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PDX Latino Gay Pride is Coming!

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Live ‘la vida loca’ with PDX Latino Gay Pride!

Three big events over the span of two days will definitely give you time to

celebrate and enjoy life in P-town.

Latino Gay Pride is located at the Jupiter Hotel, so make a weekend of it by booking a room and partying with us from dusk to dawn (and then from dawn to dusk!).

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The Festival is the highlight of the PLGP celebration and brings together nearly 800 – 1000 attendees each year. The main stage has a line up of traditional and cultural performances, local & regional entertainers, community leaders, public officials, and non-stop DJ music. Delicious Latin-style cuisine as well as margaritas, cerveza, and a signature cocktail keeps everyone in a festive mood. The Sponsor Exhibit and Vendor Area includes community resource information, volunteer opportunities, local and national businesses.

For more information, event schedule and volunteer opportunities, visit http://latinogaypridepdx.com/.

Here Comes The Sun

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Sure it’s spring in PDX, but did anyone expect a heat wave this early in the season? We are talking 70+ this weekend- grab your martini, mags, besties and get outdoors stat. In the evenings, flaunt your new tan at one of these hotspots:

 

3/28: Cockabilly @ White Owl Social Club 9:00PM

Who said Thursdays were dead? Don your best rock and roll disco attire and get ready for a weekday party worthy of a college town. Music, photos and contests will aid in bringing out your inner fierceness- you won’t even be able to think straight! $5 cover.

Click HERE for more information.

 

3/29: Ballz OUT @ Eagle Portland 9:00PM – 12:00AM

Queens, we are talking a full throttle man auction here- hotter than the weather. Win a date with one of those fabulous soccer studs. This ain’t no quick cup of coffee either, the date includes dinner, drinks and Timbers tickets. Support Portland’s only LGBTQ soccer club while being surrounded by shirtless soccer studs- now that’s anything but vanilla.

Click HERE for more information.

 

3/29: Chicken Strip @ Funhouse Lounge @ 9:30PM

Your fill of drag, dancing and debauchery all in one place! Enjoy acclaimed performances by Serendipity Jones, Shitney Houston, Melody Awesomazing, and many more. For realz, this is the ‘non-gender specific’ Friday night spot! $4 cover.

Click HERE for more information.

 

3/30: Hey Queen @ Beulahland 10:00PM

Take advantage of the gorgeous Portland rays Saturday, but save some energy up for DJ’s Hold My Hand and Bruce LaBruiser Saturday night, you’re going to need it. Dance your fanny off with some of your favs and make your weekend count, drink in hand. The event is free but tipping is encouraged.

Click HERE for more information.

 

Day drinking happens. If you have a little too much fun in the sun this weekend, book a room at the Jupiter Hotel. We’re perfect for the four s’s that will cure any hangover- shower, shuteye, Sizzle Pie and.. well we’ll let you guess on the fourth.

Let’s Paint the Town Red!

Equality

 

Here’s how you can help support the LGBT community and stay in the know on this important issue of equality:

– Check in at www.hrc.org/blog for live-updates from the first day of at the Supreme Court hearings.

– Follow hashtags #United4Marriage, #Time4Marriage and the account @HRC on Twitter for the latest updates.

– Make sure you wear red to show your support for marriage equality.

– Copy the image above and make your Facebook profile red too!

– Join the local Portland Rally at Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse starting @ 5:00pm. For more details click here.

Our friends over at the Human Rights Campaign have provided these easy tips on how to get involved today:

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It’s Almost The Weekend, Lucky You

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Ready to get a little lucky this weekend? The odds are ever in your favor there’s a killer 3-day lineup. Better rest up now for these events:

3/15: Holiday Brawl Pub Crawl @ Scandals, Hobo’s, Hamburger Mary’s, and CC Slaughters 8:00PM
St. Patrick’s Day have you in the holiday spirit? Join in the party that supports not just one, but all holidays. Dress up for your favorite festive occasion such as Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Independance Day, even Flag Day and get ready to crawl. This privately thrown benefit for CAP has four stops: Scandals (6:30), Hobo’s (8:00), Hamburger Mary’s (9:30), and CC Slaughters (11:00).
Click HERE for more information.

3/16: Bearracudea PDX with HIFI Sean @ Rotture 9:00PM
Get ready to dance the night away with your favorite socialites. Enjoy rad music, from DJs Matt Stands and HIFI SEAN (Voted in the top 3 best Djs of the year in Boyz magazine London 2010 + 2011)! Plus plenty of snacks, tunes and lights, all you have to bring is the party. $6 entrance.
Click HERE for more information.

3/17: Palm Springs Cocktail Challenge @ CC Slaughters 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Get ready to cheer for your favorite boozy bartenders in the Palm Springs Cocktail Challenge. Each contestant will present their own signature cocktail for a panel of judges. Lots of prizes and giveaways will be handed out and one lucky patron will get the chance to win a two night stay in sunny Palm Springs.
Click HERE for more information.

Looking for something a little different? Once again, you’re in luck, check out our current Jupiter Hotel packages.

Spring Into the Weekend

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March is here and we are already digging it. There is so much amazingness happening this month, so you better start preparing now. Here’s the lineup for the weekend, sure to put a spring in your step.

3/8: Bump and Grind Queer 90s Night @ Foggy Notion, Saturday 8:00PM- 2:00AM
The 80s may get all of the love, but let’s be honest, the 90s deserve their fair share of attention. Get ready for a night of 90s gear, fresh DJs spinning the best of hip hop and a FREE screening of Showgirls. They don’t want no scrubs so don your best / worst 90s threads for a discounted price. It’s going to be the bomb. $3 cover w/ costume, $5 without.
Click HERE for more information.

3/9: Inferno Mid-March party with Roy G Biv & MR. Charming @ Jones, Saturday 6:00PM
Get ready for one big party complete with dancing, drinking, and two rad DJs, Roy G Biv & MR. Charming. You don’t have to wait long for this celebration, doors open at 6:00pm. Trust us this event is going to be HOT! $8 cover.
Click HERE for more information.

3/10 Phoenix Variety Revue @ Kelly’s Olympian 7:30PM
Didn’t quite get enough this weekend? Get out and join the likes of Zora Phoenix for some seriously tantalizing burlesque and belly dancing. Enter a world of glamour, glitz and enjoy a few chuckles along the way. $10 ticket.
Click HERE for more information.

Planning an event of your own? Look no further than the Jupiter Hotel! A home to many LGBT friendly soirees, our event spaces are perfect for your next gathering, click HERE for details.

Love Is In The Air

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The month of love is upon us and all we want to do is get all gushy about what a wonderful readership you are! But we won’t. Instead we will show our affection by telling you exactly what we LOVE about this weekend:

2/9: ❤ Love Ball ❤ @ Eagle Portland, Saturday 9:00PM
Old Boys Club together with The Eagle PDX present to a you a night of dancing, DJ’s, trophies, prizes and oh so much more. Get ready for some serious competition with categories like Blue Collar Drag, Fixed Gear in Heels, Femme Fatale and Rooster Rock Realness. Attendees must be 21+ and there will be a $5 cover.
Click HERE for more information.

2/9: Luna Lockhart’s Fantasies of Love Valentine’s Day Show @ Escape Nightclub, Saturday 11:00pm
After the ❤ Love Ball ❤ skip over to Escape Nightclub for Luna Lockhart’s fantasies of love show. Valentine’s attire is not only welcome but encouraged so grab your pink and red. Doors open at 11:00pm, but get ready for a LOVELY show at 2:00am. $15 cover.
Click HERE for more information.

2/10: 30th Anniversary “Valentines From Hell” @ Embers Portland, Sunday 5:00PM – 10:30PM
Valentine’s Day got you feeling a little rough? Not to fret, this isn’t your pretty in pink type of event. 30 years ago Rose Empress VI Mame and Rose Emperor V Frank started Valentine’s From Hell, a tough drag show unlike any other. All proceeds from the door, performers, auction and raffle go to support the Pride of the Rose Scholarship Fund. $5 suggested donation.
Click HERE for more information.

Get after it this weekend and spread the love! Feeling a little extra dose of the holiday spirit? Book the Jupiter Hotel’s Lust and Love package for a good time sure to get you in the mood.

What a Drag

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Don’t be discouraged, we don’t mean drag as in a bad weekend is upon us, but a great one baby! Whether you’re in the mood to get in the holiday spirit or just want to go out and have a crazy night, you can get your queen fix from different shows that are happening around Portland.

12/20 – 12/24: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Town Women’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol” @ Venetian Theatre, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
In the mood for a good laugh? What could be better than a comical production in drag? The genteel English ladies from Farndale Avenue’s Dramatic Society have been described as “Downton Abbey meets The Three Stooges in drag” due to their disaster prone ways and unawareness of their incompetence. Since the show revolves around this lovely time of the year, it’s a great way to start your Holiday weekend off right. To enjoy the show you must be 16 or older. Tickets are $28 for adults and $19 for students and seniors.

Click HERE for more information and tickets.

12/20 – 12/22: Darcelle XV & Company @Darcelle XV Showplace, 8 PM and 10:30 PM
These world famous female impersonators have been entertaining audiences for over 37 years with the Las Vegas-style cabaret performances of Glitz, Glamour and Comedy. If you’ve been living in Portland and haven’t seen this show yet this weekend is the perfect time. Reservations to attend are not required but are encouraged to guarantee a great seat. This show takes place throughout the week and has male strippers for its Friday and Saturday night crowd at midnight after the second show finishes. So come early and stay late for a special treat! It’s $15 to attend, but if you make it to one of the early showings on the weekend you get to stay free for the male strippers.

Click HERE for more information.

12/23: Superstar Divas Megashow @ CC Slaughters, 8 PM
Head to CC Slaughters to see Portland’s best drag group Honey Bea Hart, Bolivia Carmichaels, and Ginger Lee. The night will be filled with show stopping performances including comedy, skits, live singing, game shows, and dance groups. This happens every Sunday with different guest performances each week so if you can’t make it this time, don’t fret. Must be 21 or older and there is no cover to attend this fabulous event.

Click HERE for more information.

Stressed about the holidays and just need a quick escape before you jump in? Get a room at the Jupiter. We’ll help you get that R & R you need to be ready for the rest of the week.