Wed June 10

Pride Film Screening

Perhaps the best film of last year (and for sure the best gay one), Pride is the story of unlikely allies forming in the face of vast differences. Kick off Portland Pride with something that actually matters and a good old-fashioned ugly cry. Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy, 7 pm, $6, all ages

Thurs June 11

Testify! A Musical Storytelling Revival

Fake sermons, soapbox confessions, irreverent testimonials, and music make up this old-timey storytelling event hosted by William Frederick Steuernagel V and Shitney Houston. Music by Sister Mercy, and featuring stories by Cass Hodges, Sossity Chiricuzio, Sister Britt, and so many more. Killingsworth Dynasty, 832 N Killingsworth, 6 pm, $3

Frisky Whisker

Drag performance artist-about-town Pepper Pepper hosts, while a gaggle of full-grown bear and bear-cub strippers make you flood your basement at this "body-positive, body-inclusive" nekked (s)extravaganza. Stag PDX, 317 NW Broadway, 9 pm, $10-12

Fri June 12

"Taking Pride on Stark" Scandals Block Party

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the drunken mess that is Scandals' annual block party. The first day features Miss Mylar Black and friends, with DJ Robb. They don't call it "Vaseline Alley" for nothin', folks. Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, 7 pm-midnight, $5-7

Pride Glow Run

It's like the Naked Bike Ride, only everyone is wearing clothes and nobody is riding bikes. Register at and receive a commemorative T-shirt, glow bracelets, glow necklaces, and an LED glow baton. You know... the essentials. SW Morrison & Naito, 9 pm, $35-60, all ages

Sat June 13

Voz Alta: La Gloria

Celebrating the Latino American experience through poetry and song, Voz Alta features the stories of Latino LGBTQ community members and allies. Performed by actors and orchestrated live with Latin American folk songs, this Joaquin Lopez production is funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and the Beaverton Arts Commission. Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 SW 5th, Beaverton, 2 pm, free, all ages

Trans Pride Rally and March

"Transgender, gender-variant, genderqueer, gender-fabulous, and allied" communities are invited to celebrate the diversity and empowerment of Portland's trans population. T-Pride! North Park Blocks, NW Park & Burnside, rally 2 pm, march 3:30 pm, free, all ages

The Superstar Divas at Portland Pride Festival

In the midst of endless booths of rainbow crafts, free condoms, timeshare opportunities you don't want, and very bad music, your favorite old-school drag queens the Superstar Divas will emerge to lift you up and give you life. If you decide to brave the crowds at the waterfront mess-tival, don't miss these queens. They put on a good show and will make you feel so very, very gay proud. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito, 1 pm, fest noon-6 pm, $7, all ages

Portland Dyke March

Lesbians everywhere! Marchers will gather on the north side of the Portland Pride Festival site and step it all the way to the North Park Blocks. SW Naito & Pine, 6 pm, free, all ages

ABBAQueen: A Royal Celebration

Here's your chance to squeeze a little bit of culture into your Pride weekend. Portland Gay Men's Chorus, now in its 35th season, is bringing you full-throttle glam-rock realness with an over-the-top tribute to the music of ABBA and Queen. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7 pm, $15-48, all ages

"Taking Pride on Stark" Scandals Block Party

Because the only thing that makes you forget the mistakes you made at yesterday's block party is to do it all over again. Day two features Pindar 3, Danie Ward, Peacock Productions, Acoustic Minds, and DJ Jens Irish. Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, 2 pm-midnight, $5-7

Inferno Pride

Another dance party... because you can still feel your legs. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 6 pm, $12-15

Sun June 14

45th Annual Portland Pride Parade

The Portland Pride Parade is celebrating its 45th year, and you are going to feel like you have been standing there for at least that long by the time it's all over. Kickoff on NW Park & Burnside, see this page for parade route, 11 am, free, all ages

Martha Wash at Portland Pride Festival

Eat an elephant ear while you listen to the original Weather Girl make it rain men all over the place. Hallelujah. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito, 1 pm, fest noon-6 pm, $7, all ages

Big Gay Boat Ride

If you think being trapped on a boat all day with a bunch of drag queens sounds like a great party, this is going to feel like you've won the jackpot.Tom McCall Waterfront Park, SW Naito & Salmon, 2:30 pm, $45-65

Cold Cuts

Nothing says "Gay Pride" like a free haircut under the Morrison Bridge, AMIRITE?!? Join Portland's only LGBTQ radio station for food, drinks, live music, and (you guessed it) free haircuts for homos. Wild Planet Radio, 1337 SE MLK, 6:30 pm, free, all ages

"Taking Pride on Stark" Scandals Block Party

If you aren't pregnant by now, it ain't gonna happen, gurl. Day three features Pablo and the Strings, Peacock Productions, and Saturday Night Orphans. Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, noon-8 pm, $5-7


Featuring drag royalty Miss Coco Peru and Heklina alongside RuPaul's Drag Race season 7 superstars Pearl and Trixie Mattel, this is your best chance to take a hideous, drunken selfie with your favorite TV queens. Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 8 pm, $15-40

Mon June 15

Legendary "Portland Pride Edition"

Ice the cake of your glorious Pride party marathon at Legendary Mondays, the new weekly LGBTQ takeover at Swift Lounge. Keep twerking, darlings. It's almost over. Swift Lounge, 1932 NE Broadway, 9 pm, free

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