An estimated 45,000 people packed about a mile long route in downtown Portland Sunday, June 16, 2019, for the Portland Pride Parade. Approximately 8,000 people from nearly 200 group attended, including the motorcycle group Dykes on Bikes, Nike, Keen, Alaska Airlines, Harry Potter Alliance, Powells Books, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Senator Ron Wyden and Portland's new fire chief Sara Boone,
The parade started at West Burnside and Park Ave., and ended at Southwest Pine St. and Naito Parkway.
The parade is managed by Pride Northwest, a nonprofit serving Oregon and Southwest Washington since 1994. Portland got its first Pride Parade back in 1977 when Mayor Neil Goldschmidt announced "Gay Pride Day." You can read more about the history of the parade here.
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