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College Freshman

Nightlife: Haven't lived on campus yet and underaged for clubs or drinking.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I am not of age.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: You just have to know where to go.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Three years ago, there were fun parties every weekend, sometimes fridays and also saturdays. these last two years, campus security increased their interference and prevention of parties both on and also off campus, large parties are now few and far between, but house parties get crowded for an hour or two about once a weekend.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: There are parties at the fraternities, I've only ever been to one and it was not my scene, too many drunk people in way too small a room. There are some bars and a club or two downtown that the 21+ crowd like.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 368th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 389th
    Best Drink Prices
  • 1008th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jennifer Mui-Chan
San Francisco
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The general consensus of Linfield students, since most are under 21, is that the parties are localized at the fraternities. Under-21 students usually hang out with friends, heading into town to eat at Serendipity or Third Street Pizza. While there are plenty of bars and hangouts to choose from in the area, in general, most students are more likely to spend their Friday and Saturday nights at a local fraternity or campus party than at a bar off campus.

Most Linfield students have a great time at on- or off-campus parties rather than off-campus bars. There are live bands on campus, as well as theater events, and a lot of students have their own rock bands or play guitar or piano, so there is bound to be a lively group of students putting something together somewhere. Also, the College is great about putting events together, so there is always something to do on campus. Sports and Greek life at Linfield are also a plus, as there are always events and activities that students can get involved with. In addition, students at Linfield are very social, so there will always be groups of students up to something.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
Third Street
Student Favorites
  • Cabana Club
  • Grill Scotties
Local Specialties
Purple Hooter: Consists of one part vodka, one part Chambord, one part sour mix, splash of Sprite
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Baseball
  • Beer Pong
  • Flip Cup
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Riley Campus Center
Closing Time
11 p.m. (in some cases 2 a.m.)
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Jae's Landing
Organization Parties
Prior to a Homecoming football game or any big sporting event, expect a tailgate party, and after the big game, expect a reception and dinner with friends, classmates, parents, and alumni. Also, parties and events are organized through fraternities, sororities, the alumni, and the College. There is also a huge luau prepared by the Hawaiian Club with professional fire throwers and Hawaiian event planners; it's a tradition that no one skips out on.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Cabana Club & Grill

Most students at Linfield are under 21 and stay on campus to do their partying. However, Cabana is a local club where drinks are reasonable, you can grab a bite to eat, and you can dance.

425 NE 3rd St.


(503) 472-0947

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

McMenamins Pub

A great rooftop bar with a 360-degree view of the region. Great atmosphere and fun!

310 NE Evans St.


(503) 472-8427

Jae's Landing

Sports bar and grill that has reasonably-priced drinks. Hours are Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

2121 NE 27th St.


(503) 472-9496

Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant

Good quality food and great atmosphere. The brews are made on the premise and are high quality. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (with the bar open until 11 p.m.).

980 NE 4th St.


(503) 472-2739

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

Melrose Hall

Catch a movie, concert, or comedian at Melrose Ice Auditorium.

Founder's Way



Get some friends together and head to the game room on the third floor of Riley. There is pool, pingpong, air hockey, and a plethora of video games.

Riley Campus Center, on campus


La Rambla Restaurant & Bar

Great food and atmosphere. After a football game, students will go to La Rambla and then party at a fraternity afterward.

288 NE 3rd St.


(503) 435-2126

3rd Street Pizza with Moonlight Theater

Classic hand-tossed, New York-style pizza, calzones, chicken wings, salads, and sandwiches. You can enjoy great pizza and a beverage while watching a movie at the Moonlight Theater.

433 NE 3rd St.


(503) 434-5800

Fraternities and sororities

If you are not 21, there are usually fraternity or house parties where most students go for partying and hanging out.

On campus


Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 31 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 31 responses

  • 6% There are no good options.
  • 45% Use a designated driver.
  • 3% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 0% Public transportation.
  • 3% Taxis.
  • 42% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 4% Parties? What parties?
  • 4% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 74% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 19% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 0% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
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