The Chamber FAQ

The Chamber is a unique lounge in that it is only one of a few locations in Multnomah and Washington county that is a public cigar lounge.

In 2009 the State of Oregon expanded its ban on indoor smoking to include bars and restaurants.  Due to the fact that The Shilo Inn had an existing cigar bar and never allowed the smoking of cigarettes, it received an exemption from this new state law.  There are only a few places in the entire state that were granted this exemption.  When The Opihi Group took over the cigar bar and renamed it The Chamber at 9900, this exemption was grandfathered to them and will remain for the foreseeable future.

To get around this new law, cigar stores and “private smoking clubs” (which require a membership fee) have surfaced and they have the ability to allow you to smoke cigars in those establishments.  What makes the Chamber at 9900 truly special is that we are open to the public as long as you are 21 years of age or older and you have the additional benefit of a full-service bar and restaurant that are not allowed in the cigar stores or private smoking clubs.  If you want to have a cocktail while you enjoy a cigar, your options are very limited and The Chamber at 9900 goes further than any other location in that we have 1200 sq. feet of space, 8 televisions, every MLB, NBA and NFL game along with a world class Whisk(e)y list and an impressively stocked humidor.