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TWATCH 2008: Twilight takes a bite out of Big Apple magazine

New York, welcome to your new vampire overlords.

As noted in New York magazine, perhaps the best magazine to steal ideas from in the country, Twilight fever is spread...   More
Thursday, July 17, 2008 by Byron Beck

Up on the Roof: Gilt's Twilight Treetop Dinner Damn Near Perfect

It's not every night that you get to dine in the middle of downtown, on top of a building, with 50 new friends.

But that's exactly what happened last night as the increasingly high profile Gilt Club laid out a fancy feast on the tippy-top of the   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 by Byron Beck

Roadside Attraction: Tee Up at the Tik Tok Drive-In Reunion

Portland's first drive-in burger joint, the Tik Tok Drive In—not to be confused with the greasy spoon serving up meals on 82nd Avenue that goes by a similar name—served its last milkshake in 1971.

But this weekend you can relive those "Happy Days"at the ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 by Byron Beck

My Big Fat Gay Wallet

When a billfold becomes a way of life.

Queer Window
Two guys walking up Southwest Salmon Street were staring at me. Well, they weren’t staring at me so much as at my bulge. “Did you see that?” said the greasy dude in a wife-beater. To ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Byron Beck

Cool Down On A Hot Day: Mio Gelato Practically Giving It Away Today.

In honor of its 5th Anniversary, Mio Gelato is offering EVERY ONE of its gelatos for just a buck a scoop.

That's right, just a buck.

So if your willing to stand in a bit of a line (don't fret, it's nothing like the one that wraps Ben & Jerry's on ...   More
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 by Byron Beck

Missonary Positions: Calendar Creator Kicked Out of Mormon Church

Remember Chad Hardy?

I wrote about him last November. Hardy is the creator of "Mormons Exposed," a beefy wall calendar that hangs out near my desk. At the time, Hardy said, “Whether you love, hate or are indifferent to Morm...   More
Monday, July 14, 2008 by Byron Beck

If Perez Says It's True, It Must Be True: Red Hot Chili Dude Calls It Quits with Baby's Mama

According to P-Hilton, Red Hot Chili Pepper frontloader Anthony Kiedis, 45, has given the big buh-bye to his relationship with the much younger Heather Christie, 24, ...   More
Friday, July 11, 2008 by Byron Beck

The Suds Are Back: McMenamins Buy Up Former Silverado/Bathhouse Building

OMIGAWD. The McMenamins have done it now. After turning a former funeral home into another outlet for their version of food and fun, they've gone and snatched up the building that once housed The Silverado (a notorious strip club that more often than not went by The Sil...   More
Friday, July 11, 2008 by Byron Beck

Will The "Girls" Stay Out Past Their Bedtimes? Twilight Moms Eagerly Await Arrival of (Breaking) Dawn

It's been awhile since we've reported on the comings and goings of these ladies.

But I'm happy to report TWATCH 2008 is back on track with breaking news.
Powell's Books will host "Bella's Ball" Friday, Augus...   More
Thursday, July 10, 2008 by Byron Beck

Barack & Roll: Terry Bean Hires Hi-Profile Gay Activist to Help Obama Campaign in Oregon

Portland real estate broker and investor, Terry Bean (above right) has hired Jacob Reitan (above left) to help with the Obama campaign here in Oregon. Bean is one of only tw...   More
Thursday, July 10, 2008 by Byron Beck
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