Good news for Portland’s Chinatown. John Jay is collaborating with Pok Pok owner Andy Ricker to make a restaurant in the empty Hung Far Low building. Check this article from the Oregonian.
The restaurant is part of the Jays’ vision to rejuvenate and modernize Chinatown. Blogging from Beijing on Saturday, Portland mayor-elect Sam Adams wrote: “Portland uber creative guy John C. Jay thinks Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown can be the North American hot spot for Asian contemporary culture and art, i.e. a modern Chinatown. To get a sense of what he was talking about, John suggested I check out Beijing’s 798 Art District.”
SUPPORT OUR VERY OWN W+K/JOINT FILMMAKER KATIE TURINSKI
What: WORLD PREMEIRE OF “SISSYBOY: A DOCUMENTARY” & “WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO FANNIE MAE?”
When: Thursday, August 7th
Where: Cinema 21
A juncture in the lives of performance art revolutionaries, “Sissyboy” explores the Portland-based gender-bending drag troupe that has served up their audacity, ambivalence and social commentary throughout the Rose City for over 3 years before hundreds of devoted fans.
Go behind the scenes for a glimpse of Sissyboy’s last year of existence through the eyes of 1st-time filmmaker Katie Turinski. The rehearsals, relationships, joys and heartaches experienced by this patchwork family of outcasts should be remembered not just as a performance art movement, but also an insight into the human condition.
Please enjoy the hubris & humanity offered by this troupe of societal outsiders as you discover what it means to be a Sissy.
My grandma makes these amazing paper helicopters.
I had him send me a bunch and then we dropped them from the six floor in W+K down to the bottom. One of nice things of working in a big open building here. Thanks Ademar, Nicole, and Julie for your help. – Justin Lowe