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Our Favorite AANHPI-Owned Restaurants in Seattle

by EverOut Staff Wes Yoo's Ballard restaurant WeRo serves a modern take on Korean comfort food. WeRoMay has been designated...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2022  |  Slog

In Unionizing Effort, Gresham Cannabis Workers Face Roadblocks Familiar to Ag Industry

by Abe Asher Getty Images / FatCamera On May 2, the staff at the CBN Holdings cannabis grow facility in...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

State and County Health Officials Vary on Mask Recommendations Amid Rising COVID Cases

by Isabella Garcia Students at Franklin High School. Portland Public SchoolsCOVID-19 cases have doubled in Oregon over the past month,...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Hotline Could Pave the Way for an Unarmed Crisis Response in Washington ... Eventually

King County could see a pilot program sooner rather than later, if the King County Executive uses the $500,000 in...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2022  |  Slog

The Latest State and Local Primary Election 2022 Results

by Alex Zielinski Tina Kotek raises a glass during her election night party. Alex ZielinskiThe results of Oregon's primary election...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Girl God: The Most Famous Trans Comedy Duo Of All Time Comes to Portland

by Chase Hutchinson Catch Girl God's April Clark and Grace Freud at The Old Church on Saturday, May 21. FELIX...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Nobody Knows What Dina Martina's New Show Is About

by Matt Baume As Dina says, "Keep your expectations low, and you should be pleasantly disappointed." DAVID BELISLESeattle’s favorite chaos-clown...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2022  |  Slog

The Most Famous Trans Comedy Duo Of All Time

Catch April Clark and Grace Freud of Girl God at The Crocodile on Sunday, May 22 — quick, before they...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2022  |  Slog

House of Ada to Represent Portland's Ballroom Culture Scene on Season 3 of HBO's Legendary

by Andrew Jankowski The promotional poster for Legendary Season 3, featuring members of House of Ada. Top row, left to...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Councilmember Alex Pedersen Saves Himself from Voting on Human Rights Resolutions

Mosqueda helped Pedersen win perhaps his most significant legislative accomplishment since assuming office. by Hannah Krieg A new temple of...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2022  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Lots of Election Night Drama, Four Local Starbucks Vote to Strike, and (Finally!) Equal Pay for Women's Soccer

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Mildly Encouraging Primary Elections, SPD Gets a Gold Star, and Scientists Discover Scallops Love to Party

by Will Casey This person losing her primary is what counts for good news out of Idaho these days Getty...
The Stranger  |  05-18-2022  |  Slog

Welcome to the Mercury's 2022 Primary Election Night Live Blog!

by the Mercury Election Strike Force MICHELLE MRUK[EDITOR'S NOTE: Wooo-whee! There are a mess of elections on the table tonight,...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-18-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Tacoma Park Goes Carless, Tower in Dying Seattle Sells for $730 million, A Door Seen on Mars

by Charles Mudede Springless dying Seattle... Charles MudedeA headline that is filled with nothing but good news: "One of Tacoma’s...
The Stranger  |  05-17-2022  |  Slog

EverOut Is Hiring a Community Calendar Editor!

by EverOut Staff Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner—know what that means? If your first answer...
The Stranger  |  05-17-2022  |  Slog

Good Afternoon, News: Friday's Climate Walkout, Savage on Freysexuals, and When Will We Know Oregon's Election Results?

by Suzette Smith The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-17-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

10 Memorial Day Weekend 2022 Events in Washington State Worth a Road Trip from Seattle

by EverOut Staff There’s a narrow annual window when sweet, delicate spot shrimp is in season, six to eight weeks...
The Stranger  |  05-17-2022  |  Slog

Four Portland-Area Starbucks Stores Vote to Unionize

by Abe Asher Getty Images / Joe Raedle Workers at four Starbucks stores in Portland have voted overwhelmingly to unionize,...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-17-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Accused Suspect in Religious Center Attacks Faces 11 Charges

by Isabella Garcia Congregation Beth Israel was one of the religious center's targeted during the attacks. Google MapsFormer journalist Michael...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-17-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Environmental Activists to Take Aim at Portland’s “Climate Villains” at Friday March

by Isabella Garcia Youth gathered outside of City Hall during the 2021 Global Climate Strike. Isabella GarciaA growing group of...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-17-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Will & Grace Beat the Ellen Curse

How W&G got made and why it mattered. by Matt Baume In September of 1998, the show Will & Grace...
The Stranger  |  05-17-2022  |  Slog

Primary Election Day 2022: What You Should Know

by Alex Zielinski Motoya Nakamura / Multnomah County It's the third Tuesday in May in an even-numbered year, which in...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-17-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Scenes From the First Upper Left Comedy Festival

I saw enough high-quality sets to make me eager to see what Upper Left's brain trust will bring to the...
The Stranger  |  05-17-2022  |  Slog

Savage Love: Freyed Nerves

by Dan Savage Joe NewtonI am a 37-year-old heterosexual woman in a monogamous relationship with a het cis male. Let’s...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-17-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Seattle Palestinians Call Local Leaders to Act at Nakba Day Rally

During the 2020 George Floyd protests, Barghouti said standoffs with cops in Cal Anderson felt eerily similar to her experience...
The Stranger  |  05-17-2022  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Oregonians Sue Over Public Defender Shortage, Not Enough Airflow in Portland Schools, and It's Election Day!

by Isabella Garcia The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-17-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: King County Jail Fails to Review Inmate Suicides on Time, Vancouver Arby's May Have Served You a Piss Milkshake, and Happy International Day Against Homophobia!

by Hannah Krieg Enjoy this pic of Miss Texas 1988 on this lovely International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia...
The Stranger  |  05-17-2022  |  Slog

Savage Love

Freyed Nerves by Dan Savage I am a 37-year-old heterosexual woman in a monogamous relationship with a het cis male...
The Stranger  |  05-17-2022  |  Slog

Slog PM: Get More Free COVID Test Kits, Bird Flu Hits Washington, and Homes Needed for These 37 Puppies

by Matt Baume This bizarre new security robot has been installed outside one of the QFCs on Capitol Hill —...
The Stranger  |  05-16-2022  |  Slog

Good Afternoon, News: A Buffalo Massacre Update, Portland Shows Up for Abortion Rights, and EEEK! ELECTION DAY IS TOMORROW!! 😱

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-16-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Top 57 Events in Portland This Week: May 16-22, 2022

by EverOut Staff Don't let this week pass you by without checking out some of the top events that are...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-16-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

THE TRASH REPORT: Good Rescues, Bad Moms, and Bras That Are Clothes

by Elinor Jones If you like Ariana Grande in this dress, you’ll *love* her in less! Robin Marchant / Getty...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-16-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Top 77 Events in Seattle This Week: May 16-22, 2022

by EverOut Staff Issaquah-based solo act SYML is co-headlining this year's Fisherman's Village Music Festival.Don't let this week pass you...
The Stranger  |  05-16-2022  |  Slog

Oregonians Sue State for Not Upholding Constitutional Access to Public Defenders

by Alex Zielinski GETTY IMAGES / BOONCHAI WEDMAKAWANDFour Oregonians are suing the state for failing to provide them with a...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-16-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Comedian Niles Abston Returns to Portland to Practice for His Upcoming Special and Say Things He Couldn't Say on the Internet

by Chase Hutchinson Photo by Archie Blue, courtesy of Niles AbstonComedian, writer, and filmmaker Niles Abston has a lot on...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-16-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: Portlanders March for Choice, Racist Shooting in New York, and White House Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

by Alex Zielinski The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-16-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Pro-Choice Rallies, New ORCA System Debuts Today, and Someone Jumped off a High-Rise Under Construction

by Matt Baume These May 3 protestors were back out this weekend to rally for reproductive freedom. David Ryder /...
The Stranger  |  05-16-2022  |  Slog

Photo Essay: Portland Shows Up for "Bans Off Our Bodies" Pro-Choice Rally and March

by Mathieu Lewis-Rolland Mathieu Lewis-Rolland[On Saturday, May 14, hundreds of Portlanders gathered at Chapman Square in front of the Multnomah...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-16-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Stop the Wealthy Power Brokers from Controlling City Hall. Vote on Tuesday with the Mercury Election Cheat Sheet!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey REMINDER! We've got a biiiiiig election coming up THIS TUESDAY, MAY 17—and this time around it's...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-15-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

YOUR SUNDAY READING LIST: The Elk Hijacked, a BIG Tuesday Election, and Some VERY Kinky Dolphins

by Wm. Steven Humphrey "Seth! Check out all these amazing Mercury articles, they're really... SETH. You're still not mad at...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-15-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week In Portland Food News: Trap Kitchen Opens in Roseland Theater, Akadi Reopens, and Kann Is Coming Soon

by EverOut Staff The celebrity favorite Trap Kitchen PDX debuts its new location inside the Roseland Theater today. Trap KitchenIt...
The Portland Mercury  |  05-14-2022  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Seattle's 72-Hour Parking Rule Returns, Tiny Shelters Become a Sacrament, and a Weekend Full of Protests

by Hannah Krieg Weekend forecast includes protests for reproductive justice and to end the deadly exchange HK72-hour rule: Today is...
The Stranger  |  05-13-2022  |  Slog

Domesticated Animals

The PG-13-ization of Accepted ruins some of the rebellious fun.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  08-10-2006  |  Reviews

'District 9' is Absolutely Gripping

The fact that Neill Blomkamp pulled off a successful, effects-laden action film for $30 million is praiseworthy. But that he succeeds in simultaneously making a film that will stick with you for longer than it takes to digest your grease-covered popcorn is far more impressive.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  08-28-2009  |  Reviews

Once Again, Everyone Takes Dan Brown Way Too Seriously

Dan Brown gets a bad rap for his unique brand of beach-reading literature, but maybe he just should have been born 60 years earlier. If his work was going to be turned into cinema, it really should have been for 1930s serials.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  05-11-2009  |  Reviews