The Perfect Party: July 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from PDX-bound chef Peter Cho to the newly elected Multnomah County chair.

Illustrations by Matty Newton July 1, 2014 Published in the July 2014 issue of Portland Monthly

Craig Robinson 

A cushy chair goes to the ex-OSU hoops coach (the First Lady’s brother, ICYMI), whose firing provides a melancholy foretaste of the Obama years’ end. Craig, cheer up by how you’re gonna stomp Barack on the court as soon as he’s not president!

Peter Cho 

Tonight’s guest of honor (and caterer): this Oregon-rooted chef seasoned by stints at New York’s Spotted Pig and the Breslin. Yo, Cho—you’re reportedly headed home to open a Korean restaurant, so we expect the bi bim bap to rule them all. No pressure.

Deborah Kafoury 

Gang, come up with a policy question for the newly elected Multnomah County chair. Congrats, Deb! You’re going to run social services and manage the bridges, so feel free to cut seriously loose tonight. It’s the last fun you’ll have for at least four years.

Roger Pollock 

Cocktail hour should be fascinating with this developer, indicted for allegedly defrauding a local bank in a construction deal. Roger, that’s interesting. But this 12,000-percent growth rate your business showed in the early ’00s? Really interesting.

Monica Wehby

We changed our Facebook status to “It’s complicated with” this doctor-turned-GOP Senate nominee. Monica, you won the primary despite some last-minute stalking accusations, so we can talk Obamacare and filibusters over dessert. Turn on the charm!

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