Wednesdays, 5:30-8pm, at Rogue Eastside Pub & Pilot Brewery 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland. A safe and welcoming place for all to come/ interact with like minded individuals in the Portland Leather Alliance. For other everyday Munch events and Tuesday Midnight Munch nights that take place at venues all around the area each month, see the PLA website calendar link 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 Wednesday, 7-10pm at Crush. "Free to play! Win prizes! Feel superior! With drink specials, and our full delicious menu, of course, bring out your inner smart ass... perhaps you might win! 5 rounds, including a Picture Pages team drawing challenge, and a musical trvia round... you'll have a blast!"
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:
Fourth Fridays, Lovecraft. Living lyfe in the moment. No planned sequence of events; not a drag show. A get yourself wet, dance-heavy party, w/ impromptu drag performances. You may hear a song and perform your own drag number. At basic, Club Kai-Kai is experimentation: nightlife, performance, and gender preference. Questions? We don’t have answers; just a space for you to Kai-Kai.
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!."
September 2, 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...
September 2, 2017, 9pm-1am. Honoring the marriage of Marla Darling and Tristan "Human Prop" Smith, a red wedding to end all weddings! Performers: Marla Darling, Darcy Blows, The Glam King, Prince Peanut-Butter, BeElzzaBub Doll, Mars, Peter Pantyhose, Clare, Apparently!, Poly-Amithyst, Daizelle Marie Lou'Viere + more! Host: the mistress of matrimonial mayhem, Delta Flyer!.
September 9 + October 21, 2017, 6-10pm Hotflash | September 23 + October 28, 2017 6-10pm Inferno - both at TRIO, 909 E. Burnside. Hotflash is a dance for all women: ciswomen, transwomen - queer, lesbian, bi, straight, POC, butch, femme and everything in between - featuring DJ Lauren. Inferno is open to all women and the Trans community - featuring DJs Wild Fire + Jessica The Ripper.
September 9, 2017, 9pm, at Bossanova Ballroom, 722 E Burnside. Kick off Gay Pride with DJs Mateo Segade + John Cross and 500+ guys. Laser show by Laseronics, hot go-go dancers. Tickets $5 before 10pm, $10 after.
September 10, 2017, 6:30-10pm. 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; 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. Theme: WHEN WE WERE YOUNG.
September 13, 2017, 7:30pm. Feature documentary: Black gay gangsters survive in a violent Washington DC neighborhood. Unlikely gang-bangers, some boys wear lipstick, mascara and stilettos. They carry Louis Vuitton bags, but also knives, brass knuckles and mace. Gay/ transgender youth, themselves shot, stabbed and raped, fight back with ice picks, or by beating their enemies senseless. $9
September 29 - October 5, 2017, 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.
September 22, 2017, 9pm-2am at Lovecraft Bar. Get your drag/dance/disco/danger/drama fix. Turn up the track, heighten those heels, lower your standards, and drag yourself to hell! DJ Buckmaster (Resident DJ/Mom). Hold My Hand (Bridge Club/Step-Mom). Drag: Pepper Pepper, Fox Pflueger (Ozzie), Jerms, Debris. Polaroider/Handler/Daddy: Stacy Stl Lisa. Kween: Ann Pyne. $10 cover.
September 23, 2017, 9pm-2am. 21+ dance for Homos, Bears, Cubs, Chubs, Dykes, Hawks, Cocks, Sissys, Prancers, Dancers, Stuffers, Packers, Pillow Biters + YOU! W/ SATURN RISIN9 (SF). DJs: AIRICK X, JUST DAVE, MATT CONSOLA and guest MATEO SEGADE (LA)! GΔΨ A$$ GOGOs: NIKKI BUNZ, CHARELY SHARP, HEATHERETTE, JOHNNY CAKES and BRNDN! Door Dollies AUSTIN DARLING + CHEL-Z. $9 TO RIDE.
September 30, 2017, 6pm (show at 7pm) at Aladdin Theater. Kick off the season of the witch with a bona-fide star-studded drag coven - Peaches Christ's SHE-LARIOUS drag stage show parody starring the RuPaul's Drag Race alumni/ Season Five winner - LIVE ON STAGE! Make a night of it, come in costume, and get ready for a SPOOKY good time!
September 30, 2017, 9pm-2am. LOCAL QUEEN will walk into the club CURSE FIRST! Start Halloween with a unique drag/ burlesque variety show dedicated to 90s classic, HOCUS POCUS! Spell master ZORA PHOENIX will host; delight in the absurdly obscene. Talent to include: ARTEMIS CHASE, SHPONGLEDHOOPS, ARABELLA DE LIONCOURT, MORGAN BROOKS + some SURPRISE GHOULS! Beats: CHILDOFSOD + DJ AURORA!
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 1-5, 2017, at PAM Whitsell Auditorium, Portland State U. 5th Ave 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 15 - March 1, 2018. Since 1977, the Northwest Film Center’s annual showcase of new world cinema. Over three weeks in February, through the exhibition of nearly 100 feature films and 60+ short films, PIFF audiences across the City of Portland travel the globe in theater seats by way of this celebration of the world’s filmmakers and cinephiles.
May - June, 2018, annual City of Portland festival month, part of Portland's culture for 110 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 15-17, 2018 (TBC) 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 16-17, 2018, 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. Waterfront Festival Saturday 12-8pm + Sunday 11:30am to 6pm. Saturday night dance party. For full program and entertainment line-up, see their website:
July 20-22, 2018 (TBC). Three days of festivities - past year included: FRI NOCHE DE ARTE: Pochas Radicales at Q Center; SAT Block Party/festival street party with performances by local/ regional entertainers, community leaders, officials, DJ music. Latin-style food, margaritas, cerveza, cocktails. SUN Hollywood Theatre movie.