Come on, celebrate high summer with all the best local queer & queer-friendly events in Portland. Just remember, you may get thirsty so, stay hydrated out there!
Wednesday, August 8th
PURE PROJECT starts at 5PM
Hosted by Orenco Taphouse
Pure Project Brewing out of San Diego has been making some great beer out there. but this Wednesday you'll get to try it out here!
Murklands W/Vic Secret - A crowd favorite pale ale with organic rye to add some spice and to balance out the fruity esters of peach and citrus from the yeast. Crushable and dank!
La Vie En Rosé - A Costa Rican inspired recipe, this traditional Farmhouse style Saison features a dry finish. Brewed W/locally sourced raw orange blossom honey, organic hibiscus flowers, and grains of paradise from Morocco.
Midnight in London - English Style Breakfast stout w/oats and organic whole leaf Earl Grey tea, and Italian Bergamot. Chocolate and citrusy bergamot is noticeable on the nose over a background of bright black tea, roasted notes and dark chocolate.
Leather and Lashes starts at 6PM
Leather and Lashes: A stage show with performers from all over our diverse community. Held at The Paris Theater, $5-10 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds ), Doors open at 6pm with show starting at 7pm, There will be a 50/50 raffle as well! 21+, Open to All. Host: International Mr. Bootblack 2018, Lucky Rebel and Blackout Leather Productions.
Thursday, August 9th
Leather Family BBQ starts at 6PM
Hosted by Oregon Leather Pride 2018
Leather Family BBQ at Overlook Park, 6pm - Dusk, Bring a dish to share, Plates and utensils provided, Carnivore, vegetarian, and vegan grills will be available, Free, Open to all. Host: 2018 Oregon Leather Pride Committee. The event takes place at Overlook Park.
Barbarella 50th Anniversary Cocktail & a Movie
Hosted by McMenamins Mission Theater
We kick off our August "camp" movie spectacular with a real goodie! One of the top campy movies of all, Barbarella. The futuristic gem staring Jane Fonda has a little bit of everything. And fun fact, Duran Duran got there name from this movie, you are welcome when that comes up on your next trivia night.
There will be two showings of the Jane Fonda classic.
Thursday, August 9th 5:30pm
Thursday, August 9th 8:15pm $11 includes a special themed cocktail!
Friday, August 10th
Blackout Presents TEA HOUSE starts at 6PM
Hosted by Blackout Worldwide
BLACKOUT presents TEA HOUSE
90s soulful, funky house jams on a patio in the sun
TEA HOUSE [te, haus] NOUN, an afternoon drink with dancing....to house music
DJ DragnFire | DJ Blackbars | 6pm to Sunset! NO COVER! BLACKOUT is where you dance, PERIOD
Figures & Landscapes New work by Welder Ramiro Vasquez starts at 6PM
"Figures and Landscapes" further explores my love of this state, and the beautiful people in it. Included in this show are new large scale drawings, smaller paintings, and other previously unseen works on paper. Come enjoy a drink, and support a local queer artist.
Cabaret with a Q - Showtune Singalong starts 7:30PM
Come sing your favorite showtunes and pop songs with your community! From My Fair Lady to Rent; from The Carpenters to Adele, we've got you covered. We will have a live pianist, song books and so much fun. This is an ALL AGES event. Light refreshments will be available. Suggested $10 donation benefits Q Center, but no one turned away.
BOYeurism Featuring PERLE NOIRE at Bossanova Ballroom starts 7:30PM
Don't miss Portland's Hottest (Mostly) Male Revue, BOYeurism!
Izohnny & Bossanova Ballroom bring you a cast featuring Portland's hottest cabaret talents, including circus artists, drag professionals, musicians, and more!
*Boyeurism-" BOYeurism is the Performance Spectacular Produced by IZOHNNY (Isaiah Esquire & Johnny Nuriel)
In addition to these two fabulous BOYz, the show also boasts a diverse spectrum of gender and proudly features some of the brightest Stars in the PNW and Beyond!
This Month: International Burlesque Star Perle Noire! Sandria Dore! Amora Dior Black! Briq House! Isaiah Tillman! Johnny Nuriel! Hosted by Alexis Campbell Starr! This month we are honored to present the show-stopping headliner, PERLE NOIRE (The Mahogany Queen of Burlesque)! Portland, you may have seen her last when she was here on tour with the one and only, Dita Von Teese! Perle Noire is an icon in the world of Burlesque as a teacher, performer, choreographer, and muse. We are humbled and honored to feature her on the BOYeurism stage!
BURLESQUE, DANCE, FIRE & MORE!
Show is all-inclusive and welcomes any and all to join in the positivity and beauty of Performance Art! Visit the event’s Facebook page for more details!
CAKE - YOUR QUEER/TRANS HIP HOP NIGHT starts 9PM
CAKE is hot fresh and tasty for LEO SZN! HELLA LIVE AF SET BY Karma Rivera!! Oh Shit its about to go up. Plus special guest DJ Ronin Roc back in the building with resident DJ Automaton. Your fine ass hosts Masyn Wade and Kelly Moe. Thicc sexii Go-Gos Sindel Macabre Asylum & Sam. Party Photography by Sally Lopez. Door by the fabulous Mireaya Medina & Bry. STILL ONLY $5 to enter!
Men’s Play Party at Steam starts starts 11PM
Men’s Play Party until 4AM, in The Cell Playroom, $15 locker/$25 basic room 18+, Male Identified Only, Host: Steam
Saturday, August 11th
Eugene Springfield Pride Festival 2018 starts 12PM
Hosted by Eugene PRIDE Day Equality Project
Date: Saturday, August 11th, 2018
When: Noon to 6pm
Where: Alton Baker Park in Eugene, along the Willamette River
Who: LGBTQ Family, Friends & Allies!
Featuring live entertainment, food, drinks, vendors and much more. Come out and relax at the park with community and celebrate the diverse expression of PRIDE! Visit their Facebook page or website to learn more!
Alberta Street Fair starts 11AM
Hosted by Mt. Hood Meadows
Meadows will be at the Alberta Street Fair this summer! We will be teaching kids balancing skills similar to the ones they use skiing and snowboarding. Come visit us and enjoy this awesome, family friendly event! Kids 6 and younger will receive a free season pass and kids ages 7 to 14 will get a free lift ticket (valid during the 2018-19 season).
Portland Leathermen Potluck starts at 4PM
Hosted by Oregon Leather Pride 2018
August Chunky Dunk - PDX (with special guest!) starts 5:15PM
Come dunk your chunk with us at the Peninsula Pool in North Portland. It’s the final dunk of the summer, we’ll have a special guest to help us wrap up our summer!
The brilliant artist and photographer behind #BodiesLikeOceans, Shoog Mcdaniel (@shooglet and @shoogsart on instagram), will be joining us to help celebrate the end of Dunk season! They would love to do a free underwater group photo shoot with us. Of course, no one has to participate if they don’t want to. Participants will receive some photos from the shoot, and Shoog will use the pictures promotionally for their work and may sell some if they turn out awesome! Shoog is also available for private photo shoots while in town, so contact them to schedule if you’re interested!
Distillery Row Summer Beach Bash starts 6PM
Join in the fun on Saturday, August 11th at the House Spirits Parking Lot for our third annual Summer Beach Bash! It’s not a real beach, but it is a blast. All eight distilleries of Distillery Row, plus three NW distilleries will be on-hand, serving up their favorite, personalized summery cocktails made from Portland’s finest handcrafted spirits. Live music by Men from S.U.R.F., games and activities, raffle prizes and swag, a photo booth and food carts. Admission is FREE! Cocktails are $7.
Featuring tastings, cocktails, and bottle sales from New Deal Distillery, Stone Barn Brandyworks, Thomas & Sons Distillery, Wild Roots Vodka, House Spirits Distillery, Rolling River Distillery, Vinn Distillery, Eastside Distilling, Aria Gin, Bull Run Distillery, and Freeland Spirits.
2018 Oregon State Leather Contest starts 7PM
Hosted by Oregon Leather Pride 2018 and Star Theater
Contest for Mr. Oregon State Leather, Ms. Oregon State Leather, Oregon State Bootblack, Oregon State Puppy. Star Theater 13 NW 6th Ave. Portland OR, Doors at 6pm, contest starts after 7pm. Cost general admission $15, VIP Seating $25 which includes a well drink ticket, gourmet food, premier seating for the activities. Also new this year, we will have a few vendors on site for you to see and purchase their goods.
Death Becomes Her multiple showtimes August 11th through 14th
Meryl Streep is a national treasure and this role is bit different from her normal Oscar winning roles, but she is A-MAAAZZZING in this. Don't miss this fun movie on the big screen. When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
Check out their events page for ticket availablitity
Nikki and Luke's Wild Karaoke Party: Summer Anthems! Starts 9PM
Nikki and Luke's Wild Karaoke Party is BACK! This Saturday, August 11th! Join us for the wildest, funnest Karaoke party in town with your amazing golden throated hosts, the King and Queen of PDX Karaoke, Luke Matter and Nikki Lev!
Karaoke starts at 9, and goes til closing time! Song theme is "Summer Anthems". Songs about summer? Anthemic songs? Anthemic songs about summer? Bring em all, and heck ignore the theme if you want, we just want you to come out and sing!
Tribal! The Victory Party starts 10PM
Sunday, August 12th
Colors of Redmond is coming to Portland 2018 starts 9AM
Hosted by Colors of Redmond
The City of Roses beckons! Colors of Redmond is coming to Portland!!!
Pass the word to your family & friends and come along to the India Festival 2018 at Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland on August 12th 2018. Come visit our booth, and voyage back to India to explore the fabric of a nation. We are packing our truck with a HUGE collection of Banarasis, Kanthas, Tissue, Bandhini sarees. We are also bringing exquisite suits, kurtas, dupattas, skirts, Indo western wear and everything in between that will help showcase the vibrant textile heritage of India. Especially for Portland, we are bringing a fresh stock along with blouses as well. We hope to see you, and ensure you have a remarkable shopping experience. Please feel free to share the invite with your friends. Open to all. We accept cash and credit cards. For enquiries, please call us at: 425 623 6073.
India Festival starts 10AM
Hosted by Pioneer Courthouse Square
India Festival brings India to Pioneer Courthouse Square! This festival is a celebration of India’s Independence Day with live music, dance, food and other entertainment. India Festival is hosted by the India Cultural Association, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing Indian cultural awareness.
Leather Pride Victory Brunch and Rose & Thorn Awards starts 11:30AM
Hosted by Oregon Leather Pride 2018
Leather Pride Victory Brunch and Rose & Thorn Awards at Charlie’s on Grand in the Courtyard by Marriott, Brunch at 11:30am, Awards at 1:00pm, Open to all, A/C, Valet Parking, Free-No host buffet. Host: Blackout Leather Productions.
Costume Swap & Sale starts 6PM
Hosted by Crush Bar
BurlesquePDX Costume Swap & Sale!
Bring your used costumes, fabric, flowers, feathers, shoes, costume supplies, or props to sell. Everyone welcome!
Interested in *selling*? Let us know what you're bringing! There is a limited amount of space in the area where minors are allowed - should we overflow, we will utilize the Crush backroom space.
Everyone is welcome to come, whether it be to peruse, buy, or swap; we ask that if you choose to sell that you complete the above registration and if you are bringing items to give away, that a $5 cash donation to the BurlesquePDX AIDS Walk fund be brought as well.
Suggested donation of $1.00 for entry. Funds to be donated to the annual Cascade Aids Walk.
The 2018 Mr. Nude Portland Contest! Starts 6PM
It's all in the name! August 12th, doors at 5pm and contest at 6pm.
$20.00 Cover for charity. Chairty will be announced soon. Visit their Facebook page for more info!
Monday, August 13th
The Stigma Project: U=U Understanding Science Over Stigma starts 5:30PM
Hosted by Cascade AIDS Project
Please join Cascade AIDS Project for a delicious meal, meaningful conversation, and an evening of knowledge, support, community, and empowerment.
During this interactive and collaborative presentation our guest speakers will unpack the often confusing science behind HIV, and explore what it means for you. What is undetectable? What are CD4 cells and why are they important? How does antiretroviral therapy work? Using accurate, evidence-based information, Part Two of The Stigma Project will answer these questions and more, while challenging misconceptions and misinformation that fuel shame and stigma.
This free event is open to anyone wishing to attend. For more info contact them here!
Tuesday, August 14th
Drag Queen Tag Team with Kel Day and Phallus Johnson starts 6PM
Drag Queen Tag Team is BACK!
Hosted by Pepper Pepper and DJ Cabiria Jones with special guest performers Kel Dae and Phallus Johnson
Drag Queen Tag Team is a non-stop improvised lip-synch performance where 3 performers go all out. It's a space where the LIVE moment is treasured over the precious moment. It's a space where the audience participates by tagging out the queens to lip-synch for/with them, it's a space where the audience can "complicate" the performance with special requests and financial donations. It's a queer de-structuring of a lip-synch with joy, rigor and fun.
Check out their Facebook page to learn more about this all ages, free entry event!