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A Three-Hour Wait... for a Restaurant Filled with Empty Tables?

by Chad Walsh In my last two columns, I explored the etiquette of outdoor seating and best practices for indoor...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jack White Is Coming to Portland

With the help of Yondr, he’s taking away your phone privileges. by Ciara Dolan Jack White is a mega-talented musician...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Party Review

My other partner’s birthday picnic. by D Martin Austin Some days, there seems to be no limit to how late...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hall Monitor: Silent Treatment

The First Amendment has become the city’s excuse for inaction against hate groups—rather than an opportunity to condemn them. by...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 17 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: August 8-14.

From Hall and Oates to Shabazz Palaces to Chanti Darling’s record release. SUPER PICK LAVENDER COUNTRY, SOFT BUTCH, JENNY DON'T...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

One Day at a Time

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Bigfoot erotica... together at last! by Ann Romano MONDAY, JULY 30 {{image:2, align:right, width:250}} Welcome back...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

What Happens When Portland's Hub for Mental Health Care Unexpectedly Closes?

Unity Center's Pause on New Patients Sends Providers Scrambling by Alex Zielinski On Monday, July 30, Portland’s main health care...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

August Flavors of the Month: Seattle Food & Drink Specials to Try Now

by Stranger Things To Do Staff This month, Molly Moon's is teaming up with Ballard's Filipino-owned bakery Hood Famous Bakeshop...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Palestinian American writer Susan Abulhawa writes that in the Arab world, to say...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Savage Love: Après Pill, Le Déluge

by Dan Savage Joe Newton I'm a 27-year-old woman living on the East Coast. I've been sexually active and on...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Primary Election Night 2018! We're Partying With Congressional Candidates and State Legislators

Pretty fuckt but still definitely working, Dan!!!! by Stranger Election Control Board DINO ROSSI QUOTES THE SECB AFTER KICKING US...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Portland Cops

by Anonymous I get it. Nobody should have used that much force. But what the fuck do you expect? These...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

10 Pearl Jam Events in Seattle This Week—Besides the Home Shows

Alternative ways to welcome Pearl Jam back to Seattle, from a trivia night to a tribute show. by Stranger Things...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Find a Third the Not-That-Hard Way or Take the $hortcut?

by Dan Savage I’m a gay man, late 30s with a great husband. He’s handsome, successful, kind, etc. We’ve been...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Here's Your 2018 August Primary Preview

We only like the politicians who get the most numbers!! by Rich Smith Though he's a loser in our hearts,...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

113 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Aug 7-12, 2018

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Facebook’s Terms of Service Could Fuck Up Important Investigative Reporting

This is a chilling effect on freedom of speech. by Nathalie Graham This is the worst app. coffeekai / Getty...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

A Michigan Cop Arrested an 80-Year-Old Grandmother for Medical Cannabis

by Josh Jardine Delores Saltzman Fox 17 West MichiganAside from Motown, I don't truly know that much about Michigan. Yes,...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: "Village Hill" by Australian Folkie/Mad Max Actor Howard Eynon, Who Plays Cafe Racer Friday

Check out a track from a long-lost 1974 acid-folk LP by Howard Eynon, who also acted in the Australian dystopian...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

It's Not Just Climate Change That Has Caused the California Wildfires

by Katie Herzog Terray Sylvester/Getty Images As wildfires burn across California, destroying homes and lives in the process, we look...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Want Free Pizza? Follow Us on Instagram!

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Tutta Bella's meatball & ricotta pizza. J Reed If you're a food lover in...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Who Is Worse?

by Anonymous Patriot Prayer or Antifa? At least the pro Trump crown aren’t afraid to show their racist, bigoted stupid...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Classic City Rollergirls Cap Off Stellar Season With Big Win Against Gold Coast

Photo Credit: Matt Hardy The Gold Coast Derby Grrls traveled nearly 700 miles from sunny South Florida for the opportunity...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-07-2018  |  Culture Briefs

PSA: There's a Burn Ban in Effect, Please Don't Light All This Paper on Fire

by Nathalie Graham The telephone poles around the city are cloaked in thick, matted layers of paper. It's like a...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

A Michigan Cop Arrested an 80-Year-Old Grandmother for Medical Cannabis

by Josh Jardine Delores Saltzman Fox 17 West MichiganAside from Motown, I don't truly know that much about Michigan. Yes,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

It's Not Just Climate Change That Has Caused the California Wildfires

by Katie Herzog Terray Sylvester/Getty Images As wildfires burn across California, destroying homes and lives in the process, we look...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Your Complete Guide to August 2018 Primary Election Night Parties in Seattle

Where to party with candidates across the Seattle area. by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's Election Day! After you've...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

I Will Never Understand the Complete Madness of Pineapple Pizza

by Charles Mudede sutteerug/gettyimages.comI know the world is in the middle of many bad things that are happening all at...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

ICYMI: Sexual Compatibility Is Important

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I'm an out (thanks partly to your encouragement) bi/pan cis male...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Will Congressman Adam Smith Get Ocasio-Cortezed After Tonight's Primary?

For that to happen, Democratic Socialist Sarah Smith first needs to beat a Republican. It won't be easy. by Eli...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Reader Mailbag: Public Jerk-Off Edition

Trigger warning for public anal play and you're welcome. by Katie Herzog It's been a few months since I wrote...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Exclusive Pearl Jam: Home and Away Sneak Preview Is Happening at MoPOP Till 1 pm Today

You have till 1 pm today to get an exclusive sneak preview of the Pearl Jam: Home and Away exhibit...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Secretary of State Investigating Small Error in Washington's MyVote System

No big deal. by Rich Smith *extreme Borat voice* MAH VOTE RS A spokesperson for Washington's Secretary of State says...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Portland Police Chief Defends Police Violence Against Patriot Prayer Counter-Protesters

by Alex Zielinski KENTON WALTZ Editor's note: This story was originally published for our Portland-based sister paper, The Portland Mercury...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

A Portland Summer

by Anonymous Tourists. They will eventually decide Portland is the bomb, after hearing about it where they came from, then...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Burger Week: $5 Burgers at New Seasons Market

by Mercury Promotions IT’S BACK. The only time of year that matters—the Portland Mercury’s Burger Week—is finally here! From Monday,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Unrequited Lust Can Change Your Life

by Christopher Frizzelle Originally published on June 20, 2018.Moving to Seattle was like stepping off a cliff: a funny feeling...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

A New Documentary on Texas Labor History Offers a Much-Needed Infusion of Hope

There’s a scene in A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas), a new documentary on labor history, in which three...
The Texas Observer  |  08-07-2018  |  La Linea

Flagpole Premieres: Misnomer feat. Linqua Franqa, 'Justice'

Photo Credit: Eric Hangartner Linqua Franqa The cross-genre collaboration is a risky endeavor. At its best, it magnifies strengths and...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-07-2018  |  Homedrone

Slog AM: Carbon Tax on November Ballot Revs Fundraising Engines, King County Metro Is Legitimately the Best, Please Vote

Soldiers deployed to fight the ultimate enemy — fire, it's hot out, thirsty? drink an iceberg by Nathalie Graham Brb,...
The Stranger  |  08-07-2018  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Police Chief Defends August 4 Violence, Heat Wave in Oregon, Separated Kids may be "Permanently Orphaned"

by Kelly Kenoyer Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-07-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Texas Counties Are Struggling to Find Money to Replace Antiquated Voting Machines

In the lobby of a North Austin hotel, Almina Cook is eating an ice cream sandwich as she and two...
The Texas Observer  |  08-07-2018  |  La Linea

Nicole Atkins Rides a Wave

The Jersey shore girl with the big Roy Orbison voice will conclude her first tour in Philly.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tim Whitaker  |  03-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Self-Consciously Kitschy

This dance-pop album is like listening to your gay kid brother pretend he's Madonna by laying down his own "sexy" vocals with a sophisticated version of GarageBand: You want to encourage him, but you're inwardly wincing.
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  02-01-2008  |  Reviews

The Green Mile

As state transportation officials forge ahead with plans to replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River, critics charge that the billion-dollar project doesn’t go far enough to reflect Portland’s fight against climate change.
Willamette Week  |  James Pitkin  |  01-30-2008  |  Transportation