Safari Show Club

3000 SE Powell Blvd Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 231.9199

Located in: Southeast Portland - Visit Website
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BarFly's Review of Safari Show Club

Tiger-striped dancers, goldfish fed to piranhas, jungle taxidermy - countless Women's Studies dissertations have doubtless already been written about The Safari Club, but the predatory entertainers and Vegas-style environs are as good a showcase as any for our indie stripperland.


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Reader Reviews of Safari Show Club
Safari Show Club has 3.5 out of 5 based on 6 ratings and 26 user reviews.
Safari Weds Night

Has this placed turned into a topless club? No dancer went full nude which this place has always been full nude. One girl wouldn't even take off any clothes at all, even though she was tipped at the rack. The one saving grace is Morgan, so gorgeous. Does not take off panties during stage dance or first private dance. I didnt try a second dance, maybe she does then, but generally you get full nude for the first one. With that negative, she is gorgeous, amazing at providing some friction to get you going, and is worth the dance despite the non full nudity. I would rather have her topless and on me than others full nude. Safari could be better, but is generally pretty consistant.

Reviewed Anonymously by don on January 12, 2012, 12:10 am
Safari is somewhat back

Safari has suffered in my opinion as of late, a lot of turnover of the best girls, into mediocre ones. But i came back tonight after seeing Morgan making the cover of Exotic Mag, and had to come in. Lots of new dancers including morgan who is gorgeous. She makes the dollars fly out of your wallet. Only gripe with her is she didn't take off her panties during normal or private dances which is a big disappointment, not sure what was going on, all the other ladies were but she wasn't despite my very generous tipping. Oh well she still is amazing, hopefully next time she goes full nude. Cant wait to go back!

Reviewed Anonymously by don on November 18, 2011, 11:59 pm
Same old same old

Having been disappointed with my first stop I decided to check Safari out. A few things stood out right away; the majority of the dancers were toothpick thin, short in stature, at least looked very young, and seemed to have an aversion to smiling. From everyone who graced the stage, I got the impression they had millions of places that would have preferred to be. Seem to be a line from the bartender to the DJ that the women performing stuck to. Music could have been more diverse; largely alternative selections that didn't quite work with exotic movements. Must give kudos to the service; a chance to refresh my drink or get a new one was easily provided. The waitress was ten times more interactive with customers as compared to the dancers.

Reviewed By BarFly User SaxnBall on December 15, 2010, 4:10 am
What happened to the Safari?

I had been out of town for a few years and came back to visit. While in town I decided to check out some of my old favorites (Jody's, Safari, and Club 205) as well as some new places.

What the hell happened to Safari?

In 2006 it was easily 1 of the top 3 clubs in the Porltand Metro Area (maybe even top 2). Now it is a shell of its former self. The quality of dancers seems to be spotty now, but a few years ago it was 99% top notch. Now it seems to be a 50-50 chance of going in and seeing all undesirable girls.

Thank God Jody's and Club 205 were still in tact. Hopefully Safari can step up to the plate and reclaim their former glory.

Reviewed Anonymously by Jack on November 18, 2010, 10:06 am

So young, firm and clean.

Reviewed Anonymously by Saucey Balls on October 13, 2010, 5:20 am
Both had a good time

Second strip club on a Saturday night. Something my wife wanted to do for her birthday. Friendly staff, reasonably priced drinks, interesting atmosphere. This place has several stages unlike the other place we went to which only had one. We both got a lap dance from Angel who was awesome and we had a great time here. We checked out Bar Fly to help decide on a few places to go to while we were in town and there were so many negative reviews for alot of places. We went to two and have nothing bad to say about either. Thought I'd share my two cents.

Reviewed Anonymously by ericandsteph on July 4, 2010, 10:55 pm
Weds Night Fun

Love how safari has a great website by the way, very detailed. But anyways, went there on a weds and it was great. Some new girls, some old favorites but still very young ladies dancing up there. Was about to leave without going to the rack or a dance, but marlee came on and stole the show for sure. Beautiful girl, amazing eyes, and obviously a hot body. Gave her some love at the rack and more at the private dance, gotta come here especially for her, just amazing! Thanks safari for another great strip-venture!

Reviewed Anonymously by Don on March 24, 2010, 11:20 pm
On a monday night

I go to this club very often, I would almost label myself a regular, but I haven't been by in awhile and decided to make one last stop before the new year. If maya or cassie are not working, they place suffers, enough said. Those two are incredible dancers and when they are not there, the excitement goes down a notch. With that said, there were a couple new dancers there tonight, emily and lilly, who were very cute and I put up the singles for them at the rack, but not private dance worthy, lilly had the potential though and so did emily, but she didnt take off a ton of clothing on the main stage with many people up there. but drinks were alright as usual, normal amount of people. Still my favorite club, but not the same without maya or cassie, two of the best in the biz in portland.

Reviewed Anonymously by Kent on December 28, 2009, 10:32 pm
Amazing Place

Can't recommend this place enough, I frequent this club because it is clean, well prices, great bartender, and amazing girls (the most important part right?) Cassie is unbelievable, more aggressive than the other girls there but wow, the greatest lap dance of my life and only $20!! what a deal, always will return to this place because it is just a great time with friendly people

Reviewed Anonymously by bam on October 10, 2009, 10:52 pm

went there tonight, again new dancers, some ones ive seen before, but damn, this girl mya or maya, just absolutely amazing. Biggest tits there, just gives the most amazing lap dances I have ever had in my life, you will not regret throwing up the $20 for a dance, just damn, will be coming back here over and over again, especially if mya is working!!

Reviewed Anonymously by dubb on July 10, 2009, 12:53 am
Hit or miss

I've been there on nights and for a couple bucks had a dancer straddle me and tell me to hang on and then proceed to flap like a fish out of water. I felt compelled to throw down some more dollars after that. Other nights I've been there and the girls are neither friendly nor my cup of tea (sorry I'm into the skinny asian/black/brunette types, no offense to all of you hard working high pitched barbie doll blondes). If I'm in the area I'll check it out. Seems to be a high turnover. Did not know about the pirhanas but might have to check that out.

Reviewed Anonymously by Dude23 on June 25, 2009, 12:31 am
kill goldfish, ignore the strippers

I heard about the Safari Club and their famous Piranha tanks and had to go there on my bachelor night. Woah, what a let down as far as strip clubs go. Shitty service, not attractive dancers and way overpriced beer (more than usual for a strip joint).

THE saving grace was that you can buy goldfish and drop them into any one of the many different Piranha tanks. That was by far the highlight of my experience there. Not that I especially get a kick out of watching creatures getting eaten/ripped to pieces, but I'd never seen Piranha fed before and those bastards are ruthless. We spent about 10 bucks on fish and then went to Mary's. THEN the night became what a bachelor night should be. Just go to Mary's.

Reviewed Anonymously by wandis on March 11, 2009, 7:41 am
Wow, Great place

Went to Safari for Barely Legal night, wow. Gorgeous girls, especially these 4 girls. Veronica Lee is gorgeous and does your lap dance right, great girl and funny. Got another dance from a new girl, didnt get naked but did a fair amount of grinding, im sure she will learn how it goes in the future. Definitly going back, lots of fun, no pressure and gorgeous girls.

Reviewed Anonymously by John Bravo on February 22, 2009, 12:36 am

went there last night for the first time and had a blast! Girls are hot and food was great. Talia is so beautiful and puts on an amazing show!... cant wait to go back!

Reviewed Anonymously by brook on February 11, 2009, 10:33 am
loved it!

such a great place inside and out... even has a pool outside for the summer time! Paris will take your breath away... will be back there soon for sure.

Reviewed Anonymously by brandon on February 10, 2009, 10:46 am
New owner

The New owner is bringing the Safari back to what it should have been from the begining after Doc's. Doc's with a new name. We will have band night again once a month and nothing but hot girls. The menu is new and the prices are right. the drinks are being priced back to a what normal SE strip club should be in the first place. The idea is out with old and back in with new. I hope that everyone will give this place the chance we deserve.

Thanks, Pauly Safari Manager

Reviewed Anonymously by Pauly on January 29, 2009, 4:38 pm

If you are good looking and have a job [meaning you have the cash to blow], but don't like stuck-up snob strippers, this place is where it's at!

FYI for all you dumb-asses, talk to a stripper like she's a normal person, for $20 she will make it worth you wild! It's her art let her work it out.

Reviewed Anonymously by g to the m on September 28, 2008, 11:22 pm
I miss Doc's

I tried this place a few times, then just crossed it off my list. Doc's was fun, Safari comes across like all they care about is separating me from my money while delivering as little as possible. Turn-off!.

Reviewed Anonymously by Mill on May 19, 2008, 11:18 am
Safari Show Club

Avoid, cover to get in and within minutes I was ready to pay to get out. Waste of money unless your thing is grade C danners with ugly tats. The only hottie were the bartenders when I was there.

Reviewed Anonymously by oldguy on November 26, 2007, 4:42 pm

Went there on a weeknight, kinda slow biz wise. Dancers were hot for my wife so that improved the show (for me) somewhat. Overall, talent was just fair. Fish aquariums were cool. Drinks were okay, did shots so really can'y go wrong.

Reviewed By BarFly User asenna94 on October 25, 2007, 1:47 pm
this place

Went near closing on a saturday, club was empty, the remaining girls were haggard. Avoid.

Reviewed Anonymously by bill jonson on July 7, 2007, 9:30 pm

The Cocktail servers at this club look better then the dancers.. especially this coctail server V...something or another.. she is a big breasted beauty and she is awesome! The Bartenders could stop talking so much and start mixing, and the D.J could lay off the alcahole a little, but over all.. I think I would come back... I'd like to see the thug clientell go away, maybe then the club could be awesome!!

Reviewed Anonymously by don haney on May 26, 2007, 10:44 pm
not good

The night I was there, this place totally sucked. A flat disengaged stripper on a single corner stage who was flat as a pancake and had absolutely no sizzle. Granted, it was a week night, but I expect a lot more, even on a slow night. I expect beautiful big-titted sluts dressed in stockings and heels who pull off their bottoms early, spread their legs and open their pink pussy lips to showcase their tight bare cunts. Why settle for shit?

Spread those legs!

Reviewed Anonymously by bareback rider on April 21, 2007, 10:24 am
Thumbs Up

Easlily the best strip club in town, the girls are plenty, gorgeous and down to earth unlike certain shitholes like the Acropolis. All of the staff is very friendly and it makes for an enjoyable experience.

Reviewed Anonymously by Miguel C. on March 17, 2006, 6:29 pm
whatta club

the place has kind of a goofy theme, but so it goes with strip clubs. this girl ``debi'' works there, she's easily the hottest stripper i've ever seen. she knows how to treat a guy right =]

Reviewed Anonymously by Sam on September 25, 2005, 11:38 am
Great dancers!!

The women are hot and their is a nice mix of ethnic! Ashley is the Best! The women came over and sat and talked and flirted the whole evening!!! The bartender was having a hard time keeping up but mixed great drinks!! We will continue to go back!!

Reviewed Anonymously by Rober' on August 19, 2005, 3:07 am
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