First ever Fat Fancy Rummage Sale!

Carlee and Annie with Mayor Sam Adams

From Right. Co-owner Carlee, Mayor Sam Adams and co-owner Annie at the Grand opening

Whenever Fat Fancy, Portland’s uber-hip plus sized clothing store, has a sale or an event there’s always cookies. I love that. Combining shopping and food is a hipster chub’s wet dream. So I’m sure they’ll have some tasty nibbles at their upcoming rummage sale this Sunday at their shop at 1013 SW Morrison […]

Sewing/Clothing Performance Art at Fat Fancy

Sewing Rebellion

The lovlies over at Fat Fancy are thrilled to host artist and professor, Frau Fiber, doing a performance in front of the store (1013 SW Morrison) tomorrow Friday March 26th.

Frau Fiber will construct a “Columbia” style jacket, in her size, made out of plastic bags, on a bicycle powered sewing machine! The project is part of the Gestures of Resistance exhibition at Museum of […]

Queer Agenda video podcast episode 2 with Fat Fancy and Rai Villanueva

Carlee and Annie with Mayor Sam AdamsQueer Agenda vodcast #2 is a little late folks but all the more timely, perhaps, as the big blokes get a clothing swap this Thursday, so too, can the plus sized ladies have a store their very own when we visit the girls at Fat FancyCheck out their website at

We also check in with local queer aerosol artist Rai Villanueva as she prepares for her shows up now at Tiger Bar (317 Northwest Broadway) and the Diesel Store (30 Northwest 12th Ave).

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Husky boys clothing swap and Bear Bowl

You wouldn't believe how tough it is to find pictures of famous fashionable fat men...

This month’s video podcast features plus size fashion shop Fat Fancy and the trend is quickly taking hold of the Rose City. But men, dykes, and masculine identified individuals of all sorts are also getting into the fashion game. And though there is some men’s duds at the FF plus sized gentlemen still have few options besides the big and tall section of the Men’s Warehouse.

This Thursday begins concocting the remedy with the Husky Clothing Swap / Bear Bowl at Interstate Lanes (6049 North Interstate Ave) starting at 6:30pm.

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Fat Fancy’s Grand Opening and Hairspray dance party

FF-Opening-FINALFor two years Fat Fancy resale fashions for the plus sized set, has labored on weekends out of a basement in Northeast Portland. And though the space was small, deals abounded and you didn’t want to miss any weekend it was open. But now you can rest a little easier because the ladies behind it all have secured a permanent shop space downtown, and it opens this Saturday.

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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 relaxation. And even though I love to dance, the space to simple sit and chill was a nice change of pace from the usual cramped hot quarters of other bars.

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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 is a night more for schmoozing and socializing than dancing. And though Wednesdays may have some competition from the north, there are plenty of perks that make Gloss a great place to hang out.

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Bounce’s first night out

This dabulous fur coat, modeled here by DRun, came courtesy the impeccably dressed Shannon H. It was gleefully passed around

This fabulous fur coat, modeled here by DRun, came courtesy the impeccably dressed Shannon H. It was gleefully passed around

When I see cupcakes and donuts at a size-positive event the stereotype occasionally makes me cringe. But then at about midnight I get the munchies and am super stoked that I don’t have to make my ride stop at a bad 24 hour fast food joint to satisfy my drunken cravings. Indeed, this measure of skepticism, relief and fun were a good characturization of the first ‘Bounce.’

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This Thursday: Bounce! A Size-Positive Dance Party @ Holocene

This is so cool!

Let's bounce to Bounce, queer Portland's only size positive dance partay!

Let's bounce to Bounce, queer Portland's only size positive dance partay!

Bounce, Portland’s only plus-size dance party is coming to Holocene this Friday! The DJ lineup is awesome, they have Go Gos, and also prizes.

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Fat Fancy benefit at Fruitcake (a queer social)

How long have I been missing a new queer social night right in my neighborhood? I actually have no idea. But this Friday April 24th Fruitcake, a queer social night held at the absolutely adorable Rumpspankers Pub (700 NE Dekum), right on one of the next blossoming streets, hosts a special fundraiser for Fat Fancy.

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