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A roundup of 2020!

The Portland Sisters enjoyed seeing you virtually in 2020. Here is a roundup of various online events and videos!
NunCraft! Making Ornaments with the Sisters! Saturday, December 12 from 6-7:30PM PST.
We made ornaments out of lids! Penelope taught us how to make an ornament out of a lid and drag detritus.
Materials for Penelope’s ornament include: lids, hot glue gun, scissors, paper clips, cute paper, photos, glitter, glue, sparky things. Use whatever you have! Use wrapping paper and greeting cards if you want a holiday-specific look.

The Portland Sisters are celebrating 15 years in 2020! Thank you to our local community for creating videos for our virtual PAAAANK event on October 17. We saw amazing work from The Northwest Queer Chorus, Clare Apparently, Whiskey Rick, Honey “Granny Bea” Hart, Zora Phoenix, Lola Coquette and the Sisters!

This year let’s exercise our right to vote and work toward positive change in our community. Check out our SISTER THE VOTE page to learn more!

Know Your Sistory! We are sharing interviews with the early generation of Portland Sisters on our Youtube!

Sister Bingo was a blast with SAGE Metro Portland! We danced and played two rounds of bingo! Let us know if your organization wants a bingo or trivia night some time!


Thank you to everyone who attended our Queer Trivia Night! In partnership with SAGE Metro Portland, we experienced a glorious night of knowledge that focused especially on Portland queerness! With our beatific host, Sister Penelope Crude, participants danced, learned, and everyone won!


The Portland Sisters lip-synced to this iconic movie scene from Sister Act! Check out our version of “My Gawd!”


Let the Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence take you to church for Pride! Reconnect, recharge and elevate your vibration to Pride inside. Join us for this guided Ascension Meditation for Portland Pride 2020.

View a list of resources compiled by Novice Maryjane Antoinette!



In April 2020, The Portland Sisters donated 6K to six local non-profits! We wanted to help now when the money is needed most. The Sisters decided to forego our regular grant process for 2020 and donate money directly and immediately to organizations helping our community. We solicited suggestions from our members, and have donated to these six amazing organizations who each received $1000 grants from the Portland Sisters! Please join us in celebrating these wonderful non-profit organizations and thanking them for all that they do!
1. SAGE Metro Portland
SAGE Metro Portland, a program of Friendly House neighborhood center, works to enhance the lives of older LGBT+ community members through education, advocacy, outreach and resource development.
2. Martha’s Pantry
Martha’s Pantry serves individuals and families from all walks of life, providing free groceries and household items to those in need.
3. Portland Animal Welfare League
The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives, alleviates suffering, and keeps pets and people together by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty.
4. PDX Artist Relief via their fiscal sponsor New Expressive Works
This emergency relief fund aims to meet the growing needs for independent/freelance artists in our tri-county area, in the face of COVID-19.
5. Outside In
Outside In provides critical medical and behavioral health services to adults and youth populations, and basic needs to youth experiencing homelessness.
6. SMYRC
SMYRC provides a safe and supervised space where sexual and gender minority youth can receive support, resources, and the skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

During this time, the Portland Sisters want to send our love to you. Stay tuned for blessings and excitement from the Sisters!

February 2020 events

On Feb. 21 we hosted Show, Sister, Show! It’s Novice Sister Gemma Nigh’s Novice Project, and it was epic! Click the image to visit our Facebook event page.

See you at Whole Lotta Love on Feb. 15! Burlesque and more! There will be a raffle to benefit the Sisters! Click the image to visit the Facebook event page.

We loved the Our House Benefit Gala on Feb. 22! Our House is where we have our monthly meetings; they are an amazing place! Click the image to visit the Facebook event page.

On Feb. 25, the Sisters will celebrate Mardi Gras in Portland! Learn more on their webpage.