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Gata Salvaje

A white girl's journey into Portland's Latino stripculture.

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Strip clubs are like raindrops in Portland: They're everywhere. And like the rain, stripculture is seemingly indiscriminate, catering to a largely mixed (and mixed-gender) crowd. For anyone to willing ...   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 Karla Starr

BC's American Saloon Outlaws, Legends and Lovers, aug. 17

Club sheds sci-fi veneer, goes where no hipster joint has gone before.

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BC's American Saloon Outlaws, Legends and Lovers, aug. 17"I like rocking with the boot-scooting boogie." That's Tabbitha-but call her Tabotage. Loose black tank top, hair whimsically shorn, she's the ...   More
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 JAY HORTON

Rejection at the City Bar

Welcome to the Real World.

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I can't believe it myself. It's as bad as we all think. Inside the newly revamped sports bar downtown called The City, I'm waiting to audition alongside about 400 other idiots/idolaters for MTV's Real ...   More
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Morgan "angry Ex-hick Poet" Moody

Daubing the Gap

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Some think American youth never associate with their elders. These people have never visited Sunset Bingo.Out on Western Avenue, just past the Dolphin II Gentleman's Club and Fantasy Video, stands a b ...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2005 Josey Bartlett

AcciDenTaL JazZ

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Koji Okuno is one of a truly rare breed: club owners who are themselves jazz fans, and who want to see the music presented in the best setting possible. That's why the owner of local Japanese restaura ...   More
Wednesday, February 9, 2005 DAN DEPREZ

LeT iT BeaD

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In a city where stripping for a living is considered less offensive than working for Starbucks, the Mardi Gras tradition of trading a glimpse of one's naughty bits for beads seems downright quaint. To ...   More
Wednesday, February 2, 2005 Cole Cohen

Over Her Dead Body

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Last Friday night Lisa Wells stood in the front of more than 60 people and read them an acerbic email her best friend, Esther Barnum Alman, wrote her last year, after the 25-year-old woman found out s ...   More
Wednesday, January 26, 2005 KELLY CLARKE

We're Not in College Anymore

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At the ripe old age of 25, it has already become apparent that I can't party like I used to. My college years of binge drinking and getting off virtually scot-free are gone. The all-day hangover has a ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Amy Mccullough

Keep It Like a SECRET

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People like their hideouts to seem immutable--as if a freak landslide sealed a chamber off from the busy world in 1962 and, by chance or fate, they cleared away the rocky rubble to claim this forgotte ...   More
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 KELLY CLARKE


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Once the holiday hangover wears off, January boasts nothing but bills, bank statements and the chilly suspicion that your heat is about to be turned off. Only one street in Portland can assuage such w ...   More
Wednesday, January 5, 2005 KELLY CLARKE
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