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Mosquito Apocalypse confirmed by local news media - high water levels to blame

Mosquitos are in attack mode right now

Mosquitos are in attack mode right now

Time for a little public service announcement. Not a queer issue per se, but definitely local! If you’ve hit up Sauvie Island or many of the other local beaches lately, you’ll have noticed that the mozzie population is intense and hard to discourage even with bug spray. Sauvie’s is especially bad. Even a few minutes exposure […]


Beaches, Bag(dirt), Bent/BlueParrot, bonfire, bonkers? - A boisterous weekend review

DirtBag at The Know, Portland

DirtBag at The Know, Portland

DirtBag at The Know, Portland

Ok, so Thursday isn’t technically the weekend yet, except when it is! Last weekend the hottest weather we’ve had here in fair gayPortland, and plenty of us used this opportunity for suntan catchup, chillin’ at the beach. Here a little weekend review in case you missed some of it..!

Thursday saw the premiere of DirtBag! at The Know, which has  moved from the Blue Parrot / Foggy Notion due to the recent change of hands. 2/3rds of qPDX.com stopped by after a gay old time at the Sandy river in all our sandy, sunburnt glory. This DirtBag was also a fundraiser for TuffLuck, the trans-owned and operated coffee shop located inside In Other Words bookshop, a fact that sadly was not as promoted as it could have been, but still had plenty of folks in attendance.

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Summer guide to queer Portland!

Portland Weather...it's getting better!
Portland Weather...it's getting better!

Portland Weather...it's getting better!

Do I dare post this? Hard to believe, but the weather forecast for tomorrow is up to a staggering 94 degrees! Considering I was having drinks with a friend at the Bye and Bye last week and could see my breath, this is unbelievable.

Time for a quick-and-dirty summer guide to queer Portland.

  1. Ah, beach life. A great place to go and be amongst your fellow queers is to hit up gay (clothing optional) beaches on Rooster Rock or Sauvie Island. Check out our handy-dandy little guide to Sauvie Island. Sauvie’s is totes trans/girl/queer/clothed/all-sizes positive, so you have no reason to stay at home! You can also go berry picking or check out the wildlife on the island. Rooster Rock is also another option, but is generally cruisier and more gay-guy orientated than Sauvie Island. Plus we went there yesterday and its all kinds of flooded, so bring yer raft or prepare to hike.¬† A trip to the Oregon coast is also the perfect way to spend a summer day.
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It's finally summer! Time to go to Sauvies.

A queer guide to Sauvies Island!

A queer guide to Sauvie's Island!

Sun, sand, swimming, summer….Sauvies! You’ve heard about it, but you’ve never been? Well here’s your ultimate Summer Guide To Sauvie’s Island! In fact, 2/3rds of QPDX.com will be at the naked gay beach on Sauvies just today, so i’ll take some pictures of the signs so you can find it easier. If the “Naked” aspect makes you hesitant, not to worry. Lots of dykes wear shorts and go topless, lots of dudes wear shorts, and yes, some go naked. The area we are describing is queer/trans friendly so chest surgery scars etc are a relatively common sight.

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