McKenzie River Gathering’s Justice Social Happy Hour, this Tuesday, at Queen of Sheba on MLK.


Come to MRG’s Justice Social Happy Hour on March 12th! 

Enjoy good conversation and a drink with other progressive folks!

This month’s special guest is Jo Ann Hardesty, one of Portland’s leading activists for police accountability. Jo Ann serves on the AMA Coalition for Justice & Police Reform Steering Committee and is a Principal at Consult Hardesty Services.

You’re probably reading a lot about Portland’s Police Bureau these days. Do you want to know more about how community members are organizing to make our police more accountable? Come hear Jo Ann’s perspective on what’s going on, what we can do to build safety and accountability, and share your thoughts.

Stop by for some light appetizers and great conversation. We’ll be at Queen of Sheba Restaurant, 2413 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. in Portland.

This event is free, wheelchair accessible and family-friendly. No host bar. 

Open House at Wellspring School for Healing Arts this Friday, 3-6 pm

Wellspring School for Healing Arts’

Free Community Event

Friday, February 22nd, 3:00-6:00 pm



Meet your neighborhood resource for holistic health! Stop by anytime between 3:00 and 6:00 pm to enjoy free Amma Therapy mini-treatments, sample our meditation, tai chi, and qigong classes, and learn about holistic ways to stay healthy this season. Bring your friends, family, and neighbors, too!

Wellspring School for Healing Arts: 2440 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Suite 202
(503) 688-1482,


PFLAG Portland Black Chapter’s 4th Anniversary Celebration ~ at Curious Comedy


Celebrate the Four Year Anniversary of PFLAG Portland Black Chapter hosted by Alexis Campbell Starr;  featuring inspiring performances, and several special guests!

Date: Sunday, February 24, 2013
Doors: 5:30pm
Location: Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Blvd
Portland, OR 97211
Tri-met accessible

Space is limited – Buy Tickets on line today!
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Admission includes buffet & program, cash bar available for 21 and over.
This is an all ages event and wheel chair accessible.


In the latest issue of Just Out, Christine tells about her experience running a DJ Night at Local Lounge, 3536 NE MLK:


So, yeah, I have a night at Local Lounge called Transit. I really wanted it to be a queer night, but the local press consistently billed it as a trans night. I suppose under the assumption that because I am a DJ that happens to be trans, I must be interested in creating a trans space.


I didn’t. But, I went along thinking it wasn’t that bad to create a space for trans people. Then some trans folk started having trouble with the name of my night because it had the word “it” in it.


They wanted me to change the name, but I’d had enough at that point and decided to discontinue. I don’t want to be the trans DJ any more than a person of color would want to be the black DJ, or a person of size the fat DJ. So I guess I should also say I am retiring from DJing, in addition. All this stuff has choked the heart out of it for me…