There are going to be a lot of Presidential Election watch parties all around Portland on November 4. Luckily, we vote by mail so we can start watching (drinking?) early. Exit polls start coming in around 2:00PST and results start rolling in around 4:00PST.
Here is a list of watch parties around Portland:
Laurelhurst Theater: 2735 E Burnside St, Portland, Oregon 97214 (website)
ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS: FREE event! We’ll open the doors at 5:30. If you were here for the debates you know how much fun it is to watch CSPAN on the big screen with 400 other people. 21 and over only.
***Judging be the high turnout for the debates, this venue will fill up. Try to get there before 6:30.
Living Room Theater/Theatre: 341 SW 10th Avenue (corner of Stark St) (website)
Election Night Party / Results – Tuesday : Living Room Theaters will be showing all of the US Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates and the final Nov. 4th election results LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN.
***This should also be full. Not sure exactly when they open the doors, but be there early.
West Cafe: 1201 SW Jefferson (website) Start Time: 4:30pm
Come out and celebrate a changing of the guard. Happy Hour all night along with live results broadcasts.
Doug Fir Lounge: 830 E. Burnside, 97214 Starts: 6:00
Join Mayor Sam Adams, Steve Novick, Portland Mecury and DJ Gregarious. Live televised returns all night, along with Bush Bash pinatas, a Bush Bitch Box, and Panties Against Palin! Whatever that means. FREE
***Yes, this will be at capacity. Get there early.
Pizza Schmizza – Hillsboro Airport: 891 NE 25th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (info)
Pizza and Beer at the Hillsboro Airport Pizza Schmizza. $2 pints and the best pizza by the slice around. Coverage will be on TV all day but the offical “event” will begin at 5PM.
***Yes, there is an airport in Hillboro and a Pizza Schmizza there. Who knew?
Anna Bannana’s Cafe & Bar: 8716 N Lombard Street, 97203 (info)
Watch the coverage of all of the National and Local Elections on TV with our friends and neighbors in Saint Johns and North Portland. All Ages, families and children are welcome. Lots of political stuff!
MacAdams Bar & Grill: 5833 Sw Macadam Ave Portland, OR 9723 (website)
Bagdad Theater: 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, Oregon 97214 (website)
McMenamins and CBS/KOIN Local 6 present…ELECTION NIGHT 2008 Doors at 5 p.m | Free | 21 & over
Come to the Bagdad to watch election results live on air with KOIN Local 6!
Mission Theater: 1624 NW Glisan St 97209 | 5 p.m. doors | Free | 21 & over (website)
Watch live election results and count the votes with a cold beer and a juicy burger.
All McMenamins Pubs: Showing election coverage on our TV screens | All day | all ages welcome (website)
The anticipation has been building, and we invite you to watch the election results while enjoying your favorite McMenamins burger and handcrafted ale.
Virginia Cafe: 820 SW 10th Ave, Portland (Myspace here)
***I was at the Virginia at the last debate. Good drinks (make it a double for $2 more), good food, good times.
Grand Central Lanes Bowl: 808 SE Morrison St 97214 (facebook event)
Come celebrate…or commiserate the election with WILLAMETTE WEEK and the RICK EMERSON SHOW LIVE! The night’s festivities include: -Storm Large! -Election Night Coverage & Cocktails Starting @ 6PM!
-Raffle Prizes! -Party with The Bus Project! (Bus arrives @ 8:30PM) -Cheap Bowling! -“Bailout” Menu!
FREE COVER. FREE PARKING. ALL AGES
Redwing Coffee and Bakery: 1700 SE 6th Ave Portland, OR 97214 (website)
Portland Metro Pacific Green Party is hosting an election night party at a Redwing Coffee and Bakery, a worker owned restaurant in inner southeast Portland at the corner of SE 6th and Market. Come down and meet our candidates and watch election results on Redwing’s big screen TV.
The Cleaners at Ace Hotel: (website) 1022 SW Stark St Portland, OR 97205 | $15 | 8:00
The freedom-lovers at Clyde Common are providing complimentary snacks and beer will be available. Coupled with copious amounts of champagne for a toast, a popcorn machine and a balloon drop will help celebrate our right to choose our leaders- or do justice to the spectacle of politics, depending on your perspective. We’ll have 10 Flat-screen TVs showing every possible channel of coverage (and maybe some cartoons).
And really, what’s more American than 10 TVs?
Backspace (also known as Barackspace): 115 NW 5th Ave Portland, OR 97209 (website)
Kid-Friendly Election Night Party! Join Activistas, MOMocrats and Poliglots for a kid-friendly election night party on November 4th from 5 to 8ish! The party will be at the BackSpace Cafe (renamed Barackspace till the big day, which is huge, with lots of room for kids to run around and a full menu of vegetarian/ vegan food for sale. It also has a big parking lot across the street.
Blitz Bar: 110 NW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 (website)
Blitz is a large space that can handle about 300 people so let’s make it off the hizzy.
The Pipeline will be rolling around to a couple/few of these parties with live pictures and info on Twitter. Twitter.com/pdxpipeline.
Also, many Portland people on Twitter will be blogging thoughts about the election. Go here to find other Portlanders.
Update 11-2: Aura restaurant+lounge: 1022 w. burnside, Portland, OR 97205 (info)
Portland Monthly and aura Restaurant + Lounge invite you to our election night event.Whether you will celebrate, commiserate, or be completely irate—this is the election night soirée for you. Party Hostess and Emcee, Poison Waters | Costume contest (come dressed as your favorite political figure) Trivia games (test your political knowledge) + more
Update 11-2: 23Hoyt, Saucebox, Clark Lewis,and Bluehour all having TV and happy hour all night Tuesday.
Update: Culture mob has some other parties listed here.