Portland celebrates Pride with a colorful parade, festival, live music and more.
Known far and wide as a gay-friendly destination, the Rose City is open and accepting to visitors of all stripes. Portland gets friendlier than ever with the annual Portland Pride Festival and Parade, which accompanies LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus) community celebrations all over town.
Portland Pride usually includes 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.
For more information about this year’s festival and accompanying events, visit Portland Pride Festival and Parade website.
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Every summer, the Portland Pride Festival & Parade makes a name for itself — and LGBTQ+ community members — all over town.
History of Portland Drag With Poison Waters
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Friends of Dorothy: A Queer Cabaret
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