I discovered Melissa Lion's blog (Recovering Californian) earlier this year. It is now in the list of blogs I loyally read. She writes great stories about the life of a formerly evil, SUV-driving Californian who finds redemption, and with enough biking-salvation-in the City of Roses. Like every sinful Californian*, the shock might be killing her.
In April, she (with others) started BackfencePDX. Take a look at El Backfence, especially this story from my air-hockey partner and Kobe/Ginobli-lover, Ainsley Drew (NSFW if you happen to work in one of those places).
Anyway, they are having a party with swimsuit models and crepes and readings of Summer Love. From Melissa Lion:
Back Fence PDX is happening on Thursday, June 19th, at Tour De Crepes on Alberta St. Doors open at 7:30. Six people tell unrehearsed, extemporaneous stories based on the theme, Summer Love: Lying Out and Burning Up. A vintage-inspired swimsuit fashion show with swimsuits provided by Popina Swimwear happens at intermission.
Storytellers include Alison Hallett, Arts Editor of the Mercury; Portland blogger and film critic, Kiala Kazebee and film director, Brian Belefant.
Check out www.backfencepdx.com for more info.
Also, Alex Williams says the Backfence Babes are “Hot, Hot, Hot“…so, there is a ringing endorsement to go to this show.
* I really don't hate Californians. I promise.