Shouting-out Northwest Pride in Portland, who worked hard to create a more accessible PRIDE celebration this year and we at Friendly Like Me were proud to support their dedicated, resilient, and innovative crew. After an accessible flooring vendor dropped out at the last minute, Executive Director Deborah Porta identified two additional parade viewing locations to make available to people with access needs. The Society Hotel and Prosper Portland stepped right-up to offer their patio and parking lots respectively, and we honor their contributions to this special day. Friendly's Like Me's accessibility guide to Portland Pride was featured by Portland 8 CBS News just in time for the city to welcome over 45,000 PRIDE attendees over the weekend.
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Portland Pride amps up inclusivity with new accessibility guide
By partnering with the accessibility app Friendly Like Me, the “Portland Pride Accessibility Guide” will further empower people of all abilities to enjoy the weekend’s offerings.
“People with disabilities will tell you they often have to spend an exorbitant, exhaustive amount of time doing online reconnaissance to know if they’re gonna be comfortable somewhere and be able to access a space,” explained Marcy Clark, the chief marketing officer of Friendly Like Me. “So this is something we’re taking off of their plate.”