And yes, every day in this Queer Mecca is like an episode of Portlandia. The city does compensate with plenty of Queer-friendly bars frequented by hordes of lesbians. Whiskey being the drink of choice for Portland lesbians. Crush is a quaint neighborhood spot for a simple cocktail and some good eats. Perfect for a cute date or a calm night with friends. Most competitors are queer ladies with quirky names.
Queer Girl City Guide: Portland, Oregon | Autostraddle
Waterfront Pride Mainstage Events by Wm. Check out the Things to Do calendar for even more events and fun! Where to go if you like old brick, daddies, and zaddies. Silverado serves up a classic gay aesthetic: Boys mostly dance on weekends.
Who Crushed the Lesbian Bars? A New Minefield of Identity Politics
Emily Joan Greene A slightly dumpy strip mall on Northeast Sandy Boulevard near Interstate houses a convenience store and the closest thing Portland has to a lesbian bar. Just don't call it that. Davis is a lesbian. Many of her customers are lesbians. A neon sign in the bar advertising Southern Comfort has a minuscule rainbow underlining the whiskey's logo.