Your picks for the best queer weekend ever in PDX [...]
The impossibly long bar at Oven & Shaker. Photo from Eater PDX.
The Pearl’s version of a pizza joint, Oven & Shaker, just opened its doors last week. Though the new wood fired and Italian inspired pizza place features the restauranteurs behind Nostrana, Cathy Whims, ChefStable’s Kurt Huffman, and Aviation Gin’s Ryan Magarian, the rising star is Head Chef (and friend to qPDX) Devon Chase, whose oven prowess will [...]
Zackary Drucker on the cover of Amos Mac's premiere issue of Translady Fanzine
This is something of an addendum to the Holigay Gift Guide. I occasionally get requests to review random products and, as one who loves to try new things, I usually give them a shot. Recently I received a line of mens skincare called Organic Male as well as some new and sweet holiday appropriate vodkas from [...]
Jen Grygiel, a queer independent artist and social activist will be preforming with The Lovers (A local Portland band) at the Big Picture Media’s 3rd Annual CMJ Showcase in New York, NY October 21rst at Sullivan Hall. Grygeil is known for various bands such as Yes, Sir and Me and Joan Collins. She also co-founded the organization, “No Gay Left Behind” which encourages gay-straight alliances in high schools. Her current [...]
Claw vs. Claw plays Saturday at the 1 year anniversary of Rebel Girl
Don’t forget Electrogals, which continues all week. And check out an interview with founder Heather Perkins from earlier in the week.
Fist: Electro queer night – New dance night at a new venue. And we like new and different don’t we? Jams from DJ Hookerface so be prepared. This is an electro night and Hooker [...]
Support the Sisters of the Road by eating at gay-friendly Hamburger Marys
Well, maybe street rights isn’t quite the right way to phrase it, but do hop on down to gay friendly Hamburger Mary’s in Old Town this Wednesday for a good cause that helps some of the city’s most disadvantaged citizens.
The venue, host to lesbian/queer dance nights such as Dollhouse, are donating a portion of the proceeds [...]
Bacon Salt man at last year's Portland Baconfest. 2011 version takes place this Saturday on E Burnside
Q center open house – Come say hi to the new Executive Director, Barbara McCullough-Jones while you check out featured art on the history of Portland drag from photographer Greg Pitts.
Kerry Hallet @ Alberta Pub – The pub may be eclipsed by its newer hipster neighbors across the street but [...]
Vegan cheese from Heidi Ho Organics
I’ve applauded the effort of the newly formed Market Q, a community farmer’s market on busy Mississippi Ave lovingly presented by the Q Center, Ali Williams and the LGBT community. Whether because of the cool, rainy summer (I have yet to see tomatoes in my yard or in my neighborhood) the produce offerings have been slim, but the prepared food delicious. I’ve had [...]
Tina Kotek offers up a challenge on the mic
Oregon State Representative, and out lesbian, Tina Kotek is a good sport. She wants to help raise money for Basic Rights Oregon as part of their summer organizing campaign. So here’s to hoping that our Mayor Sam Adams is also a good sport (and from what I’ve seen I think he is), because Kotek has thrown down the gauntlet, saying,
Portlanders gay and straight alike are fond of their food. They’re also fond of their politics so what better way to combine those joys than to eat your way to a better world for gay, lesbian and transgender rights.
The 12th Annual Bites for Rights event is Thursday, June 23rd! For one day only, fair-minded restaurants, coffeehouses, bakeries, bars and food carts across the state will donate a portion of [...]