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UPDATE We Lost: Case to Overturn Unjust Measure 36 fails at Appellate Court. On to The Supreme Court.




Readers of Willamette Week might know that my partner Juan Martinez and I are lead plaintiffs in Martinez v. Kulongoski, the court case aiming to overturn voter-approved Ballot Measure 36 that excludes same-sex marriage in Oregon.

In 2005 we lost befo...   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 by Byron Beck

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
This is what a Los Angeles bar would look like if it were pulled up by its short hairs and plopped down on Burnside. Think rockers, groupies and busty burlesque-lovers sidling up to clowns (real clowns), AM radio jockeys and doughnut-shop owners. For years now, an alt-friendly crowd has been coming    More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Byron Beck

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
P-town’s friendliest neighborhood blues joint, this closet-sized club packs the patrons with a rowdy blend of music, Tater Tots, corn dogs, burgers, salads and daily specials ranging from veggie lasagna to Norwegian goulash. Every day is a different draft beer day (Rogue, Stella, Bud, IPA, PBR   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Byron Beck

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
This bar has a bit of a split personality. Offering a relatively cheap and delicious tapas-style happy-hour menu, most of the time District is a neighborhood bar where Pearl District types comingle with cast members from whatever show is currently playing at Portland Center Stage. But come the weeke   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Byron Beck

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s not exactly the same bar now that longtime manager Terry McCarthy no longer struts his stuff in the pleasant gloom (he’s now at Paddy’s), but it’s still hard to beat this nifty little nook tucked in the southeast corner of Hotel deLuxe for its comfy combination of old-sc   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Byron Beck

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Looking for a Brokeback Mountain-friendly bar but don’t want to leave the ’hood? No worries. Just head north to NoPo’s “official” home of the Oregon Bears: Eagle Portland. After 13 years, the grizzly faced, gay Bears left their downtown roost for this homo-licious taver   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Byron Beck

Drink 2008


Food Reviews & Stories
Finally, a place on Hawthorne that doesn’t serve hummus. Even though it just opened in January, it looks like it’s been there for eons. Home to loads of lumber, hanging lamps, a pool table and “Velvet,” a semi-nude painting of a business-suited missy that hangs over the bar,    More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Byron Beck

Oh What A Night! Photos From The Primary Parties....




My photos are primarily of now-Commissioner-Elect Nick Fish and Mayor-Elect Sam Adams due to the fact my friggin' camera decided to crap out on me just as Mayor Tom Potter gave the big squeeze to his replacememt.

Highlights included...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 by Byron Beck

The Final Countdown: And So it Begins!



5:30 pm: Clinton wins big in Kentucky.

5:40 pm: WW staffers carbo-load pizza before hitting the evening's big party parties.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 by Byron Beck

The Clintons Love to EAT: Chelsea chowing down at Shari's RIGHT NOW!



It's lunchtime and I really can't think of a better time to do a short round up of where Prez Clinton and his daughter have been dining in and around Oregon for the last two days.

It's been widely reported that Bill and Chelsea ...   More
 
Monday, May 19, 2008 by Byron Beck
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