The Perfect Party: January 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from 10 Barrel's new head brewer to Patrick Stewart.

Illustrations by Matty Newton January 5, 2015 Published in the January 2015 issue of Portland Monthly


Whitney Burnside

A toast for this veteran of Upright, Elysian, and Pelican, who arrives in the Pearl this month as 10 Barrel’s new head brewer. Whitney, we hear you love Belgian ales. Just tell your new bosses at Anheuser-Busch that Lambic Ultra Light isn’t really a thing.


Patrick Stewart

Tea—Earl Grey, hot—for the British actor, spotted hanging out around Portland shooting a new movie. That picture you took wearing a Timbers scarf melted our hearts, Captain Picard. Can you deliver the locker-room speeches this season? Make it so!


Jeff Chu

Let’s break bread with this Brooklyn-based Fast Company editor, who’s visiting Portland to speak at the world’s largest LGBT Christian conference. Jeff, the fact that you’re the Westboro Baptist Church’s worst nightmare makes you our dream dinner date.


Maabi Munoz

We’re inviting this Northeast nonprofit coordinator as she helps Cully cobble together $3 million to buy the former Sugar Shack strip club. Maabi, the community center you envision sounds great. With Magic Gardens closing, we need a new hangout!


Ted Wheeler

Pile high the consolatory burgers and fries for our state treasurer, whose ballot measure to help Oregon college students get more financial aid got crushed in November. Don’t be too hard on yourself, Ted. We legalized weed. The kids will be fine.

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