combining Wordpress & Xen

Wordpress has awesome themes and would make a great "portal" or "magazine" type front end.

Has anyone successfully combined these two in an easy to do manner?

I am thinking that if all of the relevant interactions (comment/login etc) could just be redirected to xen...and then custom menutree items sent to xen, then most of the user experience would be on WP front end with some focused convo in the forums?

does this make sense?