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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”!

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Weekend Happenings: Memorial Day Edition

Ahh, the glorious three-day weekend is once again upon us. They are few and far between, but they are oh-so-spectacular! More importantly, you can officially pull those white jeans out of the storage boxes you buried them in after labor day! Unless, of course, you’re anything like us and have been wearing them since Labor Day. In which case we applaud your indifference. We’re sure some of you are just visiting Portland for the weekend from St. Elsewhere, and we welcome you to the fabulous city we call home. For those of you who are more into the staycation thing, we’ve dug up a thing or two for you to get busy with as well.

Happening this week: 

  • Start your Memorial Day weekend off right with a tasting at K & M Wines new tasting room. The Friday preview will be followed by availability on Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 26-28. The latest room and art space in Carlton will be open from 11:00AM to 5:00PM each day, offering small production, food-friendly wines with artisinal cheeses and Smitten chocolates and a performance by bluegrass Corral Creek Connection on Monday. Featuring a Chardonnay and four vintages of Pinot Noir that are the product of vines planted in 1983, the $5 tasting fee is refundable upon purchase.
  • Don’t miss the Danner Memorial Day March on Monday, May 28th at 1:30PM. Support the Grand Marshals, OregonDanner Parade Army National Guard and Patriot Guard Riders as bands and patriotic vehicles march through the streets of Portland. Arrive early to stake out a spot along Naito Parkway to catch a glimpse of the Rose Festival’s newest and most patriotic parade as it proceeds from the Burnside Bridge to Salmon Springs Fountain. Hooah.
  • Salute the summer season with one of many upcoming beer Killer Brewfestfestivals. Brewpublic’s Killer Beerfest kicks off on Sunday, May 27th at Bailey’s Taproom. Starting at 2:00PM, guests can sample one-of-a-kind craft beers among a plethora of styles and special one-offs. To help celebrate Brewpublic’s three and a half years in Cascadia, you’ll find bourbon barrel-aged IPAs, smoked lagers, sour, fruit varieties and specialty pours from some of the following regional craft breweries:
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Weekend Happenings

Well, things are cooling down here at the Jupiter. We don’t mind all that much, because we’re hot enough as it is. It was getting a little out of hand with those sweltering temps when we’re plenty good at heating things up for ourselves, ya dig? Speaking of which, there are a handful of hot happenings this weekend to get your thermostats rising.

Happening this week: 

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  • Q Doc returns tonight at the McMenamin’s Kennedy School from 7:00-11:30PM. Screening only LGBT-themed documentaries, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival is the only of its kind in the world. Sponsored in part by the PDX Q Center, festival co-directors David Weissman and Russ Gage, along with Host Chris Israel, will present Wish Me Away as the opening film, to be followed by a celebratory opening night party. The film provides an intimate look at Chely Wright, the first openly gay country music star. Tickets are available (and recommended) in advance for all shows.
  • Basic Rights Oregon will make its own appearance for Q Doc at the Kennedy School from 6:00-8:00PM this Saturday May, 19th. Both directors Joe Fox and James Nubile will be in attendance with subject Darlene Huntress for the showing of Question One. The film, which chronicles the battle for gay marriage in Maine and mirrors the West Coast struggle for equality, will be followed by a panel discussion regarding same-sex marriage.
  • Next Wednesday May 23rd, the InQuisitive program will host Queertet for an interactive Q & A panel with Executive Director Barbara McCullough-Jones. With an aim for diversity in content, this month’s guest is a local string quartet whose goal is bring classical non-classical, and chamber music to those who would otherwise not have access. Doors to the Q Center open at 11:45AM, so bring your lunch and a $5 donation to benefit SMYRC & Esther’s Pantry.

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PDX Pride

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