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PDX Pride


Pride is here and this city-wide festival is something to talk about! Bringing in visitors from all walks of life, we can’t help but relish in the festival glory. Join us at the Jupiter Hotel for a weekend of festivities and make sure to attend these fun upcoming events:


6/13: Pride Comedy Showcase: “Homo Ha! An evening with ANT.” @ Curious Comedy Theater 7:00pm & 9:30pm

This comedy showcase features both ANT and Belinda Carroll, and will surely leave you laughing your ass off. This stand up comedy is the best way to kick off your Pride celebrations. $18 – $25 tickets.

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6/14: Avenue Q, by Triangle Productions @ The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza 7:30pm

This timeless musical will have you loling all night long! Follow along this hilarious journey of discovery and join Princeton, a recent college grad, as he learns all about his purpose in life.

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6/15: Pride Waterfront Festival @ Tom McCall Waterfront Park 12:00pm – 6:00pm

For a measly $7 suggested donation at the gate you have access to the best of Portland Pride. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through your favorite participants and nom on all the food, snack and beverage vendors on-site. VIP passes are available here.

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6/16: 43rd Annual Portland Pride Parade @ Portland 11:00am – 6:00pm

This parade is one of the largest in the city! 3+ hours of Portland Pride supporters and performances, fun and cheer. Show your Pride for 2013, because “There ain’t no stoppin’ us now”!

Click here for more information.


Beartown’s Back at the Jupiter Hotel

Christmas come early boys and girls, it’s Beartown! This year’s theme- Bear Wrecked. Show off that furry chest of yours with hundreds of other bears (and cubs!) while you explore Portland and of course enjoy the private parties at the Jupiter Hotel. Here’s the schedule:


6/6: Registration Begins @ Jupiter Hotel 4:00pm-10:00pm

A Beartown member will be waiting for you at the Jupiter to assist with your registration process and passport pickup.


6/6: We’re Going Down” Meet and Greet @ The Fox and the Hound 9:00pm-12:00am

Indulge with drink specials while you get familiar with the other Bearwrecked entourage.


6/7: Colonize Portland – On Wheels @ Downtown Portland 9:00am – 11:00am

Surprise, this bike riding bonanza happens to be on the same day as the naked bike ride. Bikes not included but are required. Please bring your own or rent one.


6/7: Colonize Portland – Downtown Shopping and Eating @ Downtown Portland 11:00am – 4:00pm

Show your passport as your cruise from food cart to food cart in downtown PDX, you are bears after all, get ready to eat. Also enjoy the many unique Portland shops by foot.


6/7: Colonize Portland – Downtown Drinking @ Deschutes Brewery 3:00pm – 4:00pm

They don’t call it happy hour for nothing. See what it’s all about at Deschutes Brewery!


6/7: What Tanlines? @ Portland Tub and Tan 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Does it really get much better than a hot tub and a tan?! Relax and prep for a long night of fun.


6/7: Castaway Fashion Statement @ The Local Lounge 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Bring a shirt to pass around and be prepared to bare that chest of yours.


6/7: Where There’s Smoke… @ The Jupiter Hotel 6:00pm

Blackout Leather Production is sponsoring a classy cigar social for the classiest of bears. Prepare for things to heat up.


6/7: Pirate’s Booty Underwear Dance @ Branx 9:00pm – 2:00am

Aye mateys, this will be a party to remember, or forget! Wear your best booty attire and shake what your mama gave ya.


6/7: After Bar Lookout @ Hawks 12:00am – 4:00am

Bathhouse. Need we say more?


6/8: Walk the Plank Bear and Cub Breakfast @  The Jupiter Hotel 9:00am – 11:00am

Meet the Mr. Oregon Bear and Mr. Oregon Cub candidates over a steaming hot pancake breakfast.


6/8: Praying For Rescue @ The Jupiter Hotel 11:30am – 2:00pm

The Sisters are headed to the Jupiter for a little bit of Bingo and a lot of fun.


6/8: Touch of Portland @ Hawk’s PDX 12:00pm – 4:00pm

But really though, as steamy bathhouse session, bear style? Yeah, plan to be there.


6/8: Soak on the Water – Bears on the River @ OMSI Waterfront 2:00pm – 4:00pm

You will get wet and have fun, what else could you possibly want?


6/8: HMS Bearwrecked Officers Dinner @ Red Lion Hotel 5:00pm – 8:00pm

A formal dinner for all passport holders, let’s eat!


6/8: Bearracuda @ The Jupiter Hotel 9:00pm – 2:00am

Dj Paul Goodyear and DJ Matt Stands will light your fire with this Saturday night party.


6/8: After Bar Lookout @ Hawks 12:00am – 4:00am

The after after party, a hot and heavy way to end the evening.


6/9: Life Preserver Brunch @ The Jupiter Hotel 11:00am – 2:00pm

Drag yourself out of bed for this brunch, it just may save your life after the last few days.


6/9: Taste of Portland @ The Jupiter Hotel 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Taste local wares from all around PDX without leaving the comfort of the Jupiter Hotel.


6/9: Rescue Me Block Party @ Crush 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Goodbyes are hard, but the good times make them worth it.


Summer is Just Around the Corner


Summer is right around the corner- we can practically taste the pina colada. With summer comes some amazingly large and in charge LGBT friendly events in Portland. Get in on the action this summer:

This weekend:

5/31: Chicken Strip @ Funhouse Lounge 9:30pm – 2:00am

You know what they say about saving the best for last- that’s why Chicken Strip in one the last day of the month. Head on down and shake your tailfeather on the dance floor. DJ Chelsea Starr and DJ Hold MyHand will be throwing down some mad jams, sure to inspire your inner madonna. For only $5 join in the festivities. 21+ only.

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6/1: Summer Lovin’ @ Funhouse Lounge 9:30pm – 2:00am

This benefit for Pride of the Rose & Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Funds will no doubt be a good time. Kick off the night at 5:00pm with your favorite cocktails and hobnobbing. Fill up before the big show at 6:00pm with a no host dinner, sure to please the senses. Then, settle in for the BIG show at 7:00pm! You’re in for a treat so make your reservation today by calling 503-230-7980. No cover, but beverages and dinner are not included.

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June events:

Honestly, the year has been fun so far, but the real party is about to start in June. With Beartown at the Jupiter Hotel coming up next weekend and PDX Pride the weekend after. Book a room with the Jupiter Hotel and make it that much more enjoyable!

Put Up Your Feet, It’s a Three Day Weekend


You’ve survived the week. Congrats! Now it’s time for some non-stop three day weekend fun to begin… like right NOW. So finish that email, kick off your shoes and grab the cocktail shaker. Let’s start the weekend off right. First line of business? Pencilling in these weekend events:

5/23: Sing For Your Life Karaoke and Dance Party @ The Grand Cafe 8:00pm – 11:55pm

We all love belting a good tune or two, now you can exercise those windpipes for a cause. This benefit for Racial Justice and Alliance Building Program offers up a place to sing, dance and free appetizers- winning! The night starts off with some solid karaoke and finishes with the smooth sounds of RnB and Hip Hop favorites. Please note: 21+ and security does not allow guests arriving after 10pm to enter wearing hats/baseball caps. Also this event is not ADA accessible since the bathrooms are located downstairs and can only be accessed by stairs. $3 cover.

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5/24: Temple: A Westside Social @ The Matador 10:00pm – 2:00pm

Cruise on over from the Eastside for a social, Westside style. The fun returns to the Matador with specials, bites and, of course, some rad jams. Resident DJ KASIO SMASHIO & Special guest SAPPHO will set the mood as you mix and mingle with the other side of the river’s finest. Not to mention this event is FREE! Please note only 21+.

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5/25: BLOWPONY 80’s Queerupted @ Rotture 9:00pm – 2:15am

Anything with the words 80’s and queerupted is sure to equal a good time. Prepare for the queens of the hour, San Francisco guest Vivvyanne ForeverMore, Glamamore, Trixxie Carr and Dulce De Leche. Just another event making queer nights out in PDX as fun as they are. Please note $5 cover and 21+.

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5/26: PLAY Pen @ Funhouse Lounge 4:00pm – 8:00pm

One good thing about Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend, the party doesn’t stop. Kick back on the patio at the Funhouse Lounge with DJ Brent Milne and indulge with some rockin’ drink specials. After all, the only way to celebrate the start of summer is with 100+ of your closest friends, on a patio, drink in hand.  $1 off all beers and drinks, microbrews for $3.50, and well drinks $3, 21+.

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This Weekend in PDX


Staying at the Jupiter Hotel for the weekend? Perfect choice! Portland’s got a lot to offer in terms of good times out on the town. Whether it’s our musical neighbor the Doug Fir, the Hop in the Saddle experience, or one of these three events, you’re almost guaranteed a fabulous time:


5/16: Polari Gay Social @ Vault 9:00pm-10:00pm

Hunnies, It’s time to head downtown and get socializing. This third Thursday event has the three ingredients that make any shindig fun- beats, babes and booze. The event is named after Polari, otherwise known as a gay language popularized in the early-mid 1900s, just sayin’. Be yourself at this free event w/ great drink specials. 21+ only.

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5/18: Gaycation @ Holocene Local Lounge 9:30pm – 2:00am

Throw on something sassy and head down to the gayborhood! Miss Pop, Roy G Biv and Mr. Charming will be spinning some seriously dance worthy tunes. So put your party game face on and get ready for a good time with your favs over at Holocene. You can’t miss with this event. $5 cover.

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5/19: Superstar Divas Megashow @ CC Slaughters 8:00pm

You may be able to sit back, but this show is far from relaxed! Those tantalizing Super Star Divas will tickle your fancy with comedy, hysterical skits, live singing, game shows, dance groups and fabulous performances. Get ready to laugh your party pants right off! These ladies are bringing the fun back to Sunday Fundays.  No cover.

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Your Guide to the Weekend


Hopefully you are cooling off and resting up from a wild red dress weekend. Let’s be honest boys and girls, it was one heck of a party. Who’s ready for 2014?! In the meantime, we’ve got some other great shindigs coming up this weekend:


5/9: Give OUT Day @ Online 12:00am – 12:00am

Likely, you are still nursing yourself back to reality after this past weekend’s debauchery, so we wouldn’t want to prematurely jump start your weekend. Give OUT Day couldn’t be an easier way to do something without having to leave your couch. This national event is in it’s first year and strives to help support the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer community, all with the click of a donation button.

Click here for more information.


5/10: Benefits With Friends @ Crush Bar 9:30pm – 11:55pm

It’s Friday, and hopefully you are back in action, ready to kick off the weekend with a vengeance. Grab your fiercest outfit, slap on those dancing shoes and prepare for a wild night. This benefit supports BRO’s Trans Justice program and is complete with raffle prizes galore. So get out, do a little good, and throw it down this Friday.

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5/11: Once de Mayo @ Joqs 6:00pm – 10:00pm

It’s been a week since the Derby, Red Dress and Cinco de Mayo last weekend- likely you are starting to feel the fun withdrawals. Worry not good friends, we’ve got just the thing, Once de Mayo. Sure, it may be a week late, but once you have a margarita you’ll forget all about it! Call your amigos and amigas, throw on something that can handle the heat and enjoy your Saturday. With the likes of Drag King EMILIO hanging around, and some seriously sexy go go dancers, what are you waiting for?

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Have a Red Hot Weekend


Bring on the heat! We’re not just talking about the weather, but some seriously HOT events are coming up. Between sunbathing, happy hours and your smoldering evenings, consider yourself booked solid for the weekend.


Red-Handed-Final15/4: Red Dress PDX @ the AudioCinema Building 9:00pm – 2:30am

Red Dress is finally here! This tried and true favorite is practically a guaranteed good time. So pull out that gleaming ruby of a dress (we know you have one!) and be ready for a night of socializing, dancing and supporting a great group. Come rested because DJ Jakob Jay, Bruce LaBruiser, Taco Tuesday and the headlining Nina Flowers will keep you on your feet all night long. Tickets are $50 general admission, $150 VIP. There is also a shuttle bus for $7.

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5/2: Dirtbag + Twerk = Twerkbag @ The Know 10:00pm – 2:00am

Your favorite First Thursday event just got better. Dirt Bag is teaming up with Twerk for the month for a hodge podge of good times. DJ’s II Trill, Ill Camino, and Bruce LaBruiser will be tearing up the stage, so throw on your best party attire and be prepared for one heck of a start to the weekend. Party is free, however tips are encouraged.

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5/3: Down and Dirty @ Dirty Nightclub 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Apparently things are getting hot and dirty this week, first Dirtbag, now Down and Dirty. Are you ready for the filthy fun? Hope so because the Bad Girls of PDX will be hosting this naughty benefit for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette’s Equal Access Fund. Bring on the sexy performances and exotic raffle! $7 cover.

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Feeling the heat from the weekend? Escape to one of the cool Jupiter Hotel rooms and relax for a bit. Plus, our DreamTENT provides the perfect amount of greenery and shade.