Portland Pride is an annual lgbtq+Q+ celebration that takes place in Portland, Oregon, during the month of June. The event is organized by Pride Northwest, a non-profit organization that works to empower and support the lgbtq+Q+ community in the Pacific Northwest.
Portland Pride typically spans over a weekend and includes a variety of events, such as the Portland Pride Parade, the Portland Pride Waterfront Festival, and various parties and gatherings at local venues. The festivities are designed to promote visibility, understanding, and acceptance of the lgbtq+Q+ community, while also providing a space for celebration and connection.
Portland Pride Parade: The parade is one of the highlights of Portland Pride and usually takes place on a Sunday in June. It features a diverse range of groups and organizations, including local businesses, non-profit organizations, lgbtq+Q+ community groups, and allies. The parade route typically runs through downtown Portland and ends at the Waterfront Festival site.
Portland Pride Waterfront Festival: This event takes place at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, along the Willamette River. The festival usually spans two days and offers live music, drag performances, food vendors, and various informational booths from lgbtq+Q+ organizations and local businesses. The festival aims to create a family-friendly and inclusive environment, welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds.
Additional events: Portland Pride also includes several other events and gatherings throughout the city, such as dance parties, art exhibitions, film screenings, and community discussions. These events are often hosted by local lgbtq+Q+ organizations and businesses, providing opportunities for networking and community-building.
check the official Pride Northwest website
The Portland Pride Festival is the single, largest visibility avenue for our region’s lgbtq+Q+ community organizations and businesses, where they can attract new supporters and clients, increase their volunteer base, and raise much needed funds. In addition, the festival attracts thousands of visitors to Portland each year, bringing significant revenue to the local lgbtq+Q+ business community and to the city, as a whole. lgbtq+Q+ community members travel here from all over the Pacific Northwest to celebrate themselves and each other, in what is often the only safe and open environment that they may experience for the year. Pride Northwest is particularly committed to providing the Pride celebration, in order to create a safe and celebratory environment for our young people. Not only do things get better, Pride is what better looks like!
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