Note: This section was produced in collaboration with ProudQueer.com, formerly known as PQ Monthly.
Portland has a range of LGBTQ+ resources, organizations and businesses in various neighborhoods to serve the diverse queer community.
Portland’s Gay Yellow Pages
Portland’s Gay Yellow Pages is a publication and website that lists Portland area businesses that welcome the LGBTQ+ community with open arms.
Basic Rights Oregon
Basic Rights Oregon is dedicated to winning marriage equality, fighting for transgender rights, and promoting racial justice.
The oldest domestic violence shelter on the West Coast, Bradley Angle is also the only agency in Portland that provides culturally-specific services for LGBTQ+ survivors.
Cascade AIDS Project
Cascade Aids Project is an HIV/AIDS organization dedicated to prevention, support and the elimination of stigma. The project also runs Pivot, a drop-in space for gay, bisexual and transgender men.
Dykes on Bikes
Dykes on Bikes supports philanthropic endeavors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and women’s communities and beyond, and reaches out to empower a community of diverse women through rides, charity events, Pride events and education.
The Equity Foundation supports the LGBTQ+ community by providing grants and scholarships.
Human Rights Campaign (Portland Steering Committee)
Portland’s all-volunteer chapter of HRC hosts events throughout the year to raise awareness (and funds) for the fight for LGBTQ+ equality.
Northwest Gender Alliance
NWGA provides support and social opportunities for transgender, transsexual and cross-dressing individuals as well as education on trans issues for the community.
Our House provides healthcare, housing and other vital services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS.
Founded in 1968, Outside In is a social service organization that helps homeless youth and other marginalized individuals (such as LGBTQ+ people) attain health and self-sufficiency.
Pride Foundation supports LGBTQ+ equality in Oregon. Building on its first Oregon grant awarded in 1991 supporting the development of LGBTQ+-focused domestic violence services, Pride Foundation has been growing support for local Oregon organizations and scholars thanks to donors and volunteers.
Portland Area Business Association (PABA)
PABA serves as the LGBTQ+ chamber of commerce for businesses in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
The Q Center is dedicated to creating a safe space for all LGBTQ+ people that celebrates diversity, visibility and community-building through a wide range of events, workshops, support services and advocacy work.
The Sexual Minority Youth Recreation Center (SMYRC) provides a safe, supervised, harassment-free space for sexual and gender minority youth ages 13-23 who participate in positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups and receive services including case management, counseling, education, and more.
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.
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.
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+ Festivals & Events
From film festivals to parties and pride parades, Portland's LGBTQ community celebrates all year 'round.
Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.
Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park’s takeover of Washington Park.
Fuller Rosen Gallery is delighted to announce umm no, a solo show of new work by Portland-based artist Yuyang Zhang. umm no presents two distinct bodies of work by Zhang; a selection of digital collages and paintings created during quarantine in 2020-21. The gallery will also exhibit a textile banner designed by the artist in…
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present Unquiet Objects, the second exhibition in Turnstones, Lucy Cotter’s program as Curator in Residence 2020-21. Presenting works by ten international artists, Unquiet Objects questions the naturalized but uneasy separation of cultural objects from human life and social reality. The exhibition highlights the value of (art) objects as…
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