Portland LGBTQ+ Events for the Weekend of Friday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 5th.

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by Sebastian Fortino
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As usual, Portland is poppin! Let us know if you have any upcoming events by emailing sebastian2proudqueer.com, thanks. 

Friday, August 3rd

Pride Forever: Portland LGBT History Walking Tour

Portland is known for being queer friendly, but it haven't always been that way.

Join comedian/activist, Belinda Carroll and historian, Melissa Lang for an evening exploring over a century of action and resilience in the LGBTQ community. Learn about scandals, challenges, and victories for LGBT people in Oregon. This walking tour is about one mile long, and uses Portland public sidewalks. Please let us know if you have any accessibility concerns.

Highlights of the Tour: 19th Century Cross-Dressing, 1912 YMCA and 1913 Greek Scandals, Vaseline Alley and the Pink Triangle, Measure 9 and the fight against anti-gay legislation, AIDS Epidemic (and how you can help!), Darcelle, the longest performing drag queen* Guinness Book of World Records.

Please visit the Facebook page for ticketing information!

Burlesque S'il Vous Plait at Crush Bar

A classic burlesque show with a contemporary variety twist! Portland's Longest Running Burlesque Show... since 2010, with an amazingly diverse cast of talents including: Clementine Peel Ruby RocketHoneydew La Roux, and Abigail Rhys! Produced and hosted by multi-award winning Zora Phoenix

Ticketing tiers: General Admission (only available at the door) - $15, Presale Early Access GA - $18, Premium Community High-top Seating for 2-4 - $22, VIP Stage-side Table Seating for 4-12 - $25

GENERAL ADMISSION tickets do not guarantee seating, we recommend arriving at or before door to increase your chance of accessing seating on the main floor. We will open a limited quantity of discounted Standing Room tickets should we sell out of all other seating.

RESERVED SEATING is sold by the chair, either at Premium High-top tables which seat 2-4, or at VIP Stage-side tables for parties of 4-12. Individuals and groups with odd numbers may be seated together and share tables. Large parties are encouraged to buy tickets as a single purchase.

Please check here for tickets!

Pre-Pump (Fridays) at Slaughter’s Portland!

"PRE PUMP" a Friday night DRAG SHOW to kick off your weekend! FEAT. Tajh Jordan "Flawless Shade" & Cody Wojahn "Miss Inanna" >> PLUS amazing drag/variety talent performing for you live on the the CC Slaughters Portland dance-floor EVERY FRIDAY! When the party is warmed up and it's time to dance (11pm) the CC's dance-floor opens up and our LIVE DJ bumps the hottest top remixes until 2AM!  DRINK SPECIALS? $3 well cocktails from 3pm-midnight!

Pre-game! Pre-funk! PRE-PUMP!! 9PM and  21+ to enter.

Visit the Facebook page for more information!

Polyester (presented in Odorama!)

A tribute to Tab Hunter (1931-2018). We're presenting this film in it's original "Odorama" format, with scratch n' sniff cards! POLYESTER (1981): In John Waters' classic comedy, Divine stars as a suburban housewife whose world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he’s serially unfaithful, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who’s been breaking local women’s feet. But when she meets dashing Todd Tomorrow (Tab Hunter), the owner of a theater specializing in art films, her life appears rosier.


Please visit Hollywood Theatre for ticketing information!

Lez Do It -- Third Anniversary & Farewell Party! Friday, August 3rd


LEZ DO IT! It's our third birthday annnnnnnnnd our final party! Lez Do It has been full of music, community, amazing guests, and sweaty dance floor make outs and we love you for helping us create a sweet little place in the world for the past three years. Come help us close it out with a bang! DJs include Chelsea Starr & Mr Charming. Hosted by Killingsworth Dynasty and Lez Do It!

Please visit the Facebook page for more information! 

Saturday, August 4th


Local Queen at Capitol Pride 2018!

We love our Local Queens, celebrate Salem Pride this weekend! We are SO EXCITED To be back at Capitol Pride in Salem (Oregon) for their 2018 celebrations! Come down to the waterfront and stop by our booth for a hello, a FREE bottled water and of course our #LocalQueen merchandise!

We will be donating 10% of ALL sales and donations to the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence & Salem Rainbow Youth (it will be split 50/50) and we encourage you to support the community as well! Stop by and say hello!


It's FREE and all ages! Because Drag is for EVERYONE! Join us after the festival for Shotskis presents Roxxxy Andrews & Axel Andrews for Salem Pride! We have had the pleasure of meeting Axel Andrews at several events and they are a FANTASTIC performer, plus of course Roxxxy Andrews and #LocalQueen Ivanaha Fusionn (Matt Brown)! You can even get PIZZA at Shotskis Woodfired Eats!


Please visit the Facebook page for more information!


Pants OFF Dance OFF: Back to Old Skool!

Hosted by Crush Bar, Tonic Lounge, & Pants Off Dance Off Portland

Join us for our monthly clothing optional dance party:
Pants OFF Dance OFF PDX presents Back to OLD SKOOL: 70s, 80s, 90s
with 70's disco remixes, 80's rock, 90's dance floor jams and more!

This party is at the Tonic Lounge, with a huge capacity, more area to dance, and an expansive outdoor patio! Dance music, cocktail specials, and more!
Sexy tunes by the lovely DJ Aurora

With a featured menu with many options and a full bar offering delicious drinks, there are so many reasons to PANTS OFF DANCE OFF!

- The event will feature dance music and will be a safe space - no cell phone use inside the bar
- Arrive early to ensure entrance - come early, stay late! 
- Clothes check is available, but consider something in which to keep your ID and other necessities on your person (put it in yer shoe!)
- We are a sex-positive party, not a sex party. Consent is key, and being responsible is required. There are lots of places to go after this party to take your fun further (we're across the street from Fantasy, and blocks from Steam!)
- We strive for a diverse crowd with a variety of gender expressions. It isn't possible, nor would we be willing, to control the balance - if you would like to see more ___ at the event, then please invite and bring more ___... we'd love it!
- Event features floor supervisors and security to ensure a safe space for all attendees

Bare as you dare: underwear, bra, shirtless or the full monty... all are supported and encouraged...

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018 // 8:00pm - close
$10 Cover // Clothes check included in admission!
at Tonic Lounge, 3100 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR

Please visit the Facebook page for more information! 

Death of Glitter presents: Sasstrology!

Hosted by Crush Bar and Death of Glitter!

Get to Crush by 9PM, to get a drink and eats before the 9:30PM showtime. What's YOUR sign? Death of Glitter takes on the zodiac in this astrology-themed show! Each cast member will perform as their own sun sign, and will highlight each sign's personality traits-- the good and the bad!

We are excited to welcome a couple new performers to the cast this month! Come check out how your sign is represented.

A portion of the proceeds from the door go to Outside In! Your out-of-this-world cast:

Delta Flyer as ARIES
Tight-ass Androgynous as TAURUS
Clare Apparently as GEMINI
Zepheur as CANCER
Helen of Boy as LEO
Lioness as VIRGO
The Glam King as LIBRA
Princezz Monochokeme as SCORPIO
Deja VuLuptuous as CAPRICORN
Prince Peanut Butter as AQUARIUS
Javier Miguel as PISCES

Special guest Zora Phoenix

Please visit the Facebook page for more information! 

Portland Iranian Festival (19th Annual)

Please join us in celebrating the 19th Annual Iranian Festival on Saturday, August 4th from 11am-4pm, in the South Park Blocks-PSU! The Festival’s theme this year is to honor the amazing women and artists that have contributed so much to our rich cultural heritage. This year the stage will be featuring the world-renowned Rahim Shahriari, the Eshta Divas dance group, DJ Nima, and the fantastic artists and business owners of our own community. There will be lots of Persian cuisines, dancing, and activities, so bring your friends and family and help us party with Portland Persian-Style!


Hosted by Andisheh Center! Please visit the Facebook page for more details!

Opera a la Cart: Junk Refunk Street Market

Hosted by the Portland Opera, a proud sponsor of PQ! Inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, Opera a la Cart is Portland Opera’s mobile performance venue that brings opera directly to the community in pop-up performances. Charismatic young singers perform arias, duets, and ensemble pieces. For more information on this program visit Portland Opera. Free and open to the public. The event takes place in Canby, and goes from noon until 3PM.


Please visit the Facebook page for more information! 

Movie in the Vineyard Night at King's Raven Winery in Oregon City.

Admission is a mere $10 per person. All ages welcome and under 21 FREE admission. Join us for a movie under the stars in the middle of our vineyard. Experience a movie outdoors like the old drive in theaters but instead of cars bring your blankets and chairs to relax in right up close to the huge outdoor movies screen while enjoying our award winning wines.For more information please contact us by email at info@kingsravenwine.com or phone at 503-505-6873.  

This year we are screening Ferris Bueller's Day Off. An 80's classic good for the whole family.


Please visit the Facebook page for more information!


Eleztronic Summer Nights: Pop Up Queer Party Hosted by LesbiOut and Local Lounge (Official)


It’s hot...so let’s chill out in the AC with some cold drinks and steam it up on the dance floor together! Get ready to plug into an electric summer night of freaking sexy beats and bass.


Headliners include The Dust Bunnies and Jen XO, as your opener.


Please visit the Facebook page to learn more!

Bear It All: Leather Pride Edition!

Get into some fun at the Eagle! Oregon Bears, Blackout Leather Productions, Oregon Leather Pride and the Eagle Portland Presents: Bear It All: Leather Pride Edition!

Saturday, August 4th 2018, 9PM-2AM. $3 cover, no cover with Oregon Bears Membership Card. There’s gonna be Hot Guys, Optional Clothes check, Hot tunes by DJ Aneorexic, Bootblacking by Bootblack Lucky, and Raffle Prizes! 21+ to enter.


Please visit their Facebook page for more information!


Club Kai Kai with Dragula's Boulet Brothers Hosted by Club Kai Kai and Holocene Portland!


McDouble McDouble, bass and Treble, cigarette burn, champagne bubble, HUNTY! That’s right girlP - Halloween is comin’ early this year cause Club Kai Kai was kind enough to bring THE scream kweens - THE BOULET BROTHERS! Producers, creators, and hosts of the fear factor drag reality competition TV series Dragula from World of Wonder! The Boulets also produce the wildest parties in Los Angeles like freakshow Queen Kong. Plus they’re responsible for legendary Miss Kitty’s Parlour. Point is - you are going to have the time of your afterlife because The Boulet Brothers are hosting, performing, and have tricks a plenty up their sleeves! Plus you know they doin’ a Meet N Freak after the show!


Please visit Ticketfly for ticketing information!

Sunday, August 5th.


Venezuelan Festival Hosted by Venezuela's Voice in Oregon and Tears of Joy Theatre.

The first Venezuelan Arts & Culture Festival in the PNW!

Free to all who attend. Here’s the lineup!

Yajaira Fuentes and her daughter (Venezuelan traditional dance performance),

Inés Volgar Belgique of the Oregon Symphony (Venezuelan classical musical performance),

Freddy Vilches Trio (Venezuelan folkloric musical performance),

Isabel Parra (Venezuelan traditional music performance)

Tears of Joy Theatre (performance of 'The Vain Little Mouse', a bi-lingual puppet show based on a Venezuelan folktale)l Venezuelan artists and crafters (displays and vendors) and Cultural Displays celebrating the Venezualen community in Portland!


Please visit their Facebook page for more information! This is a free, family-friendly, all-ages event!

Honey’s Monster Mash Birthday!

Come see Portland’s beloved Honey Bea Hart and celebrate her birthday! Join The Superstar Divas as Honey celebrates her birthday (you’d think over the multiple millennia she’d stop having these parties)! There’ll be lots of family guests. Lots of hilarity. And of course booze! It’s going to be a spooky time at Slaughters! Special Guest Performances by...Valerie Deville, Mars, Zora Phoenix, Tony J Carmichaels, Lady Bitz, Amara Lynn Valentine, Venus Star Hart, & Karma Hart!


Please visit Slaughters Portland for more information!


The Superstar Divas MegaShow! Hosted by Slaughters Portland and Bolivia Carmichaels!

The most fun to have on a Sunday night in Portland, Oregon, is at CC Slaughters. It's THE SUPERSTAR DIVAS! This drag & variety show is locals' favorite and features some of the best talent around! Every week the crowd roars with excitement, laughter, tears and joy as the performers give it their all to keep you entertained. Featuring creative performances by Bolivia Carmichaels, HoneyBea Hart & Isaiah Esquire, and also featuring weekly guest acts - local and touring. They have what just you're looking for to keep the weekend going just one more night!

Every Sunday happy hour is from open-midnight, with $3 Well cocktails!



Please visit the Facebook page for more information!

Testify's Summertime Farewell at Slaughters Portland

If you haven't yet gotten a chance to brunch with the divas at the Testify Brunch, now is your chance. The ladies are taking some time off so they too can enjoy summer. You can check out the story PQ wrote on their move in April!

Please visit the Facebook page for more information!