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Why we aren’t in the Pride Guide this year – reservations about the deal with Willamette Week

The 2008 qPDX Pride Guide ad

This Wednesday the Willamette Week, the alternative newsweekly that was given the rights to publish the Pride Guide this year, released the 2011 official Portland Pride Guide. Unfortunately, you won’t see us in it.

qPDX has had an ad in the Pride Guide for the last 4 years so it feels a little sad to be left out this year, but it just […]

Weekend picks, Halloween edition

Fannie Mae Darling in 'Trannysnatchers'

This is the weekend that all the gay ghouls come out of the woodwork for All Hallow’s Eve mayhem. So whether your pleasure is tricks or treats there’s bound to be a party, or 2, for you.

Thursday

Cafeteria, HomoDeluxe and Drop Shop – Thursday isn’t particularly spooky, although I have no doubts there will be some excellent costumes at “lunch trays and ghoulish […]

Red Dress pics

2 hot guys in red dresses courtesy Marty Davis / Just Out

We here at qPDX were not able to attend the season’s reddest fundraiser of the year, but tons of pictures were taken of 2010’s RedRum themed Red Dress. Just Out’s Marty Davis has a Red Dress Gallery 1 and 2. Local gossip blogger Byron Beck also has almost 200 images of the rouge frocks. And if you […]

Conversations from the Gayborhood

Photo by Ashley Bedford

Kendall Clawson, executive director of the Q center, has been referred to as Gay-prah—aka the gay Oprah—by Portland gossip extraordinaire Byron Beck. After meeting her myself in her cozy corner office at the Q, I am compelled to second that notion….to an extent.

Without a doubt, she radiates an Oprah-esque charisma, resolve and allure. But the conceitedness and ostentation? It just doesn’t exist in Clawson, […]

Stuff you don’t want to miss this week

Unfortunately, I am out of town and will be missing most of these fabulous events. It also means that because of their sheer number I cannot preview all that I would like, but each are in the calendar and I want to give you a quick heads up on the ones you absolutely should not miss.

Tonight

If you don’t already have plans be sure to check out Poison Waters […]

More Sam and Beau: Adams recall Breedlove event planning gossip

Jasun Wurster (center) filed a petition to recall Mayor Sam Adams this morning. Attorney Erin Fitzgerald accompanied Wurster as they filed the papers with Andrew Carlstrom, left, of the city auditor's office. Michael Lloyd / The Oregonian

We are a bit slow on the uptake, seeing as it was two days ago that Jasun Wurster, leader of the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams, officially filed his paperwork. In […]

Pride weekend begins…Thursday parties

RuPaul Drag Race winner Bebe, will make a special guest appearance at the Portland Edition finale

Take a deep breath my friends, because Pride weekend is here…You might want to take this evening to relax and prepare. I’m sure I’m gonna wreck the closet tonight. Because the fun starts tomorrow and it just ain’t gonna stop for days. And each day qPDX will preview the night’s happenings, making sure […]

Video promo for this weekend’s Strut fashion show

Although they could have culled the 3 minute promo to a more svelte minute or minute-thirty the promo for this weekend’s Strut fashion show, a benefit for Basic Rights Oregon takign place at Luxe Autohaus (410 NE 17th) this Saturday May 16th at 7pm, is still worth watching.

And, according to Byron Beck, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Portland Edition contestants will be “competing” following the the catwalk fest:

The girls will […]