Celebrate Pride Month with These Portland Businesses and Organizations

Time to let your rainbow flag fly, Portland! June is Pride Month, an important time to celebrate LGBTQIA+ activism, culture, and equality. Portland has a strong and vibrant LGBTQIA+ community. Portland Pride is organizing a number of events throughout the month including the return of the annual Waterfront Festival and Parade. Follow and support these local LGBTQIA+ friendly businesses and organizations that are celebrating this month and all year long.

LGBTQIA+ Serving Organizations:

  • Basic Rights Oregon seeks to ensure that all LGBTQIA+ Oregonians experience equality by building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories.
  • Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQIA+ diversity, visibility, and community building.
  • Pride Northwest focuses on building community and empowering all of Oregon and SW Washington’s LGBTQIA+ people.
  • Oregon Pride in Business champions opportunity, development, and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ and Allied business community. 
  • Northwest Gender Alliance provides support and safe gatherings for the transgender community and education services to the public. 
  • Greater Portland Trans Unity organizes events to build community and foster solidarity among trans, nonbinary, intersex, and two spirit people in Portland. 

LGBTQIA+ Friendly Businesses:

  • Beaumont: When you need a slice check out Red Sauce Pizza, a gourmet pizza and calzone shop with distinctive toppings, plus Italian starters, salads, beer, and wine.
  • Belmont Area: Taqueria Los Puñales specializes in traditional guisados and aims to be vocally and transparently queer. Catch a drag or burlesque show at Crush Bar, a cool, kitschy space with food and drinks. Prism Health provides comprehensive, compassionate, and culturally affirming healthcare for everyone with the aim of addressing long-standing health disparities in the LGBTQIA+ community.
  • Hawthorne: Lounge Lizard showcases an ever-changing variety of mid-century furnishings, décor, and lamps. For more vintage and antique goodies, check out Magpie Vintage. Working on a summer project? Hankins Hardware has expert advice, tools, equipment, and the products you need to get the job done. 
  • Lloyd/NE Broadway: Portland chef and restauranteur Jenny Nguyen is aiming to turn the stereotype of male-dominated sports bars on its head with The Sports Bra, an all-ages bar and restaurant dedicated to women’s sports.
  • Mississippi Ave: For the wine lovers, check out Stem Wine Bar. Book a tasting, stop by one of their summer events, join their wine club, or even learn how to Champagne saber! 
  • Old Town: Darcelle XV & Co. is a legendary venue that has been entertaining audiences in all walks of life for over 50 years with Las Vegas-style cabaret revues of glitz, glamour, and comedy.
  • Soul: Back 2 Earth is a cosmic queer bar featuring 150-plus plants, Thomas Lauderdale’s antique lamps, and tater tots by the pound! They have a steady stream of beautiful events that bring the community together.
  • St. Johns: When you need a jump start, visit Daydreamer Coffee, a coffee cart with heart, featuring fresh brewed coffee, espresso, tea, Italian sodas, and CBD mochas.  
  • Williams District: Akemi Salon is a BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ inclusive salon that uses a holistic approach and products that are kind to the planet, people and animals.

This list is non-exhaustive. Find more LQBTQIA+ friendly businesses at the PDX Gay Pages business directory. Share your pride adventures with us by tagging our Instagram and Facebook.