Finally, a chance to report on the weekend.
It was Pride weekend in PDX. We knew it would be busy but things seemed to snowball. Saturday morning we took the dog for a jaunt in Forest Park along with the neighbor’s house sitter and their two dogs. It had rained on Friday so it was still a bit muddy on the trails but the dogs loved playing in the mud puddles. Then it was off to the Dixie Mountain Range for the annual Strawberry Festival with Dave and Debra and their friends Seth and Susan. We were told they had the best shortcake in Oregon and it was pretty decadent but I still prefer my recipe which isn’t quite as sweet…or as large. Their small serving weighed more than a pound!
With all the breeder deeds done (kidding), it was time to head out for an evening with the gurls! We met Roushdi, Eran and Bill at Hobo’s for a quick dinner and then headed downtown to the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus performance. This is their ‘fun’ spring performance and I wasn’t amused. It had it’s moments but I do have to say…don’t make all those white boys dance, it’s not pretty!
Next it was off to the bars for a little mingling and dancing. I’m not sure why we decided to hang at Slaughters but it may have had something to do with those fucking HOT Vikings in the doorway. All that muscle and fur…pillage me now!
Sunday morning I got ready to meet ‘Crash’ aka Brenda and her rockin’ mom Bev who was visiting from Wisconsin and attending her first Pride Parade. The bad part was Mark had committed to retrieving the neighbors from the airport so he would miss most of the parade. As it turned out, he ended up missing the whole thing and was even late getting to the park for the festival. Just as we were leaving he called and caught up with us for beer and burgers at the local Irish Pub.
So, it would have been the best pride yet in PDX had Mark made it downtown as planned. But instead it was the was a close second due to the fact that we now know enough people in this town that we can enjoy these things with. As I’ve always said…take your own party, even if it is your own party!