While June is still nationally recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month, Portland’s pride parade and waterfront festival are moving to July 15–16, for 2023. Queer and trans-BIPOC community members have been asking for this change for many years, as the previous dates in June often overlapped with other cultural events, including Juneteenth and the Delta Park Pow Wow. After years of discussion with the city, Pride Northwest announced in January that they had finally been able to secure alternative dates at the waterfront park.
Despite the change in festival dates, there are still many pride events happening in Portland and the surrounding area throughout the month of June and stretching into July. Here are a few that staff might be interested in attending:
June 10: Portland Lesbian Choir Concert
June 10: Tigard Pride Parade and Festival
June 16: Girlie/Thembo Pop! A Queer Pop Party
June 17: Portland Pride Run
June 18: Back & Black Queer/Trans Pride Kickoff (for Black community only) 4-7 pm substance free
June 24-25: Disney Pride in Concert
June 25: Trek Portland Hollywood Pride Ride
July 7: OMSI Pride at the Museum
July 9: Portland Gay Pride Pageant
July 15-16: Portland Waterfront Pride Festival
July 15, 3:30 pm: Portland Trans Pride March
July 15, 6 pm: Portland Dyke March
July 16, 11 am: Portland Pride Parade
This list is provided as a resource. For those in recovery, you are encouraged to vet events closely to be aware of those that may have alcohol available at the venue.