LGBT Portland

LGBT history in Portland

Portland’s LGBTQ history includes many years of activism, legislative progress and the election of the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city.

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LGBT festivals & events

From film festivals to parties and pride parades, Portland's LGBTQ community celebrates all year 'round.

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LGBT performing arts & drag

Portland has a rich drag and performance art culture that encompasses everything from traditional female impersonation to new-school drag to queer burlesque.

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LGBT nightlife

Portland has no shortage of LGBTQ-owned and -friendly bars and clubs. Whether you're looking for a relaxing night with friends, a high-energy dance party or a drag show, Portland delivers.

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LGBT sports & recreation

Located only a few hours from the beach, the mountains and the high desert, Portland is a sports and wilderness lover’s fantasy come true.

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LGBT resources

These publications, services and organizations will put you in touch with Portland's LGBT community.

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Portland Pride

In June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBT community members — all over town.

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