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Green Hop Fest Block Party Is Coming This Saturday

by Josh Jardine This Saturday, August 18, Green Hop Dispensary will be holding a block party. It's not a street...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Three Hundred Papers Circle Jerk to Their Own Image

You've gotta fire up those subscribers any way you can. by Katie Herzog artisteer/Getty Images The big news in media...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2018  |  Slog

How About Those Donations, David Meinert?

David Meinert's business partners told us he would donate the profit he made off their bars to charities dealing with...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2018  |  Slog

10 for $10: Your Best Bang for the Buck Shows, Aug 17-19

by Mercury Things to Do Staff All Together Festival It just feels good to support local record label/boutique/gallery Tender Loving...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Bus Man Bus Woman

by Anonymous Bus man, bleached hair, super tan skin, wraparound shades, backpack. Plops next to a woman on the three...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Multnomah County Investigating Its Mental Health Complaint System

by Alex Zielinski Artwork on a Unity Center wall. OHSU/Kristyna Wentz-Graff Multnomah County has placed two senior managers on leave...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, Has Died; Her Songs Never Will

Here's an expression of undying respect for the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. by Dave Segal Respect to the...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2018  |  Slog

Satanic Portland Splits With Satanic Temple Over Alt-Right Affiliation

by Andrew Jankowski lady_in_red13 / Getty Images Religious schisms happen, no matter where or how you worship. Late Wednesday night,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

26 Festivals to Check Out in Seattle This Weekend: Aug 17-19, 2018

by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's time for the 27th annual Hempfest, the ever-growing stoner-friendly waterfront festival that bills...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2018  |  Slog

Spaghetti for breakfast

by Anonymous Why the fuck not! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Half the Picture, a Documentary About How Hollywood Still Sucks for Women

by Kathy Fennessy Half the PictureGina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball, Beyond the Lights) describes the day she got rejected from...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2018  |  Slog

Texas Lawmaker Sponsors Far-Right Rally Against ‘Far-Left Violence’

An East Texas lawmaker is sponsoring a “March Against Far-Left Violence” at the Texas Capitol Saturday — one of at...
The Texas Observer  |  08-16-2018  |  La Linea

The Guy Who Made Armor for Kids Doesn't Want to Talk Politics

“I didn’t ask any probing questions like you’re asking me,” Materazo said. “It’s about making this product.” by Nathalie Graham...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2018  |  Slog

Timbers Pounded by D.C. United in Second Straight Loss

by Abe Asher Portland Timbers For 125 straight days, the Portland Timbers didn't lose a single soccer game. In the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

White Men and Their Crocodile Tears

by Anonymous I am so sick of white men who murder their girlfriends, wives, children, entire families. Why doesn't this...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 30 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Aug 17-19

Soapbox Derbies, Big-Ass Block Parties, TLE Brings it All Together, and Zach's Shack Pounds it All Down by Mercury Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Central District Drive-By Shooting Injures 2, Washington's Potentially Historic Carbon Tax, Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

Trump is a threat to the press, national security, and also there's too much child porn in the news by...
The Stranger  |  08-16-2018  |  Slog

Get your fucking feet off the seat

by Anonymous You know, the bus isn’t for everyone. You are an able-bodied, fit, young, sporty and wealthy person, draped...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: RIP Aretha Franklin, Long Live Madonna, and WTF, Chief Outlaw?

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Work Starts on Retirement Homes as Oconee County Waits on Documents

Photo Credit: Lee Becker Oconee County officials are still waiting on Presbyterian Homes to indicate how much money it wants...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-16-2018  |  In the Loop

In a Warming World, the Fight for Water Can Push Nations Apart — or Bring Them Together

This project has been made possible with the support of Solutions Journalism Network, a non-profit organization with the mission to...
The Texas Observer  |  08-16-2018  |  La Linea

Shallow Waters

The Rio Grande Valley of Texas is one of the fastest-growing places in the United States. Already hot and arid, and growing...
The Texas Observer  |  08-16-2018  |  La Linea

Bitter

by Anonymous If you think you're such a good writer, put your fucking name on it or get the fuck...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-16-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

You Still Have to Be Nice When It's Hot Out

by Anonymous Yo I understand that it is hot outside but you still have to be nice. Someone walking to...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Thursday!

8 Things to Do for August 16 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Plastic Cactus...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Fancy Pot Shop Designed by Olson Kundig Is About to Open on Capitol Hill

There's a new pot shop on Capitol Hill and it looks fancy. by Lester Black The construction equipment should be...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

With Disenchantment, Matt Groening Takes on George R.R. Martin

by Andrew Wright Back in the olden days, before binge viewing, it sure was easier to give developing shows a...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Matt Groening's Disenchantment: High Fantasy, with Bulgy-Eyed Comedic Potential

by Andrew Wright Back in the olden days, before binge viewing, it sure was easier to give developing shows a...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Takes on “Gay Conversion Therapy”

by Vince Mancini The Miseducation of Cameron Post was one of those movies I instinctively avoided at Sundance—a decision that...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Crazy Rich Asians Is Light, Breezy (and Inclusive!) Escapism

by Elinor Jones I’m going to start with the thing everybody wants to talk about: Crazy Rich Asians is the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Katie Herzig Talks Moment of Bliss with Katie Herzog

by Katie Herzog Katie Herzig, not Katie Herzog Nashville musician Katie Herzig first came to my notice about a decade...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Summer of ‘84 Joins Stranger Things in Making the '80s Rad and Horrifying

by Andrew Wright That '80s movie... Summer of ‘84 The '80’s horror revival just keeps on trucking, with the success...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

He's 40, She's 16—She's Also His Girlfriend's Niece. What Could Go Wrong?

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I'm a 40-year-old man and my girlfriend's 16-year-old niece has a...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

As Jenny Durkan Delays Bike Lanes and Transit Projects, Seattle Spends Another Day in Smoke

by Charles Mudede Charles MudedeJenny Durkan, the mayor of Seattle, a city whose air has been severely polluted by smoke...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Hot Import Nights at the Fairgrounds

For some, classic Chevys, Fords and Studebakers represent the pinnacle of automotive design and power. Others, however, are more interested...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

Wizards Assemble Pub Crawl

The mystical world of wizards, potions and magic spells materializes on the streets of San Jose as the Wizards Assemble...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

David Dobrik & Jason Nash at the CPA

After mastering the quick-hitting micro-vloging format that was Vine (R.I.P.) and rising to the top of the YouTuber comedy clip...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

‘The Quiet Man’ Plays at Stanford Theatre

American silver screen icon John Wayne trades the scrubby, golden expanse of the Wild West for the emerald green hills...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

Starover Blue at Art Boutiki

Founded in 2007, Starover Blue grew out of San Jose State’s music department, where core members Kendall Sallay and Dirk...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

Crazy Rich Asians Is Romantic-Comedy Gold

by Elinor Jones Rich AF I am going to start with the thing everybody wants to talk about: Crazy Rich...
The Stranger  |  08-15-2018  |  Slog

Chief Outlaw "Weighing Options" of Outside Investigation into Police Conduct at Aug 4 Rally

by Alex Zielinski City of Portland On Saturday, August 4, at least three Portlanders were seriously injured by so-called "less...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-15-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Zakk Sabbath Shreds it at The Ritz

Any rock nerd can form a cover band, but how many tribute vehicles are fronted by an actual guitar hero?...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-15-2018  |  Activate

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