Most Reedies do not have a strong grasp on Portland's nightlife. Since the Portland nightlife mostly hinges on being 21 or older, most Reedies either stay on campus, visit off-campus parties, or wait until they are 21 to fully peruse Portland's selections. Despite the age restrictions, Portland's club and concert scene doesn't fail to please. Portland offers numerous clubs with good drinks, live music, and all the dancing you could want.
If you aren't 21, then coffeehouses and other entertainment options are available, but they aren't as prevalent as the clubs, concert halls, and bars. Reedies, although generally preferring to party on or around campus, do occasionally leave the library to venture to a theater, coffeehouse, or around town. Additionally, students find that most non-club places (with a few coffeehouse exceptions) close rather early for their tastes, with many places shutting their doors between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. In all, nightlife exists in Portland, but it isn't as conducive to people under 21 as many Reedies would like.