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 BerBati's, 19 SW 2nd Ave, 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:
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; Second Fridays 9:30pm– 2am XX Dance at Funhouse Lounge. Dance your Bear Butts off, and enjoy conversation with your Bear Buds out on the patio.
Every 4th Saturday at Branx/Rotture, 320 SE 2nd Ave. "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 14-16, 2015, at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave. Ordinary people from all over the Pacific NW become weekend porn stars, making 5-minute dirty movies for cash prizes! Films run the gamut of LGBT+S sexual styles; funny, thought-provoking, sad, artistic, outrageous, and sexy-because they're real- created and performed by sex-positive people.
May 14-17, 2015, annual film festival at McMenamins Kennedy School Theatre, 5736 NE 33rd Ave. Queer documentary screenings, powerful, provocative and positively queer documentary films & videos. Opening Night: May 15th, 7:30pm at Whitsell Auditorium/ Portland Art Museum. Screening followed by 10pm Opening Night Party in the Sunken Ballroom. See website for schedule/ more info.
May 22 - June 7, 2015, annual City of Portland festival month of activities, part of Portland's popular culture for the past 106 years. Rose Cup Auto Race, film festival, fireworks, parades, boat race, parties and more. See the website for details.
June 4-7, 2015. Big Bear River Rose Festival Weekend, annual bears' celebration of culture, new friends, and old. Bear and cub pool party, cigar social, bar events, bus tour, XX Dance and Underbear parties. Official host hotel: Courtyard North Harbour by Marriott, 10 minutes from town. Full details online:
June 12, 2015, 9pm-Late, at Branx, 320 SE 2nd Ave. Party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers, with DJs JOHN LEPAGE (San Francisco), and MATT STANDS. Lights by Pacific NW Laser. SPONSORED BY YELP. "Go-go guys, tasty snacks, sweet beats & furry fellas" -- $5 before 10pm, $7 after.
June 13-14, 2015, 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. Entertainment headliner: Martha Wash, the original Weather Girl. See the website for more about this year's schedule and entertainment information.
Early August, 2015 (tentative). In previous years at Crush, 1412 SE Morrison St. Annual LGBTQ music festival in Portland, Oregon. The goal of the festival is to promote and showcase the diversity of LGBTQ artists from around the USA. Each year the best up and coming musicians, from pop and rock to hip hop and classical, with something for everyone! Check website for 2015 confirmation.
November 7, 2015 The Wordstock Book Fair will re-launch in 2015 at Portland Art Museum 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.
Early October, 2015 (to be confirmed), 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 schedule and information.
February - March, 2016 (to be confirmed), at the Oregon Convention Center. 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 website below: