The Pitiful Princess Gentlemen’s Club (12646 SE Division St., 954-1019)
draws rancor, mostly because of its name. Some find it offensive
because little girls are obsessed with pink and princesse
Urkel, Minnie Mouse and other shades of awful erotic fanfic.
Fan fiction, once the sole province of pathetic nerds, is now a profitable industry. The literary elite may scoff, but Fifty Shades of Grey, which began as Twilight fan fiction, has sold 40 million co
A bespectacled man stands in the back corner of the dimly
lit stage, about five feet from the stripper pole. Nervously tapping the
microphone against the white cast holding his right arm in place,
Arts & Books
With some mainstream comic book characters coming out of the closet, it's important to acknowledge those who have been out the whole time. For decades, LGBTQ comics have been relegated to appearing in gay newspapers and bookstores. Cut off from the mainstream, this insular world developed a un...
Dry-hopping is an increasingly popular brewing technique
with pale ales and IPAs. Hops—usually milder varieties—are added during
fermentation to enhance aroma and taste without bludgeoning the
Can America take four more years of a man who orders a grilled cheese?
Food & DrinkGateway Breakfast House is a quaint, unassuming diner way out on Northeast Halsey. The place is cramped. The servers and regulars are on a first name basis. “Enjoy our tasty food and tasteless conversation” is scrawled on the wall. Gateway would be perfectly at home in Anytown, USA.
On shore, the Waterfront Blues Festival is a mellow time. Last weekend's party celebrated the Blues, the city of Portland, and a warm summer weekend. The lazy summer sun hung overhead as much of the crowd sits back in their camping chairs and having a few beers. Inside Tom McCall Waterfront Park, seating areas are well-marked, the porta-johns immaculate, and the smoking section clearly design...