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PLGFF - Portland Lesbian Gay Film Festival

That's a Wrap; Another Successful PLGFF has Come and Gone

By Peter Hermes, Wideshot Studios The Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival wrapped up its 12th year Saturday night, ending a week of film screenings and parties around PDX.  The PLGFF, a partner of Film Action Oregon, is an annual film festival featuring high quality gay-themed feature, documentary, and short films from around the world.  […]

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Presidential Debate, Living Room Theater

Presidential Debate at Living Room Theater | Daily Stank Image Bank

First Presidential Debate watch party Living Room Theater, Portland, Oregon Taken on September 26, 2008 Photo By Julian Chadwick/PDX Pipeline I went to the first presidential debate at Living Room Theater on Friday. Luckily, Stacy Day had hooked up the reservations early. It was packed and there was no way to get inside one of […]

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Bagdad Theater, Portland

Candidates Gone Green | Bagdad Theater | October 1

Candidates Gone Green is happening on October 1st at the Bagdad Theater. Ã‚  Come learn about sustainability and energy from local political candidates. A Forum on the Future of Energy and Sustainability in Portland Featuring Randy Leonard, Charles Lewis, Amanda Fritz and others McMenamins Bagdad Theater Doors 6 p.m.; forum 7 p.m. 'til 8:30 p.m. | […]

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Another Portland Oktoberfest | McMenamins Edgefield | September 28

This is the third or so (of endless) Oktoberfest in Portland. This one should be one of the better ones since the venue is top-notch and they will have a big plant sale. Very Nice. Info from McMenamins: Featuring tons of live bands, bellydancers, a marching band, food and drinks and much more… Stop by […]

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Presidential Debate Bingo

Presidential Debate Bingo Card | Daily Stank Image Bank

John “Wildcard” McCain has agreed to debate Barack Obama tonight since he looked like an idiot “there is progress” in the talks toward the economic giveaway bailout. Above is a presidential debate bingo card from It says to “play at home”. Obviously, Bob Staake doesn't know that there are many fine drinking establishments in […]

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Thomas Dietz, Portland Juggling Festival

Portland Juggling Festival: It's going to be BIGtime | September 27

How big is juggling in Portland? Huge–“The Portland Juggling Festival is the largest regional juggling festival in the United States” I was not aware until this week. There is even a German gold medal winning juggler (yes, it exists–wikipedia page) coming. I have two neighbors who juggle it up, and this is the second time […]

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Portland Halloween Bazzar

Portland Halloween Bazaar | Fright Town Courtyard | Dark Horse & Voodoo

Fantastic event this Saturday. A ton of great vendors including Voodoo Doughnut and Dark Horse Comics. Portland loves its Halloween so this should be very well-attended. Info: The Autumn Winter Fiends League (AWFL) will host its first annual Hallowe'en Bazaar on Saturday, September 27th, 2008 in the Fright Town courtyard below the Memorial Coliseum at […]

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Thrill the World, Portland, Oregon

Thrill the World: Micheal Jackson's Thriller Dance Practice Tonight

If you want to be involved in the universe-wide “Thrill the World” dance party, you need to start practicing. Tonight is your first chance. Info: on oct. 25, 2008, portland zombies will gather together in the name of all that is holy and dancedancedance to michael jackson's classic, “thriller.” at the same time, all across […]

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Handmade NW, Portland Oregon

Summer's Last Rockin' Outdoor Fest & BBQ | Plan B Bar | September 27

Quick note from Sweet Jackie! Handmade NW presents: The 1st Annual SoEaPo Summer's Last Rockin' Outdoor Fest! When Date(s): September 27th, 2007 Time(s): 4pm-2am Location: Plan B Bar 1305 SE 8th Portland, OR 97214 Plan B Bar (21+) has the largest/best patio in SE Portland! Artisans will be set up outside! This event calls for […]

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Presidential Debate(s): Watch-Parties at Bars, Theaters, & Cafe's | Portland, Oregon

The Presidential Debate seems to be a popular event in the city of Portland. Here are several locations you can watch Obama vs McCain and Palin vs Biden in Portland. Presidential Election Result Watch Parties here. Update: Debate 2 (Nashville) info here: Watch the Presidential Debate: Bars, Theaters…Bars | Barack's Brother-in-law And why not add to […]

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Electric cars in downtown Portland, Oregon

Electric Car Station in Downtown Portland | Daily Stank Image Bank

Electric cars in downtown Portland, Oregon SW Salmon between 1st & 2nd Taken on September 19, 2008 Picture By: Todd Mecklem From Oregon gets filling stations for electric car There are about 270 all-electric passenger cars registered in Oregon, state transportation officials say. The number pales in comparison to 26,338 registered hybrid vehicles. And […]

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12th Annual Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in Full Swing

By Diana Bayless, Wideshot Studios PLGFF no. 12 kicked off this past weekend and is in full swing with a lineup of an eclectic mix of documentary, dramatic, and comedic flicks.  The opening night started with the endearing Breakfast with Scot, the tale of a very “straight” gay couple (one member being Tom Cavanagh from […]

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2008 Presedential Debate, Ole Miss

Watch the Presidential Election & Debates at Living Room Theatre

Portlanders, it's finally arrived (**update). The first presidential election debate is Friday, September 26. I have a feeling there will not be many McCain/Palin (McPain) supporters there. There will comfortable chairs and couches for you and possibly some presidential debate bingo/drinking game action. For instance–every time McCain says the “my friends”, take a drink. Whenever […]

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Someday Lounge

Portland Radio Authority Electronic Music Benefit Show | September 21

From Saffron at PRA: PRA is moving to a new location! ( We're holding an electronic music benefit show to raise funds for building materials and an electrician.  The evening features live PA acts and DJs from local talents and our headliner who recently moved here from the UK.  See you there!! Moss (Pork Records, […]

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Park(ing) Day 2008 - Portland Oregon

National PARK(ing) Day 2008 in Portland | Daily Stank Image Bank

Park(ing) Day 2008 – Portland Oregon September 19, 2008 Portland, Oregon By The Impression That I Get PARK(ing) Day is a one-day, global event centered in San Francisco where artists, activists, and citizens collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spots into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public parks. ( You can see more Park(ing) day pictures from […]

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"The Greatest Movie Ever Made" | Shogun Assassin | Hollywood Theatre

From Dan at Grind House Film Fest: Around here, we call this the greatest movie ever made**. On Saturday September 20th only at 7:45 at the Hollywood Theatre, The Grindhouse Film Festival presents the samurai vengeance classic SHOGUN ASSASSIN!  This movie is a huge audience favorite, and is a must see experience on a 50 […]

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The Chesterfield,

Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (PLGFF) Opening Night| September 19

Cinema 21 hosts the 12th annual Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (in partnership with Film Action Oregon) starting this weekend and running through September 27. On Friday, there will be an Opening Night Gala at the Chesterfield. Here is a description of the festival and details of Friday's Gala: The Portland Lesbian & Gay […]

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Art Spark "Swinging Good Time" | ArtBar and Bistro | September 18

Art Spark "Swinging Good Time" | ArtBar and Bistro | September 18

Art Spark is this Saturday. Take note of the new location. Every third Thursday, we gather at local venues to meet, discuss, blather, applaud & plot the growth of the arts in Portland. Please join us Thursday, September 18th 5-7pm where ARTS PARTNERS will discuss opportunities for artists who are interested in working in classrooms. NEW […]

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Alien Boy Benefit | "the most important thing I've ever done in my life."

Alien Boy Benefit | "the most important thing I've ever done in my life."

The Alien Boy Film Benefit takes place tomorrow, September 17th. I asked Matt Davis, who wrote the film, what its like working on this project. He simply stated: “It's the most important thing I've ever done in my life.” Info from Chloe at Reading Frenzy: Join us this Wednesday, September 17th at the Wonder Ballroom […]

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