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10 Portland Bachelorette Party Ideas

The city of Portland is generally not considered a bachelorette party destination, so figuring out how and where to celebrate yours here can be challenging. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 Bachelorette Party Ideas for every type of Portland bride! No matter how you choose to celebrate before the big day, Portland and its surrounding areas will have something for you.

Clubs

If you’re wanting the traditional bachelorette party where you go out drinking and dancing, hit up some clubs downtown! Some great ones for a bachelorette party are Jones and Barrel Room. And for a fun drag show, check out Darcelle XV!

Country

If you want to go out dancing but are more of a country girl, put on your cowboy boots and head to Dixie, Dukes, or Bushwhackers.

Fancy Dinner

If you want something a little more laid back but still want to dress up, go out to a fancy dinner spot! Portland is known for being a casual city, but some dinner places where you can get away with dressing up are Departure, Portland City Grill, and El Gaucho.

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Karaoke

Singing your heart out with your friends to your favorite songs (or even requesting your faves to be performed for you!) can make for such a fun memory. Voicebox is a great option for karaoke!

Winery

If you’re into wine and beautiful scenery, head to wine country for some wine tasting! Willamette Valley is less than an hour away from Portland – get a designated driver and go with your girlfriends, or take a winery tour if you prefer.

Brewery

If beer is more your thing, head to some breweries for beer tasting! Oregon is well known for their craft beer scene. Check out Oregon Craft Beer’s website for plenty of brewery info!

Spa

If your idea of a “party” is closer to relaxing and getting pampered, head to one of Portland’s many spas for some massages, mani-pedis, and facials! For a luxurious option, look no further than the Allison Inn & Spa.

Beach Getaway

Part of the beauty of living on the west coast is that you’re just a short drive away from the ocean! Pick a beach town, find a house to rent for the weekend, and celebrate your bachelorette party by the water.

Hiking Trip

Oregon is filled with natural beauty. If you’re an outdoorsy bride, spend your bachelorette party out in nature! Less than an hour away from Portland, Skamania Lodge at the Columbia River Gorge is a great place to stay, and it’s near a ton of hiking trails!

Honeymoon Prep

If you want to use your bachelorette party to prep for after the wedding, head to Shebop, Portland’s female-friendly sex toy boutique! They’ve got everything in this adult store, and can offer an after-hours shopping experience for bachelorette parties if planned in advance. Then take a group pole dancing class at Ecdysiast!

Whatever way you choose to celebrate, we hope that your pre-wedding festivities are true to you, and include letting loose, having fun, and celebrating with your loved ones before you walk down the aisle. Happy Bachelorette Party Planning!

Featured image courtesy of The Blockhouse

This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Dana Barbar, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.