Come down and support your favorite performers as they compete for the crowning of The Royale’s first King and Queen Pageant to kick off your Pride Weekend!
$5, 9pm Thursday June 12th
317 NW Broadway
Now in its 3rd (4th? I dunno, I’m getting old) year, Queerlandia is becoming the traditional kickoff for Portland Pride and also a reminder that Embers, the only gay bar still sporting prominent rainbows in a very visible area downtown, is still a thing. It’s a particularly great start because it features not only the club vibe dance party but also a craft fair, performances and 2 rooms to give you room to create the Pride that’s right for you.
Host Serendipity Jones will guide you through a stage that is bound to be energetic with performances from Carla Rossi + the Gays of Future Past and there are so many DJs you’ll be exhausted dancing (yeah on a Thursday) through the sets of:
Riff-Raff (Shade | Seattle’s Opulent Queer Empire)
Sappho (Turnt Up!/Chicken Strip/Hard Yes)
HOLD MY HAND (Bridge Club/Polari)
Orographic (Queerlandia/Bridge Club)
Huf N Stuf (Queerlandia/Bridge Club)
And in the chiller corner are caricatures by Tuna Doodle and goods to quench your local shopping thirst by Scrafts, Bang Bang Crafts and more.
And lest you forget that being gay wasn’t always (and still isn’t always) just a big party, it is also a benefit for Bradley Angle’s LGBTQ domestic violence services.
9pm, Thursday June 12th
110 NW Broadway
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.
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
315 SE 3rd Ave
We’re bringing back some of our favorite performers from last year –
Portland Drag King EMILIO comes to us all the way from Rosario, Argentina, and now calls the Pacific Northwest home. Emilio began performing in 2008 in Portland, Oregon, and has graced hundreds of stages since.
KIMIKAZE! From City Nightclub kid to Ms. Gay Alaska, [OMG DOES ANYONE ELSE REMEMBER THE CITY NIGHTCLUB?! CHAT ME UP AT PRIDE, I MEAN THE REAL ME ALLEY HECTOR] cabaret performer and fan dancer Kimikaze! has been gracing stages around the country ever since her first ballet recital at the age of three. Taking a break from her current day job as a sustainable ranch hand, Kimikaze! is thrilled to join us again this year for Inferno’s Pride Party!
Our Portland and Seattle Go-Go’s will be amping the dance floor and stage throughout the evening.
This event is open to the entire LGBT community! Partial proceeds to benefit Pride NW.
Don’t worry we listened to you…..This year we will have more satellite Bars, Fans, and a separate entrance for ticket holders.
Advance tickets for INFERNO: $16.25 ($12.50 + $3.75 service charge)
INFERNO Tickets at the door: $16 ($15 + $1 service charge)
Advance tickets for both Inferno & Gaylabration: $28.43 ($22.50 + $5.93)
6 to 10pm, Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Crystal Ballroom
1332 W. Burnside St
Doing Pride the Mrs way (you know, themes, my favorite) means Tom of Finland. So get out your best leather or sailor outfit (will I get to wear it again so soon?!) and giantest dildo because whether you were born with a member or no it ain’t no ToF…
Hostess (Kaj-Anne) Pepper Pepper will be there (with butch queen realness? I can only surmise) as well as special guest performer Dieana Dae who join residents Ill Camino and Portland’s biggest queer DJ BeyondaDoubt and photobooth maven Ally Picard.
HOW IT WORKS BBZ:
♥ LOOK FIERCE & HAVE FUN CHILDREN ♥
MRS is an queer event encouraging unbridled creativity & participation while we celebrate YOU, our community.
It’s not just about being the MRS, but about creating a visually expressive, fun, liberating nightlife experience for all of us homos.
How it works:
1: You vote on the themes that inspire you on our page facebook.com/MRS.PDX
2: You & your friends come dressed in your interpretations of that theme.
3: Get in that Bloodhound photobooth!
4: The MRS is chosen, gets a photoshoot with Ally
& basically receives a free party with guest list & drink tickets!
5: Repeat monthly
$5 Saturday June 14th
3939 N Mississippi Ave
Note: This is already sold out. Crazy! And it’s a boat so that’s a pretty solid capacity. But maybe there will be a ticket contest somewhere or something? I’ll keep you posted.
When Portland gets get on the boat your trapped in the most wonderful way, partying on the high seas (or the Willamette, whatever) with host Carla Rossi, DJs Mr Charming (Gaycation), Kasio Smashio (Blow Pony) and Travis Blue (Ceremony). You’ll want to pay attention to performances by Pepper Pepper, Isaiah Tillman and Lulu Luscious. But the lady everyone will want to be closest to is RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 star Bianca Del Rio. And those of you who dig just a little deeper into your packetbooks will be able to chill with her at a celebrity meet and greet after deboarding.
$50.00 VIP (featuring a meet & greet, exclusive merch and a pass to Branx Pride w/ Sam Sparro at 8pm directly following the boat ride)
Buy tickets online
Boarding 2:30, Boat leaves at 3 SHARP and return promptly at 5pm
Celebrity meet and greet until 6:00PM!
Sunday June 15th
Portland Spirit River Cruises
110 SE Caruthers
This event is actually every Sunday (RAD!) but the special Pride Edition is just a touch earlier so you won’t miss the parade (I know I know, just stay up all Saturday maybe?). So nurse that hangover with some hair o’ the dog and join Ecstasy Inferno and some of Portland’s most beautiful, crazy and fun entertainers at an awkwardly early hour.
$25 Show, Brunch Meal AND Bottomless Drink
9am doors, 10:am show, Sunday June 15th
317 NW Broadway
-VIP view of Pride Parade
-drink specials all day!
-self-serve American Harvest Bloody Mary bar
-live DJ (ALL DAY)
-The Superstar Divas Mega-PRIDE Show (7PM)
hosted by BOLIVIA CARMICHAELS
FREE, 10am and 7pm, Sunday June 15th
219 NW Davis