Know Before You Go
While there will be no Portland Pride Waterfront Festival in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be several virtual events and smaller in-person events. Other events listed here may be canceled or postponed. Please visit the Portland Pride Festival and Parade website for the latest information.
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 every year with a 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 Portland Pride Festival and Parade website.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- June 16
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.
Sequins, boas and a rainbow of talent mark LGBTQ variety show Peacock in the Park’s takeover of Washington Park.
Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.
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