Portland’s only-women’s-sports bar goes global with a pop-up in southern France


The Sports Bra is having a moment. Or maybe, it’s always been The Sports Bra’s moment.

Jenny Nguyen’s smash hit, first of its kind, sports bar showing only women’s sports, announced franchise plans in April.

In May, Nguyen was named the grand marshal for the Rose Festival’s Starlight Parade.

Now, it’s June and “The Bra” is going international with a poolside pop-up in the south of France.

According to an Instagram post, the pop-up, “The Women’s Sports House,” will be part of the Cannes Lions Festival International Festival of Creativity next week in Cannes. France.

“We’ll be taking over the villa’s poolside bar and terrace slinging renditions of The Bra’s signature cocktails along with women’s sports on the screens and sports memorabilia!!” the post reads. “And as if a pop-up in the South of France wasn’t mind-blowing enough…We will also be having a special guest performance in The Bra Cannes.”

That guest? “ Basketball champ and rap superstar,” Flau’jae Johnson.

According to Expedia, you can probably get a flight to Nice, France from Portland on Sunday for around $1,000.

Or, you could head down to the international Sports Bra headquarters at 2512 N.E. Broadway. A Trimet bus ticket will cost you $2.80.

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