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OMG!!! Chelsea Clinton to Hit Local Lesbian Bar Next Tuesday

I guess the Red Dress Party was just a warm up.

Just got word there is a very strong possibility that my new friend Chelsea Clinton is heading back to Portland for a very special appearance o...   More
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 by Byron Beck

Gay vs. Not Gay: Is Portland Outdoor Store Adjusting to its New Neighbors?

Waltzing down SW 3rd Avenue I noticed something new in the window of The Portland Outdoor Store.

The t...   More
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 by Byron Beck

Bye For Nau. PDX Sustainable Clothing Co. is No More

Willamette Week has confirmed Portland-based sustainable-focused sportswear company Nau is winding down operations.

The decision was made by the board yesterday.

According to Ian Yolles, Nau's vice president of marketing, Nau's five sto...   More
Friday, May 2, 2008 by Byron Beck

Playhouse To Survive: Popular Morning Show to Keep On (but Maybe Not In PDX).

Jammin 95.5's The Playhouse"definitely will survive," says P.K., ringleader for the popular morning drive-time show that's getting removed from its flagship radio station.

The potty-mouthed Playhouse has been one of Portlan...   More
Friday, May 2, 2008 by Byron Beck

WTF? Domestic Partner Rights Opponents Get a Fast Pass from the 9th Circuit Court

What's a decent, law-abiding queer couple to do?
Looks like the failed referendum against Oregon's domestic partnership law is getting the equivalent of a "quick pass" by the 9th Circuit Court.
What does that mean for gay couples like me and my partner who al...   More
Thursday, May 1, 2008 by Byron Beck

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Oregonian Says Never-Mind on Buyout Offer to Part-timers

UPDATE, 11:30 am Friday: As first reported at Oregon Media Insiders, The O is saying "Never mind" on its buyout offer to part-time. Buzz is that publisher Fred Stickel's change of heart had something to do with the visit of this man.

UPDATE, 6 pm Black Thursday: No crocodile tears here—we've just confirmed other bad job news about a competitor. This time it comes from the Portland Tribune, which has laid off a news writer, a Web reporter and nearly the entire copy editing staff. We've also heard from at least one Trib insider that the paper will drop from twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) to once a week, on Thursdays.

Thursday, May 1, 2008 by Byron Beck

EXCLUSIVE Isn't It Romantic? Pink Martini Records with Piano God Michael Feinstein

It's been rumored to be in the works for a while now, but it has finally came to pass: the much-anticipated pairing of Portland's Pink Martini and one of the world's most popular interpreters of classic American pop music—and...   More
Thursday, May 1, 2008 by Byron Beck

Mommie Fiercest

Portland invaded by vampires…and “stalker” moms?

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This is a story about soccer moms. Or, more specifically, sweet yet utterly obsessed moms and the lengths to which they go to chat with their favorite imaginary teen vampire. This is the world of Twil ...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Byron Beck

The Hortivangelist

Preaching the gospel of gardening and Novick.

Queer Window
The celebrated ’79 film Being There featured Peter Sellers as “Chance,” a quiet man who lives the life of a gardener, unfettered by the outside world until he becomes a prophet of so ...   More
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 Byron Beck

“The Most Dangerous Man in Washington…”

is a straight-talking gay Jewish rep. from Mass.

Queer Window
When I asked U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) last week if he was the most dangerous man in Washington, D.C., his response was classic frank talk: “Yeah, you could say that. I have nothing to lo ...   More
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Byron Beck
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