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Live Wire Partners With Bridgetown Comedy Festival For May 9th Show

Friday, April 10, 2015


Community creator Dan Harmon Photo Credit Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons (image cropped)

Live Wire will be partnering with the Bridgetown Comedy Festival to present an evening full of laughs on Saturday, May 9. 

Live Wire is a radio variety that features up-and-coming bands, original comedy, and interviews with various other people.

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is a four-day annual event that highlights some of the brightest minds in comedy.

This event will feature stand-up comedian Janeana Garofalo, Community creator Dan Harmon, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk, and Dork Forest host Jacki Kashian.  

Helio Sequence, an indie duo from Beaverton, will also be performing their latest self-titled release. 

This event will take place on Saturday, May 9th at Revolution Hall. Doors will open at 6:30pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm. The price is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the show. VIP/Reserved seats are also available for $40.

For tickets please visit: www.livewireradio.org


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250 NW 13th Ave.; 503-226-3394

This Mediterranean restaurant is the star in the Bruce Carey empire and for over a decade has been thee place to see stars dine. Whether its filmmakers like Todd Haynes and Gus Van Sant having lunch or Sharon Osborne and her clan dining out while filming an episode of America’s Got Talent, this place attracts all sorts of celebs. Other sighting include Mikhail Baryshnikov, Timothy Hutton, Al Gore.  

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10 Northeast 28th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232; (503) 232-3555

Navarre doesn’t exactly have stars eating out of their hands, but it is notable to mention that this is the place where you might see Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein dining with a diverse group of guest stars including the one and only Maya Rudolph.

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Veritable Quandary

1220 Southwest 1st Avenue, Portland, OR 97204. 503-227-7342

Although the VQ has been in the news of late due to the fact that Multnomah County finds this to one of the best places to build a new courthouse, the VQ has been attracting celebs for years now. Most recent sightings include members of Fleetwood Mac and John Oliver. 

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Tasty N Alder

580 Southwest 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205. 503-621-9251

John Gorham’s much beloved brunch spot is pulling the celebs as of late including Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Cheryl Strayed who were in town for the Wild Premiere as well as Lucy Liu who was in town to visit family. Other sightings include Parker Posey who was said to be in town to shoot an episode of Portlandia.

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Departure Restaurant & Lounge

525 Southwest Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97204; 503-802-5370

This high flying Asian-focused restaurant is home to a celebrity chef: Gregory Gourdet from Top Chef: Boston. Gourdet’s cuisine and the roof-top restaurants panoramic views are just two of the reasons that celebs spend so much time here. Michael Jordan pretty much lives on the deck whenever he is in Portland, and the deck is where Gus Van Sant encouraged k.d. lang to make Portland her new home. Also spotted at Departure: Dave Chapelle, Candy Spelling, Matthew Perry, Matthew Fox and Ben Cohen.

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214 Southwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97209; 503-241-3393

This pan-Asian boîte spot is nectar to the celebrity gods. Dark and cozy, with a DJ spinning house music, this is the place to see such diverse celebrities as Mackenzie Phillips, Greg Louganis, as well as Sarah Jessica Parker. Interesting to note: this was the space where Sam Worthington met a woman who was working there at the time, Crystal Humphries, who he would end up dating. They are no longer together. 

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23 Hoyt

529 Northwest 23rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97210; 503-445-740

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Jake’s Famous Crawfish

401 Southwest 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; 503-226-1419

This granddaddy of the restaurant scene is a standby for everyone from opera divas to big time politicos. Others who have been spotted dining at Jake’s: Peter Frampton and Justin Bieber. Madonna has been a frequent diner in the back bar. 

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3377 Southeast Division Street, Portland, OR 97202

Martha Stewart had a brief love affair with Portland recently that culminated with dinner at this Southeast haute eating establishment with Timber Press publisher (and former head gardener and Martha Stewart Living gardening editor) Andrew Beckman. Others who have dined here included Andrew McCarthy and Francis Ford Coppola who brought his own wine. 

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Mother’s Bistro

212 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR 97204; 503-464-1122

Ground zero for many local celeb dining sightings motherly chef Lisa Schroeder has stars lining up to dine at her bistro. Here are just a few: Reese Witherspoon, Chely Wright, Damon Wayans, Robert Plant, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Howard, Ed Harris, Jesse James, Kat Von D, Brendan Robinson. 

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Driftwood Room

Hotel deLuxe, 729 Southwest 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97205; 503-820-2076 

This is the best place to get up close and personal with a celeb who might be stopping through town. That is if you can see them, it is so dark in here. That said, this cozy, old school bar is a favorite with Jennifer Aniston, Kirsten Wiig, Steve Zahn, Huey Lewis and many other stars. 


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