Kanye & N.E.R.D. bumrush Berbati's last night.

Last night, Portland's Rose Garden played host to the ginormous hip hop Glow In The Dark Tour. And after rocking to a swelled, sold-out crowd, Kanye and N.E.R.D. decided against calling it a night. Around 1:30 am (when most reasonable people are in bed except rock stars and true hip hop heads) instead of heading back to their hotel room, Kanye and N.E.R.D. bum rushed the stage at Berbati's, where ...   More
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Sara Moskovitz

AFTER PARTY 411: DJ ?uestlove, Shines and KANYE(!?!) at SBX 2nite

This is mass hip hop hysteria in the making. Thanks to Tease Marketing, a veritable SHINDIG is going down tonight at Saucebox. The mass email invites were sent out earlier this week to a 1,000 lucky folks to RSVP to the official Glow In The Dark Tour after-party (it begins around 10 pm). The wild bonus is a performance by the Roots' globally famous drummer, ?uestlove, who will be deejaying ...   More
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Sara Moskovitz

Blogosphere Brawl Goes On Between Backers of Merkley and Novick

For those of you writing up your invite lists for summer barbecues, here's a piece of advice: don't invite one-time Loaded Orygun collaborators Carla and torridjoe to the same backyard bash. Check out their back-and-forth in the comments section here to see the lingering animus from Oregon's U.S. Senate Democratic primary between winner Jeff Merkley (Carla's candidate) and the man he defeated, ...   More
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 HANK STERN

75,000 For Obama? Bloggers Know Better

On a Washington Post blog about the massive Barack Obama's rally yesterday at Waterfront Park, some folks are calling into question whether all of those Oregonians could really possibly exist. If you were there, you probably saw that big platform moving up and down behind the podium. It was for the press photographers. According to the Internet, however, they weren't really there—or you weren't. ...   More
Monday, May 19, 2008 COREY PEIN

VIDEO: Nice Penis! Naked Bike Ride Goes Balls Out

Depending on how cool your boss is, the following might be considered NSFW. Example: Personally, I consider it hilarious. Below is a short film I made when I happened upon the third annual Naked Bike Ride. There appeared to be thousands of naked people cruising down the street, literally clogging West Burnside. (I hear it was closer to 1,500.) It looked utterly amazing, dangerous, hard ...   More
Monday, June 16, 2008 Byron Beck

Double-Dip PDX Fashion Shows on June 22!

Sometimes Mondays turn out to be way more awesome than you anticipated when you rolled out of bed. Case in point: Two press releases for grandiose and collaborative local fashion shows featuring the brightest of seamstresses and designers on both sides of the mighty Willamette. Fashion Fight Club Formation Trunk Show meet up at Olio United from noon to 5 pm on Sunday, June 22, as "Portland's ...   More
Monday, June 16, 2008 Sara Moskovitz

Advice From The Portland Nanny State: No Solo Street-Crossing Until Age 10 ... Among Other Suggestions

A few days after a Portland City Auditor's report on the directionless Office of Neighborhood Involvement, Bojack has dug up a shockingly paranoid and unintentionally hilarious "Safety in the City" newsletter just released by the $6.5 million bureau. What's most striking about the document, produced by two staffers in ONI's crime prevention division (salary range $41,000-$54,000 a year), is the level ...   More
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 COREY PEIN

Jeff Merkley: Oregon's Jon Tester?

A line from BlueOregon linking to another line in The Washington Post about the Jeff Merkley-Gordon Smith U.S. Senate race sent me on a trip through the wayback machine to November 2007, when I wrote "Big Sky, Big Cred." The line is this, from Paul Kane, with emphasis added: Ah, the best sleeper Senate race in the country right now. I think this will be the race that is the equivalent to Tester-Burns ...   More
Monday, August 4, 2008 BETH SLOVIC

Much-Anticipated Local Blog-Off Begins; Judge Says 'Eff The Olympics' (Updated)

Why, you ask? Because it's summer (or was until this thunderstorm). Because any Web traffic is good Web traffic. Because we can. Portland Mercury newsie Amy Ruiz and I are judging what is almos' def' the first event of its kind, a "Blog-Off" between the City of Portland Water Bureau's Water Blog and the Cross Blog, by the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross. The bloggers' first task, assigned ...   More
Monday, August 18, 2008 COREY PEIN

Blumenauer Aide Responds To SUV "Paparazzi" Pics

This morning Jack Bogdanski pointed readers to these "gotcha" pictures of the most train- and bike-friendly congressman in America, Portland's own Rep. Earl Blumenauer. Blumenauer driving an SUV doesn't quite rise to the level on the Hypocrisy-meter of many Republican sex scandals. But it made us curious enough to ask for a 'what's up.' Here's the response we just got from Blumenauer staffer Hillary ...   More
Friday, August 22, 2008 COREY PEIN


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