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This Bluetooth Sex Toy Might Be the Worst Cannabis Product of 2019 (So Far)

by Josh Jardine Vitalij Sova/Getty ImagesIn general, I try to steer my coverage of cannabis products, people, and services towards...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 26 Best Things to Do In Portland This Week: June 17-20

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Jump to: Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday Monday, June 17 Lenore., Josiah...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Timbers v. Seattle U.S. Open Cup Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland TimbersAfter a week-and-a-half off following their loss to LAFC, the Portland Timbers are back on...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Cheap, Free, & Fun: The 25 Best Bang For Your Buck Events in Portland, June 14-20

by Mercury Things to Do Staff SLAY: Pride Edition Let your freak flag fly high at Slay, a dance party...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland Police Ask Public For Information on Death of Titi Gulley

by Blair Stenvick Titi Gulley (right) with her mother, Kenya Kenya Robinson The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) is seeking information...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Don’t Forget About Social Equity in Cannabis

by Josh Jardine DARREN415 / GETTY IMAGESOne of the best things about the legalization of cannabis has been the accompanying...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Trump Hides Census Docs, US Women's Soccer vs. Patriarchy, and Lots of Cats Licking Ice Cream

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 33 Best Things To Do in Portland This Weekend: June 14-16

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Jump to: Friday | Saturday | Sunday Friday, June 14 The Roots Listen up...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-12-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: UW Hid Sexual Assault by Athletic Executive, Canada's Wildfire Season Starts with a Bang, Nevada Is Cool with You Smoking Pot

by Timothy Kenney It's a doozy, eh? AHEFLIN / GETTY IMAGESUW kept the sexual assault of a student by an...
The Stranger  |  06-12-2019  |  Slog

Slog PM: Jon Stewart Slams Congress, U.S. Women's Soccer Team Is the Very Best, KEEP YOUR MYLAR BALLOONS TIED DOWN

by Chase Burns DON'T YOU DARE LET THOSE GO, CHESTER. iStock / Getty Images PlusJon Stewart slams Congress for not...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

A New Boxed Set Offers a More Complete Picture of Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue" Tour

by Robert Ham The past 20 years have been heavenly for Bob Dylan fans. Since 1991, the storied singer-songwriter and...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Savage Love: Shop Around

by Dan Savage JOE NEWTONI'm a straight cis woman in my early 40s and a single mother. I have not...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Free Will Astrology: June 12–18

by Rob Brezsny ARIES (March 21–April 19): We may not have to travel to other planets to find alien life...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Weed Edibles Get an Illinois Man a Four-Year Sentence

by Josh Jardine Creative-Family/Getty ImagesAn Illinois man is going to jail for four years because he ordered 42 pounds of...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Manipulative Rich Guy Shouldn't Get His Balls Busted For Free

Savage Love Letter of the Day by Dan Savage I am a 22-year-old straight female. I used to babysit for...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: Steve Hauschildt's "Dissolvi," a Majestic Evocation of Amber-Era Autechre

Check out the majestic, Autechre-esque "Dissolvi" by Ghostly International artist Steve Hauschildt, who plays Belltown Yacht Club June 16. by...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Controversial Lents Neighborhood Group Touts Visit by Federal Immigration Official at Upcoming Meeting

by Blair Stenvick Protesters gather outside the Portland ICE building during 2018's Occupy ICE protests. ALEX ZIELINSKI A controversial neighborhood...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

West Side Story with Its Original Choreography Is a Stunning, Gut-Wrenching Spectacle

by Christopher Frizzelle Maria (Rebbekah Vega-Romero) and Tony (William Branner) in West Side Story at 5th Avenue. Not pictured: the...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

US vs. Thailand Live from the Women's World Cup (That's Being Broadcast in Seattle)

by Nathalie Graham I'm doing my best to keep up with live soccer for you!!! ELSA / GETTY IMAGES12:00 P.M...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

There's a New THING at Fort Worden

by Leilani Polk An old zeppelin hangar that is converted into a stage for special events at Fort Worden THE...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

90 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: June 11-16, 2019

Unusual, offbeat, quirky things you might not otherwise know about. by Elaina Friedman Our arts critics have already recommended 49...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

A New Boxed Set Offers a More Complete Picture of Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue" Tour

by Robert Ham The past 20 years have been heavenly for Bob Dylan fans. Since 1991, the storied singer/songwriter and...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Repent, Resent, or Reinvent: How to Survive a Pile-On

Four years after his public shaming, Ryan Boudinot is exactly where he wants to be. by Katie Herzog Nothing like...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

What to Know As the U.S. Women's Team Faces Off Against Thailand Today

by Nathalie Graham A generic soccer photo for a NOT GENERIC TEAM. skynesher/Getty ImagesThe U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) has...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Reporter Mike Rosenberg Resigns from the Seattle Times After Allegedly Sending Inappropriate Twitter Messages

by Rich Smith He's out of here. SEATTLE MUNICIPAL ARCHIVESSeattle Times reporter Mike Rosenberg resigned on June 7, according to...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

As Your Apartment Melts into a Boiling Puddle of Molten Glass and Smoking Brick, Here Are the Best Movies to See Excuses to Sit in Air Conditioning

by Erik Henriksen John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum MARK ROGERS / LIONSGATEToday's hot, and tomorrow will probably be hotter—this week, Portland's...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

What to Know Before the U.S. Women's Team Faces Off Against Thailand Today

by Nathalie Graham A generic soccer photo for a NOT GENERIC TEAM. skynesher/Getty ImagesThe U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) has...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

A Little Late

by Anonymous Don’t eat morels from wildfire sights. Double check if your favorite huckleberry spot got dumped on. Your weed...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

DoNormaal's Not-So-Normal Hip-Hop

by Charles Mudede The mood on her album Third Daughter is serious and introspective, but onstage she's extroverted and wants...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Grocery checkout person, please don't ask...

by Anonymous I don't envy your job, Mrs. and Mr. Grocery Checkout Person. I'm sure your friendly veneer masks a...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die Is Goofy, Gory, and Great

by Erik Henriksen ABBOT GENSER / FOCUS FEATURESJim Jarmusch has been on a streak lately. 2013’s Only Lovers Left Alive...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

New Savage Lovecast: It's the S&M Show!

Episode #659 — June 11, 2019 by The Stranger It's the S&M show! With the ever-charming and fearsome Mistress Matisse...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Weed Edibles Get an Illinois Man a Four-Year Sentence

by Josh Jardine Creative-Family/Getty ImagesAn Illinois man is going to jail for four years because he ordered 42 pounds of...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Like Sex and Comedy? Then You’ll Love Talkin’ Dirty with Shrista & AJ!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Look out, America! The Portland Mercury and She Bop have a brand new, live show that...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Strawshop's Updated Take Me Out Feels Dated, but There Is a Lot of Naked Dong Onstage

So there's that. by Rich Smith The dongs were as flaccid as some of the performances. JOHN ULMANI’ve said it...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Portland's Queer Community Steps Up to Protect 10-Year-Old Harassed for Performing Drag

by Alex Zielinski Sparkle Lynn More Michelle PorterPride week in Portland has always been an important holiday in Michelle Porter's...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Chernobyl Becomes Tourism Hot Spot; Canada Bans Captivity, Breeding of Whales and Dolphins; Medical Marijuana Cardholders Triple in Last 5 Years

by Timothy Kenney It's uh... for my asthma. Lester BlackCanada bans breeding and captivity of all whales, dolphins, and porpoises:...
The Stranger  |  06-11-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Tuition Hikes, New MAX Update, and a Porta Potty Plan

by Blair Stenvick Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Uber/Lift out of the bike lanes!

by Anonymous You pull over and block the bike lane so you can save your riders 50 feet of walking...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

A Black, Queer, Homeless Portlander Was Found Hanging from a Tree. Police Say It's Suicide. Her Family Disagrees.

by Blair Stenvick Titi Gulley, left, with her mother Kenya Robinson. PHOTO COURTESY KENYA ROBINSON(Editor's note on gender and pronoun...
The Portland Mercury  |  06-10-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Paintings Are Coming to Life; Trump Makes About 12 Misleading Claims a Day; Fort Lawton Is Being Redeveloped, Baby!

by Chase Burns Coming soon: affordable housing! Heidi GrooverSeattle City Council approves plan to redevelop Fort Lawton: The $90 million...
The Stranger  |  06-10-2019  |  Slog

City Council Votes to Extend Temporary Historic Protections for the Showbox

We're saving it! For now. by Nathalie Graham Lester BlackThe Seattle City Council voted 8-1 on Monday to extend the...
The Stranger  |  06-10-2019  |  Slog

Seoul Survivor: Busted for Dope in South Korea

Teaching English as a second language in South Korea was a good gig for this recent college graduate and world traveler until he smoked hashish with the wrong people and found himself cought up in that country's draconian drug enforcement.
Isthmus  |  Jason Storbakken  |  01-28-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Spider-Man Franchise Loses Steam

After bucking the pitfalls of creating a sassy big screen superhero based on a popular comic book, and following it up with an even better sequel, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man film series has fizzled into a flagging mix of confused passion and diluted villainy.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  04-29-2007  |  Reviews

I Saw The Light: A Gay Man's Search for a Welcoming Church

After establishing an identity as a gay man, country musician and alternative journalist, the author realized that "just as preachers and Sunday school teachers used to tell me, I might have a soul, and it might need looking after."
Isthmus  |  Kenneth Burns  |  12-22-2005  |  LGBT