Note: This section was produced in collaboration with ProudQueer.com, formerly known as PQ Monthly.
LGBTQ+ Life in Portland
Is Portland Oregon LGBTQ+-friendly?
Where can I find LGBTQ+-owned restaurants in Portland?
Are there community organizations for trans people in Portland?
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 queer-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
Portland abounds with LGBTQ-friendly sports and recreation opportunities.
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.
Dykes on Bikes
Dykes on Bikes supports a diverse community of women including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through rides, charity events, Pride events and education. There are Dykes on Bikes PDX rides Saturday and Sunday except in bad weather. Visit the DOBPDX Facebook page for upcoming event information.
Northwest Gender Alliance
Northwest Gender Alliance provides support and social opportunities for transgender, transsexual and cross-dressing individuals. Connect with their welcoming community via their Facebook Group.
The Portland chapter of PFLAG supports LGBTQ+ individuals and their families in the greater Portland metro area. Visit the event section of PFLAG’s website for upcoming LGBTQ+-friendly community activities.
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.
Safe Spaces and LGBTQ+ Support Centers
The oldest domestic violence shelter on the West Coast, Bradley Angle is also the only agency in Portland that provides support for LGBTQ+ domestic violence survivors. They work with people of all gender identities and are polyamory and kink-friendly.
Cascade AIDS Project
Cascade Aids Project is dedicated to HIV/AIDS prevention and supporting those living with HIV/AIDS. The project also runs Pivot, a drop-in space for gay, bisexual and transgender men.
Our House provides healthcare, housing and other vital services to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Associated organizations (Esther’s Pantry and Tod’s Corner) provide food, clothing and personal care items to those in need living with HIV/AIDS.
Outside In is a social service organization that helps homeless youth and other marginalized people including transgender, non-binary, intersex, and gender non-conforming individuals. Their Federally-Qualified Clinic provides medical services for youth ages 13-14 (with guardian), teenagers, adults and seniors.
Q Center is the largest LGBTQ+ center in the Pacific Northwest. It’s a safe space for all LGBTQ2SIA+ people and celebrates diversity, visibility and community-building through a wide range of events, workshops, advocacy work. Q Center provides peer support services for different ages and gender identities. Weekly and monthly support groups include: Aging With Pride, Queer Youth Group, Trans Guyz, and the LGBTQ Bipolar and Depression Support Alliance.
Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender non-conforming people in Portland. Community health workers and student nurses are available to address medical needs.
The Sexual Minority Youth Recreation Center (SMYRC) provides a safe, welcoming environment for minority and LGBTQ+ youth ages 13-23. The supportive environment includes positive activities like art, music, community organizing, open mic nights, drag shows, and support groups. SMYRC also provides case management services, counseling, education, and more.
Portland Queer Film Festival returns every fall with an annual showcase of narrative and documentary films from around the world.
SheBrew is an all genders, all ages fundraising event to show support for female-identified members of our community, while supporting LGBTQ people here in Oregon and across the Nation. Come try local female craft beer and cider accompanied by musicians, comedians, games, raffle and community celebrities. Join us for our 3rd annual festival while celebrating…
Roll out with your friends and loved ones to our monthly Gay Skate Session, held the 3rd Monday night of the month from 7-9 PM. Everyone is welcome at this all-ages event at Oaks Bottom. Admission tickets allow access to the Oaks Park Roller Rink for the selected Gay Skate Session date/time. Includes conventional skate…
Shop the Willamette FLEA for a delightful adventure supporting local micro-businesses. Discover a mix of vintage, collectibles, makers, and artists. Have a cup of coffee from Barista Brews and get some amazing Missionary Chocolate vegan truffles. The Willamette FLEA is a small indoor market held in NE Portland dedicated to creating an interesting market for…
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