PostHeaderIcon Stardar Report: Al Pacino Spotted in Portland, Oregon


Stephanie Clarke and Al Pacino spotted (and what I think is) at Roma Ristorante in Portland's West District.

CELEB-U-WATCH: Al Pacino was spotted in Portland. Yes, that Al Pacino!

Word came to me early Sunday morning that Mr. Pacino had been spotted having dinner at Roma Ristorante on Saturday night in Portland's super hot West District (I could not confirm as the restaurant was closed today).

Late this evening I did get photo proof via (the absolutely gorgeous) Stephanie Clarke's twitter feed here at what looks (a little bit) like the interiors of Roma Ristorante.

I've asked Stephanie if she knew why Mr. Pacino might be in town, and am still waiting for her to reply.

Last Updated (Sunday, 09 March 2014 21:06)


PostHeaderIcon Decadence & Dancing: Our House Roaring 20's Gala


Minh Tran, James Lindquist, Bob Speltz, Samir Raad, Karol Collymore, Juan Martinez, Wayne Miya, Terry Bean, Stephen Cassell, Andrew Shayde, Andrew Tweedie, John Oules, Allison Blythe, Juan, performers and models at the auction and after-party

GOLDEN NIGHT: As Our House Executive Director Wayne Miya said on Facebook today: "Last night was the a magical evening for Our House."

Wayne was speaking of a super great gala for Our House entitled "Decadence: The Roaring '20's" Held at the Portland Art Museum on Saturday evening. The night raised a record amount of money—$534,000!—thanks to the hard work of good people like Auction Chair Gregg J Macy (who happened to also host our table of 25 friends) as well as Andrew Tweedie, James Lindquist, John Oules, Allen Brady, Aric Riley  and emcee Dale Johannes, and auctioneer Johnna Wells.

The night did not end with the live auction though. In keeping with the decadent theme, a wonderful after party was held in the Portland Art Museum's Sunken Ballroom that included dancing, drinking and a wonderfully delightful intimate apparel fashion show featuring the revealing undies of UnderU4Men and Posh Boutique.

Last Updated (Sunday, 09 March 2014 20:55)


PostHeaderIcon Stardar UPDATE: The Librarians To Shoot in Portland


UPDATE: Just heard word it's a go with filming to start sometime in May.

CELEB-U-WATCH: Deadline Hollywood reported on Feb. 20th that Dean Devlin and his Electric Entertainment Co. are THISCLOSE to beginning production on an update of his The Librarian movie franchise.

What it didn't report is that the new t.v. series, tentatively entitled The Librarians, with Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, is also THISCLOSE to being shot in Portland, Oregon.

It's no secret that Devlin and his crew would very much like to return to the same Southeast production space that they shot Leverage in.

But what's changed as of late is that I've begun starting to hear buzz from around town that would indicate that production might commence in the very near future. And shooting during the spring and summer in Portland would make a lot of sense.

Last Updated (Thursday, 06 March 2014 12:58)


PostHeaderIcon Rain Agency Celebrates New Home With Open House



David Savinar (center top) with guests at his Rain Agency Open House

POP & DROP: David Savinar celebrated the big move of his Rain Agency to its new digs (which also includes the new home of April Severson Events) with an Open House Party last week. Now located at the corner of the NW Northrup and 13th Street just inches from a world-famous brewery, the theme for the opening was "popping bottles." And that's exactly what David and his friends did at this very cool party.

Last Updated (Monday, 03 March 2014 12:11)


PostHeaderIcon World Foods at Everett Kick-Off Party in The Pearl


Mirna and John Attar, Brenda Braxton, Gov. Vic Atiyeh, John, Amanda Fritz, Gov. Atiyeh's backgammon cake

WORLD OF WONDER: To celebrate the grand opening of the brand new World Foods at Everett owners Mirna and John Attar (they also own Barbur World Foods)  kicked off with an invitation-only party and media preview before opening to the public.

The evening was a buffet of delicious offerings prepared by Chef/Owner of Ya Hala Lebanese Cuisine, Mirna, and World Foods Chef, Brandon Riesgaard. Favorite beers and wines from their extensive selection was also on hand as well as a very sip-worthy Scotch station. Yes, a scotch station. Live music was provided by Djangophiles and a donation was made to Children’s Relief Nursery of LifeWorks NW on behalf of all attendees.

It was also a celebration of Gov. Vic Atiyeh's birthday (who was presented a cake in the shape of a backgammon game) and a chance to hang out with early morning news anchors Pete Ferryman and Brenda Braxton and other fabulous guests.

The incredibly gracious hosts spared no expense to take care of their guests, and it was a treat to see inside what is sure to be one of the Pearl District's most happening hang-outs that is sure to be Portland's version of Zabar's meets Dean & DeLuca. 

Last Updated (Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:02)

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