And yes, every day in this Queer Mecca is like an episode of Portlandia. The city does compensate with plenty of Queer-friendly bars frequented by hordes of lesbians. Whiskey being the drink of choice for Portland lesbians. Crush is a quaint neighborhood spot for a simple cocktail and some good eats. Perfect for a cute date or a calm night with friends. Most competitors are queer ladies with quirky names. On off days, The Florida Room is a perfect hangout complete with pool tables, a photobooth, and card games for loan.
Home of Gaycation, the events held at Holocene are all queer-friendly and cause you to break out your dance pants. Go to catch a show, hang out in the bar, or see an outdoor movie in the summer. Located on historic Mississippi Street, Bar Bar is known for its sweet happy hour and ability to attract some lovely ladies. It also hosts a newer queer dance night called MRS.
Home of Bent, this little bar in NoPo is a great hangout spot and hosts many Queer-friendly nights. Located on super queer Alberta in NE. Located in NoPo on Russel Street is an awesome queer-friendly dive bar without the typical Portland hipster pretentiousness. Sitting at the base of Mt. You can generally find queer ladies here. Located in Old Town, is a tiny little hipster hole in the wall. Lesbian owned and sharing a wall with the feminist bookstore In Other Words, the Record Room hosts a nightly DJ session with amazing local girls who just love to spin.
Sunday nights here are Strippereoke. Ever wanted to sing karaoke and have naked girls dance around you? Well, this is where that happens. The girls all look like they came right off the Suicide Girls site and are super friendly. The Cadillac of strip clubs. Another perk, in typical Portland fashion, the entire menu is vegan. Every first Friday at Rotture. Fun and easy-going, generally filled with a variety of ladies.
Electronic music showcase with great DJs. Every first Thursday at The Know, get to know haha, get it? Every third Saturday of the month. The quintessential Portland queer night. Charming, this is a perfect night for dancing with friends and the occasional makeout with a stranger. Every second Saturday of the month. Predominantly for the ladies. Every second Friday of the month. Where dreams come true. The entrance will remind you of a fight club, and from the outside it looks like nothing is happening.
Definitely a LiPDX favorite. Has go-go dancers, and you could go here to pre-game before heading to Blow Pony. A party that comes and goes, when it stops, nobody knows! Held semi-frequently at SE queer hotspot Crush. The two lovely ladies who put on Crush have moved to sunny L. Summer time is best to explore this option, the crowd gets bigger as the nights get warmer.
Held at the Matador in NW, find it on the first three Saturdays of every month. The perk of this is that almost ALL of the lady baristas are queer.
Prepare for daily doses of eye candy as you settle into a coffee shop attempting to get work done. And here is a list of queer-centric cafes: You will find a lot a queer ladies in attendance at every game. The best spot to be during a game is in the stands with the Timbers Army. There is also Trans Day of Remembrance. Portland State University Reed: In debt, awkward, brainy queers who throw crazy parties. Treat every single Reedie you meet as queer until proven otherwise.
Communism, Atheism, Free Love! In debt, artistic hipster queers in the Pearl. In debt, granola queers, sometimes they come into the city on a bus called the RAZ. They also put on their own Vagnia Monologues. PCC campuses are located all over greater Portland. They offer cheaper entry level classes for Oregon and bordering state residents and many students cross over between PSU and PCC in their first couple of years.
BRO is an organization working in the areas of marriage equality, transgender justice, and racial justice in Oregon. Held every year the second to last weekend in June, most of us party the week before, all the way up to the Sunday parade.
Many queers choose to participate in the famous World Naked Bike Ride that last year conveniently took place on the Saturday night of Pride weekend.