Blow Pony

SE Portland

Located at Rotture/Branx, this monthly dance night is a staple of local queer nightlife. With bars and dance floors both upstairs and down, the place is packed with...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Foggy Notion

N Portland

Every year, the Foggy Notion wins an award for being a great bar and every Tuesday bartenders will grant you $2 drafts and well drinks if you have a tattoo you're...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

CC Slaughters

Downtown

CC Slaughters is Portland's best known gay club with nightly DJs moving the crowd on a massive dance floor, daily happy hours served by bartenders in drag and weekly...

  • For Men
  • Nightclub

Embers

Downtown

This 43 year old gay bar is located downtown in Old Town and hosts a colorful combination of characters. With frequent drag shows, dancing and karaoke, there's...

  • For Men
  • Nightclub

Lez Stand Up

NE Portland

Lesbian feminist stand up comedy. Is there more that needs saying? Check them out at the Curious Comedy Club (which also has many other shows if comedy is your

  • For Women
  • Show

Temporary Lesbian Bar (TLB)

N Portland

Hosted by the neighborhood pizza pub, The Mississippi, TLB is a pop-up lesbian party created to fill the void when Portland's last remaining lesbian bar closed in...

  • For Women
  • Party

Back Door Theater

SE Portland

The most "Portland" of tiny live theater spaces, The Back Door Theater is housed behind (and entered through) the Common Ground Coffee Shop on popular Hawthorne...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Theater

Bagdad Theatre and Pub

SE Portland

The most well known of Portland's second run movie theaters, the Bagdad recently began showing new releases as well. Famous for it's unique atmosphere, couch and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Cinema

Bar Bar (at Mississippi Studios)

North Portland

In addition to its wide variety of concerts, Mississippi Studios hosts several LGBT-Q dance parties. Check their website for the schedule of Mrs., their most popular...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Clinton Street Theater

SE Portland

One of the oldest movie theaters in the US, the Clinton Street Theater is a single screen venue with a mission of promoting independent films. Famous for its...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Cinema

Crush Bar

SE Portland

Crush Bar's happy hour is legendary; Mondays you can be ecstatic all day because happy hour runs from 3pm until midnight.  Unlike some bars that will knock off...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Deep Cuts

SE Portland

Located at Rotture in the SE industrial area, this new monthly queer dance party describes itself as "for the music enthusiast," with a goal of "breaking out of the...

  • LGBTQ
  • Party

Dirty Queer

N Portland

An X-rated queer open mic held at a feminist bookstore, Dirty Queer is an essential part of the Portland queer community. With a general attendance of over 100...

  • LGBTQ
  • Show

Dot's Cafe

SE Portland

Located in the heart of the Clinton/Division neighborhood of Southeast, Dot's is your classic dive bar with great people and great bar food. The perfect place to...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Escape Bar & Grill

This neighborhood sports bar has great bar food, a daily happy hour and weekend events, including a monthly karaoke party. The slogan: Open minds = Happy Times.

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Fez Ballroom

The three-story dance club, EDM hot spot, Portland classic and host to "Homomentum" closed its doors in 2014

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Headwaters Theatre

North Portland

It's hard to get more Portland arts scene than this found performance space. Located in a converted warehouse that also houses a yoga studio and hummus factory, it's...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Theater

Holocene

SE Portland

Home of the Blow Pony dance night's slightly better-off and more hipster cousin, Gaycation, this queer-friendly hangout also hosts a variety of other events, from...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Music Venue

Joq's

NE Portland

Gay sports bar hosting weekly drag nights and bingo, while providing a clubhouse feel. Home to some of the older and more established gay set, as well as some unique

  • For Men
  • Bar

Kennedy School

NE Portland

One of the most popular McMenamins locations, the Kennedy School is a hotel and nightlife hotspot located in a converted school. With classrooms transformed into...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Other

Mrs.

N Portland

Held at the popular music venue Mississippi Studios, this monthly queer dance party draws folks from all over town. Expect to find people from a variety of walks of...

  • LGBTQ
  • Party

Portland Center Stage

NW Portland

One of Portland's largest theater companies, PCS provides classic theater stories and adds some new ones. The huge, beautiful theater is located in the former Armory...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Theater

Sloan's Tavern

N Portland

Sloan's is a classic tavern with a queer twist. Local queers head over here to watch the Blazer's game, hear or play live music, or just grab a beer. But it's more...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

Sugar Town

NE Portland

A queer soul, blues and rhythm and blues dance party, described as "A magical village painted with candy, rainbows and pure glitz" and "An enchanted land with a...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

The Bye and Bye

NE Portland

The most Alberta Arts District bar you could ever expect to find. With brightly colored walls and multiple rooms to let you and your crew find the perfect table, the...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

The Florida Room

NoPo

Considered to be an informal dyke hangout and also favored by the gender variant community, this is a popular and raucous North Portland spot. It is located close to...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

The Know

NE Portland

Intentionally dive-y bar located in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. The Know hosts Dirtbag, a monthly queer dance party, and is queer-friendly every night....

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

The Local Lounge

NE Portland

A small-ish queer bar with a mix of queer and straight folks from the local neighborhood and a lively dance floor. Slight emphasis on the lesbian community. The...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Valentine's

Old Town

Self described as a little diamond in the rough, Valentine's has a bohemian vibe and good cocktails in Old Town, with nearly nightly events: some art, some film...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar