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You say "Indish," I say "Yummy": New Indian Eatery Heading to NW 21st Ave.

I might have a few of my details off, but it looks like a new Indian eatery is going in next to Cha on Northwest 21st Avenue between Everett and Flanders (see photo above and below), in what used to be an adult bookstore.

Friday, June 20, 2008 by Byron Beck

Street Walker: Working the not-a-leg-warmer-but-not-a-sock look

Willamette Week Production Manager Laura Atkinson just got back from her sojourn to gay Paree.

Perhaps that would explain her look today.

While the wrap dress totally works and the footwear is just fine, we're not sure what is goi...   More
Friday, June 20, 2008 by Byron Beck

Time After Time: Gay Songs via (former WW editor) Caryn Brooks

You can take the girl out of Willamette Week, but you can't take the Willamette Week out of the girl.

Such is the case with Caryn Brooks, former Arts and Culture editor for Willamette Week and currently the Arts and Entert...   More
Friday, June 20, 2008 by Byron Beck

Shop 'til It Drops: WW Finder's Booze and Schmooze Fete at Lizard Lounge

We came. We saw. We Finder'd.

On Wednesday Willamette Week published the most recent edition of its definitive guide to Portland.

Finder has hit the streets.

In h...   More
Friday, June 20, 2008 by Byron Beck

Media Watch '08: The World Just Can't Get Enough of Portland

Saturday kicks off the official start of summer.

That means, of course, it's time for publications across the globe to chime in on why Portland is such an awesome place. Here are just a few mentions recently spotted in different newspapers and magazines:

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Thursday, June 19, 2008 by Byron Beck

It’s A Gay Gay Gay World

The queerest moments from PDX’s Pride Week 2008.

Queer Window
How does one town get so gay? While it’s impossible to try to capture all the highlights from this year’s amazing Pride Week, I’m sharing some of the queerest “moments” f ...   More
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Byron Beck

Pride Week 2008: We Got Yr Red Hot Photos Right Here!

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words.

Well, I've got about 150,000 right here to share with you.

I snapped photos for Pride Week starting way back at last Sunday afternoon's Latino Pride. Other pics were grabbed at late night visit to   More
Monday, June 16, 2008 by Byron Beck

VIDEO: Nice Penis! Naked Bike Ride Goes Balls Out

Depending on how cool your boss is, the following might be considered NSFW.


Personally, I consider it hilarious.

Bel...   More
Monday, June 16, 2008 by Byron Beck

Father's Dazed: Slate Goes All Freaky Friday on Oregon's "First" Male Birth

It's always fascinating to see how the whole thing with Thomas Beatie, the Bend man giving birth in the next few weeks—is still playing out in the press.

Today's news, via    More
Friday, June 13, 2008 by Byron Beck

In Memoriam: Beloved Member of Greek & Restaurant Communities Dies At Coast

Willamette Week sends condolences to the family of Ilias Bakouros.

Bakouros, 54, was a well-known member of Portland's Greek and restaurant communities and was one of the owners of Alexis Restaurant   More
Friday, June 13, 2008 by Byron Beck
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