Friday 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
320 SE 2nd Ave
The irrepressible Blow Pony is back for a 7th year of queerupting Pride. Starting as GAY BASH back in 2007 BP is always crazy, controversial and boundary pushing. You can expect a lot of QUEER diversity, dancing, bonding, history, and unity on the dual dance floors. Homo Gogos, DJs Airick, Stormy, Kasio Smashio, Jenns Irish, and most of all headliner musical performance art queerdos Ssion.
But wait, the bill just keeps getting better and better with additions musical mavens Glitterbang and performance art and drag fiercers Double Duchess who last year had the energy to turn it out late into the night Saturday in San Francisco (which I saw in person) and turn around for Seattle’s Sunday fun (which I saw videos of as I lay hungover on Market Street concrete). Now that, my babies, is Pride dedication.
$8 b4 10pm $10 after, 9pm
Saturday June 14th
315 SE 3rd
$5, 9pm, go-gos at 10pm
Saturday June 14th
317 NW Broadway
Yet another Season 6 RuPaul’s Drag Race performer to make your Portland Pride weekend a true pop drag fest. This time Adore Delano ushers in your party that organizers promise will be a “…let loose scenario for boys and girls and more boys… a wonderland full of free beard rubs, slick hands and magical dancing gogo men, where the whiskey shots go down easy and the sounds of the discotheque parade around and intoxicate you until you finally wake up from the dream, potentially next to someone you don’t remember…”
Hosts Shitney Houston and Carla Rossi. Tunes by DJs Nark (Bottom Forty), Roy-G-Biv (Control Top), JenIrish, portraits by Michael Horwitz, photography by Nark Magazine, disco by Moroder, Fuzzy gogos created by moms everywhere (guest gogo woof Rich Kelly).
Buy tickets online
9pm Sunday June 15th
1001 SE Morrison