One of Portland, Oregon's many great assets is its wealth of distinctive, one-of-a-kind lodging options, and one of the favorites here is the stylish, irreverent, and fun Jupiter Hotel, a smartly rehabbed Mid-Century Modern motel just a short walk across the Willamette River from downtown. The Jupiter--with its sleek and affordable rooms and a hip restaurant and live-music venue, the Doug Fir Lounge--has since its inception been a great friend to the LGBT community. Most recently, the hotel went all out in welcoming gay visitors by kicking off its Keep Portland Queer package, which you can book here.
Here's what you get: Book any room (subject to availability and some blackout dates), and you'll receive complimentary overnight parking; a dozen delicious Voodoo Doughnuts; an LGBT brochure from the city's official tourism organization, Travel Portland; a bottle of Bubbly Pink Moscato from Barefoot Wine; a $10 gift certificate to Fantasy for Adults Only (the Bacon Lube looks intriguing...); and complimentary copies of the city's new LGBT newspaper PQ Monthly and the new Pacific Northwest LGBT travel and lifestyle magazine OutCity. (As I'm also the editor of that latter publication, I'll add that our first issue won't be coming out until the end of May.)
Portland has a number of great events coming up this summer, including Pride Northwest (Portland Gay Pride) in mid-June, and Portland Latino Gay Pride in mid-July - here's a preview of these two events.