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Q Center

Visit the organization web site: www.pdxqcenter.org

What We Do

Q Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a mission to increase the visibility of and foster connection within metropolitan Portland’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning (LGBTQ) community. The center builds public awareness and support, and celebrates LGBTQ diversity through art, culture, and collaborative community programming.

There are dozens of events and groups that meet here, some focused on specific topics (like coming out or gender identity) and others aimed at fun social interactions (like sing-along piano cabarets or craft nights). Entry to most of these is sliding-scale and run by dedicated volunteers, keeping Q Center truly community-driven and accessible.

In addition to our programmatic offerings, our 5,000 sq/ft facility is also a safe and friendly place to spend an afternoon. With our monthly art exhibits, extensive library collection, Resource Wall, and free WiFi access, there’s always something to see and learn here at Q Center.

And don’t forget that Q Center is also a great inexpensive rental space that affords great visibility and accessibility to people and other organizations.

Q Center is not only a great place to get involved in collaborative community programming, but is also a Resource hub for Portland’s LGBTQ people.

They're literally here to help keep individuals connected to the city’s queer population and resources


Opportunities for service with us

Internships and short-term volunteer projects:

Office help: data entry / phones / mailings, etc.
Staffing the reception desk, days / evenings / weekends
Staffing events: set-up, take-down
Library: cataloging / shelving / organizing
Development: soliciting donations and / or prizes for event giveaways
Networking: tabling / handing out and hanging up fliers
Marketing: designers / web programmers / media relations

Organizing the Resource Wall

Tending the garden

Securing donations

Designing posters

Doing arts-n-crafts with kids

Preferred way to contact:
Paul Fakui
4115 N. Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97217 Directions
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