March with us at Portland Pride!

PCC Students in rainbow gears carry a banner that says Queer Resource Centers

Portland Pride Parade

Show your Pride and march with the Queer Resource Centers in Pride Northwest’s annual Pride parade!

  • Date: Sunday, July 21, 2024
  • Time: 11am (lasts about three hours)
  • Registration: Open Now!

Waterfront Festival

Pride Northwest also hosts a weekend long Pride Festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

Waterfront Festival information

We look forward to celebrating LGBTQIA2S+ Pride with you!

What is Pride? A Brief History

Pride marks the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a watershed moment in LGBTQ+ History often heralded as the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. The Stonewall Riots were a series of demonstrations that began in the early morning hours of June 28th, 1969 at New York City gay bar The Stonewall Inn in response to anti-trans and anti-gay police violence during a police raid. In 1960s New York, it was routine for police to raid gay bars and arrest anyone they considered to be “crossdressing.” While there isn’t clear consensus among those there that night about how the riots began, we do know that trans women of color like Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were on the front lines. The following year in 1970, the first annual Pride March was held on the anniversary of the riots. Today, Pride events continue to be held annually around the world to honor our histories, celebrate our victories, and continue the struggle for justice for all LGBTQ+ people.