See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Portland area at the link below, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Wednesdays, 5-8pm, at various venues, Portland. A safe and welcoming place for all to come and interact with like minded individuals in the Portland Leather Allience. See other Wednesday + Thursday Munch and Tuesday Midnight Munch nights around the area throughout the month at website below:
Monthly at The Hollywood Theatre. a new film series created with the goal of bringing a little more queer content to the big screen. Old/ new, serious/ cheesy, the films in this series will have 3 things in common; queer content, they’re not on Netflix* and nobody dies**. *Maybe a little wiggle room on this. **Ok, main characters don’t die, won’t promise more.
Every Friday, 5-7pm Bears, Brews & Dinner at Fox & Hounds; Second Fridays, 4:30-7pm Happy Hour at The Local Lounge; Fourth Sundays, from 11am -1pm Bear Brunch at Fox & Hounds. See special events at their website:
Every 4th Saturday at Euphoria, 315 SE 3rd Ave. "Queer Community for Bears, Barbies, Chubs, Cubs, Hawks, Cocks, Pigs, Chicken, Trannys, Queens, Kings, Daggers, Dykes, Femmes, Furries, Garden Keepers, Scum, MILF Lickers, Knob Shiners, Filth, Shirt Lifters, Cougars, Crap Stabbers, Pillow Biters, Trade + a gob of YOU!."
April 21, 2016, 8-11:30pm/monthly at the Star Theater. Hottest Mostly Male PDX Variety Show Cabaret, circus artists, drag professionals, musicians... Featuring: Fatha Green!, Omri Geva! Paulina Muñoz! Judy Patootie!, Romeo Bedwell!, Johnny Nuriel! ... and founder of the feast, Isaiah Esquire!, Hosts: the Funniest Lady + Gent of the MIc, Alexis Campbell Starr + Richie Stratton!
May 7, 2016, 9pm-2am at Holocene. An evening of booty dropping hip hop and live performances brought to you by Kelly Lovemonster and davO + boy_friend + Sappho. Live Performance by Saturn Rising (SF). Hosts: Kelly Lovemonster, Viktor Belmont, Yes Please! $10/ $7 before 10pm.
May 7, 2016, 9pm-2am at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St. Without restrictions of silly clothing... rock on with only socks on! Dance music, cocktail specials + more! Menu options, full bar, dance music, back room access after 8pm - safe space (no cell phone use). Bare as you dare: underwear, bra, shirtless or the full monty... all are supported and encouraged... Clothes check $2.
Ongoing through May 8, 2016 at PAM. Contemporary photographs by Native American photographers/ dialogue with Edward Sheriff Curtis’ work: The North American Indian. Published in 1907-1930 limited editions, this magnum opus charts cultural practices, languages, and traditions of over 80 tribes, with over 1,500 beautiful but often idealized photogravures, and 700 large-scale images.
May 13, 2016, 9:30pm, Funhouse Lounge. Celebrating the life and works of musical genius Prince! The Northwest's premier POC Variety show featuring Stand Up Comedy, Music, Burlesque and much more!Featuring acts from Portland and Seattle! Stand Up Comedy: Jen Tam, Milan Patel, Adam Pasi. Burlesque: Hyacinth Lee, Cheeky Diamondz (Seattle). Music: Brannon Rockwell-Charland., Danie Ward
May 13-14, 2016, at Cinema 21. A new kind of porn: short dirty movies, each less than five minutes, not by porn stars, but people who want to be for a weekend. Filmmakers/ stars show what they think is hot, sexy, creative and kinky, their turn-ons/ craziest fantasies. Carefully curated cornucopia of body types, shapes, ages, colors, sexualities, genders, kinks, and fetishes
May 26, 2016, 8pm at Star Theater. Anal Anarchist, Ayatollah of Crud? To Waters, either is high compliment. Following the cult director’s 70th birthday, a slew of salacious entertainers will explore taboo topics proposed by the sultan of sleaze, This 3rd annual outrageous show promises debauchery only a true John Waters fan could love; new performers and acts; costume contest!
May 27, 2016, Saucebox, 214 N Broadway. Parties to challenge traditional drag notions/ dance-heavy experimentation nightlife/ performance/ gender preference. DJs Buckmaster, Stacy Stl Lisa + Jakob Jay. Lyfe in the moment: your favorite song comes on, make a runway BC/ take a shot; a kween says, fuck it, this is my jam gurl and finds a soap-box to lip-synch her little heart out.
May 27-30, June 2-5 + June 9-12, 2016, annual City of Portland festival month, part of Portland's culture for 106 years. Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off May 27 5pm/ Memorial Day weekend + 3 consecutive weekends at Gov Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Rose Cup Auto Race, film festival, fireworks, parades, boat race, parties and more. See the website for details.
May 28, 2016, 9pm. Euphoria, 315 SE 3rd. FIERCENE$$, FAGGOTRY + F*CKERY! DJs AIRICK X, FINGERBANG, AURORA + guest JOHN CROSS + DEREK PAVONE. HOMO GO-GOs: CHARELY SHARPS, FOXXY, NIKKI L, JOHNNY CAKES, POLLY + guest! DOOR DOLLIES: AUSTIN DARLING + CHEL-Z. Every 4th Sat except Pride Month: June 19th. Blowpony.com
June 17, 2016, 9pm-Late, at Rotture, 315 SE 3rd Ave. Party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers, Lights by Pacific NW Laser. SPONSORED BY Growlr. DJs MATT CONSOLA + MATT STANDS. Go-go bears + live performance by MATT ALBER. Tickets $6 before 10pm, $8 after.
June 18-19, 2016, annual event with Sunday parade 11am on from West Bernside at NW Park, down NW Broadway and NW Davis to festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park between the Burnside and Morrison Bridges. For entertainment see the website schedule:
October, 2016 annual LGBT film fest, usually at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st. Ave, Feature, documentary & short films from all over the world - made by, about, or of interest to the lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities. See website for full schedule and information.
October 7-9, 2016. The First Annual big weekend of events and entertainment to showcase all of what Portland has to offer -- for men with beards, cubs, otters, chubs, chasers and friends from around the globe. FRI 9pm-2am LUMBERTWINK PDX at FUNHOUSE LOUNGE. SAT 9pm-2am BEARRACUDA PORTLAND at EUPHORIA. SUN TBA.
October 8, 2016 at Euphoria, dance party for bears, cubs and friends - see DJs TBA:
November 5, 2016 The Wordstock Book Fair re-launch at Portland Art Museum and at venues in the surrounding South Park Blocks area in Downtown Portland. Annual festival of books, writers, and storytelling. See previous years' authors list and schedule online for an idea of what’s coming up.
March, 2017 (TBC). The west coast's premiere sexually-diverse BDSM and kink conference, offering educational workshops, infamous play parties, leather and fetish vendors and community meeting space, plus the formal Leather Dinner. See more info at PLA and website below: