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Old 06-21-2011, 11:41 AM
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I heard so much good stuff about Oregon - and was wondering if someone can give me some tips - what to do as a gay tourist. Looking for gay friendly places to visit, maybe a cool bed and breakfast - tips for hiking, sightseeing, shopping and enjoying the beautiful nature. Not looking for the Gay party scene - I have plenty here in Los Angeles.
Maybe someone has links to fun things to do
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:35 PM
Location: the Beaver State
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This may help you out a bit: ::: Portland's LGBTQ Community Yellow Pages

From a tourist perspective, everything I'd recommend to anyone else would be the same.

- Rose Gardens
- Chinese Gardens
- Japanese Gardens
- Zoo
- Jetboat Tour on the Willamette
- Wine Country Tours
- Evergreen Air Musuem
- Seaside/Astoria
- Tillamook
- Lincoln City/Depoe Bay/Newport
- Timberline Lodge
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:38 PM
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In Portland, GLBT are pretty much integrated into mainstream society. You don't see a lot of places (except some bars) that strictly target the GLBT population. There's really no gay "subculture" here. Gay people go to the same parks, eat at the same restaurants, shop at the same stores, drink at the same bars, hike on the same trails, and chat at the same coffee shops that straight people do. That's one thing I really love abou this city. Gays don't have to hide or create some kind of "safe place" away from the mainstream. Portland is a very accepting city in this regard. I frequently see gay couples holding hands downtown and nobody looks twice (there are exceptions, I'm sure, but this IS the United States and we're not exactly known to be a country that loves gay people).
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:31 PM
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Just explore the city, don't worry about all of that other stuff. Enjoy.
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:39 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Check http://blogout.justout.com/ for ideas. That's the website of the local LGBTQ newspaper.

Last edited by Rob Allen; 06-22-2011 at 04:49 PM..
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:52 AM
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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The city actually has a brochure for gay visitors in addition to the regular visitors package.

They mailed me one a couple years ago. It's probsbly online as well.
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