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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.



Weekend Happenings

Even though the weather this week hasn’t been fabulous, this weekend definitely will be. Beartown is finally here and Bearpocalypse will be taking over the Jupiter. Don’t even bother trying to hide your excitement- we aren’t!

Happening this week:

Beartown 17: Bearpocalypse!


  • It’s the weekend you’ve all been waiting for- Beartown 17! We wait for this time of year with great anticipation because our rooms will be filled with Lily’s favorites: her fun loving, juicy, manly men! You definitely won’t want to miss all the festivities Bearpocalypse has in store for Portland. Between dance parties, Bear Market, Bingo, cocktail hours and banquets, you won’t find yourself bored; and with numerous Beartown events happening at the hotel, just plant yourself smack dab in the middle of the Jupiter and you won’t miss a single sinfully fantastic beat. Plus, check out other Beartown events going on nearby.
  • If art is your scene, you’ll definitely want to check out the Gallery @ the Jupiter and Enjoy a local Portland artist at the Jupiter before taking off for a First Thursday Gallery Walk around the Pearl on June 7th. First Thursday gives curious individuals such as yourselves to view new work in local Portland galleries. Most galleries will be open from 6-9PM and it’s definitely an adventure worth taking. Enjoy a local Portland artist at the Jupiter before heading out to the Pearl.
  • Looking for something more philanthropic to do? The Wonder Quest Annual Benefit for the Quest Center is happening at the Wonder Ballroom Saturday, June 9th, at 6:30PM. There will be libations, nibbles and dessert paired with silent and live auctions and special entertainment. The fabulous Project Runway co-hosts Mondo Guerra and Bryce Black will also be in attendance. Because this is quite the big event, tickets are needed! Funds raised from this benefit will be used to support the Quest Center and their mission to help the community.

Links we loved:

  • Finally, Just Out is back in print, and guess what- they’ve got a new Editor In Chief, Alley Hector.

    Just Out Mag

    Just Out Mag: New EIC!

  • Famous LGBT Rights Advocate Zach Wahls has done it again. This past week, he delivered 275,000 petitions to the Boy Scouts of America annual meeting in hopes to end the organization’s discrimination against LGBT people.
  • Portland, Ore. Mayor Sam Adams welcomes PQ Monthly to Portland in addition to congratulating PQ on behalf of the City of Roses and wishes the print publication the best of success.

Reminder : BearTown Events @ the Jupiter Hotel!

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for these BearTown events :

Smoke Out Cigar Social, 7 PM to 9:30 PM @ the Jupiter Hotel’s DreamTENT

Beauty and the Beast Bingo with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, 11:30 AM to 3 PM @ the Jupiter Hotel DreamTENT

Release the Beast Dance Party, 9 PM to 2 AM @ the Jupiter Hotel DreamTENT

Stay @ the Jupiter! We have a special BearTown Weekend rate for all of you Bears attending the event. Click here to get yours!