Read a book or 12 at Powell’s City of Books
Powell's Books, dubbed Powell's City of Books
, claims to be the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. We don't doubt it since it's three stories on an entire city block downtown. You'll get your fill of entertainment between the coffee shop downstairs, and the gorgeous photography books on the top floor, plus everything in between. Give yourself at least a couple of hours to find your next read.
Catch a movie in a historic building
Duck out of the rain and find your own bit of magic at any of Portland's historic movie theaters featuring first or second run movies, cold beer, pizza, and the quirkiest crowds you'll find in Portland. Looking for a long-haul experience? The Historic Hollywood Theatre
features film festivals such as the Cascade Festival of African Films, QDoc Queer Film Festival, HUMP!, and so many more.
Sing your heart out at karaoke at The Alibi Tiki Lounge or a private room at the Voicebox
, Portland's long-lived tiki bar with island-themed murals, tropical cocktails & nightly high-energy karaoke is the perfect landing spot to show your most Grammy-winning vocals off, or to just goof off and have a good time. Chances are, you'll see costumed-out bachelor parties, first date shenanigans, and there's often a flaming bowl of something highly alcoholic involved. Want a lower-key experience? Get your own karaoke room with your nearest and dearest (or end the corporate retreat week with a special treat!) at Voicebox Karaoke
, only a few blocks away from the Jupiter.