Friday

Andrew Shayde’s Pride Kick Off Party

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Warm up your Pride on a rooftop in the Pearl. Enjoy an open bar with cocktails by Grey Goose and Jack Daniels’ Tennessee Fire.

Emceed by Ms. Portland Gay Pride Lulu Lusciouss. Hot tub optional.

$20 suggested donation benefits AIDS Walk Portland.
(Team: The Disney Dynasty: Heroes vs. Villains)

7  - 10pm, Friday June 13th

10th at Hoyt
925 NW Hoyt St

Extravaganza Vogue Ball with Alexis Campbell Star

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Authentic NYC Vogue Ball brought to you by SHINY Presents & Alexis Campbell Starr means a night of drag judgement from San Francisco’s Trannyshack Heklina and local long-time superdiva Poison Waters.  Cash prizes and trophies to the category winners so get your game plan ready girls.

Categories:
1. VOGUE-CABULARY
2. BUTCH QUEEN UP IN DRAG
3. 5TH ELEMENT REALNESS
4. RICH BITCH

Grand prize: $250

$10 Advanced, $15 at the door
9pm (10pm performances, 11:30 category call time)
Thursday June 12th

Rotture
315 SE 3rd Ave

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“INTO THE MIST” – A Jungle Pride Adventure -

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CCs has got you broke a$$ queers covered with no cover all weekend long. Hell yeah!

“JUNGLE HEAT”

-pride kick-off dance party
-drink specials
-live DJ

featuring DJ JAKOB JAY

hosted by BOLIVIA CARMICHAELS

FREE, 9pm, Friday June 13th

CC Slaughters
219 NW Davis

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Latino Night: Portland Pride Edition

LatinoNight PrideDJ Francisco leads a night of latinos and latinas. We most definitely have a presence at Portland Pride and as I haven’t heard too much about what Latino Gay Pride is doing for 2014 we best get started now.

$5, 9pm Froday June 13th

The Royale
317 NW Broadway

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Bearracuda

bearracudaFriday night is for the furry set with when this regional party takes over Branx. Portland is prime time for bears and cubs. It fits nicely with our Wild West lumberjack vibe so expect the men to be out and growling. Plus with such a miniscule price tag (and for their 5th anniversary no less!), DJ HiFi Sean and gogo bears and laser lights (oh my!) there’s no reason no to bust out your honey pot.

And if this irreverent summer preview video doesn’t rev your bear-lovin’ engine I just don’t know what will.

$6, 9pm Friday June 13th

Branx
320 SE 2nd Ave

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Exorcism dance party and Pride Pants off Dance

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Join the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as we kick off Portland Gay Pride 2014 with an official Nun blessing and cleansing of glitter & holy rose water. Shake off the negative energies with a fun filled disco. The event will close with a holy blessing to send you off into the 2014 Pride Season recharged and full of love, joy, and PRIDE!

8 – 10:30pm

► Missed our Naked Bike Ride Afterparty last weekend?
► Ready to kick off Pride weekend?

How about a PANTS OFF DANCE OFF?!?
Bare as you dare, dance the night away with the music of DJ Matthew Dale and enjoy food and cocktail specials all night long!

With a featured menu with many options and a full bar offering delicious drinks, there are so many reasons to kick off pride with a PANTS OFF DANCE OFF!

Free, 10pm, Friday June 13th

Crush Bar
1400 SE Morrison

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#NSFW

nsfwI gotta say a little piece of me died a little to learn that this year wouldn’t have a Pride Gaycation as I’ve been going to it for, I dunno, like 8 years or something? (Ask Mary, she has a better memory than me.) But I’m super stoked that it is actually not absent, just combined with one of the best newer parties, the amazing Thursday jam Laid Out, to make the super opener that is #NSFW. (What is it with the hashtag party names this year? I mean, if you were going to do a mashup why not just go with Gayed Out?)

To make sure everybody feels welcome, the promoters are keeping the cover to a low $5. This isn’t a party for a select few — they want to see everybody celebrating the beauty of collective pride.

The theme is “we just wanna party” (duh), it’s hosted by the irrepressible George Ray Babycakes and the killer DH lineup includes:

Bruce LaBruiser (Dirtbag)
KKost (Pony / Seattle)
MistiMiler(Laid Out)
Mr. Charming (Gaycation!)
Gossip Cat (Laid Out/ Bridge Club)

It is but a meager 5 bucks and since it promises both sex and LULZ, I’m totes there.

$5, 10pm Friday June 13th

Holocene Portland
1001 SE Morrison

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Panty Raid

panty-raidThis coolest super underground (it’s in a goddamn Bodega people so bring your cash and I hope you don’t want a cocktail) is having its own Pride Edition. Because it’s tiny but popular expect to get your sweat on, which is a good thing in my opinion and head their sound advice:

please be cool and invite your friends. dont bring some rando everyone hates. dont bring your friend that everyone else thinks is an asshole.

we’re just trying to get our freak number set right. dig.

Be ready for the close up go-go-ing of Ryan Lass and stylings of residents Roy-G-Biv and Aaron Boeke and guest L Train. Hosted by Amoania and performances (quite literally in your face I’m guessing and maybe on top of some Rice a Roni shelving) Du Oh Meg.

And yes, there is a makeout room and patio.

$7, 9pm Friday June 13th

Belmont Bodega
2519 SE Belmont

The parties capacity is 200 people. We suggest coming early to avoid being turned away due to capacity.

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Queer Lit Happy Hour

Something a little different than the usual dance a drink-a-thon this early evening event gives you a chance to mingle with some of the Northwest’s best queer writers including:

Tom Spanbauer, author, I Loved You More (Hawthorne Books), and founder of Dangerous Writers
Lidia Yuknavitch, author, The Chronology of Water & Dora: a Head Case (Hawthorne Books)
Carter Sickels, author, The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury USA)
A.M. O’Malley, Independent Publishing Resource Center
Cathy Camper, author, Low Riders in Space, reviewer Lambda Literary
Chloe Eudaly, owner, Reading Frenzy bookstore
Michael Sage Ricci, teacher, Dangerous Writers, publicist, Hawthorne Books

Plus, the first 100 folks in the door nab a free beer and hosted appetizers. Cash bar for those of us operating on QST (Queer Standard Time).

Free, 5-7pm, Friday June 13th

Bridgeport Brewery’s Heritage Room
(up the stairs and to the left, past the bar)
1318 NW Northrup

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T*Party Picnic

tpartySo every year after I recover a little from PDX Pride I head down to the Bay for their own cray cray gay high holiday. And my favorite part is always just hanging out in Delores park with hundreds of other queers and feeling the love. The T*Party picnic, now in its 8th year (can you believe it?!) is our own version of that.

Taking over Overlook Park Friday afternoon it is a free and open space for friends, family, pets and everyone celebrating “genderqueers, dragsters, genderdeviants, trans people of all stripes, and those who are busily defying the gender binary” to get together and eat anything you can stick on a grill.

Plus plenty of discussions about what you’ll be doing later in the night and throughout the weekend so the perfect spot to meet up with all your pals and loosely plan it out, scope out all the people you want to dance with later…

Grills, food and drinks will be provided! Please bring additional food and drinks to share. The organizers are committed to reducing waste/garbage (this is the PacNW after all) so please help ‘em out by bringing your own silverware, plates, and cups!

FREE, 5 – 10pm

Overlook Park
N Fremont & Interstate Ave

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Transtasia – PRIDE EDITION

transtasia2 FUN TIMES IN ONE MONTH!!!!!
IT’S BEEN SUCH A HIT WERE GIVING YOU A DOUBLE FISTING OF US…. FOR PRIDE WEEK!!!!

LET THE SCANDAL, DEBAUCHERY, AND TANTALIZING BEGIN….
Ecstacy Inferno Productions and
Portland’s Velvet Rope brings you

Transtasia PRIDE EDITION….

a night filled with an AMAZING show, fun times and the sexiest of the sexy!
Where anything goes and your WILDEST FANTASY’S can cum true!!!
BAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Cum watch an amazing show,
Relax in any of the hot tubs,
Hang out in the lounge and drink, eat, shoot pool, and listen to music
Feeling frisky…
get a private room or join in in the gang-bang room!!!!!!

This event will be hosted by Ecstacy Inferno
ONLY AN ECSTACY INFERNO EVENT COULD GET THIS WILD….

and while everyone is always welcome to all of our events we just had to set aside a night for transgender boys and girls and those of us that love them!!!

HUSH
STARING
ECSTACY INFERNO
Jayla Rose Sullivan
Nikki Lev
Mcarthur Huan Secharmidal
Kim-Chi
Jakob W. Wascher
AND MORE

Please enjoy the following wonderful amenities:
~Over 10,000 sq ft of available play space
~ Private Couples and Single Ladies Lounge
~3 Hot Tubs with Clean Towels
~Large Upstairs Play Area
~13 Private Rooms Available
~Free Tasty Food Buffet
~Clean Showers, Lockers and so much more!

All regular Members fees do apply.
please check the membership and pricing section of our website for details…
www.thevelvetropepdx.com

members door fees:
Couples $20
Single females $10
Single males $35
trans people $10

8pm – 4am, Friday June 13th

The Velvet Rope
3533 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd

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Twerk Pride Edition

twerk-prideThe reigning queen of queer hip hop dance parties in Portland is throwing it down for Pride with special guest DJ Troubled Youth joining residents Ill Camino (Mrs/Maricon/Sex Wave in SEA) and Ill Trill (Slo’ Jams)  (and one can only hope poster gals from Broad City). One of the only safer spaces in town to get that booty bouncing and your urban jam on it’s the Friday night east side party to be at. Dude, not fragrance free just FYI so bring your cologne A game.

8pm, $5 before 10pm, $7 after
Friday June 13th

Local Lounge
3536 NE MLK Jr Blvd

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Taking Pride on Stark

stark-st-prideThe more low key, but no less fun, of the 2 side-by-side block parties goes all weekend long and has lots of guests including Miss Mylar Black, Pagan Holladay, Summer Seasons and “Dance Party of the Decades” with DJ Robb.

Saturday: Gates open & 2pm $5 cover before 7pm/$10 cover after 7pm
2:00 – Pindar 3
4:00 – DJ Robb
4:30 – Caravan of Glam
6:00 – Peacock Productions
7:00 – Saturday Night Orphans
9:00- DJ Bud

Sunday: Gates open at Noon $5 Cover
12:30 – Laurent Nickel & Laura Cunard Live Jazz
3:00 – DJ Robb
4:00- Peacock Productions
5:00 – Portland Idol Performance
6:00 – Acoustic Minds

Free, Friday June 13th
$5 before 7pm, $10 after, Saturday June 14th
$5 all day, Sunday June 15th

Scandals
1125 SW Stark St

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