As we left Canada and moved into Washington, I decided to completely skip Seattle. After all, I had already spent a few days there on the drive up, and I had visited the state many times in the past.
Within a few hours, we made it to Portland. Searching for a reasonably priced hotel was a bit of work, but in time, we found a hotel close enough to the city.
That night we visited the bar down the street from us. It was a karaoke bar by the name of Alibi Restaurant and Lounge.
Address: 4024 N Interstate Ave Portland, OR 97227 North Portland, Overlook
Yelp Page: http://www.yelp.com/biz/alibi-restaurant-and-lounge-portland?osq=karaoke+bar
The ambiance of the restaurant was friendly and jovial. The place seemed to be filled with karaoke regulars. I heard many great covers that night. And for those who weren't great, they still had the confidence to make people laugh with them.