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.
Every June, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.
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Join up for an evening of glitz and glamour at White Bird’s annual fundraising gala.