The fact that it's at a fine hotel and within walking distance of several others and in a part of town with relatively few dining options is a further plus. Tell us why! Retrieved 1 December Bars like The NestAlleyway and Lovecraft are not specifically gay bars, but they tend to draw a queer clientele. Share on Twitter. Portland State University. Pearl District Once an industrial district, the Pearl has sprung to life in recent years, its old warehouses converted into chic restaurants, boutiques, art galleries and lounges.
Restaurants to check out.
Restaurants to check out. Other Powell's locations include a smaller outpost in the gay-popular Hawthorne neighborhood as well as a Powell's Books for Home and Garden with amazing cookbook section next door on Hawthorne, and there's a large branch in Beaverton and a smaller one at the airport. You can also order Voodoo Doughnuts here. There's also a very cool rare-book room on the top floor, with first editions of many classic works.
The Rainbow Room also serves light bar food—cheese plates, calamari, fish-and-chips, buffalo wings, and the like.