Don't Ask, Don't Tell's days are numbered. And that number is now one.
Check out the excellent front cover of the Marine Corps Times from last week:
Portland has a couple different events going on for the occasion. All day long, there's a job and social services fair at the Oregon Convention Center that aims to help vets get reintegrated into society. There's an official Human Rights Campaign plus Portland-politicians-lovin'-the-gays serious thing at city hall at 11:30am if you want to shake hands with Sam Adams. Then from 5-9pm, there are speakers and a celebration of the repeal at the Q Center (4115 N Mississippi Ave). I've been informed that there will be apple pie and a full bar—it doesn't get more American than that.
For more info about LGBT Portlanders in the military, check out my interview from last year with Portland's Veterans for Human Rights.