Free ads for December on qPDX and other local sites

qPDX is super excited to be a part of a burgeoning new service for local business called PDX Web Ads. It’s tough for both local businesses and local publishers to connect one on one…we’re all too busy making our products and doing our thing! Commercial ads like Google’s Adsense are great, but they only pay pennies, they’re not tailored to our local needs and we sometimes get some strange products that we don’t really want to promote. Co-creator Heather G expresses it well on her blog Mile 73:

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Queer Agenda video podcast episode #3 featuring She Bop sex toy store

She Bop co-owners and founders Jeneen Doumitt and Evy Cowan

The vodcast hasn’t forgotten about you! Queer Agenda is back this month with an episode dedicated entirely to newly opened women-centric sex toy shoppe She Bop (909 N Beech). Co-owner Evy Cowan leads us through some of the store’s most popular items including vibrators that thrum to your dance club beat (Blow Pony watch out), double dildos that engage the kegels, and beautifully blown glass pieces that are great for temperature play. And though perhaps less sexually useful, but just as entertaining, is the selection of vibes of yore. I do so love a history of sex.

We open up this month with a brand new Oregon AIDS/STD hotline commercial.

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Get it at the Fag Drag this Friday

Who says feminists are no fun? Combining the talents of one of the last lady-centric bookstores with the superpower that is The Deli, In Other Words (8 N Killingsworth) hosts the Fag Drag this Friday at 8pm.

A show that promises neither the straight up king or queen, the gender wild flags are sure to be flying high with the encouragement to BYOD: Bring your own…

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H&M is finally going to peddle its gay wares in our gay city


Jimmy Choos, made famous by 'Sex and the City' typically cost between $175 and $1,095 at high-end retailers were sold for $50 to $200 at H&M.

In news that is the gayest not technically gay gossip, Euro hipster fashionista-for-less giant H&M is finally coming to Portland. It’s slated for Pioneer Place coming this summer.

Our broke but fashionable local audience has been foaming at the mouth for our own store for years now as we’ve watched it break into random markets like suburban western Massachusetts, or open 12 stores in 4 square feet of expensive NYC space.

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New woman-centric sex toy store She Bop opens its naughty and nice arms to the community


Co-owners Jeneen Doumitt and Evy Cowan

Even in a bad economy people usually continue to drink and to have sex. Just as bars as full as they ever were, so too can a burgeoning sex toy shop thrive in the downturn.

At least that is the hope of Evy Cowan and Jeneen Doumitt, two long time friends, who just opened, She Bop, an adult boutique specializing in non-toxic body safe toys, books, DVDs and gifts for women. The bright and airy store, open 7 days a week from 11 to 7, set just off Mississippi Ave (909 N Beech) is a friendly and close in alternative to the fantastic, but out of the way It’s My Pleasure.

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