Known far and wide as a gay-friendly destination, the Rose City is open and accepting to visitors of all stripes. During the entire month of June, Portland gets friendlier than ever with the annual Portland Pride Festival and Parade, which is accompanied by LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) community celebrations all over town.
Portland Pride returns June 13–14, 2020, with its two-day festival at Waterfront Park and an epic, colorful and joyous parade winding through downtown Portland. With food, drinks, live music and nonprofit information booths lining the Willamette River, the festival is a great place to gather, mingle and get more information about local LGBTQ+ groups.
Surrounding the festival are various Pride Month events throughout Portland, including a special Pride concert called “Turn the Radio Up!” by Portland Gay Men’s Chorus at Keller Auditorium and the annual Gaylabration dance party at the Crystal Ballroom. For more information about this year’s festival and surrounding events, visit Pride NW’s website.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- June 13
- June 14
Peacock in the Park
Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park's takeover of Washington Park.
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.
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.
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.
EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. 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,…
EVENT POSTPONEDdf. Please visit the event website for current information. 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…
Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.
Gaylabration is the biggest dance party and fundraiser of Portland Pride Weekend. In 2020, the event celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the theme “DecaDANCE.” Enjoy a special laser light show and DJs who keep the dance floor packed with uplifting sounds from around the world.
Join Portland’s Gay Men’s Chorus at their annual Pride Month concert! In 2020, the theme is “Turn the Radio Up,” featuring some of the best pop hits from the 1980s through today (think Madonna, Cher, George Michael, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo, Pink, Taylor Swift and Whitney Houston). Joined by a cappella super group Cascade and dance…
Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park’s takeover of Washington Park.