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"Nothing but the Naked Truth" November 2000

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Vote No on Measure 87-Editorial


The Pacific Northwest can take pride as a breeding ground for the most prolific serial killers. In Washington, Spokane’s Robert L. Yates Jr’s guilty plea to a lucky thirteen murder earns him a place in history with Tacoma’s Ted Bundy and the Green River Killer—never caught. But what’s interesting to note is little Bobby Jr’s hunting ground: the red light district in Spokane. Bobby Jr. would cruise around in his ‘77 Corvette and pick up his victims—prostitutes and/or women addicts looking to score drugs in the area. Perhaps Bobby Jr. was answering a higher calling: a moral cleansing of his fair city.
Our high-minded legislators have the same intent with ballot measure #87, which rewrites our constitution to allow zoning adult businesses. If the measure passes, the state of Oregon, in a moral cleansing, will create red light districts, or adult business ghettos. And although it’s been proven that adult businesses do not support a higher rate of criminal activity, statistically speaking, these zoned-off areas do attract predators and criminal activity. In short, the herding of adult businesses into dirty bookstore and nudie bar ghettos creates crime.
A stroll around Portland’s vital downtown core reveals a healthy mixture of competing businesses at every corner. You can’t find a seedy, run-down, roped-off battlezone of adult businesses anywhere in Oregon. How did we realize this without any laws governing where adult businesses can locate? Economics. Free market principles, rules of supply and demand, laws already on the books which can close troublesome businesses and the freedom of our first amendment combined to accomplish this feat.
Back in the 70s and 80s, Portland had a red light district along SW 3rd stretching from Washington to Taylor street. Since then, adult businesses targeted for moral cleansing have challenged local government, prompting the Oregon Supreme Court, in 1988, to grant these businesses the freedom to locate anywhere. Not coincidentally, the adult business ghettos created by the governmental busy bodies began to break up.
Many adult businesses have come and gone in the downtown area. Who can forget Club Macambo, a juice bar table dancing establishment shut down by vice cops in the early 80s? Dancers were caught giving customers a little too much friction, some with their hands and mouths. The Paris Theater, at SW 3rd and Burnside, boasted the world’s longest continuous screening of Linda Lovelace’s Deep Throat. Storefront Theater took over, scoured the floors and returned the old vaudeville theater to its original use: offering musical comedies like Angry Housewives (the longest continuous running play in Oregon history). In the 90s, the Paris Theater failed as a strip club and succeeded as an all ages music venue. Right next door, at SW 3rd and Ankeny, the front half of the current Berbati’s Pan space had a brief stint as a table dance establishment. They come and they go.
So, which do you prefer: the natural selection of business coupled with existing laws resulting in a sprinkling of adult venues throughout the city, or the herding of adult businesses into red light ghettos? ‘But what about my declining property values?’ Well, what about them? If you stigmatize adult businesses with special zoning laws, we’ll never know if in 10 or 20 years, society will accept that they pose no greater threat than the local gas station, convenience store, tavern, etc. If we herd adult businesses back into ghettos, we send this morality play back to the 70s and start over with pimps, predators and pushers. Like Spokane. No thanks. I’d rather only see that stuff in the movies. We in Oregon have a chance to show the country that a vigorous first amendment does work. And that, along with medical marijuana and assisted suicide, scares the morality police the most. But if you don’t bother to vote, that’s how your constitutional rights are taken away... brick by bloody brick. And don’t come cryin’ to us.

Adult Store News

Cathie’s, your #1 source for Fantasy and Fun, is offering two sales this month to tempt your desires. Nov1st through 12th, all long dresses are 33% off, and on the 13th through the 30th, a huge selection of swimsuits will be 33% off as well. So, get your slinky selves on over there, by any means possible, even horseback—like our lovely Cathie’s models in this month’s ad. Having never done a photo shoot on horseback, I found my horse “Coffer” to be a most bizarre photographer’s assistant, not to mention a real pain in my ass. (Thanks to Lisa at Fall Creek Rentals for providing our alternate transportation to the beautiful location of this photo shoot.)
Now that Spartacus has cleared out all their scary Halloween stock, they’re pumping up their naughty-but-nice apparel. Look for those special gifts you’ll want to unwrap with your sweetie after the egg nog’s been put away. Spartacus offers an enormous selection of enticing gifts you’ll never find at the mall.

Lingerie Shop News

For a one-of-a-kind experience, stop by the Palace. On a recent visit, the stunning Queen of the Palace took me on a V.I.P. tour of their spacious “fantasy salon.” Showcasing beautifully decorated theme rooms, a frighteningly well equipped dungeon, hot tub rooms and a party room equipped with its own go-go cage. And you can rent any theme room for bachelor parties, divorce celebrations, or whenever you just feel like throwing a very naughty party. It’s guaranteed to be an experience you and your guest(s) will never forget.

Gentlemen's Club Events and News

Welcome back to the bad ass kitties at Wildcats on Canyon Rd. in Beaverton. Be sure you stop by to see our favorite felines and tell ‘em we sent you. There's plenty of new kittens to tempt your desire with the best tail in town...and they’re even having a pumpkin pie eating contest, coming up this month on Saturday the 18th, they’ll be serving up the pie in the lap of your favorite Wildcats. Save room for dessert. Yum. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for somewhere to take in the results of the nefarious Measure 87, and other election embarrassments, the ‘Cats are hosting their “Erection Day” party on Tuesday, Nov. 7th.
Speaking of reasons to give thanks, Club 205 is serving up a free traditional Thanksgiving feast on Thursday the 23rd. Trust me, you haven’t lived till you’ve gotten a lap dance on a full stomach!!!
It’s Back!!! The contest your mother warned you about! That’s right kids, starting on Thursday November 9th, The Jody’s Bar and Grill Thursday Night Dance Contest will return with a major twist. Eight rounds over eight weeks on eight Thursdays will produce eight finalists, who will all compete for a winner-takes-all grand prize: the cover of Exotic magazine—February, 2001. This contest will be open to all dancers. Each round will offer cash prizes with monthly coverage in Exotic magazine, climaxing with the finals on January 3rd. Think you have what it takes, then show us your stuff. We’ll keep you posted on developments in the upcoming months, but for now, get yourselves on over to Jody’s to register TODAY!!!
Speaking of contests, George’s Dancin’ Bare will be hosting their semi-annual Amateur Dance Contest. The Bare is dancin'’ atop the contest buzz, as the one and only Joey took down the crown of Miss SFX Somethingorother 2001. We didn’t need a contest to show us what we already knew; Joey’s always been a top contender in our hearts (and our office, for that matter). Congratulations to Joey, and to George and the Bare for having super taste in women.
We’d like to welcome 4 Star Promotions to the pages of Exotic. Check out their ad on page 18 and you’ll see 4 examples of the stellar talent 4 Star books at the world famous Acropolis and the one and only Jody’s Bar and Grill.
And now for something completely different: Goddess Severina’s Latex and Leather night hosted by that 70s show, Polly Esther’s, the first Thursday of every month. We’re talkin’ 80s and techno DJ action (could NRK’s Gustav be there dressed in black PVC and lurking in the shadows?), latex a go-go girls, fetish featured performances, fetish outfit contest and more. Plus, don’t forget, every Wednesday at Esther’s, Dance On National TV! Be discovered, as the evening will be taped and televised on WGN, Chicago superstaion, every Sunday night. Wow! Can’t miss that.

 

 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

SPECIAL EVENTS

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1
SASSY'S MONTHLY DANCE CONTEST * Sassy's * 10pm-2am
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2
JODY'S - EXOTIC DANCE CONTEST * Jody's * 9pm
LATEX & LEATHER NIGHT * Pollyesther's
XOTICA-GO-GO * Cobalt Lounge * 10pm-2:30am
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5
SINFERNO * Dante's (3rd & Burnside) * 9pm-2am
TUESDAY NIVEMBER 7
>>>>>>> VOTE NO ON 87 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
ERECTION DAY PARTY * Wildcats
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9
JODY'S - EXOTIC DANCE CONTEST * Jody's * 9pm
XOTICA-GO-GO * Cobalt Lounge * 10pm-2:30am
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12
SINFERNO * Dante's (3rd & Burnside) * 9pm-2am
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15
COVERGIRL DANCE CONTEST * Club 205 * 10 pm
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16
JODY'S - EXOTIC DANCE CONTEST * Jody's * 9pm
XOTICA-GO-GO * Cobalt Lounge * 10pm-2:30am
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18
AMATEUR CONTEST GEORGE'S Dancin' Bare
PUMPIN PIE EATING CONTEST * Wildcats * 10pm
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19
FETISH NIGHT * Berbati's * 10pm-2am
SINFERNO * Dante's (3rd & Burnside) * 9pm-2am
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23
FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER * Club 205
JODY'S - EXOTIC DANCE CONTEST * Jody's * 9pm
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26
SINFERNO * Dante's (3rd & Burnside) * 9pm-2am
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30
JODY'S - EXOTIC DANCE CONTEST * Jody's * 9pm
XOTICA-GO-GO * Cobalt Lounge * 10pm-2:30am

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

SUNDAYS
Male Review * Cocktail & Dreams 9pm - 1am
Free Pool * Sassy's * Riverside * Roosters
SINFERNO * Dante's (3rd & Burnside) * 10pm-Close
MONDAYS
Wildcats * Monday Night Football on Big Screen
The Main Event * Buck Night
TUESDAYS
Wildcats * Tightwad Tuesdays
Webb's Pub * BBQ lunch on Beer Garden
Club 205 * Ladies' Night
WEDNESDAYS
Pollyesther's * Dance live on National TV
Wildcats * Amateur Night
Club 205 * Hooters Night
Nicolai St. Weekly Dance Contest * 9pm
THURSDAYS
Jody's-Exotic Dance Contest * Jody's * 9pm
Wildcats * Couples Night
Xotica-Go-Go * Cobalt Lounge * 10pm-2:30am
FRIDAYS
Double Trouble * Dancers
Friday Night Party * Club 5800
Sub Sandwich Social * Ace of Hearts Swinger's Club
SATURDAYS
Saturday Night Blast * Club 5800
Couples & Single Females Party * Ace of Hearts Swinger's
 

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