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Pride is a summer-long celebration in Portland

From concerts to parades, Pride brings three months of festivities to Portland in 2024.

People pose along Portland's Eastbank Esplanade during the Portland Pride Run.

There are run, walk, and roll routes for this year’s Portland Pride Run.

Photo courtesy of Portland Frontrunners

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Pride is here in Portland, and whether you’re living out as your true self or standing as an ally, there are plenty of opportunities in June, July, and August to celebrate the occasion — so get out your calendar.

Portland artist Natalia Cardona Puerta poses at her booth outside of Wonderwood Springs.

Have fun searching for cute finds, like Natalia Cardona Puerta’s art, at Ye Old Gay Faire.

Photo via @wonderwoodsprings + @natsandme

June

Ye Old Gay Faire | Saturday, June 1 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Wonderwood Springs, 8811 N. Lombard St. | Free | Year two of this event brings 30+ queer vendors, face painting, fairy hair, a visit from a unicorn, craft tables, live opera, and plenty of Mike Bennett magic sprinkled in.

Flame: Pride Month Kick Off Dance Party | Saturday, June 1 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Kenton Club, 2025 N. Kilpatrick St. | $10-$20 | DJ Action Slacks and friends will be spinning vintage movers and groovers on vinyl records from the 1950s to 1970s.

Pride Ride | Monday, June 3 | 4 p.m. | Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave. | Free | Get Pedalpalooza and Pride rolling with this 1.5-mile, family-friendly parade through downtown.

Pride Block Party | Saturday, June 8 | 12-7 p.m. | Dandelion Teahouse & Apothecary, 109 W. Seventh St., Vancouver | Free | Head over the river to enjoy an array of activities, from axe throwing and tarot readings to shopping and donating blood.

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Find discounted tickets to the Thorns game and support nonprofit PDX Gaymers.

Photo via Ray Terrill

Portland Thorns Pride Night | Saturday, June 8 | 7 p.m. | Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison St. | $23+ | There’s a party in Portland, so come cheer on the squad against the North Carolina Courage.

Made With Pride 2024 | Sunday, June 9 | 2-5 p.m. | Community Wine Bar PDX, 614 SW Dakota St. | $25-$30 | Raise a glass and sample the wares of 11 queer-owned Oregon wineries.

Portland Gay Prides Pageant | Sunday, June 9 | 4-8 p.m. | The Melody Event Center, 615 SE Alder St. | $15-$75 | This event shines a spotlight on the passion, artistry, and talent of our local drag community; this year’s them is “A Recipe for Success.”

“Love Who You Love” | Friday, June 14 + Saturday, June 15 | 7 p.m. + 3 p.m. | First United Methodist Church of Portland, 1838 SW Jefferson St. | $15-$25 | Portland Lesbian Choir invites you to lift up love in all of its facets and to donate to its underwear drive for three queer youth organizations.

Portland Pride Run | Saturday, June 15 | 9 a.m. | Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, Portland | $5-$45 | Portland Frontrunners and Poison Waters will host this fun run, walk, and roll on the waterfront with 4.25-mile and 2.5-mile routes available.

Portland Pickles Pride Night | Tuesday, July 16 | 7:05 p.m. | Walker Stadium, 4727 SE 92nd Ave., Ste. 4601 | $12-$25 | Dillon T. Pickle invites you to a night of baseball and if you’re lucky, a free tattoo.

Pride at the Museum | Friday, June 21 | 6-10 p.m. | OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave. | $8-$10 | Visitors of all ages are welcome to explore the educational and exciting exhibits, “Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family” and “Playing with Light.”

Gay Prom | Saturday, June 22 | 10 p.m. | The Aura Nightclub & Lounge, 10935 SW 68th Pkwy. | $10 | Boutonnieres and corsages are optional, but you’re most glamorous attire is mandatory as you throw it back to the days of awkward photos and cringeworthy dancing.

Rose City PrideCon 2024 | Saturday, June 22-Sunday, June 23 | Times vary | Ankeny Alley, 10 SW Third Ave. | Prices vary | Crawl your way to more than 10 bars and do your best to make it to the GLOW After Party.

Rose City Pride Band, Wind Symphony GAY-LA | Sunday, June 23 | 3-5 p.m. | Patricia Reser Center for the Arts, 12625 SW Crescent St., Beaverton | $14-$34 | Take a musical journey through classical compositions and more modern arrangements.

Beaverton's mayor Lacey Beaty raises a progress Pride flag.

Beaverton Mayor Lacey Beaty raises the Progress Pride flag to kick off Pride Month.

Beaverton Pride | Sunday, June 30 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Beaverton City Park, 12500 SW Fourth St. | Free | The whole family is invited to enjoy a parade, Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus, food trucks, activities, ‘80s music from Blonde Neon, and more.

Pride Rides | Sunday, June 30 | 12-8 p.m. | Oaks Amusement Park, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way | Prices vary | Take advantage of discounted rides, limited-edition treats, Pride-themed game prizes plus a special edition of Pride Skate in The Hangar.

July

Pride Night Market | Friday, July 12 | 6-9 p.m. | The Hotel Zags, 515 SW Clay St. | Free | Pick up local treasures and peruse handmade goodies.

Wild Queer | Saturday, July 13 | 7 p.m. | Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St., Ste. 203 | $40-$400 | Evoke your inner Eric Effiong, a fan favorite from Netflix’s “Sex Education,” at this dance party which doubles as a fundraiser for Wild Diversity.

Portland Trans Pride March | Saturday, July 20 | 2 p.m. | North Park Blocks | Free | Stand in support with the transgender community and this rally and march.

Gaylabration | Saturday, July 20 | 9 p.m.-2 a.m. | McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W. Burnside St. | $18.99-$64.99 | Grab a hold of “Ascension,” the weekend’s biggest dance party (it’s back to Saturday too).

BuzzCutt’s First Annual Summer Fest: PDX’s Alcohol-Free Pride Party | Saturday, July 20 | 5-9 p.m. | For Bitter For Worse HQ, 100 NE Farragut St. | $10-$14 | Savor being sober with delicious non-alcoholic drinks and the engrossing Jell-O wrestling tournament.

Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade | Saturday, July 20-Sunday, July 21 | Times vary | Tom McCall Waterfront Park | Free, suggested $10 donation | Celebrate 30 years of Pride Northwest with the theme “Feast and Love” and headline performer Jinkx Monsoon.

Sea Sickening BoatpRide | Sunday, July 21| 1:30–5 p.m. | Portland Spirit Salmon Springs Dock, 1010 SW Naito Pkwy. $55-$100 | Set sail with The Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for an afternoon of fun on the Willamette River.

August

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars LIVE | Sunday, Aug. 11 | 8 p.m. | Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay St. | $49.50–$149.50 | High kicks and low splits are coming to the stage, courtesy of the standouts from the long-running hit TV show.

The Gay Beards celebrate Pride in Portland.

Rainbow suspenders are optional, but highly encouraged.

Photo by @thegaybeards

Ways to support

We love a party, but Pride is also prime time to give back. Celebrate by volunteering with Northwest Gender Alliance, PFLAG, Pride Foundation, Dykes on Bikes, or with a donation.