Posts tagged Portland
Belinda Carroll
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Belinda Carroll is Co-Founder of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival and Organizer of the Portland Dyke March since 2011. Belinda hosts Smut, a monthly comedy show at Funhouse Lounge. According to NewNowNext.com, she’s one of 8 comedians to watch who are not problematic.

Portland Queer Comedy Festival

Portland Dyke March

Smut at Funhouse Lounge

Belinda on Twitter

Belinda will appear on the October 9th My Real Portland.

Episode 6: D Martin Austin, Stacey Rice, and Nikole Potulsky
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My Real Portland - The Podcast episode 6 features Comedian D Martin Austin (Portland Queer Comedy Festival), Storyteller and LGBTQSIA+ Leader Stacey Rice, and Singer Songwriter Nikole Potulsky! Plus Cupcake and Princess (Jason and Jeana) play MRP - The Game Show!

Recorded live on September 11, 2018 at the Jade Lounge, 23rd and SE Ankeny in Portland. 

Brooks
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Caryn Brooks (just “Brooks” to many who know her...except for her family, because that would be weird) is a Portlander by way of Philadelphia and still has the attitude to prove it. Her career has spanned both journalism and politics. Her writing has been published in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, New York Magazine, and many other financially unstable bastions of the fourth estate. These days she’s a civil servant with a stand up comedy habit as a member of the feminist killjoy comedy collective That's What She Said.

She is on the board of the Pride Foundation, an lgbtq community org that funds the movement in the Northwest.

Free time activities include playing softball, bicycle riding, driving around town in her Lezbaru, walking her rascally mutt Duchess, and wondering how she got to be such a stereotype.

Upcoming appearances: 
Nov 9: That’s What She Said “Get Stuffed” show benefitting Equi at Siren Theater.
December 6 Back Fence PDX: RUSSIAN ROULETTE

Jonah Willbach
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Jonah Willbach is the co-founder of Portland’s Lents Chicken Beauty Contest with his wife Maggie. He’s an accomplished Mandolin player and plays with band Postwar Radio. Jonah and I cowrote a musical in 1991 with 30 other young actors and performed at Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center.

Jonah on Soundcloud

Postwar Radio

Jonah Willbach will appear on the October 9th My Real Portland.

Charmian Creagle
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Charmian Creagle is a theater director and producer with The Reformers along with her husband, actor Sean Doran. Originally from Los Angeles, she studied theater in Ashland then spent a decade in New York before returning to Portland. She is CoChair of the Buckman School PTA. Charmian has been a dear friend of mine for over 25 years.

The Reformers

The Reformers on Facebook

Buckman Elementary PTA

Charmian will appear on the October 9th My Real Portland.

Stacey Rice
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Stacey Rice has made an important and lasting impact on Portland in 6 years in the city. Stacey is a speaker and trainer on trans policies for businesses, government organizations. In 5 years with the Q Center, the largest LGBTQ2SIA+ community center in the Pacific Northwest, Stacey made the organization more inclusive and equitable, while shoring up the financial aspects to ensure a solid foundation for the center. She was recognized by the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest as a Queer Hero in 2016 for her work at Q Center and in the greater Portland community. She now works for the City Club of Portland and organization dedicated to community service, public affairs and leadership development.

And this quote of hers could have been said by myself: "In her spare time, you will find Stacey out wandering the backroads of the Pacific NW, hiking to her favorite spots in the Gorge and on the Coast, maybe sitting under a big Ponderosa Pine tree somewhere in the high desert, or heading out to Willamette Valley wine country."

Q Center website

City Club website

Episode 5: Katie Nguyen, Katrina Kahl, and Jana Losey Crenshaw
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My Real Portland - The Podcast episode 5 features Comedian & Improv/Sketch Actor Katie Nguyen (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest), Brian Grant Foundation Executive Director and fellow David Douglas High School graduate Katrina Kahl, and Singer Songwriter & Theater Composer Jana Losey Crenshaw.

Recorded live on August 14, 2018 at the Jade Lounge, 23rd and SE Ankeny in Portland. 

My Real Portland returns September 11th with Country Blues Singer Nikole Potulski and more! Happy Hour at 6:30, Show at 7!