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Oregonian Goes for Les Deux: Le Pigeon and Beast BOTH ROYs. Do you agree?

The Big O has just picked its TWO restaurants of the year: LE PIGEON and BEAST.

Despite the fact that both have something to do with the non-human world, we are wondering:


What about Clyde Common, or Country Cat or how about even 23Hoyt?

Really, ...   More
Thursday, June 12, 2008 by Byron Beck

Bitch's Battle Royale: Bloggers vs. Newspapers

Okay, so I wasn't even supposed to be on stage.

But, at the last minute, Portland Mercury News Editor Amy Ruiz couldn't make it.

So, my friend, colleague, and    More
Thursday, June 12, 2008 by Byron Beck

Pride Up

The “new” faces of pride should join the parade.

Queer Window
Just Out columnist (and ex-WW contributor) Stephen Marc Beaudoin recently wrote how we should avoid this Sunday’s Pride parade because it’s nothing more than a chance for corporations to j ...   More
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Byron Beck

Snack Pack 'Em: Dems Cater to Third District Convention Junkies

The Dems of the Third Congressional District gathered Saturday afternoon at Floyd Light Middle School in Southeast Portland to pick who would represent them at the crowning of Barack Obama, a.k.a. the Democratic National Convention.

Alongside political power ...   More
Monday, June 9, 2008 by Byron Beck

UPDATE: Seski enjoys the comforts of my WW cubicle (and floral parades)

PARADE DAY UPDATE: Hope Slutski, I mean Seski, wasn't up to this when he was in my cubicle.


In honor of Oregon's Sesquicentennial (that's 150 years), a mascot called "Seski the Sasquatch...   More
Monday, June 9, 2008 by Byron Beck

Midday on the Midway: Snapshot of WaMu Village

It's been years since I've been to the "Fun Center."

But this story piqued my interest. That and I heard these guys were in town.
So I went. And this is what I ...   More
Friday, June 6, 2008 by Byron Beck

Bruce Carey + Garage Sale=You too Can Buy A Piece of the Good Life

Just got this in my inbox.

And I have to tell you: I AM SO THERE.
That's because it's Bruce friggin Carey's garage sale.
For years I've swooned over this restaurant owner's sense of style...   More
Friday, June 6, 2008 by Byron Beck

Welcome to Googleville

America’s newest information superhighway begins On Oregon’s Silicon Prairie.

News Stories
I have seen the future. And it’s 84 miles east of Portland, in my hometown of The Dalles. That’s right, The Dalles. Population 13,000; land of cherry orchards, wheat fields and wineries. ...   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Byron Beck

We Feel Your Pain: Ban on Gay Marriage measure qualifies for November ballot in California

Dear California,

I was so sorry to see that a ban on gay marriage, which would define marriage as only between a man and a woman, is going to be put to state voters this fall.

Talk about a bumm...   More
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 by Byron Beck

Fashion Exclusive: Seaplane Changes Ownership, plans to expand to L.A.

Tacee Webb is a busy woman.

The former owner of Red Light Clothing Exchange, this petite powerhouse spends most of her time nowadays opening American App...   More
Sunday, June 1, 2008 by Byron Beck
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