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The Pitiful Princess Gentlemen’s Club: Stripperella

Bar Reviews
The Pitiful Princess Gentlemen’s Club (12646 SE Division St., 954-1019) draws rancor, mostly because of its name. Some find it offensive because little girls are obsessed with pink and princesse   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Headout: Screw Mary Sue

Urkel, Minnie Mouse and other shades of awful erotic fanfic.

Fan fiction, once the sole province of pathetic nerds, is now a profitable industry. The literary elite may scoff, but Fifty Shades of Grey, which began as Twilight fan fiction, has sold 40 million co   More
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Singing in the Strange

Karaoke night as only Portland can do it.

Culture Features
A bespectacled man stands in the back corner of the dimly lit stage, about five feet from the stripper pole. Nervously tapping the microphone against the white cast holding his right arm in place,   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

No Straight Lines

LGBTQ comics 101


With some mainstream comic book characters coming out of the closet, it's important to acknowledge those who have been out the whole time. For decades, LGBTQ comics have been relegated to appearing in gay newspapers and bookstores. Cut off from the mainstream, this insular world developed a un...   More
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Beer Review: Kick Axe (Lompoc Brewing)

Dry-hopping is an increasingly popular brewing technique with pale ales and IPAs. Hops—usually milder varieties—are added during fermentation to enhance aroma and taste without bludgeoning the   More
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Gateway Breakfast House: President Obama Ate Grilled Cheese Here, But Should You Go?

Can America take four more years of a man who orders a grilled cheese?


Gateway Breakfast House is a quaint, unassuming diner way out on Northeast Halsey. The place is cramped. The servers and regulars are on a first name basis. “Enjoy our tasty food and tasteless conversation” is scrawled on the wall. Gateway would be perfectly at home in Anytown, USA.

“Did you hear Obama ate ...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Scoops' out for Summer: Day 23

Organic Island Snow Shave Ice

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In the home stretch of our month-long ice cream quest, Scoops' out for Summer, we send intern John Locanthi to track down a roaming shave ice truck.

Organic Island Snow Shave Ice
Locations vary, see Facebook for schedule....   More
Monday, July 23, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Scoops' out for Summer, Day 14

Alotto Gelato

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The 31-day ice cream binge that is Scoops' out for Summer continues...

Alotto Gelato
931 NW 23rd Ave., 228-1709, alottogelato.biz.Price per scoop: $3
Most popular flavor: Salted caramel
The person in front of me: Ageing yuppie looking for...   More
Saturday, July 14, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI

Headout: Paris in Portland

Zee perfect way to celebrate Bastille Day. Waw-haw-haw!

Portland celebrates Bastille Day. We can’t tell you why—there hasn’t historically been any significant French presence here—but we do. Paris had a Portland festival recently, so it seems   More
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 JOHN LOCANTHI

Hobo Pirates of the North Willamette: On Bluesy Tides


On shore, the Waterfront Blues Festival is a mellow time. Last weekend's party celebrated the Blues, the city of Portland, and a warm summer weekend. The lazy summer sun hung overhead as much of the crowd sits back in their camping chairs and having a few beers. Inside Tom McCall Waterfront Park, seating areas are well-marked, the porta-johns immaculate, and the smoking section clearly design...   More
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by JOHN LOCANTHI
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