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Portland Pride Parade 2011 lineup

Dykes on Bikes are the traditional start to every Pride parade…

I’m not sure if you really need to know this as you won’t want to miss a thing, but hey, information is power. But I reiterate, don’t come late or leave early because the parade begins with the Dykes on Bikes, hot, loud and sexy, and the end features bears and their opposite, cleanly shaven white party boys […]

Pride Parade route and festival maps and gathering info

Whether your marching with your favorite org or just want to be sure to get a good seat on the route it’s important to have the Pride Parade route details. The map is below for easy reference or you can download a PDF version for printing. Some may be disappointed that the route no longer goes by either the tradition gayborhood on Stark Street nor the high traffic section of […]

Portland Pride 2011 Thursday events

BabyPuppySailorSuit showing off his 4Loko bling.

For a full list of Thursday events: http://archive.qpdx.com/events-this-week/2011-06-16/

Preludes to Pride at the Record Room – Wanna start off slow for a big climax? Lounge it out at the Record Room (8 NE Killingsworth) with DJ Shoshana spinning Charo to Chicks on Speed, T-Rex to XX, Little Milton to Biggie Smalls amongst real, actual records that you can peruse, and a beer […]

Portland Pride – A How-To-Guide (sorta)

SuperGay and Diana at Pride 2010

Best Pride 2010 backup crew! Photo by Diana Edwards

So many (tiny) dogs. FryBrickLineFight v.s So-So-Burger line. What will you wear? Why do dykes on bikes always wear black? When is the Dyke March (Hint: either at 5pm or 6pm, depending on who you ask.) Official Weather. UnderU for Men sale. Why it’s not OK to be sexist, racist, or aggressive during Pride. Lovetribe snuggle tent skepticism. Splendora Gabor’s […]

Why we aren’t in the Pride Guide this year – reservations about the deal with Willamette Week

The 2008 qPDX Pride Guide ad

This Wednesday the Willamette Week, the alternative newsweekly that was given the rights to publish the Pride Guide this year, released the 2011 official Portland Pride Guide. Unfortunately, you won’t see us in it.

qPDX has had an ad in the Pride Guide for the last 4 years so it feels a little sad to be left out this year, but it just […]

What to expect for Portland Pride 2011, including real-time Twitter updates

Hot damn, Pride Season always comes up so damn fast, even before the sunshine in this town. Here at qPDX we’re seldom “prepared” but we were born “ready” and we’ve got a whole lot of good stuff to keep you on your toes all weekend long.

Firstly, everything Pride related can be found at Pride Central 2011, from schedules to photos to reviews. And if you think we’re missing […]

Just Out’s amateur photo contest

Self Portrait by Brian Patrick from the 2010 contest

Every year Just Out has an amateur photo contest; I was even a judge last year. Now it’s time to gear up for 2011. Here are the deets below:

Entries are limited to 10 per person. Any means of snapping that award-worthy original shot is fine: iPhone, digital camera or that old fashioned standard picture-taker, but we must receive a […]

Pride Northwest Announces 2011 Pride Festival Theme, Publishing Agreement with Willamette Week

Perry Winkle is not just a qPDX poster child anymore but a Pride NW poster child too!

March 11, 2011, Portland OR – The Board of Pride Northwest is pleased to announce its theme for the 2011 Portland Pride Parade and Festival: “Make It Happen!” As we have seen across our country and around the world in recent months, when ordinary people come forward together and speak their truths, […]