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It’s a Gays vs. Bikes throwdown!

Left Image Courtesy of Nik Wilhelm Right Image Courtesy of Carye Bye If there’s one thing Portland loves, it’s bikes. If there are two things Portland loves, it’s bikes and gays. In ...   More
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Heather Morse, Caitlin Mccarthy

Death By Apple Pie Fries

The highlight of Rose Fest? Decidedly lowbrow grub.

AS AMERICAN AS THIS: Niki Durig and her sweet apple pie fries. IMAGE: Jarod Opperman Every summer, the Rose Festival turns Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park into a 11-block-long clogged art ...   More
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

We’re Half Crazy

…all for the love of these kinky cinematic oddballs.

IMAGE: Lukas Ketner There’s a lot of things about me you don’t know anything about. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t ...   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 AARON MESH

Pacific Time

Twelve hours of nonstop anime action. Either the best or worst idea ever.

IMAGE: Jonathan HillI almost love Japanese movies too much to admit this: Despite being an obsessive film geek, I’m not into anime—Japanese animation best known for its atom-bomb metaphors ...   More
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Alex Peterson

Zombie Prom: What’s A Ghoul To Wear?

Quick and easy shopping for the fashionable flesh-eater.

IMAGE: davidcooperpdx.comDear Diary,OMG! Johnny finally invited me to PDX Zombie Prom: Enchantment Under the Dead Sea this weekend. I can’t wait to shamble out of the hearse and dance the night ...   More
Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mama Drama

Four spill-your-guts shows join forces for Mother’s Day catharsis.

IMAGE: Kim ScafuroSome people keep their feelings about their mother locked down deep inside; others use ’em as an excuse to stab blondes in the shower or pen sappy chapters for Chicken Soup for ...   More
Wednesday, May 6, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Let’s Play Dress-Up

Politicos, divas and party boys…the only thing the Red Dress Party is missing are the anti-gays!

Portland’s Red Dress Party is one of the biggest benefit parties of the season—and certainly the most gender-bending. It’s a chance for everybody from activists and politicos to diva ...   More
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Quiz Show

Which Bridgetown Comedy Festival headliner are you?

The second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival is back, flush with the success of last’s year inaugural blowout. From Thursday to Sunday, the festival is packing top-tier comedians into eight diff ...   More
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 Ethan Smith

Comic Effect

Stumptown Comics Fest turns six.

ILLUSTRATION BY JEFF SMITHNow in its sixth year, the Stumptown Comics Fest is hitting its stride. Not only does the festival include a barrage of local talent, but this year’s guest of honor&mda ...   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 CASEY JARMAN

Salem’s Rock

The state’s capital pops its music cherry.

When you think of three-day, 140-band-strong music festivals, the city of Salem is the last location to pop into your mind. This weekend, that’s gonna change. The inaugural Cherry City Music Fes ...   More
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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