The town where the Strip Clubs aren’t as seedy as we are used to.
We headed north to Portland, where we were doing a story on the interesting Strip Clubs they have. Apparently Portland has the most strip clubs per capita for the whole United States. What we found was very interesting. The strip clubs there dont have the same seedy ambiance that we’re used to from the clubs back home. Here they’re actually really cool, and not looked down upon in the same way. We hit up Casa Diablo, which is a vegan strip club (the food was excellent) and a few joints that were pretty much hipster bars with stripper poles. Magic Garden was one of our favourites, and Devil’s Point was the one we probably had the most fun at – as on a Sunday night they have Stripperoke, where people get up on stage and do karaoke, while the strippers dance around them, no big deal. We also had the pleasure of interviewing a Stripper by the name of Hazel, who was one of the Devil’s Point Stripperoke girls. While hanging out in her house we got the lowdown on what its like being a stripper in Portland, and to tell you the truth, she didn’t make it sound too bad.
It wasn’t all peaches and cream and beaucoup bucks. When we went back to interview a sex worker advocate a darker reality that sometimes exists emerged. But all in all we had a great time with some cool people. I mean, getting boozed and singing karaoke on a Sunday night while a hot babe takes her top off and dances around you is generally a good time.