LGBT sports & recreation

Portland abounds with LGBT-friendly sports and recreation opportunities.

Kayaking on the Willamette River

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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. In addition to regional outdoors offerings, Portland offers a wide range of hiking, biking and water sports within city limits.

LGBTQ visitors can partake in exciting sports and activities with the following groups:

Portland is also the home of women’s football teams the Shockwave and the Fighting Fillies and the Portland Thorns FC professional women’s soccer team, which plays at Providence Park downtown.

From the Calendar

Gay Softball World Series 2017

Sept. 3–10, 2017

Multiple locations

The Gay Softball World Series returns to Portland for the first time since 2002. This softball series raises the level of player experience for all participants…


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