The Deer Lodge: Portland’s only bar, recording studio, and live venue
The Deer Lodge to me is Portland, Oregon, in a nutshell. It is a cultish DIY collective as much as one man’s home. That man’s home is your honky-tonk. There’s a recording studio in the basement; I did the first Drunken Prayer record there. They have a covered stage in the backyard for summer shows, and a bar with a couple of taps and a nearly constantly spinning turntable. Though officially a private residence, most all are welcome nearly 24/7. When in PDX find it if you can.