Thursday, June 9
Official Pride Kickoff Party hosted by PQ Monthly. Meet and mingle with PQ’s fabulous writers, staff and local community leaders while we launch into the Pride party season. Get your Pride edition and check out the extended event calendar! We’ll be getting in the party spirit with a show from Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus plus performances by Bomb Ass Pussy, Turnback Boyz, CJ Mickens and more. The KeyBank Pride KIckoff Party brought to you by PQ Monthly is a benefit for Pride Nw. Lots of food and drinks. 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at My Bartender, 2305 SE 9th Ave.
Saturday, June 11
2016 PDX Trans Pride March. Ensuring equal rights and improving the quality of life for all transgender LGBTQIA+ Oregonian peers and members statewide and nationally through legal advocacy, peer support, and social justice organizing. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. More info at https://www.facebook.com/pdxtranspride/
Thursday, June 16
Frisky Whisker Pride. A queer body positive non ageist racially diverse hairy strip night hosted at STAG PDX. Tickets $8. 8 p.m. through 2 a.m. at Stag, 317 NW Broadway.
Friday, June 17
Glow Run. A 3 mile LED glowing loop on Portland’s waterfront. Register at http://prideglowrun.com/ and receive a pride glow run T-shirt, Glow Bracelets, Glow Necklaces and a LED Glow Baton. 9:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. at SW Morrison and SW Naito Pkwy.
Saturday June 18.
Portland Trans Pride March by Greater Portland Trans Unity. Organized by Greater Portland Trans Unity. 2 p.m. at North Park Blocks.
Lumbertink PDX Plaid Pride. Enjoy a gorgeous day on the patio. DJs Matt Consola, Orographic, Danny Dolan and Freddy King of Pants. Photo booth by Wayne Bund Photography. Cover $10 or $6 if you come in plaid, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th Ave.
Bridge Club Presents Club Destiny. An adventure in futurism, CLUB DESTINY is an one-night-only Pride exclusive. CRUISING WANTED! Featuring MA DEE JAY (LA, Nguzunguzu, Fade to Mind), Chanti Darling DJs, Hold My Hand, Troubled Youth, Casual Aztec, Prince$$ Dimebag and more. $10, 21+, 8 p.m. at White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave.
Pants Off Dance Off PRIDE. Crush’s famous clothing-optional dance party features a safe cellphone-free space to go bare as you dare. Capacity is limited—come early! Bar open all day, $5 cover after 9 p.m., official event runs 8 p.m. to close. Clothes-check $2. Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St.
Playground PDX Pride Ft. DJ Lady Miss Kier. Get the super-exclusive Meet & Greet VIP Package to kiki with Lady Miss Kier and get your portrait taken with her by photographer Gula Delgatto! To ensure the best experience, only a limited number of VIP tickets are available, so grab one quick before they sell out! 9 p.m. at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St.
Lez Out! Pride Edition presented by Lez Do It. Special guest performance by The Last Artful Dodgr, special guest DJ II Trill (Twerk), resident djs Chelsea Starr and Mr Charming. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Cover $5 at Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth.
Gaylabration. An annual evening dance party and fundraiser. The first Gaylabration was launched in 2011 marking the passage of marriage equality legislation in New York. Early tickets start at $14.99. 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St.
Saturday June 18/Sunday June 19
Portland’s Official Northwest Pride Festival. Walk the loop and check out the booths from Portland’s LGBTQ-friendly orgs and vendors. Noon to 6 p.m. at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Downtown Portland.
Sunday, June 19
Portland Pride Parade. The lights! The sights! The drag queens! Thousands line the streets of Downtown Portland to watch up to 150 groups march the course from Burnside to the Waterfront. Support your friends in the parade, wave to local celebrities and politicos, or scoop of piles of free schwag. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at W Burnside & NW Park.
Club Kai-Kai & Bridge Club are teaming up to bring you an all day, inside-outside, Sunday pride party to serve your every queer need at Star Theatre: T-Dances, drag performances, hedonism and messy memories, with the ability to be both in and out of the sun. To bring this party to the next level, they are bringing Bob the Drag Queen, from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8, to headline TWO SHOWS; An all ages show from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and a 21+ show from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information visit http://bridgeclubkaikai.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets start at $20. 11 p.m. to 8 p.m. Star Theater, 13 NW Sixth Ave.
Thursday, June 23
Portland Black Pride presents Shades Dance Party. Enjoy a DJ, Drink Specials, and more! 8 p.m. at Dig A Pony, 736 SE Grand Ave.
Friday, June 24
Portland Black Pride presents Oaks Park Family Fun Day. For $5 you get unlimited rides and also skates for the skating rink! Please bring food, drinks and snacks to picnic potluck! Group photo at 7 p.m. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way.
Dance It Out
Drag Brunch: Testify at Stag with Alexis Campbell Starr. From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. every Sunday, Starr brings you the city’s hottest drag performers, drink specials (5 for $5 mimosas, $5 American Harvest Bloody Marys), and tasty brunch. Be there promptly at 11, children—it’s a sell-out crowd. Stag, 317 NW Broadway.
Superstar Divas. Bolivia Carmichaels, Honey Bea Hart, Topaz Crawford, Isaiah Tillman, and guest stars perform your favorite pop, Broadway, R&B, rock, and country hits. Dance floor opens after the show. Check out the newest and freshest Diva hits, plus a variety of diverse talent. 8 p.m., CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free!
Family Home Evening. A weekly, post-work lounge party every Monday night at Vault, featuring DJ Orographic (Bridge Club, Queerlandia) and occasional special guests (Sappho fills in now and then). Jens Irish serves you happy hour all the live long night. 7 p.m.-11 p.m., Vault, 226 NW 12.
Amateur night at Stag PDX, though they won’t look like amateurs, trust. Hosted by Godiva Devyne, come gawk at the pretty dancers. And talk some shit with the Devyne Ms. G. 9 p.m., Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway.
Hip Hop Heaven. Bolivia Carmichaels hosts this hip-hop-heavy soiree night every Thursday night at CCs. Midnight guest performers and shows. Remember those midnight shows at The City? Bolivia does! 9 p.m., CC Slaughters, 219 NW Davis. Free.
Hard Yes presents: Yes Please! Yes Please is a monthly queer dance party for the dark, dirty and fabulous who just wanna dance. The party also features guest performers from Portland and beyond plus resident DJ Sappho alongside a rotating lineup of guest DJ’s providing you with a healthy dose of: House, techno, deep disco and hard f*ggotry. Cover $7. 21+. 9 p.m. at Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison St.
Sugar Town. DJ Action Slacks. Keywords: Soul, polyester. Great place to find the ladies, to mingle, to get your groove on. 9 p.m., The Spare Room, 4830 NE 42. $5.
Pop Rocks! 80s music aficionado DJ Matt Consola (Bearracuda) is hosting a very special 80s anthem night at Euphoria Nightclub. The space will be enhanced with an 80s theme featuring dancers, games and an official Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Table, visuals, rad 80s movies, drink specials, a photo booth, coat check and special guest DJs. 10 p.m., Euphoria, 315 SE 3. No cover.
Pants Off Dance Off. Come get bold and bawdy at Crush Bar’s monthly clothing-optional dance event, a bar-as-you-dare safe space to break character without risking your day job (no cell phone photos allowed, folks!) Come early—the place gets packed and space is limited. $5 cover after 9 p.m. with a clothes check for $2. 1400 SE Morrison St.
Bi Bar—every second Tuesday at Crush, and it’s an open, bi-affirming space for music and mingling. Correction: Bi/Pan/Fluid/Queer. 8 p.m., Crush, 1400 SE Morrison.
Slo Jams is a Queer Modern R&B & Neo Soul Dance Night at Local Lounge. DJ II TRILL (TWERK) and DJ MEXXX-TAPE lay down everything from Mary J // Jagged Edge// Keyshia to Badu//Lauryn Etc. 10 p.m., Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. $5.
Hot Flash: Inferno. (Second and Fourth Saturdays) In the heart of Portland is where the women are—dancing the night away and burning up dance floors the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at Trio. Welcoming all women, queers, and their allies. DJ Lauren joins Wildfire, and this night features dancers from up and down the I-5 corridor. 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Trio, 909 E. Burnside.
Bump, grind and crash into your favorite queer friends at Gay Skate. Look for our publisher, who’s always handing out copies of PQ. And, you know, you’ll probably get a date. Every third Monday. Food drive for Take Action Inc. 7 p.m., Oaks Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way. $6.
Beareoke PDX is BACK! Invite all the bears & chasers you know who karaoke. Free! 9 p.m. at Scandals, 1125 SW Stark St.
Comedy at Crush: Belinda Carroll and a slew of locals rustle up some funny. Special guests, and Crush’s signature cocktail and food menus. Donations, sliding scale. (Comics have to eat and drink, too, so give!) 9 p.m., Crush, 1400 SE Morrison.
Queens of the Night: Alexis Campbell Starr. That’s all you need to know. But there’s more: she always welcomes a special slew of talented queens for a night that takes Hip-Hop from beginning to end. 8 p.m., Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK. Free.
Burlescape! Burlesque & boylesque wrapped in a taste of tease! Zora Phoenix, Isaiah Esquire, Tod Alan. 9 p.m., Crush, 1400 SE Morrison. $10. We’re featuring all of Zora’s events online, so get on
Undergear: Eagle Portland’s monthly underwear, jock, mankini, etc., fetish party every third Saturday.
Free if you arrive before 9 p.m. or if you use free clothes check upon entry after. After 9 p.m. arrivals who do not check clothes must pay $5 entry. Clothes check and raffle prize provided by Cub Cleaners. Eagle Portland, 835 N. Lombard.
Stranger Disco. An always-packed North Portland favorite queer dance party on North Williams; DJs Stormy Roxx, Vera Rubin and Sappho. 21+, $5, starts at 9 p.m., Vendetta, 4306 N. Williams Ave.
Twerk. DJs ILL Camino and II Trill. Keywords: bring your twerk. The city’s longest-running queer hip hop/R&B party—where artists, deejays, performers come to mix, mingle, and move on the dance floor. We promise you you’ll move all night long. 10 p.m., Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth. $5.
Club Kai-Kai. A crazy, cozy, packed dance party for queers at Saucebox. Club Kai-Kai (at it’s most basic) is an experimentation of nightlife, performance, and your gender preference. If you have questions, we don’t have answers; we just have a space for you to Kai-Kai. $5 cover, 21+ at Saucebox, 214 SW Broadway.
Blow Pony. Two giant floors. Wide variety of music, plenty of room for dancing. Rowdy, crowdy, sweaty betty, the one tried and true, even after all these years. 9 p.m., Euphoria, 315 SE 3. $7.
Judy on Duty. Lesbian hardcore. Judys, Judes, and cool ass freaks. Dance it out. DJ Troubled Youth. Organized by Ana Margarita and Megan Holmes. 10 p.m., High Mark Water Lounge, 6800 NE MLK.
Sabbathhause Discotheque, gay night is back at Aalto lounge and it is bigger and more queer than ever before. Featuring some of the best deejays and performers around and hosted by night hawk Chanticleer Tru. 8 p.m., Aalto Lounge, 3356 SE Belmont.
Friday, June 10
Pantyraid at Euphoria. The wild, wanderlusty underground moving queer dance party is coming to Euphoria for a pre-pride party the weekend before. Doors open at 8 p.m., tickets $15 to $20. 21+. 315 SE 3rd Ave.
Saturday, June 11
Magical Unicorn Ride. Your preview to Portland’s Naked Bike Ride, unicorn style. Ride as bare as you dare—just roll around in sparkles or paint your body in rainbows if you want! The shimmery and more glittery, the better. Bike decorations highly encouraged. Meet at 2 p.m. at Colonel Summers Park, 1801 SE Taylor St. Ride starts at 2:15.
Portland Vegan Beer and Food Festival. More than 50 breweries, 30 restaurants, plus wine, kombucha, soda, entertainment and more. See the full lineup at veganbeerfest.com/pdx. Tickets start at $45. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Zidell Yards, 3121 SW Moody Ave.
Mrs. presents Queen. Queen is about positivity in Portland’s queer scene. Bring your hottest & most flamboyantly PROUD nightlife versions of your beautiful selves—stand-out looks get a free drink and being chosen for the promo poster gets you and friends in the next month’s party free. 10 p.m. til close. $5 at Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi Ave.
Oregon Renaissance Fair. If Pride celebrations are not your scene, get out of town—and out of the century—to celebrate the Shakespearean Age in Canby. Explore the streets of a reconstructed Vale of Dunrose, indulge in the food and drink, catch the eye of the queen and shout Huzzah at the Knights of the Realm as they joust. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., More info at oregonfaire.com.
Saturday, June 25
The World Naked Bike Ride. Join thousands of fellow cyclists in Portland’s famous protest for bicycle rights and body positivity. Stay tuned: The starting location and route is TBA to discourage the wrong kinds of looky-loos, but be sure to save the date to join in on one of the best PDX events of the year! Stay updated at pdxwnbr.org.
The Dolly Parton Hoot Nite. Portland’s best musicians pay tribute to one of country music’s most iconic songwriters. $15 General Admission. 8 p.m. at the Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta St.
Sunday, June 26
Peacock in the Park—an all-ages, family friendly summertime spectacular featuring live music, drag entertainers, dancers and more for a fun-filled day in the park. Either bring your own picnic or grab a snack at one of the Peacock concessions carts. Admission is free the event is a fundraiser and donations are encouraged. Visit peacockinthepark.org for more info. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Washington Park.
Families of Color Day Out 2016. Round off Portland Black Pride 2016 with Families of Color Day Out! Food, fun, games, music, prizes, and more! Bring your blankets, cards, and family and meet us on the NE Killingsworth side of the park. 2 p.m. at Alberta City Park, NE 22nd Ave.
Your Sunday Best Vol. 2. Believe You Me & Savory are proud to present another installment of Your Sunday Best on the beautiful White Owl Social Club patio. Seriously, come in your Sunday Best, it’s the dress code. Cover $10. 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at White Owl Social Club, 1305 SE 8th Ave.
Monday, June 27
But I’m A Cheerleader! Screening. In celebration of PRIDE Month, Portland Women’s Film Festival presents two special screenings of the hilarious 1999 film, directed by Jamie Babbit. This cult classic is a queer coming of age tale centered around the story of a naive teenager sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. Shows at 7 p.m. at 9 p.m. Bring your friends & celebrate Pride with POWFest and the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St. Tickets on a sliding scale of $5-10 at the door or online for $8.
Thursday, June 30
Heartbeat Silent Disco presents Take it to the Bridge! Get together around 6:45 on the Tilikum Bridge to stretch and guarantee you headphones. There is a requested $5 donation for the use of the headphones and you must have a Valid Driver’s License or ID to check them out. This is a family friendly event. 6 p.m. Text “@silentPDX” to 23559 for regular updates about upcoming silent discos. 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 2
Pants Off Dance Off Red, White and Nude. Crush’s famous clothing-optional dance party is back again early to celebrate Independence Day weekend. The event features a safe cellphone-free space to go bare as you dare. Capacity is limited—come early! Bar open all day, $5 cover after 9 p.m., official event runs 8 p.m. to close. Clothes-check $2. Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St.
Monday, July 4
Oregon Food Bank’s Waterfront Blues Festival and Fireworks. Portland’s annual blues festival is the largest fireworks display in the state with 11,800 individual fireworks starting at 10:10 p.m. Free!
Fourth of July Celebration at Oaks Park. “Portland’s favorite 4th of July celebration is at the place where the fun never ends! Join us for first come, first served access to all of our picnic areas, extended ride and roller skating hours, and the city’s best fireworks display.” Gates open at 10 a.m., fireworks at dusk. $5 to get in the park. Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way.
Thursday, July 7
Movies in the Park season begins with Dead Poets Society. Portland’s annual summer film series brings free classic movies to different public parks through the summer. Entertainment begins at 6:30 PM and the film begins at dusk (times vary). On July 7 the 1989 film Dead Poets Society will screen at North Park Blocks between Ankeny and Glisan street. (on Friday July 8: Minions in Wishire Park at 33rd and Skidmore.) For the full list of screenings visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/69554.
Saturday, July 9
Saturday in the Park Pride. As Portland’s pride season winds down, celebrate LGBTQ Pride all over again with Portland’s neighbor to the near north: Vancouver, Washington. A free event open to all. Some details are still being planned: check for more info/updates at sitppride.org/event.html. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Esther Short Park, 415 W 6th St. in Downtown Vancouver, Washington.
Mississippi Street Fair. Hundreds of local vendors and booths, music and entertainment, food, beer/wine and more. Enjoy the summer day and visit the shops on N. Mississippi Ave. between Fremont and Skidmore. Free! 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 16
Gresham Arts Festival. Check out vendors and art in Gresham’s heart. Music, food and fund in downtown Gresham. Take the Max Blue Line East from Portland to visit the event without a car. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Gresham.