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A weekend of ‘Possibilities’, skanks, Dirtbags, Hercules, and the Whole Wide World…and Mikey likes it!

Hercules and Love Affair's Andy Butler (left) and Kim Ann Foxman getting frisky before the show

Thursday

nomy lamm and the Whole Wide World with Tender Forever and Timmy Straw – A vague description to be sure, but an audience collaborative performance featuring nomy lamm? I wouldn’t dare miss it. This fat, disabled, queer activist has one of the most amazing voices I’ve ever heard and an […]

Remembering Sam Storicks, an open thread

Sam DJing at Bearracuda

I did not personally know Sam Storicks, the popular Bearracuda DJ was a much loved member of our community. And certainly my heart goes out, especially, to his partner Gregg Kerr in these difficult times following his passing. A close friend, Bennie Tan, posted a heartfelt piece over at Fabulous PDX and I have included some of it here.

Numb. That is what I’m feeling […]

Bearracuda’s Pride party begins tonight an hour early

It hasn’t even been a year, and Bearracuda has already snuck into the niche as one of the hottest, gayest parties in Portland.

DJ Boyshapedbox spinning at Portland's first Bearracuda in July '09

Roasting the grill an hour early, Bearracuda starts at 8pm tonight at Branx (320 SE 2nd) with DJ Matt Consola, Sam Storicks, DJ Rude Dudes, and DJ Boyshapedbox.

The Mercury’s Queer issue is heralding tonight’s Bearracuda […]

Growl for Beartown 15

Last year's Beartown 14. Photo by Stephen Cassell

Can you believe that Portland has been celebrating fuzzy, round, gay men for more than half my life now? That’s right, 2010 ushers in the 15th Annual Beartown from this Thursday the 10th through Sunday the 13th at the Jupiter Hotel (800 E Burnside).

Once again, the schedule is ridiculously exhausting. Whether you’re hot tubbing, cigar smoking, or dancing in your […]

Lions and Tigers and Bearracuda, oh my!

Tonight brings a much beloved night up from the Bay for the bear and cut set. Bearracuda sets up shop tonight at Rotture (315 SE 3rd) and the rumor mill swirls that another bear-friendly night, Blow Pony, may also be moving to the eastside industrial hot spot.

Bearracuda began 3 years ago as a fun, friendly dance party for bears, cubs and other “wildlife.” The alterna-friendly event was voted “Best […]