Pole Position

Showgirls is the best film about female strippers ever made.

Movie Reviews & Stories
If you think this is one of those clickbaity, contrarian stories in which I argue the virtues of trash-cinema favorite Showgirls, you’re wrong. Showgirls—showing Saturday at the Hollywood in much-   More
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 AP KRYZA

Political Pole

A campaign in Salem won new workplace rights for strippers. It also turned dancer against dancer.

News Stories
Paris Hoover went to Salem last March to ask lawmakers to watch out for strippers. The 27-year-old Portland nude dancer traveled to the state Capitol to publicly demand rights. She trekked the halls   More
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 ANNA WALTERS

Willamette Weekend: 20 Things to Do and See in Portland, Nov. 21-23


Friday, Nov. 21 Timothy Scott Dalbow [ART] Timothy Scott Dalbow is one of the most dedicated and talented painters in the Northwest. If your memory stretches back to the days of now-defunct galleries Haze and New American Art Union, you’ll recall Dalbow’s scrumptious, compositionally sophisticated oil paintings, which have also been exhibited in group shows at spaces such as Laura Russo ...   More
Friday, November 21, 2014 WW Culture Staff

Oregon Strippers Are Working with State Legislators To Write New Club Rules


It's not every day legislators want to get together with strippers in public. But for the first time, exotic dancers are working with lawmakers to write state standards governing how they are treated by their employers and customers.The Daily Beast reports today that legislators have historically set regulations about the adult entertainment industry with little or no input from workers, or people ...   More
Monday, October 6, 2014 GABRIELLA DUNN

Here's Where to Find WW's Strip Club Guide


Willamette Week's 2014 Strip Club Guide, which takes you inside all of our favorite clubs, plus offers tips on how to act and what to eat, can be found online here and inside most Portland strip clubs.Generally speaking, it's also available at WW boxes in Old Town and the Pearl. North Portland got them. On the east side, they're pretty much everywhere from the Columbia River down to ...   More
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Willamette Weekend: 12 Things to Do in Portland, August 2-4


Friday, August 2 Batman ’66 No. 1 Release Party [COMICS] Harking back to the golden age of Batman when it was just Adam West in spandex, Batman ’66 No. 1, released by DC Comics, finds the Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder attempting to thwart the Riddler in a fine-art heist. Will a certain feline femme fatale step in to help or hinder their mission? Creators Jeff Parker, Jonathan Case ...   More
Friday, August 2, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Jack Shack Attack: Two More House Bills Taking Aim at Lingerie Shops and Strippers

Jack Shack

In our print story today about Oregon lawmakers' efforts to rein in lingerie shops (so-called "jack shacks"), we reported on two proposed changes to the state Constitution that would give cities the right to zone for nude entertainment.In addition, the Oregon House is considering two bills that would clamp down on the exotic-entertainment industry. Unlike the proposed changes to the state Constitution, ...   More
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 by

Baldwin Watch: Daniel Releases a Rap Video About Zombie Strippers

Naturally, it is fucking terrible.

Baldwin Raps

Movies & Television
It has been 16 months since the beginning of the Great Daniel Baldwin Experiment, in which the fearlessly tweeting Celebrity Fit Club veteran promised to bring Portland a television studio, complete with reality shows and movies. In that time, no reality shows or movies have been announced. But today, we have the first tangible product of Baldwin's stay here: a hip-hop single, "Club Life," tied to ...   More
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 AARON MESH

JUICY SUITS: Of Booze and Underage Strippers

It's one thing for a stripper to make out with her manager. But if the manager forces his bar staff to serve the stripper a drink, and she's underage? That's a skeaze too far, a new lawsuit says. In a lawsuit filed July 24 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, bartender Nicole Ross claims a manager at Dream On Saloon at 15920 SE Stark St. subjected her to hostile treatment. The lawsuit says ...   More
Thursday, August 7, 2008 JAMES PITKIN

Nobody Works AnyMore: Quintuple Methadone Dose For Pachyderm Junkie

Nobody Works Any More: Animal Edition! First thing, let's get the cuteness out of the way: Okay, on to the news: The elephant in the room. The BBC reports that handlers fed an Asian elephant heroin-spiked bananas, which seems totally irresponsible. Strategically placed stickers and flesh-colored underwear. PETA pays hot, sexy, desperate models to go "nude" for PR animal rights. 13 ...   More
Monday, September 8, 2008 Tony Piff


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