Join us for brunch! 

Sunday | November 3, 2019 | 10:30AM 

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront | 1401 SW Naito Pkwy

About SHINE:

Let’s come together to support, love, learn and celebrate at SHINE! Q Center is a place not only for togetherness, but for progress. Join us for a community brunch with mimosas while we will honor heroes among us. Wear your shiniest Sunday best and together, we’ll SHINE.

Live captioning during the program will be provided. Please let us know if you have any other requests for accessibility during the registration process.

This is our opportunity to come together to build a brighter future for our LGBTQ2SIA+ communities, bringing more safety, resilience, anti-oppression, learning, empowerment, inclusion and transparency into the world.


Our Mission

To provide safe spaces, community building and empowerment for the positive transformation of LGBTQ2SIA+ communities and allies in the Pacific Northwest.

As the largest LGBTQ+ community center in the Pacific Northwest, Q Center proudly serves the LGBTQ2SIA+ communities of Portland Metro and Southwest Washington. Our drop-in and event space on North Mississippi Avenue is a frequent first stop for new arrivals in Portland, and for longtime residents who are newly out or questioning their sexual or gender identity. Q Center also serves as an information hub for friends, partners, community, and family members of LGBTQ2SIA+ individuals. We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach and seek out ways to share resources with other nonprofits and public institutions locally and statewide.

Our Work

Q Center provides community-based support for LGBTQ2SIA+ community members seeking connection and resources. Our core programs:

LGBTQ Senior Community: Aging With Pride is Q Center’s drop-in program for LGBTQ seniors. With membership of over 200, activities include meal sharing, peer support, creative groups, community education, and social events.

Affinity Groups: Q Center’s Affinity Groups program supports more than 30 peer-led groups meeting weekly and monthly in our community space. Activities include peer-based support for coming out, recovery, resource sharing, social connection, & organizing for social change.

Information & Referral: Our reception desk is staffed seven days a week by kind and knowledgeable volunteers who assist community members seeking LGBTQ2SIA+ community resources locally and statewide. We offer email, phone, and drop-in referrals.

Fiscal Sponsorships: Q Center is a fiscal sponsor and community incubator for smaller nonprofits whose aims complement our mission, vision, and values.