Portland Oregon

Updated: Aug 14, 2018

If you have watched the program Portlandia, you already have a feel for this town and its people. Of course, the TV program really exaggerates, but you do get that kind of feeling in Portland about the way people interact with each other. We found the greatest independent bookstore in the US here, Powell's City of Books They boast having a million of the 'best' books. Wow, multiple floors, multiple rooms based on type of book, plenty of knowledgeable staff people to help you. When the pool halls are closed in the morning, you should definitely make a visit here.

I found several pool halls here, almost as many as Sacramento.


Back Stage Bar

A unique pub tucked away behind the Bagdad Theater's movie screen featuring antique decor, beer & pool. The ceiling is six stories high. Good place for a date or shooting with friends in a friendly atmosphere.

Address: 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214 https://www.mcmenamins.com/bagdad-theater-pub GoogleRating: 4.5 on 1,339

ReviewersRating: OK

Tables: 4 x 9ft

Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-1am, Sat 2pm-1am, Sun 2pm-12am

Food: Cocktails, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Wi-Fi, Wine/Beer

CuisineBurgers, American, Pizza, Pub Grub




Classic Billiards

This a classic family pool hall, plenty of tables and minors are allowed. Nice billiard tables and snooker table, too. The side room is available for those under 21.

Address: 3636 SE 122nd Ave, Portland, OR 97236 Phone: (503) 761-2622 https://www.facebook.com/Classic-Billiards-227489387327945/ GoogleRating: 4.5 on 29

ReviewersRating: Very Good

Hours: 11- 2:30

Tables: 5 x 7ft Diamonds, 15 x 9ft Gold Crown, 2 Billiards, 1 snooker

Food: Bar food





Fortune Star Lounge

Bar with good tables. They have APA leagues.

Address: 15920 SE Division St, Portland, OR 97236

(503) 760-7641 GoogleRating: 4 on 105

ReviewersRating: OK

Tables: 6 x 7ft Diamond

Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30AM–2:30AM

Cost: home- $3/hour, league-$4/hour, non-league-$5/hour Food: Chinese food






Rialto Poolroom

The Rialto is a combination of a sports bar and a pool room. Hours 11:30 - 2:30.

There is also a separate gambling room where Off Track Betting and live poker are available.

Address: 529 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 (503) 228-7605 http://rialtopoolroom.com/

GoogleRating: 3 on 184

ReviewersRating: Ehhh…

Tables: 6 x 9ft

Cost: $5 11-7, $8 7-close tue-thu $10 7-close fri-sat 2 hrs free with $10 sun-mon

Food: Restaurant, bar.










Upstairs for private parties, etc.







Mural on the wall









Sams Hollywood Billiards

Great pool hall. Open Mon-Thurs: 7am-1am, Fri & Sat: 7am-2am, Sun: 8am-1am

Check out this interview with Marko, a Croatian pool player we met here.


Monthly $500 added 10 ball Tournament - Last Sunday of the Month

Sign up at 12:30. Tournament starts promptly at 1pm.

$15 entry ($20 for masters)

BCA rules, Double Elimination-max 32 players

For more info: carissa@biggelbachs.com 503-740-6683


14.1 Straight Pool Tournament - 1st Sunday of every month

$15 entry, 3 match minimum, 100% payout, Sign up at 10:30am, starts at 11am

Or sign up in advance poleson2002@yahoo.com


Address: 1845 NE 41st Ave, Portland, OR 97212 http://www.portlandpoolhall.com/

GoogleRating: 4.5 on 264

ReviewersRating: Excellent

Tables: 11—4 ½ x 9’ Vintage Brunswick Gold Crown Regulation Tables 1—4 x 8’ Vintage Brunswick Gold Crown Table 2—3 ½ x 7’ Diamond Bar Box Tables 1—5 x 10’ Vintage Gold Crown Snooker Table ***All of our tables are covered with Simonis 860 cloth

Cost: Sunday–Thursday: 7–4pm: $6.00 per hour 4–7pm: $5.00 per hour (Happy Hour!) 7pm–Close: $11.00 per hour Friday–Saturday: 7–4pm: $6.00 per hour 4–7pm: $5.00 per hour (Happy Hour!) 7pm–Close: $12.00 per hour





Private party room upstairs

Uptown Billiards Club

"High class restaurant and bar with 8 pool tables. Reserve 24 hours ahead!

Uptown Billiards is a place where people laugh, talk, and bond. It's a place for people wanting to play games instead of watch others play them on TV. There are no sharks or hustlers, just a bunch of fun people playing what pool sharks call "hit and giggle pool" with their dates or their friends.", a quote from their website.

Address: 120 NW 23rd Avenue Portland, OR 97210 http://www.uptownbilliards.com

GoogleRating: 4.5 on 107

ReviewersRating: Very Good

Tables: 4 x 8ft

Cost: $10 / $12

Food: Hi-end restaurant food





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