October 3-6, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center. Annual festival of books, writers, and storytelling. See the 2012 authors list and schedule for an idea of what’s coming up next.
October, 4-12, 2013, annual GLBT film fest at Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st. Ave, Feature, documentary & short films from all over the world - made by, about, or of interest to the lesbian, gay, bi and trans communities. See website for schedule and information.
October 31 - November 1, 2013, 8pm at the Secret Society, 116 N Russell. Three evening shows plus an-all ages 3pm matinee, running from Halloween Night through The Day of the Dead with a different opening band for each show! THU Halloween with Maracamboom; FRI Witch Nite with Ukeladies; SAT Matinee with Joy Now + Day of the Dead with Love Bomb. Best Costume + Screaming Contest prizes.
November 16, 2013, 9pm-late, at Rotture, 315 SE Third. Party for bears, cubs, friends and admirers, with DJs MATT CONSOLA From San Francisco, and Matt Stands (Seattle). Hosted by CHRISTEENE. Lights by Pacific NW Laser. "Go-go guys, tasty snacks, sweet beats & furry fellas" --$6.
Mid-May, 2014 annual film festival at the McMenamins Kennedy School Theatre, 5736 NE 33rd Ave. Queer documentary screenings, powerful, provocative and positively queer documentary films & videos. See the website for schedule and information.
May - June, 2014, annual City of Portland festival month of activities, part of Portland's popular culture for the past 106 years. Rose Cup Auto Race, film festival, fireworks, parades, boat race, parties and more. See the website for details.
Early June, 2014. Annual bears' weekend to celebrates culture, make new friends, renew old friendships. Among best DJs in the business to spin at Friday & Saturday night dance parties, with after-hours and other events. See details online.
June 14-15, 2014, annual 3 day event with parade & festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. See the website for schedule and information.
Mid-July, 2013, 5-9pm at Embers, 110 NW Broadway, Portland. Big annual pageant. See details online.
Mid-July, 2014. Dance party, sexy Carnival-style go-go boys & girls, Latin tunes, late night surprises. Festival main stage line-up of traditional & cultural performances, local & regional entertainers, community leaders, public officials, non-stop DJ music. Latin-style food, margaritas, cerveza, & cocktails.
August 1-3, 2014 (tentative). In previous years at Crush, 1412 SE Morrison St. Annual LGBTQ music festival in Portland, Oregon. The goal of the festival is to promote and showcase the diversity of LGBTQ artists from around the USA. Each year the best up and coming musicians, from pop and rock to hip hop and classical, with something for everyone! Check the website for 2014 confirmation.