Perfect Party

The guests we'd most like to see at our dinner table this month.

Edited by Zach Dundas December 20, 2012

“DOCTOR” KYLE AWESOME We would toast this departed Banks city manager for his surname alone. But the 33-year-old’s sensational résumé—claiming doctorates, military heroism, and corporate executive prowess—leaves us giddily anticipating the best table talk ever. Kyle, we don’t care that a Forest Grove newspaper found your CV possibly fictional. We’re just anxious to hear about your “undisclosed” White House job. You ever hoop it up with Barack?  

SHERRILYNN RAWSON Asturian stew awaits this Oregon soccer fan with globalized skin. When supporters worldwide rallied to save near-bankrupt Spanish team Real Oviedo, Rawson pledged she’d get the club’s logo tattooed if enough Timbers fans chipped in. They did. Sherrilynn, your inked midriff went viral; now help us fundraise for our softball team.

PAUL OTELLINI We’ll decorate a cake as a gold watch for Intel’s outgoing CEO. Otellini announced his spring departure as the chip-making giant builds huge new Hillsboro factories—and seeks new strategies in the mobile era. Paul, tell us of ye olden days when computers just sat on desks. Were they steam-powered? 

LEONARD SLATKIN The playlist is in the hands of the Detroit Symphony’s music director, who snapped up a Carnegie Hall showcase after the Oregon Symphony ditched for money reasons. Leonard, we’re not sure about being bailed out by Detroit, but bring fresh tunes and we’ll advise on how not to be upstaged by Storm Large.

TINA KOTEK & SHEILA STUART Kotek, a North Portland state rep, will become the first out lesbian to lead an American lawmaking chamber when the Oregon House convenes. Stuart, an Oregon native who once led “a very strange life in Portland,” may be the first US citizen to rule a UK city: she’s mayor of Cambridge. Ladies, you can compare trails blazed over appetizers. 

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