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It’s Almost The Weekend, Lucky You


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


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.

Grab the Weekend by the Horns

Giddy-up night wranglers, it’s almost the weekend! Prepare to lasso up a good time with these fun weekend happenings…

3/1: Lezberados @ The BobWhite Theatre 8:00PM
After you’ve had your fill of art and fun at the Jupiter Hotel’s First Friday, head over to the BobWhite Theater and get ready to laugh your ass off. Sandra Valls and Mimi Gonzalez team up with Belinda Carroll to deliver some major laughs. Enjoy some pure comedy with no bull. $15 advance, $20 at the door.
Click HERE for more information.

3/2: Maricon @ Eagle 6:00PM – 2:00AM
It’s first Saturday again which can only mean one thing, getting your booty on the dance floor. Maricon will have the beats bumping, so get ready for one heck of Saturday night. $3 at the door.
Click HERE for more information.

3/3: Square Dance Sunday @ Village Ballroom 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Grab your cowboy boots, levis and white tee for this evening of fun and gear up for some serious dancing. Foghorn Stringband with caller Steph Noll will help you to find your inner tempo as your square dance with the best of ‘em. All ages are welcome and no experience is required! $7 sliding scale.
Click HERE for more information.

Make a night of it with the Jupiter Hotel and you could be resting your head here:

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Take a Bite Out of Life


Save yourself from the winter drear by getting out this weekend! Portland’s got a great line up of events to get you mixing and mingling. If that’s not enough for you, grab your favorite friends and book a room at the Jupiter Hotel. So go on, take a bite out of life!

2/21: PQ Monthly’s First Anniversary Press Party @ Portland City Hall 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Join PQ monthly for their one year anniversary and celebrate the voice behind the local LGBTQ communities. Celebrate sweet success with some sweet servings of Cupcake Jones, Monster energy drinks and a cash bar by My Bartender. Don’t forget to capture the night with a quick picture in the photo booth! End the evening with a brief presentation from Mayor Charlie Hales and PQ/EHN Publisher Melanie Davis where they will reveal some exciting news about PQ’s future, then head off to the after-party at Embers.
Click HERE for more information.

2/22: Madison Young and Hustle: A Hip Hop Dance Night @ Crush 8:00PM
Kick your weekend off with an educational session with Madison Young and learn everything there is to know about going down low. After you’ve mastered the art of oral sex, leave the classroom behind and get ready for some hip hop dancing! Ticket prices vary.
Click HERE for more information.

2/22: BLOWPONY 6yr Anniversary @ Branx 9:00PM – 2:30AM
Expect an epic live performance from Double Duchess worthy of the 6 years of greatness this event has brought. With the addition of DJ’s, lights and a rad location, this party will BLOW your mind. $5 cover.
Click HERE for more information.

Presidential Fun!

President’s Day is coming up on Monday, which means most of you have three FULL days to get out and enjoy the weekend. So go, throw on your party shirt and get out in honor of presidents past. Here’s what’s going on:

2/15-2/17: NW Sash Bash @ Various Locations in Portland, Starting Friday 6:00PM
Did Valentine’s Day bring out your inner wild side? Perfect, express yourself this weekend with the NW Sash Bash, bringing you leather socials, gear parties and of course a sash bash! The producer, Blackout Leather Productions has a great lineup for a wildly fun weekend. Pricing varies per event.
Click HERE for more information.

2/16: Gaycation 7 Year Anniversary Bash @ Holocene, Saturday 9:00PM – 2:00AM
Gaycation is celebrating it’s seventh year with seven epic DJ’s. Be ready to get down at one of the hottest dance parties in town showcasing the top local & international queer performers. Get after it boys and girls. 21+ and $5 cover.
Click HERE for more information.

2/17: Gospel: According to Madam @ Fez Ballroom 8:00PM – 12:30AM
Nothing’s more pleasurable than a Sunday Funday in honor of the three day weekend! Join Priestess Anita DuMoore for a little party worship complete with choir boys (DJ Hold My Hand & DJ Little Bear), dancing on pews, sin confessions (or just sinning!) and prizes. $3 cover.
Click HERE for more information.

Want to make the most of the upcoming three days of fun? Book a room at the Jupiter Hotel and turn the weekend into a staycation. We’ve got all sorts of enticing packages HERE.

Ringing in 2013


Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Well for starters, you need to make sure to start off with a kick ass night. Glam yourself up in your sexiest outfit and hit the town for an unforgettable NYE at one of the events listed below.

12/31 – 2012 Champagne Ball @ Portland Hilton & Executive Tower, 8 PM
This celebration will include four individually themed rooms, three dance floors, 16 bars, a huge champagne ball countdown and more. Ring in the new year with a beautiful view of the city from the 23rd floor of the Hilton while dancing 2012 away to music by DJ Sovern-T. Tickets to attend this glamorous gala range from $89 to $169, with the proceeds benefiting the Children’s Cancer Association.

Click HERE for more info.

12/31 – Lavish – New Years Eve @ Scandals Tavern, 8 PM
The 4th Annual Lavish Celebration will be taking place this New Years Eve. Countdown to 2013 with your friends at Scandals. There will be live music by Saturday Night Orphans and drink specials by the Absolut sponsor, with a champagne toast at midnight. The cost for this great time is only $10. A portion of the proceeds from the night will be going to benefit the Audria M. Edwards Scholarship Fund.

Click HERE for more info.

12/31 – Trannyshack @ The Eagle, 10 PM – 2 AM
Bring in the new year with San Francisco’s Heklina and the Trannyshack gang. There will be performances by Heklina, Fade Dra, Holy McGrail, Little Tommy Bang Bang, Fannie Mae Darling, Gula DelGatto, Ecstasy Inferno, Kaj-Anne Pepper, Carla Rossi, and Music by DJ Danimal. There will be an $8 cover, $6 if you make it before 9 PM. The show will begin at 11:30 PM and there will be a free champagne toast at midnight.

To look at the Facebook event click HERE.

12/31 – FIR BALL 2013 @ Doug Fir Lounge, 9 PM
If you’re not in the mood for the club scene but still want to hear some good music check out the Doug Fir Lounge for performances by Weinland’s NYE Supergroup and The Minus 5. Advance tickets will be $22 and $25 for day of.

To purchase tickets click HERE.

Enjoy your evening by popping some bubbly and getting that New Year’s kiss to ring in 2013 the right way. Need a place to crash? Save yourself the worry of how you’re going to get home from the night’s festivities and get a room with us.

What a Drag

surprised drag queen

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.