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Good Morning, News: Protests on the Border, GOOOOALquake, and the Carters Drop an Album.

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Washington Warming Slower Than Rest Of U.S., Tumwater Shooting, Family Separation Causes "Toxic Stress"

Death by python, soccer is alive and well, detainment and separation is bad for children by Nathalie Graham Slow and...
The Stranger  |  06-18-2018  |  Slog

How Disaster Recovery Overlooks the Poor

Early in his career, David Hall came to see the Rio Grande Valley’s most impoverished communities as an important prism...
The Texas Observer  |  06-18-2018  |  La Linea

The 28 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jun 18-21

Explosions! Dinosaurs! Brown Calculus! PICKLES! DAMN That's One HELL of a Week! by Mercury Things to Do Staff At the...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-18-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Tell All: My son won’t get serious about college

His friends all have trips lined up to visit schools this summer, but my slacker son hasn’t lifted a finger...
Isthmus  |  06-17-2018  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

900 for a room in a house with you pricks?

by Anonymous I moved to town in February and secured a room online. I thought from the pictures and correspondence...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fitness to the Max

by Anonymous FB post to friends this am: "There is a pit stained gentleman who cannot stop doing pullups on...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

I am Jeff Bezos' Son

by Anonymous Our America is those B-52 bombers flying 50,000 feet above China and Russia daily. Our America is power...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-17-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Here Are the Details on Tomorrow's Families Belong Together Rally in Seattle

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Tomorrow, June 17, at noon, there will be a Families Belong Together / Familias...
The Stranger  |  06-16-2018  |  Slog

The Accident, Me, or Just What You Do?

by Anonymous What are you trying to see? What are you trying to look at? What are you trying to...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The End is Near

by Anonymous She's no longer able to jump to her window or onto the couch. Her hind legs are weak...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ted Cruz and State Republicans Make Clear: This is Trump’s Texas Now

It was clear when Governor Greg Abbott bragged about being more powerful than Putin, and when he said that Texans...
The Texas Observer  |  06-16-2018  |  La Linea

Timbers Beat LA, Head For Open Cup Quarterfinals

by Abe Asher Portland Timbers In their final game before breaking for the World Cup group stage, the Portland Timbers...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dita Von Teese Tantalizes and Sparkles at the Moore This Sunday

by Sophia Stephens Dita Von Teese, borne on a shell and as lovely as a pearl. Phil Barton If you...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

After a String of Firings, Montavilla Burgerville Employees Protest

by Alex Zielinski Burgerville employees at the 92nd and Powell shop. Burgerville Workers Union Shortly after employees at Portland's Burgerville...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Until the Flood Shows What We're Still Learning from the Killing of Michael Brown

It's an incredible show. Go see it. by Rich Smith Michael Brown's death rippled through the lives of eight composite...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Lindsey Graham Just Said "Shit" on CNN

by Dan Savage So this just happened... Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) has a message for critics who dislike him working...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Last-Minute Plans: 127 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: June 15-17, 2018

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you haven't yet made...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

The Week in Food News: the Good, the Bad and the Stupid

by Chad Walsh Canard Aaron Lee This week, the Mercury ">rounded-up all the cool things to do (and the bars...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Get Ready for the Big Gay Sing-Along of the Year at Seattle Pride

by Sophia Stephens The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence-Abbey of St. Joan is leading the "Rainbow Connection" sing-along Courtesy of the...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Ken Paxton: ‘The More We Talk About Gun Regulation, the More People Are Gonna Die’

Conservative thought leader Ken Paxton delivered the “constitutional response to mass shootings” Friday at the 2018 Texas Republican Convention, which...
The Texas Observer  |  06-15-2018  |  La Linea

Dark Horse Comics: No, We Won't Cover Trans Health Care

by Alex Zielinski Despite changing its Twitter profile pic to include a rainbow, Dark Horse still used Twitter to explain...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Pickathon Starlight Series, Episode 8: Ty Segall & the Freedom Band

by Ciara Dolan Brud Giles Pickathon 2018 is officially less than two months away, meaning now's the perfect time to...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

His Wife Seemed 100 Percent Into the Hot Sex We Were Having, So Why Is She Saying Otherwise in Court?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage Years ago, my husband and I had a handful of adventures...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Hasan Minhaj at the Flint Center

Hasan Minhaj fights discrimination the way he knows best—with jokes. Senior correspondent for The Daily Show, Minhaj brings his latest...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-15-2018  |  Activate

Inbox Jukebox: A Weekly Shortlist of Good New Music. Spiritualized, Protomartyr, Casual Hex, and More

This week's Inbox Jukebox discusses notable new songs by Spiritualized, Protomartyr, Casual Hex, and others. by Dave Segal Jason Pierce...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Art Review: Consu Tolosa at Guardino Gallery

by Allison Strauss CONSU TOLOSA Consu Tolosa’s abstract paintings exude joy. The 30-some canvases, on display at the Guardino Gallery...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Paul Manafort Is Going to Jail

by Dan Savage NYT: A federal judge revoked Paul Manafort’s bail and sent him to jail on Friday to await...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Students in Seattle Built a Coffin for Classmate Killed in Shooting

Gun culture disconnects you from the actual consequences of guns. Making a coffin does the exact opposite. by Charles Mudede...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Food News You Can Use This Weekend

A new place for doughnuts and soft serve, a new place for burgers, and more Seattle food news starting June...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

A New Place For Doughnuts and Soft Serve and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: June 15, 2018 Edition

A new place for doughnuts and soft serve, a new place for burgers, and more Seattle food news starting June...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Tag Is a Goofy Ass Cartoon of a Comedy, But Goddamn, Is It Ever Entertaining

by Ned Lannamann You're about to be it, motherfucker.Tag is a sloppy joe of a movie. It’s artistically unambitious, structurally...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

The Mumlers at The Ritz

Formed by singer-songwriter and frontman Will Sprott in 2005, the Mumlers are one of the few San Jose-based bands to...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-15-2018  |  Activate

Pub in the Park at Mezes Park

Redwood City is serving up a new outdoor entertainment series this summer with Pub in the Park. Pack your picnic...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-15-2018  |  Activate

Picnic on the Field at Levi’s Stadium

With a rough few seasons behind them, the Niners are ready for their first full schedule with Jimmy G. in...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-15-2018  |  Activate

Tag Review: Four Grown Men Play Tag, Hit Each Other in Balls

Ah! Fine cinema! by Ned Lannamann Tag is a sloppy joe of a movie. It’s artistically unambitious, structurally unsound, and...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Kathy Griffin, on Life After the Trump Stunt: “I Had to Convince My Alcoholic Mother That I Wasn't a Member of ISIS"

by Katie Herzog Kathy Griffin performs this Saturday at the Moore Theatre. This story is presented as part of The...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Owen Wilson Visits the Portland Art Museum's The Shape of Speed

by Suzette Smith Wow! Jon Richardson Owen Wilson and Andrew Wilson visited the Portland Art Museum YESTERDAY. Sorry, Portland, we...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Andrea Bocelli at SAP Center

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli stops at San Jose’s SAP Center on his world tour. With 15 solo studio albums and...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  06-15-2018  |  Activate

Portland Wing Week: Eat These $5 Wings June 25-30

by Mercury Promotions Listen, Portland. We love you. And we love wings. So the Portland Mercury is teaming up with...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

My Japanese Heritage Is Not Your Fetish

by Sophia Stephens SHANNON KNIGHT This story is presented as part of The Stranger's Art + Performance Quarterly, Summer 2018...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

Lindsey Graham Just Said "Shit" on CNN

by Dan Savage So this just happened... Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) has a message for critics who dislike him working...
The Stranger  |  06-15-2018  |  Slog

15 Candidates! We Can Help--The Reader's Guide to the Big Showdown

This isn't just a Senate race. It's the reality show of the year. Everyone's running: career pols, business leaders, ex-POWs, lawyers, schoolteachers, ice cream makers.
Chicago Reader  |  Harold Henderson, Ben Joravsky, Ted Kleine, Tori Marlan, Michael Marsh, Michael Miner, Grant Pick, Kate Schmidt, Mike Sula  |  05-13-2005  |  Politics

Post-Pedro

David Bazan buries the Lion and re-examines his faith
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Chris Parker  |  11-03-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

My Brief Encounter with Portland's Swinger Community

I find myself at the front door of a modest-sized home on a unseasonably warm night in late May, notebook in hand, ready to attend my first swinger party. After a knock, a cordial middle-aged couple who host about one party a month, open the front door and greet me. She is wearing a green visor with the phrase "Penis-Centric" written across the brim.
The Portland Mercury  |  Matthew Vollono  |  06-19-2009  |  Culture