Pride

Your Guide to Portland Pride Weekend 2021

The Superstar Divas' Mega-Pride Show, the Virtual Portland Pride Parade, and More for June 17-20
June 17, 2021
Portland's Superstar Divas will glam it up for their Mega-Pride Show at CC Slaughters this Sunday. (Courtesy of the artists)

The days of packed queer clubs teeming with sweat-glistened party people crushing endless cans of Montucky are still on hold, but this Pride Weekend will hardly leave you in the lurch. From major online events (like the Virtual Portland Pride Parade) to modified in-person ones (like Pride Pics at Zidell Yards on Thursday and a Juneteenth Pride Party at Local Lounge on Saturday), you've got options. Check out our complete Pride guide for more ways to celebrate this weekend and beyond. 

Events are online unless otherwise noted.


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THURSDAY

Coming Out Together
Portland drag star Poison Waters and other local luminaries will gather virtually for a Pride celebration hosted by the Cascade AIDS Project.

Drag Dangerzone: PRIDE
Join your faithful hosts Valerie DeVille and Marla Darling for a spicy revue on a covered patio, featuring special guests Mx Marchandt, Aphasia, BeeBee Sanchez, Just Feel The Flow, Romie Romak, Link, and other queens.
Local Lounge (Northeast)

PRIDE PICS
Pride Northwest is joining forces with the directors of the QDoc film festival to host this outdoor film showcase as part of Pride month festivities. Six feature-length films and several shorts will all be making their Oregon debut in a celebration of diverse queer stories. Local food and beverages will be available, with DJs rounding out the entertainment.
Zidell Yards (Southwest)

Silverado Gay Pride
This staple gay bar will host dance parties every night of Pride Weekend.
Silverado (Northwest)

FRIDAY

3 Queens in a Park
It's never too early to introduce your offspring to the wonderful world of drag, so round up any little ones you might have and head to this all-ages outdoor show starring Angela D'Vil, Bolivia Carmichaels, and Alexis Campbell Starr.
Santé Bar (Northwest)

PRIDE Party 2021
Enjoy cabaret-style pop-up performances, Pride-themed cocktails, live DJs, and more from noon to night. 
The Big Legrowlski (Northwest)

Shut Up and Be Queer: Pride Dance Party
Show off all those TikTok dances you mastered during quarantine at this all-night party with DJ Danimal and as-yet-unannounced performers.
Local Lounge (Northeast)

SATURDAY

Hillsboro Pride 5K
Transport yourself across a 5K course in Orenco Woods Nature Park at whatever speed you like at this socially distanced Pride race. If there's a dearth of rainbow stuff in your closet, don't sweat it—every participant will get a free t-shirt.
Orenco Woods Nature Park (Northwest)

Juneteenth Pride Party
This queer dance party featuring BIPOC performers and allies will be presented by nonprofit Sweethearts of Portland and hosted by Miss Sweetheart 29 and Flawless Shade. The event will have ASL interpretation and proceeds will go to Brown Hope in support of the Black Resilience Fund.
Local Lounge (Northeast)

Pride Night Monster Ball - Tribute To Lady Gaga
Macy Marcs, Mona Chrome, Lylac, Boujee Cherry, and other drag stars will do justice to their favorite Lady Gaga numbers. 
Star Theater (Northwest)

Resonance Ensemble: We Hold Your Names Sacred
Together with author and playwright Dane Figueroa Edidi, composer Mari Ésabel Valverde's new work centers trans women of color and reflects on those lost to hateful violence. After the performance, stick around for a panel with the creators and LGBTQ+ community leaders, plus the announcement of a new writing fellowship for trans youth of color. 

Rocky Horror Pride Show
The Clinton Street Cabaret will return for an extra naughty Pride edition of Portland's landmark Rocky Horror Picture Show, featuring a pre-show and a screening in original 35-mm.
Clinton Street Theater (Southeast)

SUNDAY

2021 Virtual Portland Pride Parade
Queue up Zoom and Pride Northwest's YouTube channel for an eyeful of cheerful floats and ROYGBIV-hued expressions of LGBTQ+ joy at a pre-recorded Pride Parade (captured at a private venue). The broadcast will also include this year's pre-recorded Dykes on Bikes rally (filmed at the Portland International Raceway on June 4). Catch the whole shebang on Zoom and Pride Northwest's YouTube channel.

The Superstar Divas Mega-Pride Show
Portland power-drag trio the Superstar Divas will take over this queer club with two back-to-back ultra-glam shows. 
CC Slaughters (Northwest)

MULTI-DAY

Portland Gay Men’s Chorus 2021 Pride Concert: Chasing Rainbows
Get ready to have bops by Whitney Houston, Carly Rae Jepsen, Gloria Gaynor, Lady Gaga, Cher, and Dolly Parton stuck in your head after this joyous concert with the Portland Gay Men's Chorus. It's virtual, so you can belt along without getting shushed by your fellow audience members. 
(Saturday-Sunday)

Pride on The Street
Underwear store UnderU4Men will team up with the Portland Eagle to bring you a night of dancing (courtesy of local LGBTQ+ DJs) and cocktails (courtesy of Shine Distillery), plus food-truck offerings from Bun Intended (Saturday) and Tamale Boy (Sunday). The outdoor event will also feature a 50% off sale and drag entertainment from Honey Hart. 
UnderU4Men, Southwest (Saturday-Sunday)