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March 14th, 2012 PENELOPE BASS | Bar Reviews
 

Funhouse Lounge: Tomfoolery Awaits

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A room full of clown paintings—from thoughtful oils to black velvets and a Christ-like Ronald McDonald—would be enough to give anyone nightmares. But the “clown room” at Funhouse Lounge (2432 SE 11th Ave., 841-6734, funhouselounge.com) serves as part of the entertainment, alongside a stack of board games and a Wii. The new bar/performance space serves as home to Portland improv troupe the Unscriptables, with most Saturdays offering one or two live shows like their current production Avenue PDX, a spoof on the puppet musical Avenue Q. The menu features mostly hot sandwiches and appetizers, and the bar has a concession-stand feel with no draft beers or mixed drinks—just cheap shots, bottles, wine and soda. It’s probably best to go on the night of a performance or event, such as the Sunday Funhouse game show. You wouldn’t want it to just be you and the clowns.

 
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