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Monday, 07 July 2014 20:34 | Written by Byron Beck
Dancing Jerry, Pennie Lane, Viva Las Vegas steals a kiss from Pennie, Pennie and Apostolis Baukouros, Pennie and Kevin Kohnstamm
PENNIE'S PARTY: Pennie Lane is in my ears and in my eyes....and also in many of our hearts.
Yes, there really is a Pennie Lane and she lives in Portland. And she was, and still very much is, such an inspiration.
A celebration was held in honor of the birthday for the much celebrated Pennie Lane Trumbull at Alexis Restaurant on Saturday night.
The Greek restaurant was the perfect setting to wish Pennie a very happy birthday with song, squid and plenty of ouzo. Pennie's pals that gathered treated her with sweet kisses, tributes and lots of love for this very kind and special lady.
I would love to gush more about Miss Pennie, but I know she would want me to cut this short...and probably thinks I've already said too much...but I do have one more thing to say and that is:
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.