Monday, 07 July 2014 19:43 | Written by Byron Beck
Mary Soterberg, Jeff Merkley, Gywenth Gamble Booth, Jeff, Bob Ball, Grant Jones, Parker, and a garden full of friends
HOUSE PARTY: In honor of Parker's first birthday, I thought I would post about his dads—Bob Ball and Grant Jones—big party held at the end of June that was one part house warming and one part house party for Senator Jeff Merkley re-election campaign.
I'll let Bob Ball share his own words about his support of Jeff Merkley: "I’ve known Jeff for a long-time, since before he was elected in Oregon. His progressive commitment is clear - supporting LGBT Oregonians and our families, working for economic recovery and family-wage jobs, clean energy that puts Americans to work and combats the climate crisis, and affordable healthcare for all Americans. Most important to me, he is honest and ethical – someone I trust is trying his hardest to do the right thing for all of us."
The party, held in Bob and Grant's stunning West Hills home was not only a chance to get to know Jeff Merkley a bit better, but also Parker who made a brief and memorable appearance during the sunny afternoon soiree.
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 13:56 | Written by Byron Beck
PaigeVanSyckle's post featuring Jerry O'Connell near Safeway in the Pearl District
CELEB-U-WATCH: While it's still a mystery whether or not Kristin Stewart was actually spotted in Portland, we now know for a fact that Jerry O'Connell was indeed spotted in Portland's Pearl District.
That's because we have photo proof from Paigevansyckle's instagram page. And the fact my friend, Firebrand Sports owner Sara Stimac, saw him today running through the Pearl in the same Oregon Ducks long shorts.
It's a pretty sure bet that Jerry is not here to do a sequel to "Stand By Me," but rather is here (probably with the kids) to see his wife, Rebecca Romijn, who is in currently filming The Librarians in Portland.
At 40, Mr. O'Connell is still smoking hot...just saying.
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 10:06 | Written by Byron Beck
The scene in the tree with Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart from the very first Twilight film
CELEB-U-WATCH: Getting reports from more than one source that Twilight's Kristin Stewart was just spotted in Portland. I have no confirmation, but there is a very good chance that the star of Twilight is currently tooling around the city. It is afterall the place where she first played Bella in that classic movie series.
Sunday, 29 June 2014 21:40 | Written by Byron Beck
Maria Peters Lake, Poison Waters, Bolivia Carmichael, Felicity Carmichaels, Tiara Desmond, Alexis Campbell Starr, random hottie, Mason, Kyle, Peacock pooch, Poison, Darcelle, Kourtni, Bolivia, Juan Martinez, Carl Halvorson, Maria, hottie in the crowd, wonderful number from the gang at Scandal's, Poison and a very big crowd
PEACOCK IS BACK! It's been ten long years since Portland's top drag queens and their devotees packed the amphitheater at Washington Park, but on Sunday afternoon...well...it felt like it all just happened yesterday.
Peacock in the Park picked up right where it left off a decade ago with an afternoon of star power, big lip synching, twerk-friendly dance moves and a whole lot of love packed into the Washington Park Amphitheater. And just like before, Emcees Poison Waters and Maria Peters Lake—who inherited the gig from the much missed Lady Elaine Peacock—held court over a capacity crowd and a crowded roster of performers that had to be at least 25 acts strong.
Everybody was there, including Misha Rockefeller who was one of the shining stars of the previous Peacocks and made a triumphant return to the stage on Sunday. All in all, it was a lovely afternoon spent with a group of amazing performers backed by incredible dancers. And there wasn't even a drop of rain. Oh yes, Peacock in the Park is definitely back. Can't wait until next year!