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Things to Do Wednesday!

7 Things to Do for August 8 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Chanti Darling, Gold Casio, Guyaba Chanticleer Trü...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Good Morning, News: National Election Results, Faith Leaders Arrested at ICE, and Columbia River Crossing 2.0?

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

What You Need to Know About Last Night's Primary Election Results in Washington State

It was a good night for Democrats in Washington State. by Heidi Groover He quoted a Stranger article even after...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

Slog AM: Washington Farmers Sweat New Chinese Tariffs, Man with Fake Charities Sued by Bob Ferguson, What's Up with Canada and Saudi Arabia?

Amazon capitalizes on convenience, Rep. Collins indicted, election night by Nathalie Graham Saudi Arabia puts Canada on blast for its...
The Stranger  |  08-08-2018  |  Slog

The 12 Best Ways to Enjoy the Arts This Week: August 8-14

Artful Underestimation, Saving St. Johns Trees, Hameister & Friends Give Fear the Finger, and More! by Mercury Things to Do...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Flagpole Premieres: Athens Rising, Excerpt Two: Chef Garrett Macfalda

Photo Credit: Athens Rising Garrett Macfalda The first full-length documentary in a planned series "that aims to celebrate the creative...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-08-2018  |  Grub Notes

ICE Crashed a Van Full of Separated Mothers, Then Denied It Ever Happened

Leer en español. On July 18, a cargo van transporting eight Central American mothers separated from their children under Trump’s...
The Texas Observer  |  08-08-2018  |  La Linea

Letters to the Editor

Cuddling! And Antifa! (Not at the same time.) FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! RE: “What to Expect from Sunday’s Patriot Prayer Rally”...
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

Savage Love

Après pill, le déluge. by Dan Savage I’m a 27-year-old woman living on the East Coast. I’ve been sexually active...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-08-2018  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hot August Nights

Casually comfortable summer cuties. by Marissa Sullivan There’s nothing I love more than hot summer nights when I can ride...
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Suspect Charged in Murder of Rapper 'Fat Tone'

A warrant that led to Jason Mathis's arrest supports the street rumor that Anthony "Fat Tone" Watkins was killed to avenge the death of California hip-hop artist Andre "Mac Dre" Hicks.
The Pitch  |  Kendrick Blackwood  |  10-04-2005  |  Crime & Justice

Beer Buzz: Million Dollar Brewski

Sun King unveils a beer inspired by a musical, Bier collects for Gleaners and Toys for Tots, and End of the Line opens in Fountain Square.
NUVO  |  Rita Kohn  |  12-12-2011  |  Food+Drink

High Marks for Get Low

"I once sold 26 of the ugliest cars ever made one December in Chicago with the wind blowing so far up my ass I was farting snowflakes in July."
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  08-25-2010  |  Reviews