I refuse to believe it, but, according to Portland Metblogs, New Kids on the Block have canceled their upcoming Portland show:

Due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict the New Kids on the Block concert, originally scheduled for Rose Garden Arena on Sunday, November 23, 2008 has been canceled.

Refunds are available at point of purchase.

I don't want to be rude here, but "scheduling conflict?" Come on, what do NKOTB really have to do other than play this show? Did Dancing with the Stars come calling? Hollywood Squares?

Ah well. I'm still holding out for the New Edition reunion tour, anyways.