A Guide to Portland’s Best Singles Hotspots

The eclectic culture, upbeat atmosphere and range of great things to do make Portland a haven for singles — especially those looking to step away from the digital dating scene and dive into real-world connections. So if you’re flying solo, but ready to meet a co-pilot? Join us as we embark on a journey through some of the best places to meet fellow singles in Portland.

Ground Kontrol Arcade Portland

For those with a spirit as playful as it is passionate, Ground Kontrol Arcade is a must-visit destination. This iconic arcade and bar combo offers a unique blend of nostalgia and entertainment. Bond over classic arcade games, challenge someone to a friendly duel on the vintage pinball machines, or even join one of their regular tournaments. Then, let the sparks fly over shared high scores.

115 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Momo’s Bar

Ensconced in the heart of downtown Portland, Momo’s Bar is a cozy retreat for singles seeking a laid-back environment and casual connections. The dimly lit environs, craft cocktails, and a diverse crowd make it an ideal spot to strike up a chat. The intimate setting encourages genuine connections, proving that sometimes the best conversations happen over a well-crafted cocktail.

725 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

Barlow Tavern

Sports enthusiasts and social butterflies unite for suds and socializing at Barlow Tavern, a lively bar where the camaraderie is as impressive as the beer selection. Cheer for your favorite team, engage in friendly banter, and find common ground with fellow singles who share your passion for both the excitement of athletics and sociable moments.

6008 N Greeley Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Church Bar

For a divine experience in the singles scene, head to Church Bar for some blessings in disguise. This converted church turned trendy bar boasts a unique setting that sets the stage for memorable encounters. Sip on creatively crafted cocktails, revel in the quirky décor, and let the good vibes guide you to a potential connection.

2600 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

10 Barrel Brewing

Beer lovers looking for love need look no further than 10 Barrel Brewery. With its extensive selection of craft beers and a lively atmosphere, this brewery provides the perfect backdrop for casual conversations and shared laughter. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio and let the brews flow as freely as the conversation.

1411 NW Flanders St, Portland, OR 97209

Barrel Room Piano Bar

For a touch of sophistication and musical flair, the Barrel Room Piano Bar is a harmonious haven for singles. Enjoy live piano performances, sing along to familiar tunes, and relish the electric energy that fills the air. The shared love for music may just be the “key” to unlocking a romantic connection.

120 NW Couch, Portland OR 97209

The Coffin Club

The Coffin Club is a uniquely PNW place to meet available singles. This dimly-lit, vampire-themed bar and club oozes a delightfully spooky ambiance. Sip craft cocktails from beakers as you cozy up in a plush coffin booth. The weekly goth night is a must-visit, with DJs spinning industrial and ethereal tunes as the pulsing dance floor fills with swaying  souls draped in dark velvet and lace. With its quirky theme and laid back vibe, The Coffin Club attracts an alluringly eclectic crowd of hipsters, punks, and self-proclaimed morbid romantics.

421 SE Grand Ave, Portland OR 97214

River Pig Saloon

Head to the River Pig Saloon for a lively night of single-minded socializing. This raucous roadhouse transports you to the days of Oregon’s logging tradition with its vintage décor, bar games, and a bluesy vibe. Slide into a butter-soft leather booth and order up craft beers or whiskey flights as you take in the scene. On weekends, the spacious dance floor fills with budding two-steppers showing off their moves. With its fun, unpretentious air, River Pig is a hot spot for flirtatious Portland singles.

529 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209


Escape the indoors and head to Rontoms, a hip, laid-back bar with a spacious outdoor patio, and low-key ambience that invites singles to bask in the Portland sunshine. The relaxed atmosphere, craft beers, and communal seating make it easy to strike up a conversation and see where the sunny vibes take you.

600 East Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97214

White Owl Social Club

Our final stop on this singles’ adventure is the White Owl Social Club. This ultra-chill hideaway — complete with a sprawling outdoor area — creates a relaxed setting for singles to unwind, enjoy a variety of drinks, and engage in meaningful conversations under the stars.

1305 SE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Your Adventure is Waiting at The Hotel Zags

Once you’ve explored the diverse social landscape that Portland has to offer, return to the welcoming embrace of The Hotel Zags. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, our hip hotel provides a comfortable and modern retreat for singles looking to unwind after a night of crafting connections. With our contemporary design, excellent amenities, attentive staff and excellent special offers, The Hotel Zags ensures that your Portland singles’ experience is both memorable and comfortable. So, pack your bags, immerse yourself in the Portland singles scene, and let the magic of connection unfold in this extraordinary city.