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The Ponderosa Lounge & Grill is Portland’s biggest and best country western bar, where we have been doing Portland nightlife “Pondo Style” since 1969. Live music hits the stage every weekend featuring local, regional and national talent. Weekly events also include unplugged nights with your favorite local artists, country western dance lessons, an annual Battle of the Bands every spring, MAD Poker, football on a huge screen and your favorite live country throwbacks playing every Sunday!
See a show, stay the night! Stay out late and enjoy your evening longer when you book a stay at the Ponderosa Lounge & Grill’s on-site hotel, the Portlander Inn. From jacuzzi suites to queen suites, the Portlander Inn has all levels of relaxation to complement your night out!
FOOD & DRINK
The Ponderosa features a full restaurant menu, a concert menu, happy hour and drink menu.
Join us for free country dance lessons every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Ponderosa has weekly entertainment programs featuring the best local country music talent.
TICKETS & VIP RESERVATIONS
Get your tickets in advance and start your night faster. Tickets to all shows are available for purchase. Want a guaranteed seat for the evening? Purchase a VIP Lounge ticket and enjoy an elevated view for the night!
RENT OUT THE PONDEROSA
The Ponderosa is the perfect location for corporate events, bachelor or bachelorette parties, reunions, and all celebrations. Rent out the entire Ponderosa or just the VIP Lounge.
EXPLORE THE PONDEROSA
Take a look inside the recently renovated Ponderosa Lounge & Grill, Portland’s Original Country Western Bar since 1969.
TUESDAYS | 7PM | NO COVER | CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Every Tuesday, Blake Nelson of local country band Breaking Midnight invites an artist to the Ponderosa stage for a stripped down, acoustic set. From surprise guests to never-heard-before covers, you never know what will happen at Ponderosa Unplugged.
LINE DANCIN' LADIES NIGHT
THURSDAYS | 8PM | NO COVER | CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Whether you’re a seasoned line dancer or want to try something new, Line Dancin’ Ladies Night is for you! Join the free line dance lesson at 7 PM, and then dance the night away to DJ Pauly’s mix of current and classic country hits.
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS | 9PM | COVER CHARGE VARIES | CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
From your favorite country stars you love hearing on the radio to local up-and-comers, the Ponderosa stage has seen it all. Every weekend, join us for the best in local, regional and national talent. While we’re a country bar at heart, occasionally you’ll also see rock, blues, Americana and more.
COUNTRY CLASSICS W/ RUBY FALLS
SUNDAYS | 4PM | NO COVER | CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19
Ruby Falls plays the kind of music that brings back memories. If you love the greats like Johnny Cash and Ray Price, you’ll love their take on classic country and Western Swing. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes!
Over the years, the Ponderosa Lounge & Grill has hosted national talents including: Miranda Lambert, Brooks & Dunn, Michael Ray, Blake Shelton, Love & Theft, Keith Urban, Dan & Shay and more.
In December 2017, The Ponderosa reopened after a 7-month renovation with a new elevated VIP lounge, huge dance floor, two bars, reclaimed wood decor throughout, and the best country music entertainment.
(503) 283-1111 x4460
Chris Lee, General Manager
Monday - Friday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday - Saturday: 8am - 10pm
Jubitz Travel Center
10350 N Vancouver Way
Portland OR. 97217