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Festival of the Fungus: Features a mushroom identification clinic, demonstration by truffle-sniffing dogs, a mushroom-themed art show, mushroom tastings, and special mushroom menus offered by local restaurants. Visitors encouraged to bring found mushrooms for identification by Jake Hurlbert of the Pacific Northwest Mycological Association. Visit website to have your artwork included in the show and for other information. Noon-4 p.m. Sat, Oct. 26. Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St., Estacada; free; www.estacadafungusfest.com or fungusfestival@yahoo.com

Craigslist: $400 Rockstar looking for room $400 + deposit (Portland)

Hi my name is Dylan I am a rockstar and pretty famous. I am looking for a room in an all female party household. My interests include, John Coltrane, drugs, psychedelics, magic, sex, liquid light projectors, space/time travel, music. I self identify as female but I am externally a heterosexual male. So I am spiritually a lesbian. I have been told by girls that I am beautiful but they might have been lying. I am 22 and externally white but I identify as black.

My job is that I am a rockstar. I’m in a band.

I am willing to sleep bunkbed, floor, Tipee outside of your commune or whatever. I am a pretty savage wizard, so watch out. I respect christians, gays, buddhists, native americans, aliens, whatever. Universal Love.

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Seattle PD officers handed out bags of Doritos to participants with details about the new law. Their tweets are worth a read even today, beginning with a hilarious series of posts about the police chief spotting a car with fake marijuana leaves hanging from the rearview mirror.
The Romanian princess accused of hosting a series of cockfight derbies on her eastern Oregon ranch worked the concession stand, selling beer and tacos as roosters ripped each other up in a nearby ring, according to video footage shot by two undercover informants.
When Eastmoreland Golf Course tacked a"Post No Bills" sign on its fence along Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, they weren’t expecting people to reject the instruction so literally.
The sign has stirred Portlanders to post pictures of people named Bill on the fence, including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal, William Shatner and Bilbo Baggins. (There’s also a picture of the bill from Schoolhouse Rock.)
http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-30568-post_no_bills_sign_a.html

When Eastmoreland Golf Course tacked a"Post No Bills" sign on its fence along Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, they weren’t expecting people to reject the instruction so literally.

The sign has stirred Portlanders to post pictures of people named Bill on the fence, including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal, William Shatner and Bilbo Baggins. (There’s also a picture of the bill from Schoolhouse Rock.)

http://www.wweek.com/portland/blog-30568-post_no_bills_sign_a.html

It’s high time time for another fracas over the size of a proposed residential building—and this time, the irate neighbors have balloons.

One of the people cheering the loudest was Natalie Reich of the activist group Portland Raging Grannies, which wasn’t part of the official parade but parked 10 of its members — all dressed in vintage clothes and flowery hats — at the starting line to serenade participants.

Matthew Mao-Ting Schuler was an avid amateur mixologist who could whip up his own falernum, nocino, vin d’orange and bitters in the comfort of his home, but wouldn’t miss an opportunity to patronize his favorite local watering holes and share his enthusiasm for a perfectly balanced cocktail. Portland bartenders will repay his kindness Friday as their shakers go silent in honor of Schuler, who died Monday at age 40.
It’s on East Colfax, this great gritty avenue, which used to be really, really scary and sleazy," Shannon says. "It’s kind of like being on Burnside. There’s a dentist nearby and a wonderful … lesbian bar with a pink pool table, the same color as our boxes. That’s a good sign. And there’s a tattoo parlor and then a medical marijuana dispensary. It’s kind of like one-stop shopping.