Perfect Party: October 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a celebrity bartender to an NBA power player

Illustrations by Matty Newton September 26, 2014 Published in the October 2014 issue of Portland Monthly

Jim Meehan 

A round of manhattans mixed by our newest celebrity barkeep, who quit one of NYC’s most celebrated speakeasies to pursue a more family-oriented lifestyle here. Jim, you’re a new dad. How about you pull up a stool and let us pour you a stiff one? 

Kevin Love

Head of the table goes to this Lake Oswego grad and NBA power player, who left frigid Minnesota for the Cleveland Cavs. Kevin, we know you serve in the court of mighty King James now, but can you tell your old ‘hood to stop kicking us off that stupid lake? 

Heidi O’Neill 

To congratulate Nike’s new head of global retail—responsible for a cool $7 billion of yearly revenue—we’re enforcing a strict Swoosh-only dress code. Heidi, you’re busy, but please accept. Is it rude for us to ask that you bring the gift bags?

Rick Steves 

Welcome to the Washington travel writer and pot advocate, whose deep pockets could tip the legalization measure on next month’s ballot over the edge. Rick, tell us a tale of youthful backpacking adventure. Oh, and your brownies are delish

Conrad Bassett-Bouchard 

Let’s break out post-dinner board games for this 24-year-old Portland wordmaster, who begged the $10,000 grand prize at the National Scrabble Championship. Go easy, Conrad. We haven’t even conquered Connect Four. 

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