Pride Northwest, Inc., and its Parade Committee reserve the
right to remove any entry from the parade, either prior to
assembly, at assembly, or at any time during the parade. Any
entry that does not conform to rules and regulations or any
entrant who refuses to follow instructions of police or parade
officials will be removed from the parade.
PARADE ENTRIES MUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS OF PARADE
Pride Northwest retains the authority and ability to limit the
number of large floats and vehicles.
Parade entries may not be shared – one group/organization
per entry, unless written permission has been given by Pride
Nothing may be handed out or thrown in the formation area
or along the line of march. People in the official parade lineup
are prohibited from distributing merchandise, gifts, candy,
literature or other materials.
A vehicle of any kind (car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, bus, etc.)
does not by itself constitute a float or parade entry. Vehicles may
be used to tow floats. ALL vehicles may be subject to make and
City noise ordinances require all units be no louder than 75
decibels. At no time are honking, bells, whistles, sirens or
airhorns permitted. Units may be asked to reduce volume of PA
Parade participants must keep pace with the line of march.
No counter‐marching or any other maneuver contrary to the
forward progress of the parade is allowed.
Alcoholic beverages and other controlled substances are
forbidden on any float, in any vehicle, or on the person of any
parade participant. Participants who consume alcohol prior to
parade start are not permitted to enter the line of march, and
people who use alcohol or other controlled substances during
the parade will be removed.
LIABILITY RELEASE AND RULES AGREEMENT
The entry agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend
against any action against Pride Northwest, Inc., Portland
Pride Festival and Waterfront Festival, City of Portland, all
sponsoring organizations and their officers, directors,
employees and agents from and against all liabilities
whatsoever arising out of its participation in the Portland
Pride Parade. Entrant agrees to comply with the rules of the
Portland Pride Parade as listed in this form or additional
rules deemed necessary for the safe conduct of the Portland
Pride Parade and related activities. Failure to comply may
cause denial of entry on parade day or jeopardize future