Portland has a rich history of LGBTQ+ culture, with a prominent community of Two-Spirited people of the First Nations. Communities here have been embracing gender and sexuality for centuries, and the city continues to be a hub for the whole queer community. Huge pride parades have been hosted here since the beginning of the gay rights movement, and in more recent years there has been an increase in everyday celebration as well. You'll find a full calendar of performances, parties, festivals, and other events across the city that are focussed pride, plus a great selection of nightlife destinations.
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Portland Gay Scene
Portland has a multitude of gay venues for you to explore, all offering something a little bit different. The city has a prominent feminist and lesbian scene, which is focussed on the Hawthorne District with its trendy bars and coffee shops. Meanwhile the Burnside Triangle has always been a hangout spot for local queer people of all identities and is the home of LGBTQ+ nightlife that caters to everyone. As you explore the city you can catch a drag show, grab a craft cocktail, or simply dance the night away in one of the many clubs.
Tours & Experiences in Portland
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