“Where will this all lead? I know that many suggest we are going down a slippery slope that will have no moral boundaries. To those who truly harbor such fears, I can only say this: Let us look less to the sky to see what might fall; rather, let us look to each other … and rise.”
These beautiful, poetic, and true words form the conclusion of a ruling by Judge Michael McShane in Eugene, Oregon today, in which he struck down the state’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, and allowed same sex wedding to proceed, regardless of appeals from opponents. The ruling in Oregon marks the 13th straight win for gay marriage. The tide is finally turning, America. This is an exciting time to be alive. You can read McShane’s entire ruling here. And now, champagne! [OregonLive] [Photo via Oregon United For Marriage]
Judging from the excitement surrounding the third season of “Portlandia” and all the emails in my inbox from readers who want to know more about visiting the city, Portland is having another moment (our really big moment happened back in the early 00s when The New York Times realized that not only did Portland exist, but the people here have beards and eat artisanal cheeses–it’s like a trend piece wet dream!).
When I asked my Portland friends for recommendations of things to do in this weird, wonderful city, their suggestions ranged from “Streak across the Steel Bridge” to “Drop out of graphic design school” to “Occupy something,” so obviously the Portland experience is tough to encompass in a single list (or even a single trip), but I’m going to try to focus on 10 activities that will guarantee a fun, fulfilling trip. Oh, and maybe finally convince my NYC-based Frisky coworkers to come visit me… Keep reading »
You’ll be struck by the greenery—Forest Park is the largest wilderness park within city limits in the United States, and Washington Park’s rose garden is worth a visit—and the friendly vibe of Portland, Oregon. Straddling the Willamette River, Portland is home to funky bars, a terrific underground music scene, and restaurants that would delight any foodie. Sure, the area has a reputation for rain, but what’s sexier than snuggling up with your significant other during a rainstorm? Check out these hot spots, and you’ll forget all about the weather.
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Sex and sketch comedy go together like penis and vagina. And the good people at Planned Parenthood of Portland, Oregon get both apparently. While the health videos we watched in high school were dull, outdated, and often gross, their take on taking care of down there features cool hotties and is laugh out loud awesome. Especially the silly “Down There Song”, which has made us want to rename the vag and dub it the “hot pocket.” So check out the site and use a condom!
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Like S&M, but have moral issues with the rough treatment of animals? Well, there’s finally a sexy place you can go with no leather or any other animal bi-products: the world’s first vegan strip club! “We put the meat on the pole, not the plate,” claims Johnny Diablo, self-proclaimed femi-libertarian and proprietor of Casa Diablo’s Gentleman’s Club in Portland, Oregon. The anti-establishment establishment offers a variety of dishes, from hot ladies to Mexican cuisine until 2am. Next time you’re in the mood for topless tofu, you’ll know where to go! [Fox] Keep reading »