Fri June 13

Before You Know It

Queer filmmaker PJ Raval's critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary Before You Know It—about three gay seniors navigating the adventures, challenges, and surprises of life and love in their golden years—makes its Portland theatrical debut June 13-19 at the Clinton Street Theater. One of the film's subjects, Dennis Creamer, will be present for post-screening Q&A events on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, so take a breather at some point during Pride Week and watch this beautiful, important film about aging in the gay community. Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton, Fri June 13-Sun June 15 & Wed June 18, 7 pm; Mon June 16-Tues June 17 & Thurs June 19, 3 pm; $4-6, all ages

Scandals Block Party (Day 1)

This year, Scandals' block party theme is "Taking Pride on Stark." Things are set to get real messy as DJ Robb and Mylar & Friends get the three-day party started! Kick off your weekend with drinking, dancing, and next-morning regrets. Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, 7 pm-close, free, 21+

Extravaganza Vogue Ball

Paris is still burning, darlings. Watch some of Portland's fiercest queens turn out their pageant best while being judged by San Francisco drag royalty Heklina Heklina, Portland's Poison Waters, and Madame Anita DuMoore. Word on the street is the judges are performing, too. Don't miss this homage to an important piece of our collective queer history. Rotture, 315 SE 3rd, 9 pm, $10-15, 21+

Sat June 14

Portland Pride Festival

This year's Pride Festival features performances by Dev, Well Strung, Maxine Nightingale, Janice Robinson, Jeremiah Clark, and more, plus all the fried food and cheap beer you can imagine. Community groups and LGBTQ-affirming businesses abound. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Sat June 14-Sun June 15, noon-6 pm, $7 ($60 VIP weekend pass), all ages

Scandals Block Party (Day 2)

The "Taking Pride on Stark" outdoor drunken rager continues on Saturday afternoon and into the wee hours with Pindar 3, Caravan of Glam, Peacock Productions, Saturday Night Orphans, DJ Bud Chism, and hundreds of sweaty, gay bodies to keep you warm. Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, 2 pm-close, $5 before 7 pm/$10 after, 21+

Portland Gay Men's Chorus: Night & Day

PGMC is performing the final concert of their 34th season, "Night & Day: The Music of Cole Porter," during Pride Weekend. If "singing, dancing, and sophisticated elegance" is your thing, then by all means: Get proud up on it! You'll shit rainbows once these crooners are done with you. Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, 7 pm, $15-45, all ages,


Now in its third year, Gaylabration is Portland's largest official Pride party and festival fundraiser. The event's big draw is gay porn star-turned DJ Tristan Jaxx; also in the mix are Revol Artists, Isaiah Esquire, and Johnny Nuriel. Think "Palm Springs Circuit Party," then put a bird on it. Your EDM boner is about to get worked. Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, 10 pm, $19.99-49.99, 21+

Sun June 15

44th Annual Portland Pride Parade

Bruce Vilanch is 2014's Portland Pride Parade master of ceremonies, while Daniel Franzese, Conner Mertens, and Chandler Whitney make like grand marshals. The downtown takeover begins at 11 am and always lasts for what feels like an eternity, so bring snacks and sunscreen. See this page for parade route, free, all ages

Scandals Block Party (Day 3)

The big finish! Scandals wraps up their three-day "Taking Pride on Stark" spectacle in the streets with Laurent Nickel and Laura Cunard, Peacock Productions, Portland Idol, and Acoustic Minds. One last chance to spin the bottle, kids. Make it count. Scandals, 1125 SW Stark, noon-close, $5, 21+


America's newly appointed "Next Drag Superstar" Bianca Del Rio smears his RuPaul's Drag Race win all over your face, while Portland's own talented drag beauty LuLu Luscious hoses you off. #TeamBianca fans: This is your chance. Don't fuck it up. Branx, 320 SE 2nd, 8 pm, $15 ($40 VIP with meet and greet),, 21+


For those of you on #TeamAdore this season, RuPaul's Drag Race finalist Adore Delano will make you feel all warm and fuzzy as your Pride Weekend comes to a close. Hosted by Carla Rossi and Shitney Houston. Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, 9 pm, $12,, 21+