Proud Queer Picks: November 30 – December 7, 2017

Check out this week's recommended Portland events!

This Week’s Events

The Last Dance
The Embers has been an iconic showbar and dance club serving the Portland LGBTQ+ community for nearly 50 years, and now that it is finally closing its doors we would love for every one of you to come celebrate with us. We want this space to be full of love and light and energy! Final show hosted by Onyx Lynn.

Thursday, November 30, 9:30 pm
The Embers Avenue, 110 NW Broadway, Portland
No cover, 21+ only, cash bar only
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Queer Craft
Join us for our 3rd annual winter sale. We will have artists and crafters offering artwork, accessories, home goods, apparel, zines, and bags; healers and health/beauty makers offering tinctures, elixirs, teas, ritual arts candles, salves/balms, bath and beauty; as well as treats and snacks including baked goods, packages of treats to gift, etc.

Saturday, December 2 – Sunday, December 3, 11 am–5 pm
In Other Words Feminist Community Center, 14 NE Killingsworth St, Portland
Free admission, all ages event, some vendors cash only
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Trans Clinic: Insurance & IDs
If you have questions or need guidance on updating your name or gender marker on identity documents, come by! We will have knowledgeable assisters available and copies of most forms. Additionally, the insurance exchange will close December 15th, so if you still need to purchase private insurance on the exchange (not OHP or Medicare) and have questions, or if you have questions about recent changes to your OHP, this event is for you.

Sunday, December 3, 10 am–2 pm
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland
Free, all ages event, RSVP at
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Monthlies and Weeklies

Gay Skate
Come join PQ Monthly for our monthly Gay Skate night. Bring the whole family for a fun-filled evening the third Monday of every month.
Third Mondays, 7–9 pm at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Pkwy, Portland. Admission $7, skate rental $2–4, all ages event.

Legendary Mondays
Every Monday, Bart Fitzgerald curates one of the most refreshing events of the week. If you make it through a Monday, you deserve to attend. Music by Dubblife.
Mondays, 9 pm–2 am at Swift Lounge, 1932 NE Broadway St. Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Stag Karaoke Mondays
Weekly karaoke night for the queer community.
Mondays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Bi Bar
Bi, pan, fluid, and queer folks are welcome to come to the monthly Bi Bar event every second Tuesday at Crush Bar.
Second Tuesdays, 8–11:30 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Last Wednesgays
Get through hump day with a bonus LGBTQ drink or two. This hip, rustic-industrial hangout offers a patio, fireplaces, and ping-pong.
Last Wednesdays, 6–9 pm at Century, 930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Amateur Night at Stag
Amateur night in the main bar hosted by the gorgeous Godiva DeVyne. Interested dancers should arrive by 8:45 p.m.
Wednesdays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Throwback Thursdays
Throwback Thursday hosted by the always fashionable Drexler. The house DJ spins the best pop, hip hop, and R&B hits of the 80s, 90s, and 00s.
Thursdays at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission, 21+ only.

Lez Do It!
Lez Do It is an inclusive party for everyone who identifies as a dyke and all of our amazing friends. We welcome trans women, genderqueer people, and anyone who supports queer folks and wants to come get down!
First Fridays, 9 pm at Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth St, Portland. $5 cover, 21+ only.

Burlesque S’il Vous Plait
Enjoy a classic burlesque show with a contemporary variety twist every first Friday.
First Fridays, 9 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. Doors at 8:30 pm. Admission $12–18, 21+ only.

Switch. Queer Kink House Dance Party
A kink-friendly queer dance party hosted at Killingsworth Dynasty on the 4th Friday of every month. Our mission is to cultivate a safer space for kink and queer expression.
Fourth Fridays, 9 pm–2 am at Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth St, Portland. $5 cover, 21+ only.

Bronco Night at Stag
Every first Saturday is Bronco, a sexy men’s night in Portland and across the U.S. at men’s clubs. Enjoy beefy bearded dancers, great tunes, photo booths, and sexy visuals!
First Saturdays, 9 pm–2 am at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Doors at 9 pm. $6 before 10 pm, $10 after, 21+ only.

Pants Off Dance Off
Body positive, bare-as-you-dare dance party that happens every first Saturday of the month.
First Saturdays, 9 pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St., Portland. Admission $7, clothes check included, 21+ only.

Blow Pony!
Fierceness! F*aggotry! F*ckery! Get ready to dance at this monthly party featuring live performance, DJs, fabulous GoGos, and all-around debauchery!
Fourth Saturdays (usually), 9 pm at Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside St, Portland. Admission $9, 21+ only.

Testify Brunch
Testify Brunch hosted by the fabulous Alexis Campbell Starr. Show starts at 12:30 pm.
Sundays, 11 am–3 pm at Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, Portland. Free admission.