The Portland Metro Club was founded in the fall of 1982 as an alternative to the gay bar scene. The Metro Club was designed as a place for mature men (and their admirers) to gather in a relaxed and accepting social atmosphere.
Since that time the Metro Club has become affiliated with Prime Timers Worldwide, an organization founded in 1987, now having more than 80 chapters around the world. Prime Timers Worldwide was formed in response to the wide gap existing in a society which caters almost exclusively to youth. This worship of eternal youth is sometimes more flagrant in the gay culture. The organization supports the positive images of the more mature gay and bi-sexual men. Not a political or religious organization, the only mission of Prime Timers is to enrich the lives and experiences of its members worldwide.
Now known as the PORTLAND METRO PRIME TIMERS, we hold monthly potluck dinners as well as lunches and dinners at area restaurants or members' homes. We celebrate various holidays and other social, recreational, and entertainment events and outtings throughout the year.
Who are we? We are older gay or bi-sexual men (and the younger men who enjoy the company of mature men). We are men who choose to have their social lives enriched by the diverse activities in which members engage. No single defininition can describe PORTLAND METRO PRIME TIMERS, as we come from all walks of life. We are involved in our communities with volunteerism, politics, gay issues, arts, entertainment, and every other facet of healthy living. Our members are singles, couples, fathers and caregivers. We are businessmen and entrepreneurs. Some are workers, some are retired. Some are extremely active, while others enjoy the quiet company of friends at home. One thing is true of all PORTLAND METRO PRIME TIMERS: we relish the opportunities and friendships that develop with other Prime Timers throughout the world.