Bridge Club’s Vendetta, Lumbertwink’s Return, Dragathon’s Start–and More!


By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

We’re busy assembling and preparing our latest and greatest print issue, so I don’t have much time for small talk. This is your weekend forecast, beloved readers:

Wednesday (Some delightfully early happy hour-ish options):

Mad Marquis’ Hump Day Happy Hour Sip and Strip: Whew, that’s a mouthful. (No, I didn’t say you’d get a mouthful.) Every Wednesday at 6:45pm (so precise), the Analog Café presents a sampling of burlesque talent alongside a sumptuous happy hour food menu and delightfully priced drinks specially extended to patrons of the show. Tonight brings our beloved Zora Phoenix along with Zora Von Pavonine and Hyacinth Lee. The happy hour brings lots of value priced drinks and goodies. Check them out here. 6pm, Analog, 720 SE Hawthorne. $5. 

Am I Right, Ladies? A Totally Radical Feminist Comedy Showcase. Taken from the event’s page: “Ladies, genderqueers, allies…we feel ya. Sometimes the world just keeps perpetuating the patriarchy, UGH! But instead of crying over a box of wine and rewatching Orange is the New Black for the 666th time, come by Backspace (while it’s still in its current space!) for a totally radical evening of live stand up comedy by Portland’s finest feminist allies.” Tonight features live stand up sets from a diverse group of comics from all over the gender, race, and sexuality spectrum–check out the list of performers here. This event is free and all ages. Value! 7pm, Backspace, 115 NW 5th. 


National Coming Out Day, if you didn’t already know, is tomorrow. There are all sorts of events around the city, like these gatherings and this happy hour. Click, read, go.

I’ve Got a Hole in My Soul: “With nearly 7 years under it’s belt I’ve Got A Hole In My Soul has officially resurrected the soul of Portland one second Thursday at a time. A hell of a lot of heart, stompin’ 60s soul & hard R n’B all night on original 45rpm dance records.” True story. 9pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison. $5. 

Dragathon continues! Well, begins, really. Tryouts are over and the competition begins–every Thursday, 11 contestants will compete for some pretty fabulous cash and prizes–it’s at the Funhouse, and the poster has all the details (see below). Post-Dragathon, check out the Totally 90s Burly Drag Show. You’re welcome.



Out and Proud: Celebrate National Coming Out Day with your Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This is your chance to tell your coming out story and to hear how others took that step through the closet door. This is a celebration of you being you. About 20 members of the community will be telling their stories. Questions/submissions should be sent to before September 30. 7pm, Crush, 1400 SE Morrison. $3. 

BRO’s Ignite is upon us! The annual gala that celebrates our accomplishments and recognizes community leaders, business executives, lawmakers, supporters, and activists who have gone to extraordinary lengths to further equality. Join them this year to GET ENGAGED in our collective work for equity. Ticket info is right here.

Lumbertwink returns! And it’s the “super butch” Halloween edition. From the architects: “Lumbertwink returns to Funhouse for another night of manly interaction and dress-up. On the heels of Halloween, anyone in plaid or costume gets in for three bucks.” Dancing inside, socializing outside, photos by Wayne Bund, music by Laid Out’s Gossip Cat and Bridge Club’s Hold My Hand, all of the things. 9pm, Funhouse, 2432 SE 11. $3 or $5, depending upon your level of inspiration. 


Erin Foley: Lower the Bar Comedy Tour. Foley has appeared on Chelsea Lately and Conan, and she’s bringing her unique rapid-fire speech and acerbic wit to our fair city. She’s branded a unique position for herself in the industry as a gifted stand-up comedienne and actress. Hosted by our own Belinda Carroll, who recently interviewed Foley. 8pm, Funhouse Lounge. Tickets:

Rotate. Bridge Club’s Hold My Hand brings his unique musical stylings—and a slew of special guests—to Crush. Dance it out. 9pm, Crush, 1412 SE Morrison. $3.

Mrs.: The queen of theme. (This month: Anniversary Dinner edition!) And dynamic DJ duo: Beyondadoubt and Ill Camino. Costumes, photo booths, all the hits. 10pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi. $5.


Look who’s back!


Bridge Club is on the move, but she’s still going strong. This one’s a second Sunday affair, and it’s on everyone’s favorite patio (Vendetta). It’s been a minute since we’ve thrown down at Produce Row, but I have the utmost faith in these boys to keep the party hot (the hottest, really) wherever they go. BC is our easy breezy institution, and I couldn’t be more delighted about its location this time around. Show up, drink, dance, and get home in time for “60 Minutes.” (I’m just kidding, I don’t watch that. It’s totally “Sleepy Hollow” on DVR for me.) 3pm, Vendetta, 4306 N. Williams. Free.