December 8, 2010 10:12 AM Subscribe
Can bars/clubs in Portland, OR legally enforce a minimum age (other than drinking age) for patrons?
posted by OverlappingElvis to law & government (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was looking at options for a party a few weeks ago, and one of the places that was recommended has a policy of not letting in anybody under the age of 26 on weekends (which most of us are). I'm not going to be pressing the issue since there are plenty of good alternatives that won't turn away my friends, but it really made me wonder if this could be legal. I was under the impression that age is a protected class when it comes to public accommodation, but does this not apply to certain kinds of businesses, or am I misunderstanding the law?