Blush5145 SE McLoughlin Portland, OR 97202
Located in: Southeast Portland & near Milwaukie - Visit Website
BarFly's Review of Blush
Not too small, not too big…Goldilocks would strip here. Although the discrete industrial location may not draw hoards of foot traffic, once inside Blush, customers will feel as if they are in a downtown-area strip club.
Complete with all the bells and whistles expected to accompany any top-notch tittie museum (including inexpensive steak dinners, multiple stages and velvet-laden private dance areas), Blush is perfect for the businessman who doesn’t want to park outside the tittie bar next to his wife’s office, as well as the standard-fare twentysomething crowd in search of booze and booty.
Welcoming but not obtrusive, the dancers at Blush are not only A-grade in terms of looks, but they are also far less tacky and overbearing than dancers in larger clubs. While we stopped by for rush-hour brunch, our party was greeted by a DJ/host that seemed to be on the ball (and off the 8-ball) regarding the evening’s lineup of dancers, as well as the music selection (which includes damn near everything from Akon to Zebrahead).
Without catering toward too much of one side of the spectrum, Blush is the perfect mixture between large, A-list clubs and the neighborhood-appropriate strip clubs that Portlanders are accustomed to.
Blush's Happy Hours
|Monday||$2.50 wells/doms, 1/2 price apps 4-7pm|
|Tuesday||$2.50 wells/doms, 1/2 price apps 4-7pm|
|Wednesday||$2.50 wells/doms, 1/2 price apps 4-7pm|
|Thursday||$2.50 wells/doms, 1/2 price apps 4-7pm|
|Friday||$2.50 wells/doms, 1/2 price apps 4-7pm|
|Saturday||$2.50 wells/doms, 1/2 price apps 4-7pm|
|Sunday||$2.50 wells/doms, 1/2 price apps 4-7pm|
Getting to Blush
I saw the ad for a 16OZ steak dinner and knew I had to make the trip south since i love steak and dancers.
We were first greeted by the bouncer and he was friendly, which means a lot since he is the clubs first impression.
I liked the lighting, but even though the steak had four ounces of fat on it, it was a good value. The drinks were decent, the bathrooms were reasonably clean.
My girl and I both found the ladies to be very attractive in a non pierced and tatted freaky way. We both prefer hardcore, high energy pole dancing over the slow seductive and sensual style of dancing. It would have been nicer to have a mix of dancing styles.
I will go back eventually, but its not anything so special that i would make the trip there again before I visit the other strip clbs that I havent been to yet.
I've been coming to Blush for a couple years and it jus keeps gettin better and better. The girls are pretty and are crazy on the pole. Bartenders a sweet and beautiful!!! They just started a happy hour, well drinks, appetizers, and beer is 2.50!!! They have a big giant steak, its delicious!! It's super relaxing and I never get hassled or hustled by strippers, they're pretty chill too. I love it there!!!
I really like Blush. I know sometimes it is slow but I go there to see dancers not customers. Actually, I like Blush more when it slows down because that's when I gett all the attention I want from their hot dancers. All of their staff are cool especially the bartenders except Jessica But I was told last time I was there she was no longer working which is a great thing. I love Blush and highly recommend it.
Blush is really one of the best strips clubs. Freindly staff, cheap food specials, strong drinks and above all smoken hot dancers. Trust me this is where you get the best friction dance. It is laid back and cozy. What I love about Portland strip clubs is that all of them have their own unique personalities and this one is a must see.
The food is standard for bar food, and the drinks are good, but the staff is super. The girls may not have the biggest...curves around, but they treat you right! The first night I was there they couldn't make my favorite drink, but the next night it was there. The snug atmosphere makes for a much more rewarding experience.
First of all I must say all the previous reviews should be ignored since there's so many new girls and new bartenders. There's a few that have been there for a long time, but many fresh, awesome new girls. I hear CONSTANTLY that the girls are the hottest in town.
Personally, I've been complemented on my drinks ;) Take care of me and I'll take care of you. There have also been some new bartenders so they may have been learning drinks...? The drinks aren't the cheapest but I pour them with love and the girls there are way chill.
(Rockstar in a can isn't allowed to be given out. Just the rules so don't fault the bartenders for it....)
Walked into the place at 1:30ish am with my girlfriend on a Saturday night, the bouncer was friendly. Got a seat while a birthday dance was taking place...3 girls embarrassing a guy tied to the pole. The girls appeared to be having fun and the crowd loved it.
Got up to get a couple drinks. Asked for a 7 & 7...it was okay, a bit weak, but drinkable. Also asked for a Rockstar...the bartender would not give me the can. She proceeded to pour an already opened can into a glass of ice. I told her I did not like ice in my beverages, so she strained the (now watered down) Rockstar out of the glass of ice into another glass. I told her to forget the rockstar...I was no longer in the mood and was almost ready to just bail on the place (I know this might sound nit-picky, but come on, one would assume there is a reason the customer does not want ice in the glass...and why can't I have the damn can?)
So now (whether you agree with my reasons or not), my happy mood has been dimmed.
A few seats were available at the stage so we moved to the stage and threw down some money. The dancer was very friendly, and showed fairly equal attention to everyone seated around the stage.
The dance ended and people got up from their chairs, leaving us and one other guy at the opposite end of the stage. The next dancer started and I felt ignored and I commented to my girlfriend about it and she agreed (some dancer seem to avoid couples). Anyway, it turns out that we were wrong, she was not avoiding us, she was just giving the customer his money's worth, which she did for us once she finished interacting with the other guy.
This dancer was great...probably the best we have seen. She made both of us feel like we were the only ones that mattered when she was in front of us. Her stage show easily beat a $20 lap dance I got in Vegas.
I definitely recommend Blush, but would hope that they get better bar staff, or at least let customers buy cans of Rockstar...every other place we go gives out cans of the their energy drinks
I have been looking for new club to attend somewhat regularly. Blush has made the grade. Food and drinks are as good as any place. The drinks are a little pricey. The girls will gang out with you at the bar. On my two recent visits the girls never asked for me to buy them a drink or if I wanted a private dance. They were happy to hang out at the bar and talk. When I did have the private dance, I did want want it to end, fantastic. They also offer a 30 minute private session that neither woman I spoke to was really interested in. either even taold me how much it cost
Stopped by for my first time. The drinks were decent, the bartender (Ally) was knowledgable and poured good drinks, and the talent on stage would actually look you in the eye. Only two dancers were there so it was almost like a tag-team every 3 songs. Private dances are $25/song and worth trying out for yourself!
Hot girls, a little on the chubby side and small breasts. Girls mainly circulate at the bar. WEAK WEAK drinks. I wouldn't order anything mixed. $10 for a long island and I wasn't even tipsy after two.
All the cool employees are gone now. Thats rilly not good because the talent here leans toward iffy and understaffed. Least before when the same tired chick takes the stage for the 5th time since you been there, you at least could bullshit with the bartenders and flirt with the female ones. Nada anymore. The new ones have no personality and act nervous like their being watched. Blush used to be chill in its own way but them days be done.
There was only 2 strippers there and 1 stripper made it clear to me and brother that she didn't want waste her time on us..the girls weren't even pretty..this place gets 0 stars from medisse
I cant believe this place isnt packed more often. The girls are great. Drinks are great. DJ is better than average. Staff is friendly and reasonable. NO COVER, Girls are friendly, video poker, pool tables and food. Nice atmosphere. I would recommend to anyone wanting a good night out.
With ALOT of strip clubs in Portland, Blush stands out above the rest. From the girls to the DJ and bartenders, everything is top notch, relaxed environment that's not all about the hustle like most of the other clubs. Strong drinks, friendly service and HOT girls. What more could you ask for?
Why do most strip club DJs SUCK so hard?? How difficult is it to make sense?? Here is how the DJ at blush typically sounds..."MMmmhummmammamabrrmmummummTEDDIEbmmmhmmmummhmmm.." OK, I got the name, and that is all. Maybe don't put your lips directly on the mike when your announcing?? The DJ at Cock n Dreams isn't much better. The black guy is good but hardly ever there, too expensive?? Am def favoring strip clubs where the girls play their own music.
I really enjoyed blush over the last weekend. I really like the dark club atmosphere and that there is NO COVER! The girls really know how to have fun! Nova is the most out going dancer i have met in the pdx area. My friday and saturday nights WILL be spent at blush with some really fun hot sexual girls on stage and off!! Best Private dance i ever got! Good Food and pool tables...:)
I must admitt that I avoided Blush for long time because of barfly review. But when I finally stopped in last week I liked it and felt barfly review was not accurate. I think it is one of the ten top strip clubs in this town...cute girls, friendly staff, nice light and sound system, very cozy, no cover, and a 16 ounce top sirloin steak for only $4.95 (I dont know of any strip club that has this kind of deal on steak including the Acrop). The food service can be slow sometimes when the bartender cooks your food but I didnt mind because I was watching naked girls while waiting for my food They always have DJs days and nights unlike many other clubs. I dont think this club is missing anything... just more people need to know about it and more accurate review than what Barfly provided.
Have to agree, not much happening here but girls are cute and friendly and food is good and resonably priced.
I have been to Blush a number of times. Not much of a big party atmosphere, but the girls are very friendly, Drinks are reasonably priced, no cover and if you like up close and personal attention its a nice place to stop by. I would recommend stopping by for a quick drink as part of a club crawl.
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