Pride portland! Brings people in the greater portland, maine area together for an annual parade and festival to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the lgbtq movement, raise awareness of the communitys ongoing struggles, and foster an environment of inclusivity, accessibility and solidarity. Portlands first gay pride parade took place 2 years after in 1977. By the early 1980s, portlands pride celebration had become an annual tradition, becoming summers unofficial kickoff. It was renamed in 1982 lesbian and gay pride week, with more than 2,000 men and women taking to the streets of downtown portland. Portlands fast-growing lgbtq latino community hosts a fun and inclusive portland latino gay pride (also known as pdx latinx pride) in late august. The events include a spoken word reading, as well as a series of film screenings, and the tus colores festival that features live performances, food, ballet folklorico, and more. Has organized the annual portland pride waterfront festival and parade since 1994. The portland pride festival is the single, largest visibility avenue for our regions lgbtq community organizations and businesses, where they can attract new supporters and clients, increase their volunteer base, and raise much needed funds. Best known for the annual portland pride waterfront festival and paradeone of the largest pride celebrations on the west coastpride northwest also works to celebrate and support the whole of the pacific northwests lgbtq community year-round. A 20202021 calendar (with covid-19-related updates) of gay pride festivals and marches on the west coast of the united states, including san diego, los angeles, san francisco, portland, seattle, honolulu, anchorage, and more.