RED DRESS PARTY PDX
DANCING FOR OUR COMMUNITY
PORTLAND'S MOST POPULAR PARTY!
WE'LL BE BACK FOR 2022!
The board is in major planning mode because, yes... it's true, we're having an in-person 2022 party! We're working to review best practices for in-person gatherings, requirements, etc. along with our typical preperations.
In the meantime, know that we are going with our Roaring 20's theme, #RoaringRed, that we didn't get to celebrate in 2020. Ticket info, rules and more will be shared soon!
Why Wear a Red Dress?
When this organization started, the focus was on people living with, or affected by, HIV/AIDS. The red dress serves as a way to level the playing field and join us in solidarity. It's a symbol of support and compassion. As the party has grown, we've taken on other local causes, but HIV/AIDs is still one of our major focuses. When everyone comes in a red dress it no longer matters who you are, how you identify, etc. just that we are all there to support our community.
We do understand that some people have personal reasons that don't make wearing a dress optimal. In the spirit of inclusivity, we've loosened the rules a bit. Two-piece garments are acceptable, as well as any additional pieces of clothing that will make you feel more comfortable, as long as your outfit/costume is more than 75% red and at a glance reads as a "dress". Check out our FAQ page to learn more about the dress code and other questions.
Red Dress PDX is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established and run exclusively by volunteers. Through our events and donations, we support queer youth, help community members living with HIV and AIDS, help to fight domestic violence, and serve other community members in need.