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.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Saturday, July 20
- Noon – 8 p.m.
- Sunday, July 21
- 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
LGBTQ+ Festivals & Events
From film festivals to parties and pride parades, Portland's LGBTQ community celebrates all year 'round.
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.
Drag in Portland
Indulge in Portland’s artful drag scene with local stars like Poison Waters, burlesque dancers like Jayla Rose and acrobatic drag shows all over the city.
Portland has no shortage of LGBTQ-owned and queer-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+ Sports & Recreation
Portland abounds with LGBTQ-friendly sports and recreation opportunities.
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