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30 Photos of Pike Place Market Empty at Lunchtime on a Saturday

Upshot: There's no line at the original Starbucks. by Christopher Frizzelle Anyone need a parking place? Christopher FrizzelleAs I got...
The Stranger  |  03-28-2020  |  Slog

Quit hoarding toilet paper you assholes

by Anonymous It seems to be that the sheeple of Portland feel an urge to grab as much toilet paper...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day: You Don't Need Marzipan!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The I, Anonymous Blog has been ON FIRE lately with juicy (often times righteous) rants regarding...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don't Accidentally Kill Someone This Weekend

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey One of a few downloadable posters from the Governor's "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign. GOVERNOR'S OFFICEOriginally...
The Stranger  |  03-28-2020  |  Slog

John Osebold's Album Created with Noises You Sent Him

It will be released online on April 7. by Christopher Frizzelle John Osebold has been buried in the sound files...
The Stranger  |  03-28-2020  |  Slog

Saturday's Coronavirus News Roundup: There's Hope (If We Stay Home), More Trump Blunders, and We Can Pump Our Gas Again (But I Forgot How!)

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Oregonians temporarily allowed to pump their own gas. Dimitri Otis / Getty ImagesHere's your daily roundup...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Athens Bars Can Now Sell Beer and Wine to Go

Cheers! Athens bars and restaurants can now sell unopened bottles and cans of beer and wine to go during the...
Flagpole Magazine  |  03-28-2020  |  Grub Notes

Gov. Brown and Wieden+Kennedy Release "Stay Home, Save Lives" Ad Campaign

by Wm. Steven Humphrey One of a few downloadable posters from the Governor's "Stay Home, Save Lives" campaign. Governor's OfficeIn...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

What Hair Salons Are Going Through

Modify Hair Lounge in Wallingford is known for its human touch. Given social distancing, how are they supposed to make...
The Stranger  |  03-28-2020  |  Slog

Stop calling

by Anonymous Just stop calling grocery stores to find out if we have lightly salted tortilla chips, medium sized capers,...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-28-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message to the City from E. J. Koh

E. J. Koh reads a new poem that is a love letter to you. by The Stranger E. J. Koh...
The Stranger  |  03-28-2020  |  Slog

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong" by Ocean Vuong

by Rich Smith It's Frank O'Hara's birthday!!! You remember O'Hara from last Friday's poem, "Having a Coke With You," which...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

The Best Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Games to Check Out Online This Weekend

by Stranger EverOut Staff This weekend, after you're done ordering takeout, picking up booze to go, and checking out one...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Slog PM: The EPA Gives Up on the Environment; The West Seattle Bridge Just Gives Up; Our Evening News Round-Up Is Back, Baby!

by Chase Burns BRB, OOO! (Be right back, out of office!) Getty ImagesI'm back, baby! When Friday the 13th happened...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

The Best Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, and Games to Check Out Online This Weekend

by Stranger EverOut Staff Ilana Glazer's show at the Paramount this week was canceled, but you can stream her comedy...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

These Seattle Breweries, Wineries, and Cocktail Bars Have Unique New Takeout Options

Machine House Brewery, Rachel's Ginger Beer, and More Places Packing Up Alcohol For You by Stranger EverOut Staff Earlier this...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

The Mercury Cheer Up Club: Loads of Stuff to Laugh and Smile About!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey If these dead flies can have a good time... why can't you? Twitter HELLOOOOOO FRIDAY! (Wait,...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Other Side of the Story, Trust (Claims of Hotness) But Verify (Claims of Hotness), the True Meaning of Disinterest — Reader Advice Roundup!

Savage Love Letter of the Day — Reader Advice Roundup! by Dan Savage This week's Savage Love Letters of the Day:...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

You Can Stream These Films Online This Weekend to Support Local Businesses

Support Grand Illusion and the Northwest Film Forum (and Us!) from Home by Stranger EverOut Staff Seattle's indie movie theaters...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Following Massive Layoffs at Metro, Who's Taking Care of Animals at the Oregon Zoo?

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Courtesy Oregon ZooYesterday brought the disturbing news that Metro—the government entity that represents Multnomah, Washington, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

You Can Stream These Films Online This Weekend to Support Seattle Businesses: March 27-29, 2020

Support Grand Illusion and the Northwest Film Forum From Home by Stranger EverOut Staff Seattle's indie movie theaters spoil us...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

So You Want to Hold a Rent Strike

But is that a good idea? by Rich Smith It may be going down.It was glaringly obvious before, but the...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Today's Coronavirus News Roundup: Nearly 100 New Oregon COVID-19 Cases, House Passes Relief Package, and Fun Free Stuff to Do at Home!

by Mercury Staff Doctors and nurses protesting the lack of proper protective gear in Oakland, CA. Justin Sullivan / Getty...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The US Is Paying an Exorbitant Price for an Incompetency That's Permitted Only to White Males

The bill at the end of all this will be terrific. by Charles Mudede Entertainer-in-Chief. Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesThe...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Gov. Brown: Homeless Oregonians Aren't Subject to "Stay at Home" Order

by Alex Zielinski JOSHUARAINEYPHOTOGRAPHY / GETTY IMAGESWhen Gov. Kate Brown unveiled an executive order Monday, directing Oregonians to stay at...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Coping While Quarantined: Send the Mercury Your Socially Distant Hobbies!

by Blair Stenvick All photos courtesy of Carlo Velazquez.I'm going to be honest with you, Portland: As an introverted homebody...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Want to Help Small Businesses and Restaurants in Seattle? Here's How to Donate

Relief Funds, Gift Cards, and More Ways to Show Your Support by Elaina Friedman Seattle isn't the city we know...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Review: Dua Lipa's New Future Nostalgia is Pop Gold for a Weary COVID-19 World

by Wm. Steven Humphrey WarnerDua Lipa—the pop goddess whose 2017 "New Rules" single became an anthem for the recently heartbroken—has...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Wax On, Wax Off

by Anonymous I’ve been a waxxer for 5 years, most of that time has been at one salon. Its a...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chip In

by Anonymous We're locked in and locked down. Most of us. Streets are quiet. It's nice. It's nice to wake...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: Paging Dr. Bummer...

by Mercury Promotions This week, Dan's guest is epidemiologist Daniel Westreich, who spells out the concept of physical distancing, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Gorge Trail Shutdown, GOP Rep Threatens to Delay Relief Package, and No, Seriously, STAY THE EFF HOME!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey We need your help. The economic fallout of COVID-19 has threatened our ability to keep producing...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Army Considers Seahawks Stadium for Field Hospital, Lake Stevens Innovates Its Social Distancing

Restaurants are being vandalized, food banks need help, and a message from Jeopardy GOAT Ken Jennings. by Christopher Frizzelle That...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

How to Escape Portland While Still Staying Safe at Home: Check Out These Live Streams from Around the World

by Mercury EverOut Staff Staying in Portland while the Coronvirus crisis plays out doesn't mean you have to stay in...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Best Things to Do (While Staying Home and Staying Safe) in Portland This Weekend: March 27-29

by Mercury EverOut Staff Welcome back to another weekend of the worldwide rainy-day-recess that is self-quarantining, sheltering in place, staying...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Message to the City from Ken Jennings

What we're doing "might save hundreds of thousands of lives. It might save millions of lives. This could be our...
The Stranger  |  03-27-2020  |  Slog

Know the truth

by Anonymous There once was a time when I learned how to be kind to myself. I been thru really...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-27-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Take a Break and Read a Fucking Poem: "The Walking Stick Insect" by Kay Ryan

by Rich Smith Imagine if the legs were replaced with antennae. kuritafsheen / GETTY IMAGES Right now a lot of...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Have Questions About Tenants Rights in Washington State During This COVID-19 Crisis? Watch This Q&A!

by Chase Burns The Stranger crew is running around working on a few different projects today, but I wanted to...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

During This Difficult Time, Let's Not Forget the Greatness of Human Hands

The whole world is not in God's hands. It's in ours. by Charles Mudede The whole world is not in...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

The Mercury Cheer Up Club: A Roundup of Stuff to Laugh and Smile About!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Dog yoga... in Italian? YES, PLEASE. TwitterGood gracious, what a day! (C'MON FRIDAY! Catch up already!)...
The Portland Mercury  |  03-26-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Have a Super High Tolerance? Here's How to Get More Bang for Your Bong

by Frances MacGregor It wasn’t time to quit smoking; it was time to start smoking smarter. But how to get...
The Stranger  |  03-26-2020  |  Slog

Will Folks Releases Affidavit Detailing Alleged Nikki Haley Affair

In an affidavit released this afternoon by FITSNews' Will Folks, the controversial blogger and one-time spokesman for Gov. Mark Sanford provides new details about his claims that he had an "inappropriate physical relationship" with GOP gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley.
Charleston City Paper  |  Chris Haire  |  10-14-2010  |  Politics

Dick Valentine of Electric Six Wants to Put the Fun Back in Rock 'n' Roll

As frontman and lyrical/musical force behind the deliciously over-the-top Electric Six, Valentine has been delighting those who get it, and confusing the hell out of everyone else.
East Bay Express  |  Kirsty Evans  |  11-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Police Censor Cop-Killer's Art Exhibit

When the University of Southern Maine hung an exhibit of convicted killer and political activist Thomas William Manning's art, three powerful police unions shut it down -- when you see the paintings, you'll wonder what the fuss is all about.
Portland Phoenix  |  Rick Wormwood  |  09-13-2006  |  Civil Liberties