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 Bossanova Ballroom 722 E Burnside St. "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!."
May 6, 2017, 9pm-12am, Crush Bar. A sex-positive party, not a sex party. Clothing-optional dancing w/ DJ Aurora. Tunes: Pure Noise! No silly clothing restrictions... rock on/ only socks on! Dance music, cocktails, food, full bar, 8pm back room- safe space (no phones). Bare as you dare: underwear, bra, shirtless or the full monty... all supported/ encouraged... Next: June 3; July 1.
May 11, 2017, 8pm-midnight at Crush. Dance at Crush's latin party, usually every second Thursday. "Ven a bailar en la fiesta latina de Crush los segundos jueves de cada mes! Organizada por PDX Latinx Pride y Bi Brigade." See PDXLP. Next dates: June 8th + July 13th.
May 12, 2017, 5-6pm at Crush. The queens perform a comedy roast of RuPaul in front of a live audience. Singer Tamar Braxton and Fortune Feimster (The Mindy Project) guest judge. May 19th, 5-6pm - S9E9 - The queens create, write, and star in their own TV pilots. Noah Galvin (The Real O'Neals) and QVC queen Lisa Robertson guest judge. Followed by 9pm Drag Dangerzone Drag Open Mic!
May 12-13, 2017, 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 13, 2017, 7pm-midnight Bonfire at Bossanova Ballroom (7-9:30pm women-only); May 20 Hot Flash + May 27 Inferno, 6-10pm at Trio, 909 E Burnside. Dancers/ entertainers, fire dancers, pool tables, video games, chill area. DJs Lauren, Wildfire and Jessica the Ripper. Dance events for queer, lesbian, bi, straight, POC, butch, femme women/ ciswomen/ transwomen each 2nd, 3rd, 4th Saturday.
May 13, 2017, 9pm-2am at Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy Blvd. New look, but same great flavor. Daddy Flavor. Come party at the newly refurbished Tonic Lounge. Tip some GoGo Daddies™ Grind w/ dudes to the beats of DJs Matt Consola and John Cross. Take off yer shirt, son! Drink! - Whiskey'll put some hair on your chest. $5 door.
May 14, 2017, 6-9pm at Crush. The classic 'reader for readers' format, with a twist: all readers will be nude or strip their way to nudity to prove that our bodies are our power and that with self-love, we can overcome! Featuring male- and female-identified readers, our literary event is the second evolution of the popular The Naked Brain series in 2014.
May 20, 2017, 9pm at The Old Freeman Factory, 2638 NW Wilson St. An amazing trip down the rabbit hole! Tickets include entry to an all-evening dance party, food and drinks. The extravaganza starts with a VIP reception at 8pm and the GA main event. Red Dress PDX supports gay youth, those suffering from domestic violence, and those touched by/ living with HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
May 25, 2017, 7-10pm at Aladdin Theater. A highly acclaimed one-woman show/ journey of raunchy political incorrectness, hysterical song parodies and engaging storytelling; parodies re-work selections from Adele, Rent and Bruno Mars, punctuated by hilarious zany zingers. Her social commentary trashes political correctness, and critiques some of our latest buzzwords.
May 26, 2017, 6pm. Outraged yet? Hedges examines resistance mechanisms with a provocative look at the current state of revolt in the USA. The Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Princeton University professor, author, activist, and Truthdig website columnist, will recount the continuing history of US domestic terrorism, outlining ways for communities to resist before it’s too late.
May 27, 2017, 9pm- 2am. 21+ dance for Homos, Bears, Cubs, Chubs, Dykes, Hawks, Cocks, Sissys, Prancers, Dancers, Stuffers, Packers, Pillow Biters + YOU! A Homo Time Awaits You! With KizMet. DJs: AIRICK X, AURORA, JUST SAM and guest. GΔΨ A$$ GOGOs: HEATHERETTE, CHARLEY SHARP, JOHNNY CAKES, NIKKI L, and BRNDN. Host: DRAVEN (PDX). Door Dollies AUSTIN DARLING + CHEL-Z. $15.
May 28 - June 25, 2017, annual City of Portland festival month, part of Portland's culture for 107 years. Rose Festival’s waterfront activities kick off Memorial Day weekend + 3 consecutive weekends at Gov Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Starlight + Grand Floral Parades, fireworks, Milk Carton Boat Race, parties and more. See the website for details.
June 3, 2017, 9pm-12am, Crush Bar. A sex-positive party, not a sex party. Clothing-optional dancing w/ DJ Aurora. Tunes: Pure Noise! No silly clothing restrictions... rock on/ only socks on! Dance music, cocktails, food, full bar, back room/ safe space (no phones). Bare as you dare: underwear, bra, shirtless or the full monty... all supported/ encouraged... Clothes check. Next: July 1.
June 8-11, 2017. BearTown goes a la carte w/ 4 days/ 3 nights of Sci-Fi Themed Adventures, affordable for all. Meet+Greet at Fox & Hounds; T-Shirt Exchange at Local Lounge. FRI: Bear Fantasy Basics strip down party at Eagle PDX. SAT: Matt Bearracuda: RoughHouse dance party. Also play parties + the final Tugs event. Hotel: Courtyard North Harbour.
June 10, 2017, 9-11pm, Crush Bar. Recurring performance and DANCE NIGHT. Dance music provided by DJ Cat Lady. The cover is a sliding scale of $5-10, with portion of proceeds donated to Brave Space, community/providers for transgender and non-binary children, youth, adults, and their families.
June 10, 2017, 9pm - 2:30am at Bossanova Ballroom. A party for bears, cubs and friends with beats by DJ Mateo Segade (LA) and guest hosts + go-go guys and late night delights. $10 cover at the door.
June 16, 2017, 9pm, at Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside. Kick off Gay Pride with DJs MATT CONSOLA + MATT STANDS and 500+ guys. Laser show by Laseronics, hot go-go dancers. Tickets $7 before 10pm, $10 after.
June 16-18, 2017 on Stark Street. A weekend long party of live music, live performances by local Drag Super Stars, dancing along with our favorite DJs and, of course, drinking! A 21+ event / Valid ID required.
June 15, 2017, 9:30-11:30pm. Spectacular drag pageant opener, featuring fierce queens hosted by premier drag clown Carla Rossi. The 1999 film follows teenage beauty queens vying for the American Teen Princess title, and a determined killer. With Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Brittany Murphy, Denise Richards, Mindy Sterling, Nora Dunn, Mo Gaffney, Amy Adams.
June 17-18, 2017, 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. Gaylabration - the Saturday night dance party of Pride weekend, 10pm-2am at The Crystal Ballroom. For full program and entertainment line-up, see their website:
June 18, 2017, 1pm + 4:30pm at Star Theater. All the way from the Drag Race stage to the YouTube page of UNHhhh, the one hour comedy show Ages 3 & Up, starring RuPaul's Drag Race S7 starlet - Trixie Mattel from the Drag-Barbie herself how fantastic life is in plastic... featuring comedy, drama, live music, and DRAG!
July 13-16, 2017 at Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th Ave. Four days of the best shows and finest talent from this region, and well beyond. The festival will also benefit local queer charities, both with fundraising efforts, and a portion of the proceeds being donated.
July 21-23, 2017. Three days of festivities. FRI 6pm NOCHE DE ARTE 2017: Pochas Radicales at Q Center; SAT 12-10pm Block Party/festival street party next to Milagro Theater SE Stark St (at Grand Ave/ 6th Ave), with performances by local/ regional entertainers, community leaders, officials, DJ music. Latin-style food, margaritas, cerveza, cocktails. SUN 6:30pm Hollywood Theatre movie.
August 17-20, 2017 at Lone Fir Resort, 16806 Lewis River Rd, Cougar, WA. RV & Tent spaces available, included with the registration fee. Five meals, Meet & Greet Party, Bear-e-oke, Buns & Beard Contest, Build-a-Bear & Jock Contest, Best Drink Contest, Naked Bear Swimming, Sight-seeing. $130/pp.
September 15-21, 2017 (TBC), at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st. Ave. Annual LGBT film fest, Features, documentaries & 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 6-8, 2017. The Second 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. Past year included: LUMBERTWINK PDX at FUNHOUSE LOUNGE. BEARRACUDA PORTLAND at EUPHORIA.
October 14-15, 2017 at Oregon Convention Center. A celebration of plant-based living, promoting sustainable, compassionate, healthy food choices/ lifestyles. Hundreds of foods: mains, desserts/chocolates, fresh organic produce, veggie burgers, non-dairy cheeses/ milks/ ice creams; fruit smoothies and juices, hummus, breads/crackers, spreads/ dips, nut/seed butters, energy bars/snacks...
November 9-14, 2017 (TBC), at PAM, Portland State University 5th Avenue Cinema + Skype Live Studio. Annual event showcasing new work by some of the very best regional film talent; snapshot of the surrounding creative community. Northwest Film Center continues to nurture the growth and success of filmmakers who are pushing their voices and dreams forward in new and engaging works.
February 8 - 25, 2018 (TBC) at Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. The Northwest Film Center’s annual showcase of new world cinema. Over three weeks in February, featuring the exhibition of nearly 100 feature films and 60+ short films, as PIFF audiences across the City of Portland travel the globe in theater seats, celebrating the world’s finest filmmakers and cinephiles.