Birthday parties at Voicebox are a unique experience. Expect to learn something new about everyone there — even your oldest and best friends. Whether you’re planning for yourself or somebody else, we couldn’t imagine a better place than a private karaoke suite to gather your favorite people.
“The girls were exhausted. . . . Definitely the social highlight of the season.” —Paola H., Eugene, OR
“I requested a song and they got back to me in two days and said they'd added it... Cool!” —@RonDanChan
“Thank you for the fabulous time I had on my birthday at Voicebox. It was probably the best birthday I have ever had.” —Maggie S., Portland
“No crappy singers except the ones you came here with.” —Das K., Portland
“My face hurts so much from laughing and smiling from the fantastic night I just had.” —himbeer, Citysearch user
Every event and every group is special to us. Expect incredible service from the moment you get in touch to long after your party leaves. We don’t just want to be the best karaoke lounge in Portland, we aim to be the best host for any event you’ve organized.
What exactly is private suite karaoke?
Voicebox features six private suites for groups large and small, each of which comes equipped with a flat screen TV, two microphones, remote-controlled song selection, and attentive, personal service. It’s perfect for gathering with old friends or making new ones – a truly catalytic experience. Our lounge is perfect for taking a break, ordering a snack, and sampling our sakés or house-infused saké cocktails.
Are families and young adults welcome?
Of course! We host special parties for families, weddings, birthdays, and any occasion where young adults are either part of the group or make up the entire group! We do not sell alcohol in rooms where guests under 21 years of age are present, and minors must depart by 9pm.
How does payment work?
Payment for suite time takes place at the end of your party. In the unlikely event that your party ends early, we will charge you only for the time you use. In the likely event that your party is going strong, you may extend the good times unless there is another party booked after yours.
As the organizer of the party, you may choose to take advantage of our group rate or have each guest pay the individual rate. The group rate could mean a savings of up to 50% on your suite rental when compared with the individual rate. Please note that the group rate can be split on a maximum of three methods of payment. Regardless of the size of your party, you may choose the individual rate if you’d prefer each guest pay his or her own way. We accept all major credit cards.
Please let your friends know in advance if you’d like everyone to pay the individual rate, and we will arrange the payments accordingly. We take a credit card number during the reservation process, but we will only charge it in the event of a no show or last-minute cancellation. If your plans change, please be sure to give us at least 24 hours notice.
Do you cater large events?
Yes! We offer a selection of appetizers, snacks and more substantial fare, for parties large and small — see our Planning page for ideas. Please contact us at email@example.com to discuss options for your event. We ask for at least one week’s notice for large catering orders.
Do you allow outside food?
We do allow guests to bring their own outside food as long as we make arrangements in advance. Please note that there is an outside food charge: it’s usually 10% of the suite rental charge, but may vary during special promotions. We allow guests to bring up to 6 bottles of wine or saké for a corkage fee of $12 per bottle. Also, some suites have plenty of space to spread out platters, and others don’t. Let us know what you’re thinking of bringing in. We’re here to help.
Do you have my song? May I make requests?
Since we opened in November 2008, our catalog has been growing fast. We have over 16,000 English songs that regularly keep parties rocking for hours on end. You may search for songs here or on your mobile phone at vbsongs.com. If we don’t have your favorite song, please let us know! We rely on requests to guide our purchases, so we’ll work hard to find your track. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’re on the case. Please keep in mind that there are some rare and out-of-print songs that are hard to find, but we’ll scour the interwebs and do our best.