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In the style section of today’s New York Times there’s an article on Casa Diablo, a vegan strip club in Portland, Oregon: The Carrot Some Vegans Deplore. FYI there aren’t any nudie-pictures in the article but there are on their myspace page.




From the New York Times:

TWO things that you can find a lot of in Portland, Ore., are vegans and strip clubs. Johnny Diablo decided to open a business to combine both. At his Casa Diablo Gentlemen’s Club, soy protein replaces beef in the tacos and chimichangas; the dancers wear pleather, not leather. Many are vegans or vegetarians themselves.

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March 27, 2008  Tags:   Posted in: Misc, News, Restaurants & Businesses

29 Responses

  1. avatar veganfeminist - May 8, 2009

    veganism means equality and freedom, not sexism and discrimination!!

  2. avatar Vegan Shopping - May 19, 2009

    A vegan strip bar?! Whatever next? I might be tempted to visit for the vegan tacos though. ;-)

  3. avatar Harvest - July 6, 2009

    I’m not trying to be antagonistic, but I fail to see how veganism is inherently equivalent to equality and/or freedom.

    Also I’m not certain strip clubs are inherently sexist, discriminatory, or anti-feminist (although that seems like an easier argument to make).

  4. avatar Handsome - August 3, 2009

    Harvest — agreed. Thanks for the support. We have a big homeless problem here in Portland. veganfeminist must have logged in from the library. :-/

    I support neither veganism nor stripping, because they’re both bad for women and their bodies. And men, too.

  5. avatar Catgirrl8 - August 12, 2009

    Handsome, I disagree. Eating a vegan diet, if done correctly, is not harmful- it’s beneficial. Also, stripping (or exotic dancing, whatever one may call it) has the same benefits as working out at the gym. Even better, you’re getting paid to work out!!!!

  6. avatar Body detoxification diets - August 19, 2009

    i became a Vegan three years ago and i can say that my health have been very very good. meat and dairy substitutes like soy also works well for the body.

  7. avatar BritBrat - August 23, 2009

    i think thats very funny. Im not a strip club frequenter… but if youre going to a strip club at least you can eat some vegan food there. atleast theyre not eating fish tacos.

  8. avatar timothy dhooghe - September 9, 2009

    Being completely vegetarian is a bit extreme…you need some animal products to look and feel your best…I always thought vegetarians looked weird! :O) And as far as strippers…yuck!!…ou don’t find a good woman at a strip club or a bar!

  9. avatar Kelly - December 2, 2009

    Timothy – clearly you are pretty closed-minded. The idea that vegetarians look weird is just as absurd as saying that your typical person who eats animal products is usually overweight or even obese… oh wait, that is true. A well balanced plant-based diet is the key to a happy, healthy life, even Einstein thought so. Since you probably turn to television or film to find enlightenment, why don’t you look up a list of famous vegetarians and vegans and surprise yourself. I am 5’5”, 135 lbs, a size 4 with d cups… and Vegan for 3 years/ meat-free for 8 years

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vegans

  10. avatar nathalie - December 7, 2009

    Kelly- disagree “all typical persons who eats animal products are ususally over weigh”t. Im 28 yrs old and have been on an animal based diet all my life and never worked out has never weighed over 140lbs

  11. avatar Mel - December 10, 2009

    I love this idea! Awesome! We need a few of these places in MA. =)

    Lots of Love!

  12. avatar Mel - December 10, 2009

    The Casa Diablo dancers were recently at a demo Fur Free Friday and were a hit! Awesome stuff!!

  13. avatar Stephen - December 15, 2009

    I find it strange that so many anti vegans are on a veg based website. Anyways.. these women are choosing to strip for a living.. so good for them! As long as they aren’t forced or strung out.. who cares? If you don’t like it don’t support it. Men are visual creatures by nature.. and a bit more geared toward provocative sexual things so this is a safe outlet. As far as veganism goes.. there is so much factual information supporting much better health, less disease.. even higher iq and better sex lives as vegans. Do some research before damning someone’s way of living.. especially if that way saves countless lives and is dedicated to standing up for those that can’t for themselves and attempts to create a cruelty free world wherever possible. I mean how is that something to be offended by or to hate? I’m so saddened by lack of a conscience or critical thinking and introspection, compassion and respect in this society.

  14. avatar Stephen - December 15, 2009

    PS Kelly are you single?!? lol

  15. avatar Mel - December 18, 2009

    goo onya Stephen..100% agree.

  16. avatar Mel - December 18, 2009

    thats good onya..hee

  17. avatar disgusted with non-vegans - January 13, 2010

    I am disgusted by anyone perpetrating the MYTH that there are ANY vegans in Portland. I just moved to a different city because I couldn’t find ONE EXAMPLE OF A FEMALE VEGAN TO SAVE MY LIFE IN PDX. No wonder the (sexist, shallow, exploitative) “vegan” strip club couldn’t stay in business: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A “REAL” VEGAN IN PORTLAND.

  18. avatar Yahsurewomenstripcuzmenneedanoutlet! - January 29, 2010

    Stripping is not excused because men are simply more visual creatures by nature!!! That is a bunch of BS that men have been shoving down our throats for too many years! Women are just as visual and just as inclined to need a sexual outlet!! So obviously, you are not a critical thinker your damn self! Unfortunately, women do not have quite the selection of male strip clubs that men do nor the men that seem to keep themselves attractive enough to make it happen. This reason, and the fact that too many of the women are stuck at home raising the babies or have to struggle too hard to make equal pay might be why men made up that excuse up in the first place!! Women are stripping for the damn money and men who think they have a “natural” justification to blow their money on them is reason enough for women to strip. We all like feel good about ourselves and strippers think this career might get them there.

  19. avatar laughing_at_extremists - February 3, 2010

    The back and forth is entertaining. I don’t understand why the argument here seems to go more towards…only veggies or only meat. The extreme to either end is not the best option. It needs to be somewhere in the middle. A healthy variety is best. That being said…it is more difficult now to find meat that isn’t raised on super-enriched diets filled with ‘steroids’ (for lack of a better term)….but there’s also tons of veggies tainted with fertilizers and pesticides. Ya’ll can argue all you want but I’m still having me a plate of organically grown veggies and healthy cuts of meat.

  20. avatar a-rod - April 4, 2010

    all those chicks are buckled. if you have attractive girls peeling, then you can serve whatever you want. i wouldn’t be able to hold the lightest of meals down watching those girls get skinty… just sayin’

    everything in moderation people!

  21. avatar Harvest - April 30, 2010

    Handsome – I think you missed the point I was trying to make completely.

    I was merely saying that having the status of a vegan does not inherently make someone an advocate for equality, nor does being a stripper inherently make someone a victim of discrimination or exploitation.

    The human condition is far too variable and complex to allow for statements of the absolute.

    That is all I was trying to say.

  22. avatar vegan reich - June 25, 2010

    to show his body is no disrimination or sexism…the ideology of all women as a product or something low-class is sexism and machoism is the problem,not men looking women who decided for themselves to show his body for money
    word

  23. avatar Johnny - July 5, 2010

    To veganfeminist,

    Veganism means whatever I want it for me to mean.

    Are you butthurt because some women are worshiped as goddesses when they courageously get naked in front of everybody, while you’re ridiculed even when you cover the ball of fat that is your body?

  24. avatar Katie - January 17, 2011

    disgusted with non-vegans:
    I am sorry to hear that this is why you left portland. i know that where i live, there are not many vegans, in fact, my family members are some of the only ones, but there are lots of amazing people. i don’t think the vegan demographic should necessarily determine where you live…
    that being said, i happen to know know dozens of vegans who live in portland, specifically my sister-in-law who lives in a vegan house with 10 friends. They often host large vegan get-togethers. she is a women’s studies and linguistics major. Just for the record.

  25. avatar Holli - February 23, 2011

    I think the idea of a vegan strip club is ridiculous and i agree with comment 19!!! there are no male strip clubs in Portland(at least what i know of)and men always use that as an excuse-outlet my ass! You wonder why divorce rates are so high here, might be because of these outlets and the woman at home not thinking their good enough and working out all the time for their fat husbands who could care less about keeping their spouse attracted to them as long as they have their “outlets”

  26. avatar Nayla - March 24, 2011

    AWESOME ! where ıs ıst?!

  27. avatar wtfiswrongwiththiscountry - June 12, 2011

    I agree with veganfeminist. This is disgusting. I was looking forward to visit Portland because I love nature, but not anymore.

  28. avatar This_Is_All_So_Upsetting - July 7, 2011

    Johnny -

    It’s ironic that you talk about worshiping women for getting naked, but then you are terribly cruel to a woman who feels uncomfortable with that.

    That was a mean thing for you to say.

    That’s all.

  29. avatar JPVegan - August 29, 2011

    Why are there so many haters? Too many people preaching from the pulpit…demanding that their own preconceived notions be used as the gospel. I’ve abandoned meat and dairy after my dad had his second heart attack. I am amazed how changing ones lifestyle seems to bring out so many cock-sure haters.

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