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Where to Swim in Seattle?

by Jen Graves Lake Washington, the mother of all swimming experiences in Seattle. Kelly O Whenever people ask me where...
The Stranger  |  07-15-2018  |  Slog

Daycare Douchebags

by Anonymous To the asshats that park at the daycare lot and start anally blasting the neighborhood with rap music...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

How’s the catfish boss?

by Anonymous I catfished my old boss. Here’s how it went. Work wise, for a year, I did everything I...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

First Immigrant Mother in Washington Reunited With Child

“I felt like my heart was going to come out of my body.” by Nathalie Graham Yolany Padilla and her...
The Stranger  |  07-14-2018  |  Slog

Hit and runs

by Anonymous Dear Portland Drivers, You suck for many, many reasons but this is the second time my tiny car...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-14-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Yup.

by Anonymous Sucking Putin's cock while destroying the Western alliance is Toddler Dump's most dangerous agenda of all. We are...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-14-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Red light

by Anonymous Aside from the amount of people, here is why traffic sucks now. Red light runners. These people have...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-14-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Did You Touch a Bat Last Night in a Men's Room in Woodinville? Here's How Not to Die

Watch your ass: rabid bats are back. by Christopher Frizzelle "Any person or animal that touched or had contact with...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Where To Go for National Ice Cream Day

Sunday, July 15 is the holiday—but these places are open all summer. by Stranger Things To Do Staff This Sunday,...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Starbucks Straw Ban Is Good PR but Will Do Less Than Nothing for the Planet

Starbucks new lids require more plastic than straws. by Katie Herzog Look Ma! No straw! Justin Sullivan/Getty Starbucks' coffee may...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Another Sign From Today's Protests In London

by Dan Savage Thanks for sending the photo along, Shane! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

29 Festivals in Seattle This Weekend: July 13-15, 2018

All the festivals happening in Seattle this weekend by Stranger Things To Do Staff Festival season is at its peak,...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 115 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: July 13-15, 2018

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff We've already compiled a list of...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Gypsy Jokers Indicted on Federal Charges for Gruesome Murder

by Alex Zielinski Gypsy Jokers indicted: Mark Dencklau, Earl Fisher, and Tiler Pribbernow, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Three men associated...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Yellow Submarine Is the Best Beatles Movie

... even though the Fab Four are barely in it by Leilani Polk "As we live a life of ease,...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

The Trump Baby Blimp and the Decline of American Empire

by Charles Mudede The six-meter-high effigy of Donald, aka 'Trump Baby,' greeted Chris J Ratcliffe / Getty Images In the...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Love Wine? Then Don't Miss "I Love Riesling"

by MJ Skegg Fact: Riesling is the greatest white wine ever, and Oregon is making better and better Rieslings. In...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Learning To Trust Again After a Monogamish Relationship Blows Up

by Dan Savage I need your help thinking through something. I've always loved the idea of a monogamish relationship. I...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Local Celebrity Chef Sells Restaurants, Settles $1 Million Claim with Employees

Local Celebrity Chef Josh Henderson sold half his restaurant empire and agreed to pay 600 of his employees over $1...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Food News You Can Use This Weekend

Food news and events you can use: July 13, 2018 edition. by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's a big...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Seven Beef Re-Opens as Central Smoke and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: July 13, 2018 Edition

Food news and events you can use: July 13, 2018 edition. by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's a big...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

People Up Front

by Anonymous What is your deal? YOU choose to sit/stand there. Wherever it is. It could be in class, on...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Top 10 Songs I Never Need to Hear Again

As a middle-aged motherfucker who listens to music almost nonstop every day, I have some thoughts about this not-as-trivial-as-you-think matter...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Your Weekly Food and Drink Wrap Up: Blackstreet Bakery, Coquine Conquers, and Cheap Lunches!

by Chad Walsh Fish & Rice chef Jesse Sweet Christine Dong Strap on your reading hats because this was a...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Detained Immigrant Parents in Washington Could Soon Be Transferred to Texas

There, they may be detained with their children. by Heidi Groover The Federal Detention Center in SeaTac, where asylum seekers...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Why the Fake Plants in the Rhino Room Club Are More Real Than the Real Plants in Amazon's Spheres

by Charles Mudede It's hard to believe that none of this is real. Lester Black A new club opened last...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Skyscraper: The Rock Is Our New Arnold! All Hail the Rock!

by Ben Coleman Dwayne Johnson: More Ahhnold than Ahhnold. There's a scene in 2003's The Rundown in which Dwayne Johnson,...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

25 Places to Watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals This Weekend in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Get in on the action and watch the games in places including Occidental Square...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Ballard SeafoodFest Brings a Great Big Boatload of Oceanic Delights

by Leilani Polk Lil' Smokies at the 2017 Ballard SeafoodFest Ballard Vox Guys. I'm from Florida—well, technically, I was born...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Troubled Weed Data Vendor Gets Green Light From Washington State

The state's pot tracking system has been plagued by security breaches and glitches, but that hasn't stopped the state from...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Paul Bunyan, the Tin Woodman, George Washington, and Other Experts Weigh In on Timber! Outdoor Music Festival

by The Stranger What's the most exciting band playing at this weekend's Timber! Outdoor Music Festival? We asked around. George...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Road Rage

by Anonymous To the person driving a white mustang this morning who's intense road rage at 7am was completely out...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

ITMFA Spotted at London Protests

by Dan Savage And look at that time stamp! www.ITMFA.org [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

On the Genius of Whoopi Goldberg and the Badness of Twitter

"She seems to have a presence that really cuts through the fictionality of the filmic world around her." by Rich...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Sorry to Bother You Is Surreal, Darkly Funny Social Commentary from Boots Riley

by Ned Lannamann It says a lot about the regressive state of America in 2018 that perhaps the only effective...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Saturday, Don't Miss the Annual BIG FLOAT!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Courtesy Human Access Project Get ready to get wet, Portland, because the best river event of...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Columnist Says Scarlett Johannson Should Be Able to Play a Trans Person; Chaos Ensues

Daniella Greenbaum resigned after Business Insider retracted her column on ScarJo. by Katie Herzog Jemal Countess/Getty Because I don't feel...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Jason Rittereiser: The One Who Can Beat Dino Rossi

by Rich Smith ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHELCIE BLACKMUN There's a Trump voter sitting in the front row of Jason Rittereiser's "Listen...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Legislation to Abolish ICE Indicates Movement is Gaining Mainstream Traction

Three Democratic lawmakers gave a boost to the “Abolish ICE” movement Thursday, seizing on an effort by the agency’s criminal...
The Texas Observer  |  07-13-2018  |  La Linea

Timbers v. LAFC Match Preview

by Abe Asher Sam Ortega/Portland Timbers The Portland Timbers' unbeaten streak, 11 games in MLS play, 13 in all competitions,...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Haunting Electro Torch Song "Fields" by Bamban, Who Performs at TUF FEST Saturday

Check out a beautiful, enigmatic track by inventive electronic musician Bamban, who performs at TUF FEST this Saturday. by Dave...
The Stranger  |  07-13-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: GOP's Kangaroo Court, Roy Moore Humiliated, and Baby Trump Takes to the Sky

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  07-13-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

In the Path

A tornado descends, damages and unites.
LEO Weekly  |  Anne Marshall  |  03-22-2012  |  Disasters

Three New Games That Let You Get Rich, or Die Tryin'

Foil an international conspiracy in 50 Cent: Bulletproof; battle through war-torn Europe in Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers; and satisfy your lust for an ultra-lazy gaming experience in World Championship Poker 2.
Dig Boston  |  Seth MCM. Donlin  |  11-17-2005  |  Video Games

Alison Mosshart and Jack White Kill Some Time

The Dead Weather's initial formation took place last fall under what were both auspicious and unlikely conditions. The Raconteurs and the Kills had been touring together, and Mosshart was recruited to sing with both bands after White had taken ill.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  08-13-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews