The other day Erik and I dropped by the club that we're playing next weekend in order to drop off some flyers; and we confirmed that, yup, it is a strip club most of the time. The lady behind the bar, who I had talked to on the phone a couple of times, was awfully nice. "Don't worry," she said, "the pole comes off the stage." Typical acts include the fire dancers and the reverse stripper performance artist who clothes herself in duct tape and trash bags over the course of her act. Presumably such imaginative fare is why Exotic Online only just named it the best strip club in Portland. Anyway, we'll do what we can. Even without the pole.