Using this Guide

qpdx-prideYou may or may not be old school enough to be familiar with qPDX but we’re back from a 2+ year hiatus to be your most comprehensive guide to the Rose City’s gay high holidays. So my goal for this spot is to be one-stop shopping for all your Portland Pride 2014 needs. Let me tell you what you can expect.


5th annual Portland Pride Comedy Showcase with Jason Stuart!

jason-stuartHosted by Seattle transwoman comedian, Barbara Sehr start your Pride weekend off with 2 chances for laughs courtesy Jason Stuart and Belinda Carroll. I’d try to drink some coffee and stay up for the later show as after 11 it’s R rated (though c’mon, we’re Portland, we can take NC-17).

This NW Pride comedy showcase’s 5th anniversary has the pleasure of bringing you Jason Stuart, a 20 year comedy veteran with appearances on LOGO,NBC, Comedy Central and so much more! The prolific character actor has a Stand-Up Special, Jason Stuart: Making it to the Middle and CD Jason Stuart: Gay Comedy Without A Dress under his belt and just completed in Love is Strange opposite John Lithgow, Alfred Molina & Marisa Tomei.

Shows at 9pm and 11pm
$15.00 in Advance and $20.00/door
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FunHouse Lounge
2432 SE 11th Ave

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Chelsea sez:

i been seein u scopin my sequined wares and i want them on yr bodies at all the sexy pride events

dump out yr pennies, honies, cuz we r havin a sale!!! prices will vary but there will be sumthing 4 everyone! bring cash! haggle if u have 2!!!

i have teamed up with some other amazing freaks to bring u a sweet ass selection of cute thangs 4 ur bodies

hand sequined and beaded fashionzz by yours truly!!!

tshirts by flunk life!!!

hand embroidered patches by eliza lou!!!

tshirts by ladyjane!!

hand made jewelry and on site hair tinsel provided by jodi vaughn!!!

hand made natural material jewelry by oh!!!

FREE, 6-9pm, Thursday June 12th

Alberta studios
1627 NE Alberta, suite B3
(note: you must get down full flight of stairs to access space)

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Club Culo Discoteca

club-culoAs much as I love queer partying in this town it can (after 10+ years) start to feel like the same night with the same white crowd over and over. Not so when queer cumbia comes to town. A night that has happened in spurts before is back with a Pride Edition reemergence that’s going to get the latin vibe back off the ground for real.

So bienvenidos a Club Culo, un reventon para maricones y tortilleras con DJs:

Te Amo
Ill Camino
Papi Chulo

and, as always, Troubled Youth keeping it real at the door and on the floor.

And though I may have named Queerlandia my Thursday night pick I’m so glad it is around the corner from Culo cuz you know imma be there.

$3, 8pm Thursday June 12th

Black Book
20 NW 3rd Ave

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Kings and Queens

Kings and QueensCome kick off Pride weekend feeling like Royals at The Royale.

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

The Royale
317 NW Broadway

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Lez Stand Up


It’s Lez Stand Up, it’s the Thursday before Pride, this is gonna be off-the-chain BANANABALLS!! LET’S PARTY!!

All of your LEZZIE favorites, making jokes while smashing the patriarchy. KER-POW!

Kirsten Kuppenbender
Jes Rega
Bob Wolf
Laura Anne Whitley
Caitlin Weierhauser
Diane Gasperin
Plus special guest:
Rebecca Waits

Let’s get nuts and kick off Pride weekend LIKE A BOSS

Tickets are ONLY $7 presale at Don’t be a fiscally irresponsible slacker, buy your presale tickets now!
($10 at the door, day of show, if that’s how you roll.)

8pm, Thursday June 12th

Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE MLK Blvd

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Pre-Pride Ladies Night


Unofficial dyke bar hosts a pre-pride happy hour for the ladies.

4-10pm Thursday June 12th

Escape Bar and Grill
9004 NE Sandy Blvd

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Queer Heroes NW 2014 Opening Party


Please join us at Q Center once again this year for the 2014 Queer Heroes NW kick-off party! Many of this year’s heroes will be in attendance.

Queer Heroes NW is a project of Q Center and Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest (GLAPN).

We honor a Queer Hero for every day in June – 30 in all – as part of our celebration of Pride. Our community nominates the heroes – living or dead, representing every color of our rainbow, from every corner of our region. A committee made up of former Queer Heroes honorees and LGBTQ community members make the final selections.

FREE, 5-7pm
Thursday June 12th

Q Center
4115 n Mississippi Ave

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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

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Rainbow Connection PDX Launch Party!

rainbow-connectionRainbow Connection PDX is a new medical marijuana dispensary located at NE Sandy and 67th. It was born out of a passion for social justice – a significant portion of the profits will go to support the LGBT Elder Housing project founded by RCPDX partner Melissa Egan.

We are excited to open in July 2014, with our fabulous and knowledgeable staff of budtenders, stylish digs and lovingly curated high quality selection of medicinal flower, concentrates, tinctures, edibles, salves and more.

Melissa, along with partners Nancy Robinson and Alicia J. Rose are excited to invite you to join Team Rainbow Connection PDX at Crush during Pride week to learn more about RCPDX and the effort to legalize marijuana at the ballot box this fall.

We are gearing up for a mid-July launch but wanted to get the party started Pride-style! Will you join us?

Free, 4:20 – 7:00 pm; brief remarks at 6:00
Thursday, June 12

Crush Bar
1400 SE Morrison Street

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Andrew Shayde’s Pride Kick Off Party


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


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.


Grand prize: $250

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

315 SE 3rd Ave

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“INTO THE MIST” – A Jungle Pride Adventure –


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


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

featuring DJ JAKOB JAY


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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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

320 SE 2nd Ave

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Exorcism dance party and Pride Pants off Dance


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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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!!!!!

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!!!

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

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!!!

Jayla Rose Sullivan
Nikki Lev
Mcarthur Huan Secharmidal
Jakob W. Wascher

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…

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

1125 SW Stark St

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An ON off off off Broadway SHIT SHOW

shit-showPride is for your absolute PROUDEST MOMENTS…Somethin’ to write home about, right? Cum make something of yourself, you ass! (Just walk-of-shame it right there dudes)

For reals, here’s the deal..We’re gonna have a little shit show of a daytime party at Habesha. Just come and see what happens.You know if you’re coming to dance at 1pm on pride Saturday, you’re on a damn level queen.
Lez go–>

PS, there’s a stage..Feel the call? 😉

Dance Party // Patio // Performance // Shit Show For Sure

Please dontate $3-5 at the door for our DJ’s and Performer!!

Dj’s :
Sappho (Turnt Up/Chicken Strip)
Riff Raff (Shade Seattle)
Troubled Youth (Blackbook Thursday’s)

Performance By:
Glitoris Pleasurepuss

$3-5, 1pm Saturday June 14th

801 NE Broadway St

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Blow Pony’s Queer Mutiny with Ssion

ssionThe 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

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Control Top presents Rye Rye

control-topOrganizer and DJ Roy-G-Biv aka Katey Pants knows how to throw a party. Lines have gone around the block for the past 2 years this Pride event has gone down. This year you can avoid that stress (and save 3 bucks) by getting pre-sale tix. And believe me you’ll want to. With young Rye Rye, the future of hip hop headlining the bill this party is bound to be more popular than ever.

Hosted by the flawless Chanticleer Tru (of Magic Mouth and other projects), musical performances by Rye Rye and Bomb Ass Pussy, and DJ stylings of Roy G Biv, Nark, Mr. Sister and Gossip Cat this might just be the party to be at Saturday night for the queer crowd. 

$12 Advance//// $15 DOS,
9pm Saturday June 14th

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White Owl Social Club
1308 SE 8th Ave 

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Dyke March

Drag Mansion at the 2011 Dyke March. Photo by Alley Hector.

Drag Mansion at the 2011 Dyke March. Photo by Alley Hector.

The constant refrain of “Where is the Dyke March” and “Is it happening?” are no less present this year BUT it IS happening. It’s at the usual gather time of 6PM It’s at a brand new crazy early time of 1pm at the Salmon Street Fountain (I THINK). But anyway this “parade of exes” has it’s own pre-party sort of hilarity that should not be missed.

Plus it is the 45th anniversary of Stonewall and here’s some local lore as well:

Long long ago and far away in 1994, several Portland Lesbian Avengers- lezzies, bulldykes, femmes, and transfolk got together to replicate an event that happened at the March on Washington (DC) 1993- the Dyke March. 

It’s been 20 years. And a lot of things have changed. We’re shedding labels, and identifying in new and different ways, but I still believe that Dyke March is hugely important to queer and dyke visibility. 

FREE, 1pm at the [NOTE TIME CHANGE: See letter posted below]
Saturday June 14th

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PS While I understand the logistics of the time change I’m less than thrilled. We already have a hard enough time getting our Dyke March in order in this town, people are always confused, lost and wondering if it is happening. It’s always been at 6pm for many years and it feels like we’re getting pushed around. Plus I feel like it’ll be even harder to get people to be up and out in time for 11am. Bad bad decisions all around folks…


Gaylabration 2014 Poster FINALSometimes you just need a big damn circuit party. This is the classic gay dance vibe but with good Portland peeps, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that.

DJ Tristan Jaxx’s hard-hitting signature brand of visceral house music commands an enthralling blend of deep, pounding sound, larger-than-life vocals and vast & voluminous instrumentals.

Isaiah Esquire is the producer and headliner of the hit bi monthly show Boyeurism, which has always made me swoon. His performance style that is intensely emotive, athletic, and explosive incorporating elements of dance, burlesque, drag, and contortion.

John-Nuriel Yeshua Vissell (Johnny Nuriel) fuses burlesque, belly dance, aerial, and LED together to create unique and vibrant performances, sometimes uniting all four in a single act

Lights by Laseronics for your eye holes.

$15 presale, $20 advance
with Hotflash/Inferno $22.50
$50 VIP, $40 Pride NW VIP
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10pm, Saturday June 14th

Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside

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Gayme of Thrones Photo Scavenger Hunt


Epic [and we use this word sparingly] drama Game of Thrones returned to our television screens amid exciting promises that this season is to be sexier, bloodier and more gripping than ever. Well here in Portland it will be gayer than ever too! Set in a medieval fantasy Portland, the Gayme of Thrones Photo Scavenger Hunt presents a world of constant war where teams “Houses” of 4-5 battle it out for the iron throne.

Will your house differ from the rest? Perhaps you’ll take the Daenerys Targaryen’s approach, and you hatch your dragon eggs now, so that by June 14th at 1pm they will make you invincible!

Back in our non-magical realm, we need our own visionary dragon kings and queens of the LGBTQ community. Visionaries who recognize that in our state of Oregon despite our recent victory for marriage equality, the lack of social equity for the LGBTQ community still exists, and it is very much real. Your participation in the Gayme of Thrones: 3rd Annual Pride Photo Scavenger Hunt will benefit the Equity Foundation; an organization that funds projects and programs working to create social, economic, and political equity for the LGBTQ community.

Participation in the event is free, so put your houses together, and plan for Portland Pride’s Gayme of Thrones Scavenger Hunt!
How it works
In the 3rd installment of our annual Pride Photo Scavenger Hunt, you and your noble (or not so noble) house of 4-5 people will band together as you race across our great city completing tasks, challenges and feats of bravery (all to be captured on your cellular device) in an all out war of fabulousness as you compete for the crown and everlasting glory.
Facebook Event
Interactive recap of seasons 1-3

1pm Saturday June 14th

The Royale
317 NW Broadway

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infernoFor the early birds! (Formerly over 35 but let’s be honest some of us oldies are also night owls and some of us youguns peter out early)

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

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Lost & Naked

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

-ZARI ART professional body-paint airbush artist
-SEXY Jager-boys come to spice up the night
-drink specials
-live DJ

featuring DJ Robb


FREE, 9pm, Saturday June 14th

CC Slaughters
219 NW Davis

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Mr. Nude Portland Pageant


Come join The Sweethearts Of Portland for the best PAGEANT of the year in Portland Hosted by Adrienne Alexander and Kourtni Capree Duv!

Its all about the MEN here. This is a benefit for the 2014-2015 Sweethearts Charity’s. This is an event you will not want to miss! We have some of the best entertainers in Portland lined up to entertain you.

It is going to be held at the Embers Avenue with a $10 cover. Doors open at 5pm with the Pageant starting at 6pm. If you are interested in competing in this pageant please contact Kurtis Hendricks for all the info.

$10, 5pm, Saturday June 14th

110 NW Broadway

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Mrs Tom of Finland

mrs-tom-finlandDoing 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.

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

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

Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave

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sleazeFrom the mind of the outrageous Artemis Chase comes a new night just in time for Pride! A debaucherous mix of dirty dancing, sexy go-go boys, and scandalously fun times!

$5, 9pm, go-gos at 10pm

Saturday June 14th

The Royale
317 NW Broadway

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Trans Pride March

TMarchSaturday is a big day with Pride NW’s first official Trans March which kicks off in the morning. You’ll have enough time in the afternoon to take a disco nap and maybe a costume change before the Dyke March later in the day (now I know this will not all be the same people but believe me if I have it in me I’ll be at both just sayin’). It is also the 45th anniversary of Stonewall so it’s about damn time we had our own Trans March, seeing as this is who we owe all these damn June celebrations to.

FREE, 11:30 am at the
North Park Blocks on West Burnside
Saturday June 14th

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Big Gay Boat Ride with Bianca Del Rio (SOLD OUT)

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.

$35.00 GA
$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)
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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

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Drag Brunch

drag-brunchThis 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

The Royale
317 NW Broadway

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Dickslap Pride with Adore Delano

adoredelano-dickslap-pdxYet 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).

$12 advanced
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9pm Sunday June 15th

1001 SE Morrison

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#Grannytrigger with Bianca Del Rio


Regarding the name I have no idea as we are instructed not to ask any questions, but what else do you need to know than a night on the town with RuPaul’s Drag Race’s Bianca Del Rio? Maybe two floors of hot music (DJs Monica MHz, Jakob Jay, Pavone, Art of Hot),  go-go dancers, drag queens and dancing ends Pride weekend with a bang? Upstairs Rotture turns into Jackie Daniels Interior Delusions VIP Lounge with an exclusive meet and greet with Sparro, smoking patio, and no bathroom or bar lines.

$15 general admission
$40 VIP (access to Jackie Daniels’ Interior Delusions Lounge, meet & greet w/ Bianca Del Rio & more!)

8pm Sunday June 15th

320 SE 2nd

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PICA presents: FlipSide alterna disco brunch

pica-discoThe Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is proud to present
F*L*I*P*S*I*D*E Disco Brunch…

A distinctively alternative Pride scenario for movers, shakers, tastemakers, and you.

Your downtown Pride doesn’t have to be passé. Come enjoy Pride Sunday with your fellow queer and allied community activists, cheerleaders, artists, qweens, proud marys, deviants, enablers and you.

We will have a delicious brunch buffet and hangover helpers to help you get back on your feet from the night before. ;^)

Come enjoy the sites from PICA’s lovely gallery and veranda as we take in the sunshine and the beautiful view of downtown Portland, love on each other, and celebrate yet another year with this amazing community.

As per usual… Don’t forget the Disco!

Sounds by…
*Robot Hustle ( Honey Soundsystem SF)
*Sappho (Turnt Up!/Hard Yes)
*Huff N Stuff ( Bridge Club)
*Justin Longerbeam (Parallels)

Curated by Chanticleer Tru & Dickey Pete

$12, 12pm (Sharp) to 4PM
Sunday June 15th

As always this event will fill up… Get your ticket in advance

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
415 SW 10th Ave (Suite 300)

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Superstar Divas Mega Pride Show

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


-10am opening
-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)

featuring DJRobb


FREE, 10am and 7pm, Sunday June 15th

CC Slaughters
219 NW Davis

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