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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/.

Bringing the Fun Back to Fundraiser

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Supporting a great cause never felt so good and we aren’t talking about the 6am cleanup crew. Spend this weekend helping out while having a lot of fun at these fundraisers. Between culinary indulgences, moving musical performances and creative cocktails, you’ll be in the giving spirit all weekend long.

 

4/25: Dining Out For Life @ Varied Locations All Day

What can we say, we’re in PDX, we’ve got some of the best restaurants around and we like to eat out. So ditch the pans and join us in dining out for a cause. For it’s 5th year in a row Dining Out For Life is teaming up with over 20 local restaurants to give back HIV Day Center and Partnership Project.

Click here for more information.

 

4/25: BROmance – A Benefit for Basic Rights Oregon @ Alberta Rose Theatre 7:30pm

With names like Storm Large, Sneakin’ Out and LoveBomb Go-Go there’s no reason to miss this event. Get ready to jam for a cause- raise money and awareness for Basic Rights Oregon. There’s a great line up from the Portland music community and this event is sure to be a good time. $25 General Admission, $50 big spender and $12 student/senior/starving artist rate. Minors allowed w/ parent or guardian.

Click here for more information.

 

4/27: Cocktails for a Cure @ Local Lounge

OHSU is doing big things again, but this time with a cocktail twist. But really, sweets, cocktails, coffee, music and fundraising for a cure, what more could you want? Attend this tasty event and help support finding a cure for the third year in a row. Pinkies up! $8 cover. 21+ only.

Click here for more information.

What’s Going On?

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It’s Thursday, you’ve made it past hump day, which means things are looking on the up and up. With the weekend just around the corner, prepare thyself for some serious fun! Buckle up, drink your grande caffe mocha, no sugar, no whipped cream, extra dry and make it through that paperwork- it’s time to get wild.

4/18: Oregonians Against Discrimination – 20th Business Leaders Luncheon @ Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom 11:30am

Join Oregon leaders in the anti discrimination movement and celebrate 20 years of support. This Anniversary Luncheon will cover the community’s role in advocating for this important cause. Buy your ticket today to show your support and learn about this significant campaign. Tickets are $75.

Click here for more information.

4/20: Big Dipper takes on Eagle Portland @ Eagle Portland 11:00pm

Big Dipper will be dropping it for the first time in Portland this Saturday. No doubt this event will have you on your feet all night, prepare for an epic time. But that’s not all, end the night with a sure favorite, DJ Hold My Hand. $8 cover, 21+ event.

Click here for more information.

4/20: Gaycation @ Holocene 9:00pm – 2:00am

In need of a vacation? Aren’t we all! The best alternative is gaycation right here in PDX. Join the likes of Jenna Riot, YTHS Hyphy Crew, Mr. Charming and Snowtiger for a night of dancing, drinking and general debauchery. Get down with your favorites this Saturday. $5 cover.

Click here for more information.

Preparing to get a little extra crazy this weekend? We’re with you! Join us for a weekend of Doug Fir partying, late night munching and sleeping in by clicking here.

Let’s Get Out!


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Spring was here, but it’s seemed to have a temporary lapse in which heavy Oregon clouds took its place. Lucky for us, Portland is used to the drizzle and is prepped for you to have a great weekend regardless! While we all hold tight for happy hours to commence, we’ve got three ways for you to forget the looming clouds:

4/11: I’ve Got a Hole in my Soul @ Holocene Friday 6:00pm – 2:00am

Ladies and gents, DJ Beyondadoubt is throwing it down- get ready to glisten. Slap on some spiffy mod attire and get ready for the best of Soul and RnB at the current PDX hotspot, Holocene. It’s the only place to let out your inner Beyonce, just don’t hurt anyone with your fierce looks!

Click HERE for more information.

 

4/13: Anything But Brilliant A Love Story @ Theater! Theater! Saturday 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Head over to Theater! Theater! for a moving performance about life, loss, grief and the journey that follows. The show uses a combination of “song, poetry and experimental staging to tell the story of love between two men in life, in death and in letting go”. As a partner of the Jupiter Hotel, we highly recommend you attend this moving performance. Make a weekend of it and book a room with the Jupiter Hotel. $15 ticket.

Click HERE for more information.

 

4/13: FREAKATHON Queercore Dance Party @ Valentine’s Saturday ALL DAY

One of the only all day parties that encourages everyone’s inner rocker. DJ Wienerslav will be spinning some serious punk rock, riot grrrl, queercore, new wave, and no wave. Get in on the action and network with Portland singles.

Click HERE for more information.


Still looking for a little cheering up from the menacing dark weather? Stop by the hotel for a warm cup of coffee, friendly staff and those oh so cozy hotel rooms. No judgement if you hole up inside that room all weekend eating Sizzle Pie and kicking back. Click here to book a room and here for the Sizzle Pie package.

Party Time

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Portland is an acclaimed hotspot for emerging artists and fosters a strong creative culture. With this wealth of imagination going on, it would be a dire shame to miss out on these stimulating pieces that make the NW so unique. Spend this weekend getting in touch with the arts that have made this city so trendy. That’s right folks, get ready to pARTy, with an extra emphasis on the art.

 

4/4: Where Do We Go From Here @ Cock Gallery, Thursday 7:00pm

First Thursday is in full swing- bring on the cocktails, art and schmoozing. Our recommendation for your first stop, Cock Gallery. The exhibit, organized by Queer Union at Pacific Northwest College of Art, showcases HIV/AIDS and asking viewers what’s to be done. Be ready to step out of your comfort zone for this powerful showing.

Click here for more information.

 

4/4: BOYerurism @ Star Theater, Thursday 9:00PM

Dancing is certainly one of our favorite forms of self expression! Take in some of the area’s best performers including dancers, aerialists, vocalists and acrobats this Thursday with special hostesses Angelique DeVil and Alexis Campbell Starr. Portland’s top male talent strutting their stuff, now that’s some art to remember. $10 ticket, $15 for VIP seating.

Click here for more information.

 

4/5: First Friday @ Jupiter Hotel and Lower Burnside, Friday 6:00pm

If you haven’t attended a first friday yet, cancel all of your plans and head down to LoBu. Start your night at the Jupiter Hotel for their First Friday showing of artists Braeden Cox and Lori Swartz, then cruise on to one of these other close by and awe inspiring locations. Most events are free and include complimentary refreshments.

Click here for more information.


Feeling cultured? Enlightened? Yeah, we have that effect on people. If you’re still craving a little more book a room at the Jupiter Hotel and catch some of the best performing artists at the Doug Fir Lounge.

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!

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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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