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 new venue - 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!."
July 8 - August 28, 2016 at PAM. 17 classic films of Bette Davis (1908-1989) and Joan Crawford (1904-1977), two of Hollywood’s most famous/ respected leading ladies. Their bitter feud became fodder for unending gossip and legendary Hollywood lore, but despite the deep personal animosity, their rivalry pushed each to excel, to achieve some of the most memorable roles of their era.
July 29-31, 2016. Voz Alta at Q Center. Past years included a dance party with sexy go-go boys & girls, Latin tunes, late night surprises; festival main stage line-up of traditional & cultural performances, local + regional entertainers, community leaders, public officials, non-stop DJ music. Latin-style food, margaritas, cerveza, cocktails.
July 30, 2016, 8:30pm-2am, Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside. Challenge traditional drag notions/ dance-heavy experimentation nightlife/ performance/ gender preference. Circus of Freaks/Aerial's Inferno w/ LA's presiding creatures of the night Boulet Brothers + NY's creamiest fashion gurl, Milk Queen! Music: Buckmaster + HOLD MY HAND + Jackal/PDX.
August 6, 2016, 9:30pm at Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th Ave. It's been 4 amazing years since Matt and Wayne decided to through a plaid party for our friends. Special guest beats by: David Sylvester & HOLD MY HAND. Photo booth by Wayne Bund Photography. $6 in plaid full sports uniform or singlet!/ $10 without.
August 6, 2016, 9pm-2am at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St. Clothing-optional dance party celebrating IndepenDANCE Day! 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... Clothes check $2.
August 18-21, 2016, at the Lone Fir Resort, Cougar, WA. Events to include: Hawaiian-theme dinners, hearty camp-style breakfasts, tent camping or RV site - on a live volcano - a long hot weekend of fun and cool nights of TIKI Adventures.
August 24, 2016, 9pm- 3am at new venue - Bossanova Ballroom 722 E Burnside St. "...we’re prancing our little Pony A$$e$ on over to a newer pinker pasture! Together we can make new kissy kiss kiss and sweaty sexy dance move memories in a new space." Fourth Saturdays,
August 25, 2016, 8 - 11pm at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St. The top two queens in each challenge will have to "lip-sync for their legacy" and the queen who wins the lip-sync will have the ability to eliminate any queen from the competition.
August 27, 2016, 7pm-1am at Bassanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside. Women's dance event the second and fourth Saturday of each month on two floors. Dancers/ entertainers including fire dancers, upper mezzanine pool tables, video games and chill area. DJs Lauren + Wildfire - see more details online:
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 6, 2016, 7:30-11pm quarterly at the Star Theater. The Halloween show - Hottest Mostly Male PDX Variety Show Cabaret, circus artists, drag professionals, musicians... Featuring: Dr. Chance de Valmont, Hydrangea Strangea, Daniel Girón, Jayla Rose, Niki Villiarimo, Nikki Lev The Glitter Beast, Johnny Nuriel, and Isaiah Esquire. Host: Richie Stratton
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 Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside. Dance party for bears, cubs and friends. Sexy, furry go-go's. Laser light show and projections. DJs DEL STAMP + MATT STANDS. $6 before 10pm/ $10 after. See facebook.
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:
May-June, 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: Rose Cup Auto Race, film festival, fireworks, parades, boat race, parties and more. See the website for details.
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. 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: