Life and Death

Transgender and Nonbinary People Misgendered on Death Certificates

A new study identifies barriers to accurately reflecting a person’s gender identity after death—and proposes some common sense solutions.

10/06/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Pop Culture Deep Dive

A List of Things Less Gay Than Beyoncé’s Renaissance

The superstar’s seventh album is a glittering tribute to queer dance music through the ages, making it a hell of a lot gayer than, say, a bachelorette party at Darcelle's.

08/01/2022 By Conner Reed

Pride

Catching Up with Two of Portland’s Reigning Queer DJs

Megan Andricos, better known as DJ Sappho, and Silversound, talk about finding space in queer nightlife—and some favorite pump-up tracks.

06/15/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Pride

The Queen’s Head and Rebel Rebel Are Keeping Old Town Queer

Two new LGBTQIA Portland bars offer a queer twist on the English pub and a neon-bathed hideaway.

06/08/2022 By Thom Hilton Photography by Thom Hilton

Pride

What Does the Future Look Like for Darcelle’s?

Checking in on what lies ahead for the standby Old Town drag club.

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Pride

All-Ages Pride Events for Families and the Under-21 Crowd

Gay Skate at Oaks Park, the big party at Waterfront Park, plus more Pride 2022 events in Portland and beyond

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Dorothy Siemens

Food News

My People’s Market Returns this Weekend

My People’s Market returns this weekend, an homage to strawberries, check out a queer wine festival next weekend, and more!

06/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Events

What to Do in Oregon in June

Goonies Day hits Astoria, a Bach festival kicks off in Eugene, wine country shows some Pride, and more!

06/01/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Michelle Harris

Pride

A Comprehensive Guide to Portland’s Best LGBTQ+ Nightlife

From old haunts to new favorites, permanent spots to roving dance nights, Darcelle’s to Blow Pony, these are the best spots to get your Pride on in Portland.

06/01/2022 By Andrew Jankowski Photography by Thom Hilton

News

The Roxy, Portland's 24-Hour Downtown Diner, Will Permanently Close March 20

Owner Suzanne Hale announced the closure on Facebook Wednesday evening.

03/17/2022 By Thom Hilton

Skating

Oaks Park Gay Skate Is on a Roll

The monthly LGBTQ event, one of Portland's few all-ages queer mixers, has ridden roller skating's bump in popularity from TikTok.

12/21/2021 By Karly Quadros

Interview

Drag Race Star Ginger Minj Brings Her New Holiday Show to Portland

‘Ginger Minj's Winter Wonderland’ comes to the Aladdin on December 9.

12/07/2021 By Conner Reed

In Memoriam

Remembering Ray Tillotson, Founder of Ray’s Ragtime

The business owner, actor, and community figure was an early figurehead of Portland secondhand and vintage shopping.

12/01/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Profile

For Belinda Carroll, Comedy and Activism Go Hand in Hand

Activist Belinda Carroll has been shaking up Portland's comedy and gay scenes for years.

11/19/2021 By Karly Quadros

Drag

Darcelle Turns 91 with a Plaque from the National Park Service

Darcelle’s 52-year-old Old Town nightclub first joined the National Register of Historic Places last year.

11/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

Queer Horror Returns to the Hollywood Theatre (with a New Webseries to Boot)

Carla Rossi’s beloved LGBTQ+ scare series is back with a new ‘Tales from the Crypt’-style supplement.

10/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Nightlife

The Best Portland Events for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women

Femmes to the front at these dance parties, skate nights, bars, and more.

10/26/2021 By Karly Quadros

Art

A New Mural in Old Town Honors Portland’s Queer History

‘Never Look Away’ sponsored by PrideNW and completed by Zoe Piliafas, was unveiled last Friday.

08/25/2021 By Cami Hughes

Crafting

These Adult-Themed Cross-Stitch Kits Are Probably Not for Your Grandma

How Zoe Frost taught herself to cross-stich and started her business all within a month.

07/07/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pride

The Six Weeks that Changed the Trajectory of Oregon’s Gay Rights Movement

For a brief moment in 2004, Multnomah County issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We caught up with a few of them.

06/22/2021 By Julia Silverman