The Advocate’s 12th Gayest City: Portland, Oregon

Gay Portland Real EstateBisexual Sleater-Kinney alum Carrie Brownstein has fun on Portlandia (“Put a bird on it!”) playing with the rep of the city’s hipster, hyper-locavore, hyper-literate, boycott-ready, feminist, fleece-clad denizens. But there’s other fun to be had here too.

Visit the arty Pearl and Alberta districts; stay at the Ace Hotel; read at the country’s largest indie bookstore, Powell’s; drink at the Silverado ( and Red Cap Garage/Boxxes (; tune in to Out Loud (, and party at Crush (, popular with men and women. Oh, then there’s all that nature stuff!

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