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Popular Portland bouncers MIA in Tillamook State Forest found deceased

 SO SAD TO SAY, BUT THE SEARCH IS OVER. THEY DID NOT MAKE IT. The Tillamook County Sheriff’s office reports that the bodies of Justin Norton and Nick Santangelo were discovered last night, Friday, August 22nd, 2014, at approximately 8:30pm


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on August 22, 2014, 12:47 pm

Boo! BarFly's Handy-Dandy Halloween Helper 2013

Nothing says trick or treat, Portland-style, like a total clusterf*ck of great shows, on All Hallow's Eve. This year, there are so many stellar shows, it's enough to send even the most strategic barfly's head spinning. What I recommend is


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on October 31, 2013, 5:09 pm

And the 2013 BarFly Award Winners are...

Thank you to everyone, everywhere, for another great BarFly Awards, held Sunday, April 28th, 2013, at the Star Theater! Please find a rundown of all the 2013 BarFly Award Nominees and Winners, below.  Want to share this? Link to www.barflyawards


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 30, 2013, 12:02 pm

And the 2013 BarFly Award Nominees are...

The drunk people of Portland have spoken! After taking nominations for fave raves in the PDX bar scene over the last several weeks, we narrowed the long, long list down to the top four most frequently nominated folks in each category. Final v


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 13, 2013, 12:51 am

HOLY SMOKES! Jedediah shaved his beard!

 Ha, ha, only kidding! Jedediah and his famous beard will be presiding over the aptly named "Beard Night" at Tonic Lounge (3100 NE Sandy), tonight, April 1st, and every Monday, from 8pm-close. Two-for-one drinks for beardos! 


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 1, 2013, 5:03 pm

2013 BarFly Award Nominations are now open!

The 2013 BarFly Awards Gala is on Sunday, April 28th, 2013, 8pm-12am, at the Star Theater (13 NW 6th). Now is the time to nominate your favorite Portland bartenders, bouncers, cooks, taxi drivers, strippers, hair stylists, writers, and servers! Ple


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on February 14, 2013, 7:19 pm

BarFly's Holiday Helper 2012 - Thanksgiving Edition

Need a break from the fam? BarFly's got you covered! Slip out the back, Jack, and into some of the Thanksgiving 2012 extra-specials in the offing at bars throughout Portland. Read on, here, for a few highlights, and be sure to check the "365


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on November 22, 2012, 11:36 am

Take BarFly's Holidaze Survey, now!

BarFly wants to know what you're doing and where you're drinking during the 2012 holiday season. We'll make it worth your while, with a pair of tickets to BarFly's notorious Xmas Xtravaganza, Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, if you include


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on November 13, 2012, 2:46 pm

Don't be a Halloweenie - get on the BUS! 13th Annual BarFly Halloween Bus Tour, Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Boo! Don't be scared - it's not too late to join us for our thirteenth annual Halloween BarFly Bus Tour, this Saturday, October 27th, from 7pm-1am! Click it on over here for your tickets to tricking and treating madness - http://goo.gl/K3b67!


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on October 25, 2012, 1:34 pm


And the 2012 BarFly Award Winners are...

The drunk people of Portland have spoken! After taking nominations for fave raves in the PDX bar scene over the last few weeks, we narrowed the long, long list down to the top four most frequently nominated folks in each category. Final voting w


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 14, 2012, 7:27 pm


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 14, 2012, 7:25 pm

BarFlySPAM: Happy hour dance party at Slabtown, TODAY + Elvis's Birthday + groovy gigs hand-picked, just for you

Dearest Darlings: I know, I know, you can't hardly wait for tonight's big Club 21 grand re-opening (or, 're-grand opening,' as a tattered banner on my local dry cleaner said for a couple of years). Le Club is now under promising ne


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on September 23, 2011, 3:37 am

BarFlySPAM: Happy OktoMataBusFest!

Happy OktoMataBusFest! WTF is OktoMataBusFest? Just another super-duper extra-awesome weekend here in the best city, ever! There's so much afoot in the next few, let's get right to it, shall we? Now, of course, we'll be kicking off the we


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on September 16, 2011, 5:26 am

BarFlySPAM: Happy OktoMataBusFest!

Happy OktoMataBusFest! WTF is OktoMataBusFest? Just another super-duper extra-awesome weekend here in the best city, ever! There's so much afoot in the next few, let's get right to it, shall we? Now, of course, we'll be kicking off the w


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on September 16, 2011, 5:25 am

FXFO! BarFly's DIY guide to making your own 100% free PDX fest! Plus, where to drink at MFNW

If you don't have a spare $70-$250 (?!) laying around, and thus will not be attending this year's MFNW (which I like to think stands for 'Masturbation Fest Northwest'), you're in good company - me, too! Luckily for us, the sour


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on September 7, 2011, 11:17 am

looking for a DJ at Hotties

Needing a DJ at Hotties in Beaverton. Position is a volunteer job for friday and saturday nights with a $50 payout plus $5 minimum payout from each dancer. I need someone to start ASAP. TONIGHT!!!! Please call CC at 503-643-7377. Thanks so much. 


Posted By latina921 on August 19, 2011, 5:56 pm

The Best Dancing Bar?

Hey all. My boyfriend and I will be visiting Portland for the Music Fest NW next month, and I would love to go out on Saturday night and get my dance on :) I've read so many reviews about all of the different bars, and it can be a little overwhel


Posted By bubbles83 on August 9, 2011, 3:52 pm

BarFlySPAM 7.22.11: TGIBarF it up w HazMatt at Swift, TODAY, + get down w Goddamn Gentlemen, TOMORROW!

Dearest Darlings: Today, Friday, July 22nd, T.G.I.BarFly pops up at Swift, with special guest deejay, Statutory Ray aka "DJ HazMatt"! If you haven't been to Swift, you're in for a treat - the cocktails are absolutely divine, the s


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on July 22, 2011, 12:24 am

BarFlySPAM for Friday, July 15th, 2011 - Hey, Ho, NoPo! + Bacon, Bastille Day, and Buses, oh, my!

Dearest Darlings: This week, we're taking T.G.I.BarFly for our first visit to NoPo! On Friday, July 15th, T.G.I.BarFly pops up at Foggy Notion, with special guest deejay, DJ Rockthrower! While DJ Rockthrower serves up heaping helpings of all th


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on July 15, 2011, 2:04 am

Sweet, sweet BarFlySPAM for Friday, July 8th, 2011 - BarFly Bus Summer Sale Edition!

Dearest Darlings: I am pleased as punch to present none other than Portland's premier one-man hot dog band, Frank Furter and the Hot Dogs, live at The Slammer for today's T.G.I.BarFly, from 5-8pm! The Slammer will be serving up FREE HOT DOG


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on July 8, 2011, 1:01 am

Hot BarFlySPAM: Red, White, and Blue Edition for Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Dearest Darlings: Happy Birthday, America! You don't look a day over 234 to me. What do you use, anyway? Whatever it is, I bet it involves plenty of everybody's best friend, alcohol! With the Spirit(s) of '76 in mind, BarFly's book-


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on June 30, 2011, 5:00 pm

Fresh BarFlySPAM, hot off the internets for Friday, June 24th, 2011 - BarFly Anniversary BBQ Bash edition!

Dearest Darlings: It's a big BarFly weekend! We're turning 12 years old on Sunday, and we're celebrating with our biggest and best BarFly Anniversary BBQ Bash, yet! It's this Sunday, June 26th, 2pm-10pm, at the Tonic (see below for t


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on June 24, 2011, 8:53 am

Fresh BarFlySPAM, hot off the internets for Friday, June 17th, 2011

Dearest Darlings: Hope your week's been as much f-u-n as mine. I don't want to make anyone too jealous, but yesterday, BarFly got HACKED. Just like one of the big kid websites! Anyhoo, you'll forgive me if I just go straight to happy hou


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on June 17, 2011, 9:22 am

Hot BarFlySPAM, fresh off the interweb for Friday, June 10th, 2011

Dearest Darlings:I am very excited to say that today is the first live music T.G.I.BarFly! We've got the extra-witty, ineffably charming, alarmingly catchy songs of Rian O'Hara, performed by none other than Rian O'Hara himself!We'll b


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on June 10, 2011, 1:09 am

Hot BarFlySPAM, fresh off the interweb for Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Dearest Darlings: Hope you've been enjoying your weekly helping of BarFlySPAM! My own mailbox has just been jam-packed. Being incredibly popular, well respected, and much sought-after, I always get tons of email, everything from thoughtful inqui


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on June 3, 2011, 2:43 am

Meet Babe Force BarFly!

Babe Force BarFly, a.k.a. The BarFly Bikini Team (in good weather!), made its debut at the 2011 BarFly Awards, and will be making appearances at BarFly's new weekly pop-up happy hour parties, T.G.I.BarFly, and various other promo opps about town,


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on May 12, 2011, 6:10 pm

And the 2011 BarFly Award Winners are...

Last night's 2011 BarFly Awards was quite the spectacle! Thanks to everyone who came out, except for the person who 'accidentally' took home a laptop and backpack belonging to BarFly. Please turn it in to the bartender on duty at Sewickly


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 18, 2011, 2:03 pm

Time to vote for the BarFly Awards!

The awards are tonight, folks, and that means it's time to vote. Voting is by text message, and is open from 8pm-10pm tonight.  VOTING INSTRUCTIONS:Voting short code is 50618. A short code is a 5-digit phone number. Enter it in the phon


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 17, 2011, 3:48 pm

And the 2011 BarFly Award Nominees are...

Every year, the BarFly Awards celebrates the best and the brightest in the Portland bar scene. Nominations are solicited online, and the top four nominees are invited to compete in the final voting, done live and in person, at the BarFly Awards Gala,


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 7, 2011, 11:03 pm

All right, you fucks: A Beer Blog

 The boss lady has been on me a while to get going on this thing that I said I’d start writing about beer. The problem about writing about beer in Portland is that it’s kind of like writing about the spank trade in the San Fernando V


Posted By aram on March 29, 2011, 2:49 am

It's BarFly Awards time! Nominate your fave raves for a 2011 BarFly Award today!

Nominate your favorite barkeeps, servers, dancers, hairstylists, writers, DJs, KJs, TJs, cabbies, cooks, and bouncers for a 2011 BarFly Award today! Click here to go to the official nominations survey. Nominations for the 2011 BarFly Awards (a.k.a. &


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on March 18, 2011, 4:01 pm

Purpose Driven Drinking: BarFly's list of Bars showing the State of the Union address (SOTU)

Let's get political! Join your fellow Americans in bars across Portland, to watch tonight's State of the Union Address (SOTU). It starts at 6pm, otherwise known as happy hour, here on the left coast.  We'll be adding to this list, th


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on January 25, 2011, 10:30 am

Dolphin II....Worth a look.

  I like going to the Dolphin 2. Why? You might ask. Mainly it is because of Natalia. Natalia is that special talent a real professional, at her job, but with the a charm to make you feel like you have known her your whole li


Posted By ArtD2cust on July 2, 2010, 4:02 pm

Sunday Softball Week 3 Update, Scores, and Stats

Portland’s bipolar spring weather did its best to ruin Sunday Softball’s fun this week. All but four games were rained out, and the games that happened had to be played in muddy conditions. The Know and Vern tried their best but only


Posted By Portland Sunday Softball League on May 27, 2010, 8:34 pm

Portland Sunday Softball Week Three Game Schedule (Sunday, May 23, 2010)

 Sunday, May 23, 2010 (Week 3) Portland Sunday Softball Game Schedule:Doug Fir (0-2) @ Powell's (1-1) 11am University ParkSlingshot (1-1) @ Tiga (2-0) 1pm University  ParkBasement (0-2) @ Willy Week (2-0) 11am Farragut  ParkThe V


Posted By Portland Sunday Softball League on May 21, 2010, 3:20 pm

Portland Sunday Softball Week Two Recap

The Matador Goddamn Bobcats finally managed to beat Team Mercury! Since the leagues conception, these two teams have had a somewhat turbulent relationship (see The Mercury’s column from 2006.). While some disagreements have happened in the p


Posted By Portland Sunday Softball League on May 21, 2010, 3:18 pm

Portland Sunday Softball Game Schedule for Sunday, May 16th, 2010

 Slabtown (1-0) @ Willy Week (1-0), 11am, University ParkTube (0-1) @ Mississippi Records (1-0), 1pm, University ParkBasement (0-1) @ Tiga (1-0), 11am, Farragut ParkDisjecta (0-1) @ The Know (0-1), 1pm, Farragut ParkMeridian (0-1) @ Yamhill Pub


Posted By Portland Sunday Softball League on May 14, 2010, 2:50 pm

2010 Sunday Softball League Injuries

We thought we'd start a blog just for the fallen brave men and women of the Sunday Softball League. Congratulations to Chris from The Vern (smushed ear), and Grover of Powell's (dislocated shoulder), for being the first two casualties of the


Posted By Portland Sunday Softball League on May 14, 2010, 2:47 pm

Sunday Softball Week One Re-Cap

 It was an amazing start to the 2010 Portland Sunday Softball League season! There were many close games last Sunday (5/9/10), including the epic rematch of last year’s championship game, Slammer vs Disjecta. Once again the Slammer prevail


Posted By Portland Sunday Softball League on May 14, 2010, 2:39 pm

Portland Sunday Softball League Season Opens Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Portland Sunday Softball League is back for its fifth official season, as of this Sunday, May 9th, 2010. Catch your favorite bartenders, cooks, waiters, and regulars, live, in person, sweaty and a little drunk, on diamonds all over town. Miss a game


Posted By Portland Sunday Softball League on May 7, 2010, 4:08 pm

And the 2010 BarFly Award Winners were...

FYI - even if you didn't get a confirmation message in reply to your vote last night, your vote was still received and counted. The service was just overwhelmed for a while, on the outgoing end.Congrats to all our nominees and winners, and thanks


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 12, 2010, 2:14 pm

BarFly Awards 2010: Rock the vote by text!

This year, the BarFly Awards are getting our text on, and going tree-free! All voting will be conducted via text message, between 8pm and 10pm, on Sunday, April 11th, during the BarFly Awards Gala. Even if you're among the hoi polloi who were not


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on April 8, 2010, 7:32 pm

Just What Constitutes a Great Bar Game Atmosphere? (or, ugh, "sports bar?")

Man, ya know how sometimes you get laid off from your lame-ass job last summer and at the time that it happens, it seems like the greatest thing in the world? Like maybe it's gonna be a fantastic turn of events that allows you to


Posted By belmontsledgehammer on March 21, 2010, 10:00 pm

And the 2010 BarFly Award Nominees are...

Nominees are listed alphabetically, by first name. Final voting will be conducted live at the 2010 BarFly Awards, at the Mount Tabor,  on Sunday, April 11, 2010, 8pm-12am. Please note, awards may not be given in this order at the event. Award pr


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on March 18, 2010, 11:07 pm

I cant wait :)

This is bugbite and i'm looking forward to becoming part of the team that always wins. Thanx cousin for giving me an oppertunity to go back to work, my famiely and i thank you for the extra income   :)  :)


Posted By bugbite420 on March 11, 2010, 10:37 pm

Volume Seven: There Will Be Blood (Willy Greer Drinks YOUR Mary)

Welcome to the poverty-row reboot of There Will Be Blood, wherein we will be reviewing the Marys of one establishment at a time, as opposed to several.  "Excess in moderation" is a fine consolation; we all do what we have to in these c


Posted By WillyGreer on January 17, 2010, 8:36 pm

BarFly's List of New Year's Eve Shenanigans in Portland, Oregon

Keep checking back here for the all your Portland NYE poop. Is your bar hosting a New Year's Eve party? Drop us a line at info@barflypdx.com and we'll be sure to include you, too! Please include any and all pertinent info, including drink spe


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on December 18, 2009, 11:34 am

BarFly's List of Bars Open on Christmas in Portland, Oregon

Keep checking back here for bars offering Christmas cheer! Do you work and/or live at a bar that's open on Christmas? Drop us a line at info@barflypdx.com and we'll be sure to include your info, too. Be sure to include any and all pertinent i


Posted By Miss Jen Lane of BarFly fame on December 18, 2009, 11:30 am

Platforms, Pussy Wipes and Purell. Workin' In A Strip Bar.

Last Spring, I was getting ready for work, and recieved a text from my boss saying I was let go. Fired via text message! Do you believe that shit? I was using the flat iron when I learned of this, and right then found my first gray hair. Unemployed a


Posted By Jinx on October 30, 2009, 9:31 pm

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