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My Neighbor’s Pot Grow Stinks! What Can I Do?

Under Oregon law, there’s not much you can do about odors from your neighbor’s weed grow. by Will Patterson Dear...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Savage Love

Parental Controls by Dan Savage My only child is 16 years old. He was curious about sex from a very...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

In a Crowded Market, La Leña Picks Up Steam

In a crowded market, La Leña picks up steam. by Andrea Damewood When you’re the person who writes about food,...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Does California’s Weed Compare to Oregon’s?

Part One: Checking out San Francisco’s dispensary scene. by Josh Jardine On January 1, 2018, California begins adult-use cannabis sales,...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Meet Portland’s Wine Shop For Standard-Issue Nerds, Not Cork Dorks

Meet Portland’s wine shop for standard-issue nerds, not cork dorks. by Megan Burbank {{image:1, align:right, width:250}} I have a wine...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland’s Pretty

Hitting the floor on Motown Monday.  by Marissa Sullivan When I attended the inaugural Motown Monday at Dig a Pony...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Score: A Film Music Documentary Has No Theme

Sad trombone. by Bobby Roberts Of all the pieces that must interlock just so for a film to have even...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance events for the week of October 18-24. by Emilly Prado WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18 “No Muslim or Refugee Ban Ever”...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Sneaker Wave

The latest in Portland hip-hop. by Jenni Moore Damian Lillard holds a unique position in Portland’s hip-hop community. Not only...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Portland’s Old Brick Buildings Will Kill You

But as the city ponders new safety standards, a group of property owners is fighting back—and winning. by Dirk VanderHart...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

In Other News

Relaxed camping laws, racist backpedalling, and the Thorns are champions! by Mercury Staff CAMPING on private property is no longer...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Why Is It So Hard to Figure Out What ICE is Up To?

Despite increased enforcement—and misinformation—the agency no longer has public information staffers in the Pacific Northwest. by Thacher Schmid AROUND the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Win tickets to Chris Robinson Brotherhood - November 19 at Barrymore Theater

Win tickets to Chris Robinson Brotherhood at Barrymore Theater on November 19 at 7:30 pm...
Isthmus  |  10-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Win tickets to Kansas - November 17 at Capitol Theater

Win tickets to Kansas at Capitol Theater on November 17 at 8 pm...
Isthmus  |  10-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Wet and wow

The Brewing Projekt’s Dare Mighty Things in a wet-hopped version is deserving of all the attention it’s received. Now it’s...
Isthmus  |  10-18-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

The Party Review

The Mercury throws a mean party. by D. Martin Austin Every time I submit a column, I expect it to...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

UPRISE Fuses Politics with Choreography

In an uncertain world, rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater keeps moving forward. by April MacKay Have you ever lit a match...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Toward a Less Cranky Union with Andy Zaltzman

The comedian’s new tour is a salve for disaffected news junkies. by Robert Ham British comedian Andy Zaltzman has a...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Eileen Myles’ New Book is All About Her Dog (Unfortunately)

On Afterglow (A Dog Memoir) and the complacency of literary success. by Megan Burbank Are you ready to hear the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Blazer Fan Fashion

Portland fans know how to show up and show off. by Arthur Bradford Every NBA city thinks they have the...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

“It’s funky as fuck, and not in a fun way.” by Anonymous To all of you who own a dick...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Game On!

10 great reasons to jump on the Blazers bandwagon this season. by Arthur Bradford Fall is a glorious time for...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-18-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Federal Prisons Don’t Even Try to Rehabilitate the Undocumented

Flickr/Thomas Hawk Editor’s note: This commentary was published in collaboration with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the criminal...
The Texas Observer  |  10-17-2017  |  La Linea

If You're Surprised By the Reach of #MeToo, You're Not Paying Attention

by Megan Burbank No one should feel obligated to make their own pain public just so that others understand it's...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chamber of Commerce PAC Drops $525,000 Behind Durkan, Moon Donates Another $35,000 to Herself

Amazon, Starbucks, Expedia, etc. by Steven Hsieh 💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰 Nate Gowdy With three weeks to go before the 2017 general election,...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Depressing Weinstein Allegations Spur Depressing Music Industry Reports of Sexual Harassment

Nelly, Kodak Black, and Matt Mondanile are just some musicians alleged of committing sexual assault crimes. by Anna Kaplan Matt...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Armistead Maupin Speaks Freely

The famed novelist may not be woke, but he is entertaining. by Katie Herzog Novelist Armistead Maupin If the conversation...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do This Week

GE2, the Wild Mushroom Show, What Would Jesus Glue?, And More Picks For Oct 17-22 by Stranger Things To Do...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

103 Stranger (Than Usual) Things To Do in Seattle This Week: Oct 17-22, 2017

Unusual, offbeat, quirky events you might not otherwise know about. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Our arts critics have...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Big Umbrellas Must Be Banned in Seattle

Just say no to big umbrellas. by Charles Mudede Just say no to big umbrellas... BeyondImages/getttyimage.com It was reported yesterday...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize for Lincoln In the Bardo

by Rich Smith Not bad for his first novel! CHLOE AFTEL The winner of the United Kingdom's highest most prestigious...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Clear calls for redo after being threatened with ethics complaint on Exact Sciences

Ald. Mark Clear may face an ethics complaint for not disclosing his stock ownership in Exact Sciences, a Madison tech...
Isthmus  |  10-17-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Mayoral Adviser Andrea Valderrama Is Running for Dan Saltzman's Council Seat

by Dirk VanderHart This is an old photo. The race for Dan Saltzman's soon-vacant city council seat has a new...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

The Next Few Years in American Politics

by Anonymous Trump will not be impeached, but will resign when in 2019 the overwhelming majority of the house among...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Dear Gym Owners Everywhere: It's Time For These Posters To Come Down

by Dan Savage I've been seeing this guy at the gym since... well, since I first walked into a health...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Start Leveling (With Her Boyfriend) or Keep Lying (To Him, With Other Men)?

by Dan Savage Longtime listener, first-time writer. I'm a 31-year-old queer female writing to you fromNew Zealand because I want...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Ten Years After The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx is Sober and Sane

Few who've read his searing portrait of addiction can believe the notorious rock star is still alive. Neither can he...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Shitty Guy, Shitty Finger

"Do I need to get over this shit and accept it as part of the deal?" by Dan Savage I'm...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Six Portland Bartenders Competing in Manhattan-Off for Charity

by Chad Walsh Later this month, a half-dozen Portland Bartenders will compete in the Taste of Wright, a Manhattan Challenge...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Poster Mystery Revealed! It's People Who Don’t Vote Telling You How To Vote.

This poster is 50 percent bullshit. by Rich Smith False premise, true conclusion. Some Anarchists A group of people claiming...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Relive the Magic of Last Month's Sound + Vision Concert with Dan Dan

by Ciara Dolan DAN DAN Sound + Vision is the FREE monthly concert series the Mercury hosts with Banana Stand...
The Portland Mercury  |  10-17-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

We Have Trumphoria And a Record-Breaking Stock Market Because No One Was Prosecuted for 2008 Crash

Risks and shady bets will go unpunished. by Charles Mudede xijian/gettyimages.comLast month, the US economy lost jobs (33,000) for the...
The Stranger  |  10-17-2017  |  Slog

Lil Wayne's DEA Bust

The agency comes up empty-handed when searching the rapper.
Miami New Times  |  Kyle Munzenrieder  |  02-28-2011  |  Music

That Other Quagmire

Sonali Kolhatkar remembers Afghanistan, even if the rest of us don't.
OC Weekly  |  Gustavo Arellano  |  05-22-2007  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Our Dumb State: The Casey Anthony Edition

In June, Caylee Anthony went missing. Her mother, Casey Anthony, didn't tell anyone – including her own mother -- for a month.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  09-12-2008  |  Crime & Justice