Portland Pride 2007

I’m almost afraid to write the word parade – given the parade controversy of the last week – but don’t forget to celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday at 11:15 am down at Pride Northwest‘s annual Gay Pride Parade.

The first time I went out with my best friend and his new (at the time – now 6 years strong) boyfriend during Pride week – we simply went bar hopping and dancing over on ‘Vaseline Alley’ with some other friends that were in town for the weekend’s festivities. There were so many people packed into that club – that my usually mild claustrophobia kicked in and I had to get outside simply to breathe. Our fine city certainly knows how to celebrate! But I’ve never been able to make it to the parade – and this year I think that I can – so I’m stoked! I guess that might make up for not getting to go to the sold out Indigo Girls show at the Aladdin on Saturday.

Portland Pride is growing every year – this year’s Pride 2007 Festival runs in Waterfront park Sat and Sunday from noon to 10 pm with dozens of acts on 2 different stages. There have already been numerous parties, events, smaller parades and of course Darcelle – but there’s still more running through the weekend with the finale of the event on Sunday – Portland’s own Storm Large and the Balls and NYC’s God-Des & She.

Checkout today’s Mercury for a complete guide of events.

4 Comments so far

  1. Kai (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 9:04 am

    I’m actually going to make it to the parade this year!!! I’m really amped to be able to take pictures and stuff. Sorry, I really am a parade dork and get excited.

  2. Superinkygirl (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    I love the Pride Parade. It’s friendly & fun and there’s NO TAPE on the sidewalk. Plus last year our friends we in a float and that was very exciting. Oh, and we brought our dog and she had a fabulous time, too.

  3. Cesar (unregistered) on June 14th, 2007 @ 6:24 pm

    Ooh! I’m marching again this year with the Corporate Slags. Now you can watch me march in a parade!

  4. Banana Lee Fishbones (unregistered) on June 15th, 2007 @ 7:12 am

    Hey DBwife, I’ll try to save you a spot if you want to sit with us. I can’t promise anything though, someone might have taped it off!

    (This was the first thing I thought of with the tape controversy-if it was for the Pride parade there’d be no question it should all come up immediately.)

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