Hair W's owner Celeste Trapp, Brian Wannamaker, Boy and Bean band, chic crowd, Marcy Carna, Brandy Marsh and Kelly Callaghan
TRESS CHIC: We were lucky to join a group of swellegant guys and gorgeous gals at the grand opening celebration of HAIR M | W in Portland's posh Pearl District on Saturday night.
The night, dubbed The Black and White Gala, was all about old Hollywood Glamour, and black and white cocktail attire was strongly suggested. Live music was provided Boy and Bean (boyandbean.com) and the night included tasty bites and even tastier libations. Congrats to owner Celeste Trapp for putting together such an incredibly cool shop and even cooler party. Talk about chic.
Amy Saks, Amy Vaughn, My Whistling Pixie team Juan Martinez, Missy Townsend, Donny Rowtown, Erika Polmar and Donny having a fun on the lanes
FURRY BOWLING FUN: The Pixie Project held its annual Fur Bowl on Saturday night at AMF Pro 300 Lanes on Southeast Powell.
The event, which reached its goal and then some, was a fun way to support Pixie’s dogs and cats as well as bowl your brains out all the while enjoying festive music and food. And that's exactly what my fellow Whistling Pixie teammates Juan Martinez, Missy Townsend, Erika Polmar and Donny Rowton did. As well as about 30 other fur and fun-loving teams.
Thanks to all who donated to the cause including Rob Lussier, Diego Sanchez, David Shafer, Fiona McCann and GoLocalPDX. You guys are the best!
PEDAL POWER: Portland pedal pushers were invited to have come have a beer - or a juice - on Thursday, May 15th to toast Portland's newest, coolest book about exploring the city on two-wheels: "Pedal Portland: 25 Easy Rides for Exploring The City By Bike."
Held at Old Town's Pedal Bike Tours author Todd Roll was on hand to sign books, talk shop and tell everyone about the cool bike routes this city has to offer.
David Weissman, Bill Foster, David Castro, Russ Gage, David, and Ryan White at QDoc Opening Night
A MOVIE FOR OUR TIMES: On Monday, at noon, Judge Michael McShane will file his ruling in Oregon's marriage equality case.
Although no one knows which way the judge will rule, it looks hopeful that Oregon is on the verge of making history—and that by next week, all of Oregon's loving, committed couples will be able to wed in our state.
Last night, as we witnessed the opening night film of the QDoc Fest at the Whitsell Auditorium, we watched what happened when California made marriage equality history.
"The Case Against 8" is an incredibly moving documentary made by filmmakers Ben Cotner and Ryan White. These gentlemen have crafted a masterful legal drama – both intimate and epic. While other films have dealt with the electoral ups and downs of the marriage battle, The Case Against 8 revealed the extraordinary legal strategies that altered the landscape for marriage equality around the country, including Oregon.
After the film, a group of guests, including the filmmakers, gathered in the Sunken Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum for QDoc's opening night party. Congrats to QDoc-ers David Weissman and Russ Gage for bringing this amazing film and festival (the only one of its kind in the entire world) to Portland.
CELEB-U-WATCH: A star of both Terminator 2: Judgement Day and American History X, Edward Furlong, is currently making a film in Portland, Oregon. Better yet, he's making it with Nicolas Cage's son, Wes Cage.
The film, called Deet N' Bax Save The World is billed as a "Stoner Action Comedy about Sex, Guns, Weed & Salmon." According to its Facebook page the plot is about two "loveable losers Deet & Bax best friends & struggling weedpreneurs, unknowingly help an undercover CIA Agent infiltrate a South American Drug Cartel as they cross paths with eccentric millionaire Horatio Timmons, foiling his maniacal plans to rule the world & stealing his cure for baldness & impotence, ultimately becoming billionaires in the process."
In the film Furlong plays "Deet" and the younger Cage plays a character named "Javier." Written and directed by local film dude Diablo Dean, filming should wrap up sometime in the next week or so.
According to U.K.'s Mail Online Furlong, who has had a bit of a rough patch since his star-dusted days on the silver screen in the early 1990's, was spotted in the last day or so leaving LAX for, what had to be, Portland.