Known far and wide as a gay-friendly destination, the Rose City is open and accepting to every kind of visitor. During the month of June, it gets friendlier than ever, with the Portland Pride Festival and Parade and various LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) community celebrations all over town.
Portland Pride Festival and Parade takes place every June with a two-day festival at Waterfront Park. With booths, food,f drinks and musical acts lining the river, the festival is a great place to gather, mingle and get more information about local LGBTQ+ groups. Surrounding the festival are various Pride events, including Pride NW’s celebratory kick-off party, the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus taking the stage at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall to pay homage to the history of Broadway, the Portland Trans Pride march and the annual Gaylabration dance party at the Crystal Ballroom.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- June 13
- June 14
LGBTQ+ Festivals & Events
From film festivals to parties and pride parades, Portland's LGBTQ community celebrates all year 'round.
These publications and organizations will put you in touch with Portland's LGBTQ+ community.
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+ 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+ 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.
“A rock musical that really rocks, the audacious and affecting “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” tells the tale of a young East German “slip of a girly boy” who has a sex-change operation in order to marry a U.S. soldier and pursue a rock ‘ n’ roll dream in America. Things don’t go smoothly. The…
Blue Sky is pleased to present the first west coast exhibition of Brave, Beautiful Outlaws, which features 30 prints by Donna Gottschalk from her archive spanning over 40 years. Working in New York. Washington, D.C. and San Francisco from the 1960s into the 1990s, Gottschalk photographed herself along with her family, friends, lovers and activists…
Part of Portland’s annual Fertile Ground festival, Sexology: The Musical cracks open the tyranny of societal expectations when it comes to love, sex, and relationship. A powerful and funny story about the journey from monogamy to polyamory (complete with show tunes), Melanie Moseley’s solo show explores new pathways to intimacy. Through courageous and authentic storytelling,…
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.
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.
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.
A new queer play premiering here in Portland. Ted is marrying Max, but he’s been keeping a few secrets about his past. Forced to spend time at his childhood home after his father falls ill, Ted’s carefully cultivated image begins to unravel like a poorly made sweater. To Ted, image is everything. What will he…
Flight is back this month with Elite Fleet: a show dedicated to up-and-coming local DJs bringing you only the best in house, techno, disco and acid.
Produced by Natasha Riot, Burlynomicon is a darkly decadent monthly showcase of performance held every second Tuesday of the month. Featuring a rotating cast of performance art, burlesque and cabaret talent from Portland and beyond, performers present art with a dark but humorous twist in the mythos-inspired space of the world famous The Lovecraft Bar.
Join up for a unique and exciting flirty happy hour event with Poison Waters and her cherubs. Your admission includes a glass of bubbles and an amazing evening of entertainment featuring: Portland’s Poison Waters! A no-host bar and food options from Craft PDX will be available during the entire event.
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.
Celebrating trans and non-binary lives through story and song. All are welcome. ASL interpretation will be provided, complimentary light refreshments served, night market to follow. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.
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…
Join up for an evening of glitz and glamour at White Bird’s annual fundraising gala.