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Zora Phoenix named as Portland’s Best Renaissance Man in Drag

Zora Phoenix: "What, me, the best of Portland?"

Just wanted to give a quick shout out to prolific and hard-workin’ performance queen Zora Phoenix, for making Willamette Week’s annual “Best of Portland” issue, an irreverent take on the wonderful characters and quirks of our city (think, a journalistic version of Portlandia). The founder and administrator of BurlesquePDX.com and a new event planning business called Redhead Productions accepted the honor, […]

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 […]

Pride Northwest Announces 2011 Pride Festival Theme, Publishing Agreement with Willamette Week

Perry Winkle is not just a qPDX poster child anymore but a Pride NW poster child too!

March 11, 2011, Portland OR – The Board of Pride Northwest is pleased to announce its theme for the 2011 Portland Pride Parade and Festival: “Make It Happen!” As we have seen across our country and around the world in recent months, when ordinary people come forward together and speak their truths, […]

More Beau Breedlove/Sam Adams drama: phone calls and Willamette Week interview

Oregonian file photo of Sam Adams

This week has produced some updates in the ongoing Mayor Sam Adams/Beau Breedlove inquiry when The Oregonian published a story chronicaling Adams’ 33 phone calls to the underage Breedlove.

Adams’ phone records show he made most of the calls to Breedlove in the weeks after they met in March 2005. Three months later Breedlove turned 18, the age of consent in Oregon. The […]