This is an epic occasion, everyone: After turning down debate after debate, gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley has agreed to appear on live TV with opponent John Kitzhaber.

The first and possibly only debate of the ENTIRE ELECTION is happening tomorrow night. It would be a shame to watch it alone, so the Mercury and youth political group The Bus Project are meeting up at Claudia's Sports Bar for a viewing party.

Claudia's is pulling down the big screen, the Bus is bringing a tiny basketball hoop. It's going to be a good time.

The debate starts at 7 pm tomorrow night! Claudia's is at 3006 SE Hawthorne Blvd! See you there. Alternately, if you want to be partisan, Kitzhaber's campaign is hosting its own viewing party at Blitz bar in the Pearl (110 NW 10th Ave).