BOOGIE BURGER: Now that cars are for losers, are old auto shops Portlandâs new hotspots? Voodoo Doughut Too is in a converted car lot, and Tres Shannon planned to put the sadly unopened Portland P Palace in an old tire shop. Now Boogies Burgers & Brew is going into a former used-car lot at 910 E Burnside St. Voluptuous Sassyâs strip club proprietress Stacy Mayhood owns the biggest stake, although the shopâs liquor-license application says Boogies will be âfamily friendly.â (Scoopâs call was not immediately returned, but the applicationâs nude-entertainers box is unchecked.) Weâre pretty sure we understand the burgers and brews, but what are these planned-for boogies?
BEER BUZZ: A shocker from San Diego, where a little-known Portland brewery snatched two silver medals at the World Beer Cup. In 2010, Columbia River Brewing Co. took over the original Laurelwood Brewing Company location at Northeast 40th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Who knows what the buzzless brewery has been up to since, but it (apparently) makes great oatmeal stout and coffee beer. Brewmaster Rick Burkhardt is a former manager at Sears who spent 30 years home brewing but never worked in a commercial brewery. >> Meanwhile, surprising no one, Logsdon Farmhouse Alesâ Peche ânâ Brett, which has been on shelves less than a week, won gold. Thereâs a review at here. >> Other winners include the Commons, Hop Valley, Upright, Laurelwood, Caldera and Breakside. >> Pacific Cityâs Pelican Pub & Brewery will be checking a second bag filled with trophies en route to PDX: Pelican was named the worldâs best large brewpub.
FUND RAZE: Portland director Sarah Gertrude Shapiro wants to make a movie. Specifically, she wants to make Sequin Raze, a darkly comedic feminist critique of reality TV, for which she wrote the script. Referred to as âLena Dunham crossed with Aaron Sorkin,â Shapiro was recently accepted into the American Film Instituteâs exclusive Directing Workshop for Women. While the program is free, AFI does not pay for filmmaking expenses. Naturally, Shapiro has launched a Kickstarter campaign to cover the movieâs $30,000 budget.
IN-FEST-ATION: Having trouble keeping track of Oregonâs busy summer music festival season? Us too, and itâs only going to get more complicated from here on out. Recently announced fests include one geared for fans of untz-untz music (the second annual Closer Electronic Music Festival, June 21-24 at various Portland venues), an outdoor microfestival built around local troubadour Jerry Joseph (the fourth annual Dixie Mattress Festival, June 22-24 at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley), and two classical-leaning fests in Astoria (June 15-July 1) and Sunriver (all summer, basically). The powers that be here at WW, though, humbly suggest that our own MusicfestNW is the greatest summer festival of all. It runs Sept. 5-9.