LGBTQ+ Community

Visitors to Portland can experience huge LGBTQ+ Pride parades, drag performances, queer film festivals, dance parties and more.

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LGBTQ+ Community

Portland's thriving LGBTQ+ community is reflected at institutions and events across the city.

LGBTQ+ 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.

LGBTQ+ Resources

These publications and organizations will put you in touch with Portland's LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ+ Festivals & Events

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

Portland Pride

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

Events and Activities

Join in on these local LGBTQ+ festivities and special events.

LGBTQ+ Performing Arts & Drag

Portland's offerings range from traditional female impersonation to queer burlesque.

LGBTQ+ 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.

LGBTQ+ 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.

Peacock in the Park

Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park's takeover of Washington Park.

Arts & Culture

Meet the folks behind the sounds, sights and screens of queer culture in Portland.

Portland Queer Film Festival

Portland Queer Film Festival returns every fall with an annual showcase of narrative and documentary films from around the world.

Future Prairie: A Collective of Women and Queer Artists

Portland’s Future Prairie is a collective of women and queer artists that presents chautauqua-inspired live shows, as well as a podcast.

Meet Queer Indigenous Musician, Black Belt Eagle Scout

Portland artist Katherine Paul draws inspiration from the riot grrrl movement, Nirvana and her Swinomish roots.

LGBTQ+ Events

Celebrate Portland's vibrant LGBTQ+ community at these upcoming events.

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Womxn's March & Rally For Action
Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020

Womxn's March & Rally For Action

Portland State University Park Blocks Free

The Womxn’s March & Rally For Action returns in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Take to the streets on a day that honors womxn and their long history of marching, organizing and speaking out for social justice. Educate. Engage. Empower.

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Cultural Communities
LGBTQ+
Women’s History Month
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The Plastic Weather Circus Spectacular
Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020

The Plastic Weather Circus Spectacular

Holocene $10

Local weirdos Plastic Weather have gone and made a circus, in the tradition of the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, they present to you: The Plastic Weather Circus Spectacular. Featuring musical performances from Plastic Weather, Seance Crasher and Internet Beef. In the spirit of variety, there will also be the comedy stylings of Jay…

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Comedy
LGBTQ+
Music
Performing Arts
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SheBrew
Sunday, Mar. 8, 2020

SheBrew

Castaway Portland $25-$50

Join the Human Rights Campaign and the Oregon Brew Crew for this all genders, all ages, fundraising event to show support for female-identified members of our community all while supporting LGBTQ+ people here in Oregon and across the nation. Featuring local female craft beer, cider and mead makers, musicians, comedians, businesses and community partners.

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Beer
Festival
LGBTQ+
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Drag Bingo with Peachy Springs
Ongoing

Drag Bingo with Peachy Springs

Shine Distillery & Grill $1 per game

Peachy Springs hosts the monthly Drag Bingo night the third Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Grab your people and come out for food, drink, a ton of laughs, bingo and prizes worth playing for.

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LGBTQ+
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Dining Out For Life
Thursday, Apr. 30, 2020

Dining Out For Life

Various locations Based on meal you enjoy!

When you dine at a participating restaurant on April 30th, between 20%-35% of your bill goes directly to EMO’s HIV Day Center & OHSU’s Partnership Project . Both organizations work closely together to provide vital programs & services to individuals living with HIV in the Portland Metro area.

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Food & Drink
LGBTQ+
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Miz Cracker: American Woman
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Miz Cracker: American Woman

Revolution Hall $30

American Woman, a comedy spectacular that asks: what does it mean to be a woman in America? As a lady raised by—and always surrounded by—strong female figures, Cracker cracks jokes and performs lip syncs about everything from beauty to birth control. But behind the comedy, there’s an urgent call for equal rights in a country…

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Comedy
LGBTQ+
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Red Dress Party
Saturday, May 16, 2020

Red Dress Party

Veterans Memorial Coliseum $55-$155

At Portland’s annual Red Dress Party, all attendees are required to wear a red dress or pre-approved attire. Tickets to the event include entrance to the party, entertainment and dancing, as well as food and drinks all evening. All proceeds from this year’s Red Dress party will benefit Planned Parenthood and Q Center. Red Dress…

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Cultural Communities
LGBTQ+
Nightlife
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Portland Pride
June 13–14, 2020

Portland Pride

Tom McCall Waterfront Park Free

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

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Festivals
LGBTQ+
Spring
Summer
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Peacock in the Park
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Peacock in the Park

Washington Park

Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park’s takeover of Washington Park.

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Arts
LGBTQ+
Summer