This bar is a good example of what happens when one specific type of clientelle dominates the landscape of an establishment too heavily. In this case it is the lesbian community. And some will be offended by that remark, but it is not meant in a negative way, just a very realistic one. Instead of just being a place where everyone feels like coming to chill, it smacks of a place you tell your friends "this is a lesbian bar." That's simply too specific for most people. Again, not in a bad way. That's just the way the world turns. Plus, for a neighborhood that thumbs its nose at the establishment of NW Portland it sure is spendy.
Proof positive that I'm not alone in this thought can be found in the deafening deadness on a Satuday night. I don't want to hang out at pricey bars that have a "hetero feel" either, such as many we all know of here in town. Just a nice inexpensive bar will suffice.
It's too bad, too, because the place is beautiful and the help is friendly. But that niche clientelle, almost non-existent table service, and steep prices in this neighborhood make for slow nights. Again, I think "consistently dead" might be a better term.
Pros: Nice staff, great feel.
Cons: Pricey, dead.