Porky's Pub (CLOSED)835 N. Lombard Portland, OR 97217 North Portland
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Having successfully transitioned from total dump to punk dive Porky's is now filling the void left in the wake of the recent Chez What/Jockey Club implosions. Find bright light and R. Crumb wet dream, Miss Holly, behind the bar, Tuesdays. Parents' basement-style faux wood paneling lines the room, happy good time pix wallpaper the end of the bar. Watch your step over the sleepy big yellow canine companion (Jamaica!) on your way back to the mini beer garden.
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Well, it's not Porky's any longer, it's Urge. Amazing place, used to be gay-ish as I understand, now just full-on ghetto-fabulous gay. The crowd there most of the time is largely bears, but a great mix of lesbians, older straight women, twinks, transmen, you name it. Everyone is friendly, introduces themselves...too bad the rest of the gay bars in Portland are so pretentious. Best part is it's in my hood, and god knows we've needed a gay bar in NoPo for a really long time. I'll be back again and again.
Well after reading all the reviews I wish I had gone to porky's before the new owner got ahold of it. I love the type of place described in the main barfly review and the older user reviews. I saw nothing of the former mentioned bar. I did see the rude, obnoxious, snotty barhelp. I did see hard core gay porn. I did see watered down drinks and had a cold hot dog. I gave it a shot since it is mere steps from the new house I bought, but it is as described in the more recent reviews very gay, very unwelcoming and very discriminatory to women. Don't waste your money or time.
I think it's hilarious that the owner is typing in his own reviews from the same ip address. Fuckin' loser. Buy some advertising.
as a homo guy who always liked Porky's because it was mixed, queer, whatever, I hope that my homo-brother porn-shop king knows enough NOT to ruin a good thing. Keep it queer, keep it mixed and remember that back in the day the presence of cool women and thier guy friends, gay/straight/whatever, never kept any of us homos from having a great time. In fact, a lot of those young dykes and f-to-m folk are a lot sexier than you're average flannel bear. Does pdx need another tired gay bar showing the same old porn all the time? No. I don't need porn playing the background to get hot for a guy across the room and end up mashing him on the pinball machine. KEEP it QUEER and PORTLAND RANDOM. Don't make it a tired clone San Francisco wannbe. Eagle is already that, and not nearly as full as Porky's used to be.
Since we all need group therapy over the "new" porky's, I just want to share that it is going to be OK. Really. How about you go by and act like nothing's wrong, pretend you don't hate the whole world, and enter with no expectations and, for whomever's sake, enjoy yourself!!
I went to porky cuz i heard it was the bomb When I walked in they had gay porn on a widescreen tv dude thats cool i guess but it was just so gay and im not so anyways why have porn on in a bar anyways gay pr straight oy yeah thats right because the new owne also sells porn thats right at his shop FAT COBRA ya know the one across the street from a middle school just say no no to porkys thanks
It used to be cool, but the new owners (as of May 1, 2006) are very, very NOT cool. They couldn't pay me to go.
OMG! New owner(s) = bad treatment! A sickening array of rude bartenders. If you are a chick don't bother going, you will be treated like an outcast. RUDE and very unwelcoming to the old HOOD regulars. I agree on going to the Mock ( I am there right now)using the WIFI awesome plus. NEW pub for NoPo folks... The Mocks Crest Porky's doesn't want girls to grace that shitholes doorstep any longer.
OKAY! Porky's is sold (the new owner will take over in July(ish). The new owner is gay and will be turning it into a all mens bar (ahem). So until July(ish) it will still be our same old fun loving bar. HURRY up and get in there before it goes all BATHHOUSE on us. So sad for us NoPo peeps! I have to now either take a cab or a bus or (DRIVE) to a bar. Hate to see my local bar go away :( Well on down Lombard to the Mock full time for me come July.
Okay they always have $3.00 Jager shots ICE FRIGGEN COLD.. But now on monday nights the Jager shots are $2.00!!!!!!~!!!!!!!!~!!!!!!!!!!~!!!!!! Yipee Tuesday morning Hangovers%^&*@ If you can find it cheaper I dare ya! Cool bar, great juke...it's FREE too. Nice bartenders and door staff. good live music..yadda yadda yadda...
I know you from Porky's, don't I Mildred? BTW you are cute and YES!!!! Porky's totally rocks it.
OMG..Watch it wiggle see it jiggle...JELLO SHOTS babyyyyyy..Went to Porky's last year 2 times then back this week 2 more times what a great bar! ding ding ding I am sold! I am in love with the place. Cheap and cozy. FREE Jukebox! Premium vodka in the well (SKYY) I like it. Nice bartenders (the 2 I have met) and i saw a killer band there can't remember the name but it was free too. I am a student so cheap and free are great things for me. Love the fact that I can bring my puppy into the bar with me. They even have Milk Bones for the Canine errr Service Animals that go there. 4****stars
this spot is a great time waitn ta hoppin. went on a sunday and djs spinnin great acid house and took requests wit a smile.
What is up with the new JUKE? It sux! I loved the old one.....played it all the time and BTW wtf w all the cover charge??????? I know the bands get to keep it Blah blah blah but sheeeetza I just want to go have a beer at my local joint???2?much?2?ask? Anyz great premium well.but lets get the old Juke back HUH? and maybe lose all the queer nights? isnt like 5 a week good enouffphffphffphfff for the alternate lifestylers? Dude I used to love this joint!
Give it up for the Porky's.
Yeah Yeah y'all. Head out and don't plan on leaving sober or broke. Way affordable STRONG drinkies! :)
i totally loved porky's i am getting a group together to go on sat. 9/24/05 hope to see everyone there..........
You would not believe there is a friendly delish dive in nopo as this lil' lil' hot spot..(ha ha dive and hot spot all in the same sentence) Its like a poppin' club right in North p'town. And if you really are too modest to let loose and dance (which my 1st booty nite I Thought i was) just play pinball it beats video crack but there are options. Yeaaah..
I say thumbs up! Good drinks and food. Equally fun people. The place is just so homey I hate to leave at 2:30. Plus you can get a cab there anytime so quick it is like magic!
I had a fun time listening to some great RAWK bands...Can't remember the names though :( Too fun of a time. I didn't even pull out my 2nd $20 that I brought. So I went back the next day and had a great Bloody Mary!
I sang your praises ...a little drunk. Typo City.
Great bar though.
Yum to the jello shots!
Wow what a far out place. Great food and drinks, and so affordable. I am a student so I appreciate being able to drink and eat like an employed person :) Porky's allows me to afford a nice fun evening out. Great Juke. Check it out totally nice folks too!
I will sing your praises all dau long Porky's. This is the friendliest, funnest bar in toen. Love it Love it LOve it!!!
I have never had such a good time as I did the other night at Porky's Pub of all places. How funny is that? This little known NoPo dive is so up and comming it is scary. I had never been yet everyone is always talking about it. Great prices, friendly staff, great tunes on the Juke (kudos on the juke) and in the live act I saw. Xploding boys....... I dont think there is enough Porky's to go around. Great job to the owners! More bars should follow your lead.
You gotta love this place. Cheap, clean and hip. Cheap nicely stacked Juke. Try to tip Mike or Theresa and they just say "put it in the music!" Got'a love a 'tender like that. 3 pins (used to have 4)?..? Love my new most favorite hangout. PS. Radio Cab hauls Arse to get there for fares. You never wait too long for them, they must have an inside cabbie connection!
I went there for the first time in June now I need a Porky's fix at least 2 times a week. I truck all the way from SE to get there too. I am actually thinking about moving to North. If I do they will see me daily. I dig the food the cheap strong ass drinks and the nice folks.
at Porky's! this place whoops so much ass, there is none better than Porky's! you can try, but you will fail miserably! even when the shows suck, at least its free, and you can't beat that with a baby. thank you, Porky's, for giving me my first Sparks battery-acid hangover.
I love this bar. The people are cool, the drinks strong and cheap. Hella large selection of beer, liquor and food. Even yummy vegan options. Try the humongo.....BURRITO!
Everyone Smiles! Porkys is a great place to hang with friends and laugh with the cool bartenders. I also like the Pinball.
Been there. Some other Kyle posted a review though. I'll have to add a "no other Kyle or Jason" filter. Damnit.
This little bar rocks. The prices are so cheap and the music is awesomeeee. The sound is great. I love rockin at Porkys
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