Savoir Faire

CITY: Portland, Oregon
ADDRESS: 3862 Southeast Hawthorne Blvd. 
TIME: Every Thursday, 10 p.m.

Burlesque and vaudeville go hand in hand, something the folks over at Portland's Savoir Faire know all too well. See, strip clubs have the tendency to play things too straight; they won't laugh at themselves. This could potentially make your lady—and, by proxy, you—uncomfortable. But by breaking up the action with slapstick routines and yuckster stand-up in that old-timey, vaudeville tradition, Savoir Faire eases you into the pasties and g-string portion of the night. It's amazing what you can get away with when the mood is light.