It could be argued that where one gets married is as important as whom one wishes to marry—particularly when it comes to same-sex weddings. Everybody has their own idea about what makes a great ceremony, but here are a few locations where you can tie the knot in town without worrying about someone kicking your ass on your big day.
Hoyt Arboretum: Less than three miles from downtown, this 187-acre nature spectacle promises to give you and your guests tree boners for life. Check out hoytarboretum.org for details.
Q Center: Getting hitched at Portland's queer center is safe, affordable, and socially conscious. Why not give your event dollars to an organization that cares about you in return? Visit pdxqcenter.org for the scoop.
Oaks Park: This small-town amusement park is charming and notoriously unicorn friendly. Indoor/outdoor event space and a rollercoaster? What else is there?! Check oakspark.com for more.
LGBT-Affirming Churches: For more traditional queers who want to become one in a church, the Community of Welcoming Congregations can help. Go to welcomingcongregations.org for a full list of gay-lovin' religious establishments in the area.
Edgefield: This beautiful hotel/grounds combo is the perfect way to keep all of your visiting guests under one roof. It's not cheap, but hey—neither are you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.