Portland is ranked as one of America’s top five most livable cities and THE most eco-friendly city. Once you’ve visited, you will understand why. Portland is a green, clean, open-minded city that still has a small-town vibe. Host to Pride Northwest and the Lesbian and Gay Film Fest, we think all LGBT travelers should experience this gorgeous city.
Gay Portland is one of the few urban cities that can stake its claim as being surrounded by mountains, forests, and waterways. With a beautiful backdrop of Mount Hood in the distance, Forest Park on the edge of downtown and five major waterways within a 10-minute drive of the city, Portland’s location is truly one of a kind.
Located on the scenic Oregon Coast about 90 miles from Portland, this small coast town has it all: evergreen forests, broad sandy beaches, clean air, the magnificent Pacific Ocean and a lake at its back door. If you’re looking for a break from a busy life, Lincoln City is the perfect destination for your gay vacation if you are an outdoor person. You’ll be able to relax—fishing and boating, clamming and crabbing, hiking and biking, horseback riding, camping and kite flying. There is so much to do you just have to pick your favorite activity.
Home to the first gay pride event on the Oregon Coast, September’s annual Iris Pride Festival, this welcoming town supports and encourages diversity. There are plenty of gay friendly hotels, resorts, bars and restaurants.
The Gay Scene in Portland
Though Portland doesn’t have a visibly gay scene such as a city like San Francisco, it has one of America’s strongest feminist and lesbian communities.
Restaurants in Portland
Portland has a variety of gay friendly restaurants to eat at during your stay. Check out our list of restaurants to find something just right for you.
Nightlife in Portland
Portland may not have a specific gay hub but you will still have plenty of gay bars and gay night clubs to choose from throughout the city.