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PostHeaderIcon Love Wins: The Day I Proposed to Juan Martinez

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Mayor Charlie Hales officiates his very first wedding with Bert and (middle name) Ernie, Jeana Frazzini, Juan Martinez, Serena Cruz Walsh, Diane Linn, Roey Thorpe, Maria Rojo de Steffey, Lisa Naito, Nancy Hales, Lisa Chickadonz, Christine Tanner, Mayor Charlie Hales, Jeana offiiciates her very first wedding, Juan, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Rep. Jennifer Williamson

LOVE IS LOVE: It's still too early for me to fully take in ALL that happened on Monday, May 19th, 2014. Suffice to say it is now legal for same sex couples to get married in Oregon. And that I proposed to my partner of 19 years, Juan Martinez, in front of a television camera.

I am sure I will have more to say later...but for now I just want to share some of the photos I snapped yesterday.

With much love,

Byron

Last Updated (Tuesday, 20 May 2014 13:40)

 

PostHeaderIcon Edward Furlong Released From Film Project in Portland

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CELEB-U-WATCH: Deet is dunzo. Edward Furlong has been released from his latest film project, "Deet N' Bax Save The World." Here's what I heard went down and why Furlong is no longer involved with the film.

Edward Furlong was scheduled to begin production on his latest film last Saturday, May 10. But the actor, who is currently on probation due to a domestic violence dispute, didn't even make it to Portland until nearly midnight on Wednesday, May 14, and wasn't able to make it to the set until the following day.

Furlong's late arrival pushed the film behind what was already tight schedule. So tight in fact, that his co-star Weston Cage, son of Nicholas Cage, was then unable to complete his scenes with Furlong due to his wife's inability to travel via plane during the late stage of her pregnancy.

Official word from the set is Furlong's late arrival made it impossible to finish the indie stoner action comedy about "sex, guns, weed and salmon."

But sources say Furlong was far from his tip-top Terminator 2 shape for this latest role. On the short few days Furlong was on set as "Deet," he seemed to struggle with his lines and according to one source, was reduced to being fed individual words to say from someone just out of the sight line of the rolling cameras.

Production on "Deet N' Bax" has been postponed until August allowing Cage time off for the birth of his child and a chance for the producers to re-cast Furlong's now vacant role.

Last Updated (Thursday, 22 May 2014 05:14)

 

PostHeaderIcon Hair M/W Posh Opening Party in PDX's Pearl District

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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.

Last Updated (Sunday, 18 May 2014 21:33)

 

PostHeaderIcon Bow Wow Bowl: Pixie Project's Furbowl Hits The Lanes

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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!

Last Updated (Sunday, 18 May 2014 21:10)

 

PostHeaderIcon That's how Todd Roll rolls: Pedal Portland Book Party

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Todd Roll and Juan Martinez at Pedal Bike Tours

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.

That's just how Roll rolls.

Last Updated (Sunday, 18 May 2014 21:11)

 
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