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You know…weekend fun stuff, like Blow Pony, No Shade, Do the Dark and gay river times

Let's have a gay ol' time at the Washougal River!

Tonight

Do the Dark – Yes, do it. Guest DJ Nolita (Fruitcake) is in town from Oakland and it’s gonna be sick. Oh yeah, and weinie roasting on the back deck. What more could a summer queer ask for? If you don’t already know this party you should.

Friday

Need and Bangs reunion benefit – I know a lot […]

Fruitcake returns for one night only humpday extravaganza

DJ Nolita. Photo courtesy Just Out

As exciting as it may be to have a little pre-gay pizza b-ballin’ in the court across from Portsmouth, I have to go with my nostalgic gut and make an appearance at the Rotture (315 SE 3rd) for Nolita’s much missed Fruitcake. Unfortunately, we lost this party to the open arms and venues of the Bay area, and they love it too. Thankfully, […]

The last Fruitcake ever is tonight

DJ Nolita is leaving us!

We all knew that Fruitcake was struggling when it lost its Northeast Portland venue to the lures of medical marijuana, but the final death throes came when founder DJ Nolita announced she was leaving Portland for the wide open sea of San Fran. Not only will she be missed, but so will the insiders night that quickly became a Nopo favorite. Our only consolation? […]

Beth Ditto helps count down NYE 2010

Just a quick video snippet from one of the many queer New Years parties last night. The last Fruitcake ever was a roaring success and Beth Ditto was on hand to help the homos ring in the new year. Cheers to organizer DJ Nolita for a continuously fabulous soiree and for use of this video.

Fruitcake New Years Countdown w/ Beth Ditto! from Deejay Nolita on Vimeo.

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Video of DJ Nolita spinning at Gaycaytion

Just a little snippet of what you missed if you weren’t there for the slammin’ set by DJ Nolita at Gaycation last Saturday. One of Portland’s best DJs is, yet again, leaving us. So catch Nolita before she heads to the Bay in February.

DJ Nolita: Gaycation! December 19, 2009 @ Holocene, Portland, OR from Deejay Nolita on Vimeo.

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Go SPelUNKing and shake your rump this Friday

Get into some tight spaces at SPelUNK Friday the 13th

As usual there is no lack of queer parties for the weekend and this Friday the 13th, so soon after Halloween, should certainly be auspicious. My recommendations are SPelUNK at Red Cap (1035 SW Stark) and Fruitcake at Rumpspankers (700 NE Dekum).

In honor of being scared of (and excited by) the dark, Red Cap intends to plunge its […]

Wednesday night happenings

What else is there to say about reletive newcomer Gloss? It’s the best ladies lounge night around, some of the best drink specials in town, and ambience abounds. This week’s party will feature the Red Hot Soulful sounds of DJ Nolita of Fruitcake and DJ Shannon Wizbang of Olympia fame. Plenty of dark corners to get lost in and really feel the music, if you know what I mean.

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Invasion got its gloss on…and it was great

All 4 signature drinks from left to right: Blueberry, Basil, Pomegranate and Lavender Glosses.

All I can say is that organizer Carlee Smith puts on a damn good party, and the newly opened Invasion Atomic Lounge (412 SW 4th) is the perfect swanky spot in which to host it.

Opening night was the perfect melding of delicious drinks and alcohol soaked nibbly things, wandering chit chat, and aurally satisfying […]

The Invasion of a Gloss-y new ladies lounge night

Opening night at Invasion

Somehow, the capacity for puns that so enthrals fellow blogger PerryWinkle has taken residence in my own writing style, hence the potentially painful title of this post. Luckily, you can sooth your aching ears with the much smoother sounds and surroudings at Portland’s newest ladies’s night, Gloss, at Portland’s newest queer bar, Invasion.

Put on by Portland’s premiere Fatshionista Carlee Smith, of Fat Fancy, Gloss […]

Independence day gay dance parties

Many of us started the patriotic party early with last night’s Delicious but it’s not time to take off those dancing shoes yet because you’ve got 2 days to go. You’ve already been alerted to tonight’s Gaytriotic Gaycation, but July 4th itself also busts out with the new Casual Encounters at Rotture. One of the best parts of this party is the amazing back patio, perfect for Willamette fireworks watching.

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