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!."
September 9 - October 30, 2016, PAM. Now synonymous with high culture, his works were intended as popular entertainment; perhaps why Shakespeare and cinema so successfully align - as stories, characters, and imagery translate seamlessly between countries and cultures around the world. In this spirit, presenting 17 unconventional cinematic adaptations spanning 8 countries over 7 decades.
October 1, 2016, 9pm-2am at Crush Bar, 1400 SE Morrison St. 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.
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, 2016, 9:30pm at Funhouse Lounge, 2432 SE 11th Ave. The Friday Night Bearlandia main event. BYOBeard and don your finest plaid for a truly colossal night with 100's of guys from all over the Northwest and beyond! Beats by: Chaka Quan (SF) + Freddy King of Pants (SEA). Photo booth by Wayne Bund Photography. $5 in plaid full sports uniform or singlet!/ $8 without.
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, 6-10pm at Trio, 909 E Burnside + October 29, 2016, at Bossanova Ballroom. Women's dance event the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Dancers/ entertainers including fire dancers, pool tables, video games and chill area. DJs Lauren + Wildfire. Next: Nov 12th at Trio + Nov 26th at Bossanova Ballroom. Dec 10th at Trio + Dec 24th at Bossanova. See details online:
October 8, 2016, 9pm 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.
October 8, 2016, 9:30pm-12:30am, Crush Bar. Featuring: Anastasia Euthanasia, Darcy Blows, Clare, Apparently!, Mars, Creepo Precious, BeElzzaBub Doll, Marla Darling, Lioness, Miss Pamela Vorhees, Zora Phoenix, the Juniper Gents +more! Spooky beats: DJ Aurora! Host: ghost of Delta Flyer! Genderf#ck Cabaret for a Cause: a monthly performance/ dance night fundraiser - every 2nd Sat/ month.
October 13, 2016, 7pm-12am, at Dante's, 350 W Burnside. Ready to Trick okurr Treat w/ 2 RuPaul Drag Race All Stars? Challenge traditional drag notions/ dance-heavy experimentation nightlife/ performance/ gender preference? Music: Buckmaster. Other ghouls and goblins: House of Ada, House of Flora, Daphne Fauna and girl gremlin Shitney Houston hosting *tongue pop-off* halftime show!
October 19-23, 2016, 5-8pm at Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown/ Convention Center, 1441 NE 2nd Ave. WED Dinner and Awards at Darcelle XV Showplace. FRI Monarchs Reception/ Out of Town at Crowne Plaza + Welcome at Embers. SAT Coronation - Primal Jungle: A Return to the Animal Kingdom at Crowne Plaza Belmont Ballroom. SUN Victory Brunch at Embers + Famous Portland Party at Silverado.
October 22-23, 2016 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...
October 22, 2016, 8:30-11:30pm at Crush Bar. A night of witches, zombies, virgins, and halloween! Featuring a killer line-up of burlesque and boylesque, starring: Danny the Historical Conjurer; Viola Vinyl; Karlie Lever du Soleil; Papi de Lioncourt; Sean Dooley; Zora von Pavonine; Dominoe de Soto; Copper Van Doon; Lacy Knickers; and Rarity St. James. $20 at the door.
October 22, 2016, 9pm- 3am at Bossanova Ballroom 722 E Burnside St. A HAUNTINGLY HOMO TIME AWAITS YOU! With KIM CHI (RPDR season 8), TAMMIE BROWN and WOLFGANG X. DJs AIRICK X, CHRIS-C (SF) and G-LUVE (BC). Chain shaking, maggot wiggling GO-GOs: HEATHERETTE, CHARLEY SHARP, FOXXY, JOHNNY CAKES, BRNDN and ROSS (BC). $18/ 21+
October 27, 2016, 9pm-2am at Stag PDX. A queer, body positive, inclusive, non-ageist, racially diverse, hairy strip/gogo night - BEAR.CUB.OTTER.DADDY husky hairy beardy DANCERS featured. DJs Matt Consola + Airick X. Host: Godiva Devyne. Sponsored by underU4men. $10 at door.
October 30, 2016. at Old Freeman Factory, 2638 NW Wilson St, Portland. Edgy Halloween theme set inside an old warehouse in the Northwest industrial area of Portland. To include: vendor booths, live music by The Pharcyde, special guest Redman, food options and other surprises "to exceed your expectations with the most surreal and visceral production to date by DOPE Magazine."
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.
November 12, 2016, 9pm, at Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside. Matt Bearracuda’s Birthday Splash! Party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers, Hosted by Drew Droege as CHLOE CHRISTEENE (LIVE). Floor host: Glen Alen. With Romeo Bedwell (PDX) + Rahni NothingMORE (SF). DJs MATT CONSOLA, MATT STANDS + FREDDY KOP. Tickets $7 before 10pm, $10 after.
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.
Mid June, 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.