Portland’s Embers Avenue closing after nearly 50 years

Embers said its owner had a 'massive stroke'

Embers announced its closing after nearly 50 years after one last night on Nov. 30, 2017 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — After nearly 50 years in Portland, Embers Avenue is saving its last dance for Thursday night.

Embers, a popular LGBTQ dance club and bar, will close early Friday morning, according to its Facebook page.

“Unfortunately The Embers Avenue will be closing as of 2:30 a.m. on Friday morning,” the page announced. “The main owner of our beloved club has had a massive stroke and we can no longer operate as a business.”

Embers’ last night, which it’s calling “The Last Dance,” will happen Thursday. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.