Registration for the 2019 Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade opens on-or-about March 1 each Spring. These buttons will not work until registration opens.
Pride has been celebrated in Portland since the early 1970’s. The first outdoor celebration was in 1975. Pride Northwest, Inc. has organized the annual Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade since 1994.
The Portland Pride Festival is the single, largest visibility avenue for our region’s LGBTQ community organizations and businesses, where they can attract new supporters and clients, increase their volunteer base, and raise much needed funds. In addition, the festival attracts thousands of visitors to Portland each year, bringing significant revenue to the local LGBTQ business community and to the city, as a whole. LGBTQ community members travel here from all over the Pacific Northwest, to celebrate themselves and each other, in what is often the only safe and open environment that they may experience for the year. Pride Northwest is particularly committed to providing the Pride celebration, in order to create a safe and celebratory environment for our young people. Not only do things get better, Pride is what better looks like!