The Jack London Bar529 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 227.5327
Located in: Downtown Portland - Visit Website
BarFly's Review of The Jack London Bar
The venerable Rialto tucks the coolest disco in town into a funky basement space, beneath the cavernous pool hall.
Mid-size dancefloor shot with 'laser lights' and strobes pleasantly straight out of '85. Plenty of makeout-friendly dark corners and couches throughout.
Cozy bar staffed by convivial bartenders.
Open most nights (see the calendar on their website) with a variety of weekly entertainments, ranging from vintage soul dj/dance nights to stand-up comedy to Portland history talk happy hours.
I've been to the JL twice—opening night and for Seantos' Showdown—and had a great time at each. Good blend of cool people, not overly hipster and no d-bags, IOW, real people. I'll keep going, and only wish they opened earlier (~5pm) for HH.