what you were/are) with cadaver-breath and the perfectly friendly barstaff, I did not successfully enter into conversation with a soul on any of the times I came down.
[Y'all will have to take my word for it: I'm not a douchebag. Not am I stalker-type sex-seeker or any other sort of social misfit or malcontent...]
Hard to put my finger on what's missing at this place. Definitely some hot guys there... And reasonable bar prices... But there's a bit of a hard-to-define pall hanging over this place...
I doubt I'll be back. Hope the so-called "real" Eagle opens up downtown again...
ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Went the first time Thursday night for "naked pool", sure it's naked....70 to 80 year old nasty naked men playing with themselves...It was like a locker room at a nursing home. Then there was the big guy in what appeared to be a purple moo-moo...What a horrible sight....The drinks are expensive ( $7 bucks for a tiny shot of makers) The place smells of urine and something I can only think of as a rotting animal)
The clientele is very old and nasty...it's a creepy, creepy place. But if that's your thing, go for it...I will not be going back.
Small bar, sort of a dive, no ambiance, gay porn on the TV sets, men in leather and levi's, smoking in the back and no straight people or women. Drinks are good and I always have a good time with real men. My favorite gay bar in Portland and the only one not being infiltrated with lesbians and straights. Perfect...
Hit the Thursday night bear naked pool thing and had an awesome time. Working class, masculine men, lots of hair and sweat. Heard the Sunday BBQ was decent, so I checked it out. Wow! Didn't expect to eat for free, but apparently they don't charge for the food. Again a great time with my brothers. This is a Men's bar!!!
Wow. What a fun bar. Went to a bears event there the other night and had a great time. Great atmosphere, and very confortable place to hang out.
I've been to the eagle twice now, and won't be going back. The place is always empty (been there early and late), the bartenders aren't friendly in any way. I used to live in Denver, and the Eagle there was fantastic! Great assortment of guys (no queens), great theme nights! The bar here shouldn't be allowed to be called Eagle, It should be called lame ass bar. Really just a complete waste of time, don't bother going.
I've been to the Eagle probably 20 or so times over the last six months and have always enjoyed it. I'm only 25 and not a bear but have always been treated very nicely by the staff and the patrons. Plus it's nice to have a place where one can still smoke and enjoy your drink at the same time.
I am really surprised about the negativity in the prior reviews. I would assume they are posted by the same bitchy queen. I have never had a bad time here. I go often, by myself or others. The owner is not a major presence anyway, and the servers are decent and unobtrusive. Actually the owner is f*ing hot. Maybe I do not know what I am missing? I am young and not jaded. I have fun just seeing who comes and goes. it is a very mixed sort. and no it is not straight up leather or bear. its just a mixed bag. with a masculine tilt. women are often there, playing kino or whatever.
The Eagle is just what it says it is: a rugged bar for masculine men. And it's fun! I'm pretty happy to read that the drama queens hate this place.
Also, just so you know, this isn't the real Eagle, either. The real Eagle is the one downtown, in the basement of Casey's. This one is a copycat which the the real Eagle tried to take to court, but lost.
Wow! Very entertaining posts. For the record, most of what I read was complete bullshit, with an rare point of accuracy here and there. Myself and my staff certainly maintain a professional position at all times. Rudeness does not occur, but I could see how someone being cut off or asked to leave could have a different perception. We are a masculine men's bar. When I've been to the E-Room, I've always been treated respectfully and I've always respected that I'm in a women's bar. I don't think we're any different at Eagle Portland. If you don't like my bar, PLEASE don't come to it. We like it and think it's a great environment. We like to give back to the community both through charitable contributions, but also through our free Sunday BBQ and numerous fundraisers. There are a lot of good bars in the city. Find one you like. Best, Pat Lanagan
I'm bewildered by the negative reviews. It's a good neigborhood bar for (masculine) men. The staff has always been friendly to me, some of the guys here are pretty hot.
Think of this bar as one of those 80s movies where some rich greedy asshole attempts to buy the local neighborhood gathering place and turn it into a personal circle jerk haven for himself and his buddies. Only in this movie, the outcome is not a happy one. The gay drama and politics that follow this place and the guy who owns it could fill a book. They are elitist pricks in this place, the staff is shitty and any and all good clientele was chased out long, long ago. Lament the loss of Porky's which used to be a killer place full of people from all walks of life and was transformed into this lame fucking duck.
"Perfect. I've had enough second hand smoke inflicted on me in my life to enjoy seeing the tables turned."
Um, its a BAR, asshole. Besides, there's a ban going into effect later this year. Eagle (URGE?) will probably get a patio if they don't already have one. Shit.
I'm a woman, and I go here now and then, sometimes with, sometimes without gay guy friends. NEVER been hassled. But you know what? I smile when I make eye contact with anyone, and I tip the living SHIT out of the bartenders. Recognize that this is a men's bar, get that "Eeeww, boys!!" look off your face, girls. Then the boys will ignore you, just like we ignore them in the E-room.
So, the place is rude to women and smokers. Excellent. I'm not the only gay man sick of guys dragging their fag hags into gay bars. There's a reason these bars exist, boys. It's so we can be among men and get away from women for awhile. And they're rude to nicotine addicts? Perfect. I've had enough second hand smoke inflicted on me in my life to enjoy seeing the tables turned. OK, all you critics, pack up your fag hags and take 'em to Hooters for a smoke. I think I'll drive over to the Eagle tonight:)
I can't believe this place is even in business! I had heard this place was a good men's bar, but come on now if this is great then Portland has gone backwards about 20 years. First off, what type of place can it be if the stole.... yes stole the name from a Portland landmark, the real Eagle downtown, I refuse to call this place the Eagle. Leather bar...HA HA HA, not even. Then there's the common complaint I'm hearing through out all the reviews, the staff is RUDE!! I went there a couple of weeks ago with a friend, not knowing it was a "no smoking" bar. There were no signs posted as you enter the bar, so once we enter this dive I was standing about 10 feet from the bar with my back to the bar talking to my friend, I pulled out a smoke and lighted up. Before I even got the lighter from my smoke this little rude weasel came running from behind the bar and got right in my face, I mean RIGHT in my face. In a very rude loud voice he tells me "THIS IS A NO SMOKING BAR!" Then the weasel spines on his heels and runs back behind the bar. OK it's a "No Smoking Bar", well then clearly post it as such, I'll respect that. Formerly Porky's?? Formerly Urge?? - Now named Eagle? I think this place has a real IDENTITY problem, I think the name more suiting of this bar is the RUDE!!!!
Ugh, this place fuckin' sucks more than the guys out back doing work on their knees! Horrible drinks (bartender actually asked me what was in a jack'n'coke), service (see aforementioned) and what's with all the porn? Seriously, it's so FUCKING PASSE to see gay porn at gay bars. Ok, we all know why some of ya'll are here, to get laid, but c'mon! Yes, not too women friendly as I guess they want to keep it men only, but aside from that, just a shit hole full of PNP pigs. Avoid and hit up the Downtown Eagle instead, at least they have queer parties you can shake your ass to.
I live relatively close to this bar and used to attend "Booty" nights on Thursdays back when it was called Porky's and had a different owner. I hadn't been in since it changed hands and one night in September when it was still warm a couple of friends (one male, one female) wanted to go out. I suggested that we just walk down the street to the Eagle and check it out since I hadn't been in there recently. We were enjoying ourselves at one of the tables, speaking at a volume we could hear each other at above the music, which was some satellite radio station. The bartender came up to our table and asked us to keep it down. We looked at each other in puzzlement and resumed our conversation. About fifteen minutes later I went up to the bar to order another round of drinks for us and the bartender said he couldn't serve us. I asked why not, since it was only our second round. In a hushed tone he said that it wasn't his choice, that the owner had told him not to serve us anymore. I had never seen the new owner and had no idea what he looked like. I asked the bartender if he was there now and he motioned with his eyes that he was on the back patio and was on his way back in. A man in his fifties with short dark hair and a beard, a tank top and jeans was coming in from the patio. He didn't make eye contact with me but said something to the bartender in a burly voice and it was clear he had been drinking. After telling this story to a "bear" friend who goes to this bar regularly after work, and my friend said that he has been there when the same thing happened, as the owner apparently does not like women coming into the bar. Since one of the friends I was with was female, it is clear that they were not happy with us being there from the get-go. Nice welcoming atmosphere.
Okay the Seattle sure we could call a leather bar on the right night and place but believe me it has been to many years to count that we have had a "leather bar" in portland, the Purgle just needs to own up to it's just a bear bar, (it's the flipping home bar to the Oregon Bears, any of the portland leather groups, no) get over being something and accept it's just a bar that has been a few steps of decor and maintenance above the duck with sting of trying to be a hoodie bar.
That said a decent bar for a bear bar, can be full of attitude to non-bear (me included) guys, nice back patio but can get a let claustrphobic in the summer months and some of the activity there should really be investigated by the olcc (but i have seen worse at other oregon gay bars). but overall a decent bar to make the rounds to hit up old friends and maybe just maybe make a few new ones. oh if your really really really lucky maybe get in someone's pants (usually visiting truckers since it is the closest gay bar to jubitz)
Yeah, so if you're already drunk, a twink, a whiner, vanilla, a walking advert for Abercrombie & Bitch or a woman then itís NOT the place to goÖ The place is a MENS LEATHER BAR. Duh!
Try being a woman and walking in there. Haha they are very rude. I even heard snickering that I was stinky! Assholes.
I went to Urge - Now the Eagale on Lombard. I walked in the bartender was watching bondage porno with a couple of obese patrons in leather vests. He asked if I'd been drinking I told him no ( and I hadn't drank nor taken drugs ) He refused to serve me. A guy followed me out and said the bartended was rude and didn't like attractive guys. A good looking younger guy was sitting in his car in the parking lot. I was suprized when he asked if they had thrown me out. He explained that they only like guys into pnp. He told me he had to wait for friends because his cell was at home and his friends were on the way but that he would never come back. Stay away.
I'm a muscular guy in my mid forties. I'm been to this bar about 15 times - starting when it was Urge. It used to be place to have a drink. Although I never got lucky there I used to get cruised and chatted up a bit when it was Urge and would go back hoping for more. I talked with few guys since it's become the Eagle. I was having a nice conversation with a guy when he started insulting me. I've been back a few times since it is crowded but not much fun. The crowd looks unhealthy and if you don't know anyone you'll be ignored in favor of the raw vids.