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Face it: This gas crisis is a total buzzkill. You’d have to pony up some serious dough to tote the family down to Disneyland in icky Orange County, Calif. Even the Enchanted Forest outside of Sa ...   More
Wednesday, August 13, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

“Best of the Best Sketch Fest” Hits Portland

This Friday and Saturday, Portland's string of comedy festivals this year continues. "The 6th Annual Best of the Best Sketch F...   More
Thursday, August 7, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE: Heartless Heathers Take on Break Neck Betties for Roller Derby Title

There will be blood, and babes, and brutality. This Saturday, Aug. 9, the Heartless Heathers and Break Neck Betties will face off in the pinnacle of Portland roller-derby competition—the bout for the 2008 Rose City Rollers championship title.

The bout will...   More
Thursday, August 7, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Blogtag: Red Bull Flugtag Preview

It's been four years since Red Bull Flugtag took over Portland's Waterfront Park, attracting more than 50,000 people to watch teams of everyday people "fly" their homemade flying machines off a platform and take a...   More
Thursday, July 31, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Chaos Cafe & Parlor

Bar Reviews
BREWS & BEDLAM: Chaos Cafe & Parlor (2620 SE Powell Blvd., 546-8112) is more kaleidoscopic than chaotic. Adorning the eatery’s outside wall is a bright, intricate logo featuring a sexy, wine-sip ...   More
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 WHITNEY HAWKE

Roller Derby Week Wheels onto Cable TV

Roller derby is as American as apple pie. Maybe that's why Comcast SportsNet, the Pacific Northwest's regional sports channel, is dedicating an entire week (July 28-Aug. 3) of prime-time programming to the rough n' tumble ro...   More
Thursday, July 24, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Dunk 'n' Junk (Updated 6/28): Is Nike’s Ball-Busting Advertisement Homophobic?

A Nike advertisement designed by Portland firm Wieden + Kennedy has sparked a big hullabaloo on the Internet over whether the new ad for Nike Hyperdunk basketball shoes is homophobic. The particular ad under scrutiny (posted above) is one in a series that show men getting d...   More
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Expose Yourself: Mortified Taking Submissions for PDX Show!

"The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free" —Oprah Winfrey

As always, Oprah is right. Everywhere you look, people are hiding the truth. Why? Because they're scared, and they s...   More
Thursday, July 17, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE

Rock N’ Roll Camp For Girls...THE BOOK!

Portland's Rock N' Roll Camp for Girls is on top of its game. Celebrities endorse the hell out of them. They have their own camp, a feature length movie was made about them last year, an...   More
Thursday, July 10, 2008 by WHITNEY HAWKE
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