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!."
February 4 + 25, 2017, 7pm-midnight at Bossanova Ballroom. Women's dance event, usually the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Dancers/ entertainers including fire dancers, pool tables, video games and chill area. DJs Lauren + Wildfire. Next: March 11th, 7pm-midnight at Bossanova; and March 25th, 6-10pm at Trio, 909 E Burnside. See more details at:
February 4, 2017, 8pm-2:30am at Crush Bar. Clothing-optional dance party 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... Clothes check $2. Next: Feb 28th - Mardi Gras.
February 9, 2017, 8pm-midnight at Crush. "Come dance with us at Crush's latin party 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.
February 9 - 26, 2017 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.
January 27, 2017, 9pm-2:15am, Lovecraft Bar. The winter has been cold, frigid, and icy. We wanna turn the heat up/on, melt away winter blues, and welcome you to #Stripperpalooza! We have asked all our favorite dancers from all sides of the spectrum to turn up the heat/ beat with us. In the words of legendary punk band The Donnas: TAKE IT OFF! DJs Buckmaster + Prince$$ Dimebag.
February 11, 2017, 9pm-12am at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St. Featuring Darcy Blows, Mars, Clare Apparently!, Precious America, Kahl Fuego, Marla Darling, BeElzzaBub Doll, Miss Pamela Voorhees, Prince Peanut butter, Turkish Delight, The Juniper Gent, Zora Phoenix, Anastasia Euthanasia, and more. DJ NoN provides mood and dance music! Hosted by the royally pissed off Delta Flyer.
February 24, 2017 at Lovecraft Bar. The expression of living lyfe in the moment. Not a planned out sequence of events; not a drag show. This is a get yourself wet, dance-heavy party, with impromptu drag performances. You may even hear a song and perform your own drag number. Club Kai-Kai (at it's most basic) is an experimentation of nightlife, performance, and your gender preference.
February 25, 2017, 9pm- 2am. 21+ dance for Homos, Bears, Cubs, Chubs, Dykes, Hawks, Cocks, Sissys, Prancers, Dancers, Stuffers, Packers, Pillow Biters + YOU! A Homo Time Awaits You! With JAY BOOGIE (Brooklyn), DJs AIRICK X, MATT CONSOLA, AURORA. GΔΨ A$$ GOGOs HEATHERETTE, NIKKI L, CHARLEY SHARP, JOHNNY CAKES, FOXXY, BRNDN, LIGHTHOUSE. Door Dollies AUSTIN DARLING + CHEL-Z. $9.
March 25, 2017, 8pm-3am at Bossanova Ballroom. Ten years of FIERCENE$$, FAGGOTRY, FCKRY and BUGGERY! With DJs and performances TBA. Every 4th Sat except Pride Month. See archives at: Blowpony.com
April 14-16, 2017 at the Courtyard by Marriott. 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 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 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:
Late July, 2017. Voz Alta at Q Center. Three days of festivities. 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.
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.
Early October, 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.