is a nightclub
and live music venue in Portland, Oregon
, United States
, that opened in February, 2000. Since its opening, the club has hosted many internationally famous touring acts and performing artists.
Many now-famous acts have had their origins at Dante's including the "lounge-core, mash-up" band Storm & The Balls featuring Storm Large
who had a regular Wednesday night show at the club for nearly five years, the SuicideGirls
Burlesque Troupe and The Porcelain Twinz
neo-burlesque act, both of which first performed regularly at Dante's well-known Sunday night "Sinferno Cabaret."
Dante's is popular locally, and has received numerous "people's choice" awards, such as Best Live Music from AOL.com
, "Favorite House of Rock" from Willamette Week
, and "Best Live Music Venue" from Portland Citysearch.com. Dante's located in downtown Portland
near Old Town
and is housed in one of Portland's many historic buildings.
Dante's opened in February 2000 by Frank Faillace, and is currently owned and managed by Frank Faillace and Paul S. Park.
The club has staged well-known acts, like Bo Diddley
, Big Star
, Nina Hagen