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Commissioner Eudaly Applies for Public Financing for her Reelection Campaign

by Alex Zielinski Commissioner Chloe Eudaly PBOT City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly filed notice of intent to participate in Portland's Open...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Voting Is Open for 2020 Flagpole Athens Favorites

Calling all opinionated Athenians! Voting is open for this year's Flagpole Athens Favorites contest. From now until Feb. 7, cast...
Flagpole Magazine  |  01-15-2020  |  Culture Briefs

CNN Lost Last Night's Debate

by Rich Smith Biden had a good night, thanks to CNN anchors going after his rivals. Spencer Platt / GETTY...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

RIP, Steve Martin Caro, Singer for Baroque-Pop Geniuses the Left Banke

Vocalist Steve Martin Caro, master of wistfulness for baroque-pop geniuses the Left Banke, has died. by Dave Segal Steve Martin...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

16 Places to Drink Mocktails and Non-Alcoholic Beverages in Seattle for Dry January 2020

by Stranger EverOut Staff This month, you can take advantage of non-alcoholic drinks at Cortina, created in collaboration with DRY...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

CNN Lost the Debate

A little walk through the highlights and lowlights of the worst Democratic debate yet. by Rich Smith Biden had a...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

A Gaping Void

Sticker Patrol: Pride, Light, MFW by Jasmyne Keimig Jess Stein "Be The Void"Fuck me up. Jasmyne KeimigI'm pretty sure this...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Who Should It Be: Bernie, Biden, or Warren?

by The Stranger Episode 229 talks Iowa, impeachment, and the Oscar nominations. Scott Olson / Getty Images Subscribe to the...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Who Should It Be: Bernie, Biden, or Warren?

Episode 229 of the Blabbermouth podcast. by The Stranger Subscribe to the podcast FOR FREE by clicking right here! With...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Progressive Organizer Julia DeGraw Joins Council Race

by Alex Zielinski Julia DeGraw Julia DeGraw, a progressive organizer and longtime water rights activist, has announced her campaign to...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Score of Uncut Gems Should Have Been Nominated for an Oscar

Let's hear and dissect a couple of the songs. by Jasmyne Keimig Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) in the Safdie brother's...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

This Pot Is Bananas

by Lester Black There are 14 hidden bananas (or bunches of bananas) in this image. RACHELLE ABELLARA few weeks ago,...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Eating My Way Around the International District

by Leilani Polk Walking around the ID when you're stoned is like a game. ANTHONY KEOMy biggest regret since moving...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

A Literary Oasis for Black People Fed Up with the White Gaze

by Rich Smith Natasha Marin got death threats after starting the Facebook group Reparations. ERIKA SCHULTZIn the summer of 2016,...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

A Snow Sport That Hurts So Good

by Katie Herzog Can you spot the 10 differences between these two images? ZAK KLOESThese days, cross-country skiing is a...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

In Little Joe, a Flower Brings Human Happiness

by Charles Mudede Among the happiness flowers: Emily Beecham as scientist Alice Woodard. PHOTO COURTESY OF MAGNOLIA PICTURESLittle Joe is...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Capitol Hill's Underrated, Affordable, Seasonal, Locally Sourced Restaurants

by David Lewis You'll find good things to eat at the restaurants in Seattle Central College. COURTESY OF SEATTLE CULINARY...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Buy a Ticket and Take a Ride on The Wave

by Leilani Polk Justin Long in The Wave, which opens tonight at Grand Illusion. If The Hangover took a hit...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

NYC Trio Harriet Tubman Make Jazz Fusion a Liberating Experience

by Dave Segal Masters of improvised fusion: Brandon Ross, J.T. Lewis, and Melvin Gibbs. ANDREW JAMESNamed after the woman who...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

I Saw You: Bumper Cars

In our neighborhood, where it’s not uncommon for three generations to shack up in one of the ‘70s-era duplexes that...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  01-15-2020  |  Activate

Wallace Announces Bid to Retake House Seat

Watkinsville Democrat Jonathan Wallace will try to retake the seat he lost in 2018 to Rep. Marcus Wiedower . Wallace...
Flagpole Magazine  |  01-15-2020  |  In the Loop

Good Morning, News: Explosive Evidence Against Trump, Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers, and More Bernie Bro Nonsense

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cheap, Free, & Fun: The 25 Best Bang For Your Buck Events in Portland, Jan 17-23

by Mercury EverOut Staff MLK Day of Service Instead of simply going on Instagram and posting a regal image of...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 34 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Jan 17-19

by Mercury EverOut Staff You wanna do some good? You can do that. You wanna laugh real hard? That can...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-15-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Russia's Government Resigns, Impeachment Trial Managers Named, Ken Jennings Wins It All

by Nathalie Graham This is the only picture of Ken we can afford!!!! Getty/Getty Images NewsThe Russian government just resigned:...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

I Said No Gifts

by Anonymous I said no gifts. I meant it, too. You knew that I Marie Kondo'd my apartment twice. I...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Theater Made with Talking Appliances

Jaha Koo uses rice cookers to tell the story of South Korea's financial collapse. by Rich Smith A few years...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Stoned Skate-A-Roake Is Scary as Hell

Doing three things I never thought I'd do again... at the same time. by David Lewis I quit pot, roller-skating,...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Bubbles in Oil Paint

The painting I can't stop thinking about in Frye Art Museum's Unsettling Femininity. by Jasmyne Keimig I had never seen...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Four Seattle Musicians Who Use Pot to Get Creative

SassyBlack, Ben Rew, Chloe Harris, and Shawn Holley make music with the help of marijuana. by Dave Segal By this...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Crossword Solution: Tossing Back a Few Beers

The solutions to the crossword puzzle in the January 15, 2020 issue of The Stranger. by Brendan Emmett Quigley...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Editor's Note

Please do not mess with your cat. "Something in the Regrets Issue really bothered me to the core," read a...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Five Events to Celebrate Robert Burns Night 2020 in Seattle

by Stranger EverOut Staff Tuck into a hearty plate of haggis and sip some whisky in honor of the Scottish...
The Stranger  |  01-15-2020  |  Slog

Slog PM: The Last Battle Before Iowa, Snow Snow Snow Snow Snow, China Doesn't Give a Fuck About Star Wars

by Chase Burns Sir, this is an Arby's. China Photos / StringerBesides THE SNOW, today's biggest story is obviously THE...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2020  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology

January 15–21 by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): Comedian John Cleese has an insight I hope you'll consider. He...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2020  |  Slog

Savage Love

Lina Dune, the creator of Ask a Sub, gives some advice. by Dan Savage I'm a 26-year-old bisexual woman with...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2020  |  Slog

Washington Legislature Wades into Battle Over Gifted Programs

A new bill would require school districts to support gifted students. by Katie Herzog The discussion over advanced learning in...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2020  |  Slog

Can She Have Sex Without Condoms to Protect Her New Girlfriend's Privacy?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage What are your thoughts on privacy between relationships? I recently started...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2020  |  Slog

Sound Transit Must Obey the Will of the People and Rename the University Street Station "Symphony"

Give me Symphony or give me death. by Rich Smith UPHOLD THE VOTE Sound Transit Last September Sound Transit asked...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2020  |  Slog

67 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Jan 14-19, 2020

by Stranger EverOut Staff Pretend it's not winter at the Seattle Aquarium's booze-filled, Hawaiian-themed After Hours Beach Party this Thursday...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2020  |  Slog

Don't Get Lost In Swirlings, the New Album from Local Synth Artist Pulse Emitter

by Robert Ham Pulse Emitter Alien CragIndependent artists, especially those who scrabble away in genre burrows like noise and ambient,...
The Portland Mercury  |  01-14-2020  |  Blog Town, PDX

What the Fuck Are Democrats Doing in Washington State This Year?

The good, the bad, and the Brad Klippert. by Rich Smith The house of slow, incremental change. Lester Black Despite...
The Stranger  |  01-14-2020  |  Slog

The Gospel According to Paul Dorr

A little-known political consultant from Iowa is beating back the menace of public education in Minnesota, one school referendum at a time.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Molly Priesmeyer  |  07-11-2005  |  Policy Issues

Access Denied

Systematic statewide abuse of Oregon public records laws thwarts the people's right to know.
Eugene Weekly  |  Alex V. Cipolle  |  05-31-2016  |  Civil Liberties

Holy Hustler: Miami Pastor Will Save City's Soul — If He Can Stay Out of Jail

Pastor Vincent Spann is one of Miami's most complex characters: He's a disgraced former drill sergeant who has gained national prominence for rescuing legions of addicts using military discipline, supernatural faith, and flimflam.
Miami New Times  |  Gus Garcia-Roberts  |  01-26-2009  |  Religion