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Wednesday 06.07.06

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Announcing the Eurotrash Bash & Pretentious Art Writing Contest for PORT's 1 Year Anniversary


To mark our 1st anniversary PORT announces:

The Eurotrash Bash, 8:00PM June 15th at Apotheke, Portland's uber angular bastion of Northern European spirits and nosh • 1314 NW Glisan, Suite 2A (Upstairs). Come over, get your Gjetost on, meet PORT staffers and try some Zwak Unicum as you listen to the Europhile sounds of DJ van DIS.

In conjunction PORT is announcing our first annual "Pretentious Art Writing Contest." Simply give us your most craven and pedantic prose somehow remotely related to art (either real or imagined) by emailing it to me on or by the 14th (a shadowy league of judges will decide). Yes you get points for name dropping but only to a point. Also, anyone caught simply copying from the Art Forum Diary or Okwui Enwezor will be publicly flogged in pioneer square for crimes against linguistic communication. To set the bar let this be a benchmark for your entries (on the scale of 1-10, 10 being most pretentious, this is a mere 7). The winning entry will be published on PORT and receive a dinner for two, complements of Le Happy, where you can feast on the veritable sea of undermined ironic pretenses distilled into their legendary Le Trash Blanc crepes. We will announce the winner of our pretentious art writing contest at the Eurotrash Bash.

Thank You PORT sponsors, readers and staffers

Posted by Jeff Jahn on June 07, 2006 at 0:00 | Comments (2)


Thanks to everyone who made last night such a nice, successful event. Our readers and sponsors are the reason PORT has been such a worth while endeavor and it was great to see everyone in person.

Frequent reader and commenter Ethan Ham won our first annual "Pretentious Art Writing Contest" recieving a $50 gift certificate generously donated by Le Happy. His winning entry will be posted tomorrow.

Posted by: Double J [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 16, 2006 09:04 AM

It was a fun night, unfortunately I had to leave somewhat early. Apotheke is a pretty swank place. I like their "no mixed drinks" policy. And congrats to Ethan for being the "Most Pretentious!"

Posted by: Calvin Carl [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 16, 2006 01:01 PM

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