I just got off the phone with Fat Cobra/Eagle Portland owner Pat Lanagan.
Lanagan called to share with me and readers that David Anderson,
the founder and co-owner of a gay bathhouse on NE Sandy Boulevard called Steam Portland,
had died peacefully last night.
Lanagan and Anderson were friends and long time business associates (they used to share a real estate office at Windemere Real Estate
before they both got their own businesses catering to adult gay men).
Although he didn't share with me the cause of his passing, other than to say he had been sick for a very long time, Lanagan told me he doesn't believe Anderson's death will have any effect on the longterm operations at Steam.
"He was an amazing guy," said Lanagan who had lunch with him two weeks ago at Higgins. "I will really miss him."