Vice Presidential Debate Watch Parties: Bars, Theaters, Cafe's | Portland, Oregon

If Sarah Palin performs at the VP debate like she did with Katie Couric, this will be FANTASTIC. New possible presidential bingo squares for Sarah are 1) Hockey 2) “Let me get back to ya” 3) Small town values 4) Bush doctrine

Also, if Joe Biden mentions Scranton more than twice, someone should ask him what happened to Dunder-Mifflin Infinity.

Portland Election Result Watch Parties info here.

sarah palin is crazyLiving Room Theatre/Theate: Living Room Theaters will be showing all of the US Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates and the final Nov. 4th election results LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN…Read more about the Living Room Theater Debate/Election events here.

Update 10/01–Living Room Theater put this on their twitter account today: All, the debate tomorrow is entirely booked. However, there is 1 walk-in theater + the lounge. We recommend arriving as early as you can

Bagdad Theater/Theatre: Thursday, October 2, VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Televised live from Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Doors 5 p.m.; debate 6 p.m. | Free | All ages welcome

Come to the Bagdad to watch the vice presidential debate live on air with KOIN TV!

Sit in designated Democrat, Republican and Independent sections, do an interview on your perspectives with Mike Donahue or other KOIN talent and maybe even have a beer and some pizza while you watch.

DemocracyLab Vice Presidential Debate watching Party/Benefit: Smart Real Estate, 707 NW 11 ave
Come watch the Biden v. Palin Debate and help support DemocracyLab. DemocracyLab is an innovative Non-Profit is working to change the way citizens engage in politics. A $10 donation will be suggested, Food, Drinks, Music and lively cultural debates will be available for all. ( more info )

Laurelhurst Theater:( website ) Thursday, 10/2, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Doors open at 5:00pm, 21 &over only.
Come watch the Vice Presidential debate on the big screen. This event is free, first come – first served (200 person capacity). I hear they were turning people away last time, so get there early.

Mt Tabor Legacy: 4811 SE Hawthorne ( 1997-looking website )
I spoke to the new owners Saturday night. They said they were going to screen it. If you like to smoke while you laugh (or cry), this is the place for you.
Update 9/30: They called and said they will definitely screen it, possibly in both rooms if attendance warrants it.

joe biden is afraid?

Kellys Olympian: 426 SW Washington St Portland, OR 97204 (website)
The played the Presidential debate last Friday. I don't know why they wouldn't have this one when it could be so much better (especially if Palin brings that assault rifle). Still, I called and emailed to no avail. I'll stop by and update later in the week.

Update 10/01: Kellys will have the debate. Same thing as last time = Projection screen

Clinton Street Theater: (website) 2522 SE Clinton St., Portland, OR 97202
Watch Matt Davis' head explode and the rest of the Mercury staff get loaded at their “cool kids” (air apostrophes)  debate party here.

Roots Brewing: 1520 SE 7th Ave ( website )
Update: According to Amy Ruiz, the Mercury will also be at Roots (it seems Clinton isn't the new venue, but the “second venue”). Double capacity last time, so get there early. “You've been warned

Watch Online: If you can't make it out to one of these events, you can watch online at PBS.

First Thursday Update: If you are out looking at art during Portland First Thursday festivities, you can see the debates on “Patrick's TV” at Core Art Gallery.

Cubespace Update 10/02: 622 SE Grand Ave. in Portland, Oregon ( website )
“Come watch the VP debate at CubeSpace this evening!” Thanks to @EvaCatHerder for info

Beulahland Update 10/02: 118 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232
Beulahland Myspace: “Come on down to Beulahland and check out the VP Debates!!! 6PM Love Beulah!”

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7 Responses to Vice Presidential Debate Watch Parties: Bars, Theaters, Cafe's | Portland, Oregon

  1. Taco Del Gato September 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm #


  2. Jordan September 30, 2008 at 11:02 am #

    In case you want to play along at home (or the bar, wherever), you can get your randomized Palin VP Debate Bingo Cards at the site below!

  3. Lynne September 30, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    VP debate is on Kelly’s calendar of events.

  4. Julian Chadwick September 30, 2008 at 4:10 pm #

    Thanks Lynne,

    It wasn’t there when I looked the other day…just a PRA show at 10 I think

  5. Vue October 2, 2008 at 12:45 am #

    for those who can’t make it, watch it online at

  6. Steve in NY October 2, 2008 at 10:13 am #

    Print your own Palin Bingo cards here:

  7. movie fan October 10, 2008 at 9:52 am #

    it would be dangerous for the GOP to reschedule another VP debate… the more unscripted air time Palin gets, the more time people will have to realize that she couldn’t answer a question about any of the major issues if her life depended on it

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