BearTown 16 to maul Portland June 9th-12th

Bear Bear Bust

Bear Bear Bust ! Photo by Wayne Bund for JustOut

BearTown 16 is here! June 9th to 12th Portland will be packed with bears and beary events. While not a bear myself (but as a follically powerful individual I do sympathize with feeling empowered about hairyness) I was excited to hear that Beartown this year will feature massage therapists! Well damn. If that isn’t the best idea I’ve heard in a while, as big time gay social events can be a bit tension inducing.

Apparently, however, you gotta be smart and reserve a massage slot in order to make the best of this great offer – at $1 a minute with a 15 minute minimum, it sounds like a fairly affordable treat (and probably more satisfying than other pay-by-the-minute services i can think of). BearTown this year has a packed schedule full of events such as the Meet and Greet on Thursday, June 9th, from 7-11 pm at the Eagle Portland, and a full day of events from 10-2:00 am at various locations around town. Friday’s highlights include an UnderBear dance party, a cigar social, and Cheers, Cheese and Chocolates event at the Local Lounge.

Saturday bring you a brunch from 9:00-11:am, while the afternoon and evening feature a banquet, the Mr. Oregon Bear and cub contest, and another dance party, with the Jupiter Hotel hospitality suite staying open until 3:00am.

Sunday might be a good time to indulge in a massage after a long night, but you could also kick it off with a brunch, followed by Bingo, which will be hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, before finishing up with a farewell BBQ from 5:00 8:00 pm.

Next to the regular day programming there will also be a Bear Market that runs throughout the weekend, in case you need some new duds or toys.

A full schedule for BearTown with all the details you need can be found here. If you are planning on attending BearTown and want to let us know how it was so we can write a review, get in touch with us! email perry at qpdx dot com . Have a beary good time! The official website for BearTown can be found here.

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