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Parking Blues, Part 2

by Anonymous Hurry up, honking, or cursing. As a metaphor, take a line anywhere else. I mean, shit, people wait...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Hate To Say, What You Say

by Anonymous As a parking attendant, we have the bottom rung of customer service positions. Here's why. I can say...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I'm Gonna Be Rich

by Anonymous Minimum wage went up. Right on. Somehow, American, tax paying citizens still get fucked. In order for businesses...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

800 block of Robson Street is now level from sidewalk to sidewalk

More than a year ago, council voted to turn is area into a permanent pedestrian walkway with seating, lighting, and...

Cutest Pet Photo Contest: Bowie vs. Sora and Bart vs. Vinnie

by Mercury Staff We received a huge volume of cute entries in our Cutest Pet Photo contest, and a select...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

BuzzFeed Is Starting a Morning Show That Will Live-Stream Daily on Twitter

In case you are not a millennial, the "DM" in the show's title stands for "direct message." by Christopher Frizzelle...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Required Viewing: The Opening of Last Night's Rachel Maddow Show

by Dan Savage Rachel Maddow might make you feel a little better about the news... But everything else going on...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

How Much Did Mayoral Candidates Pay for Your Vote?

by Heidi Groover Jenny Durkan (right) spent nearly twice as much per vote as Cary Moon (left). nate gowdy Former...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Kendrick Lamar Confronts His Demons At SAP

This year, Kendrick Lamar ran away with the title of best rapper alive. Drake may be richer, Young Thug may be...
Metro Silicon Valley  |  08-11-2017  |  Activate

"Mr. Rogers Gets a Tonsillectomy", directed by George A. Romero

When Fred Rogers went for minor surgery, he took a certain young filmmaker with him...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

Timbers v. Toronto Match Preview

by Abe Asher Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Timbers Unbeaten in three and coming off of an emphatic home win against the LA...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

12 Vancouver concerts this weekend, August 11 to 13

Folk-pop, bluegrass, blues, roots, rock, deep-listening: take your pick...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

Mark Martin Announces Commission District 2 Candidacy

Photo Credit: courtesy of Mark Martin Teacher Mark Martin will announce he's running for Commissioner Harry Sims' District 2 seat...
Flagpole Magazine  |  08-11-2017  |  In the Loop

Labour leaders write open letter calling on New Democrats to elect Charlie Angus as next leader

The Timmins–James Bay MP Charlie Angus is the favourite of nearly two dozen Canadian labour activists...

SV411 EP013 2017 George Clinton + SJZ Summer Fest

None other than Dr. Funkenstein joins us for this highly musical edition of the SV411 Podcast. This week Nick and...

Police Reports Illustrated: Cop Goes to Taco Place, Orders (Stake)Out

by Callan Berry Callan Berry [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Hawaii-fi

Kainalu, a new project from UW-Madison graduate Trent Prall, gives chillwave a funk infusion while paying tribute to his Hawaiian...
Isthmus  |  08-11-2017  |  Isthmus' The Daily Page

Rugby Canada Men's Fifteen Team will face Maori All Blacks at BC Place

The game will take place on November 3, but tickets go on sale today...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

Today on Craigslist: Man Wants to Impregnate Some Lucky Woman During Eclipse

by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Ian Hitchcock / Getty Check out this Craigslist ad spotted by the keen eyes of Reddit:...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Chelsea Manning models swimsuit in Annie Liebovitz photo for Vogue

When Barack Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's prison sentence earlier this year, it was a victory for human-rights activists had been...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

Person of Interest: Tay and Val, Meditation Guides Who Say "No Mantra Needed"

This is not about whether you om or not. by Amber Cortes Tay (L) and Val (R) Steve Korn What's...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

The Morning News: Seattle Vietnamese Community Mourns Tommy Le, King County Sees Rise in Drug Deaths

by Ana Sofia Knauf "There is no pain like losing my son," Hoai Le, father of Tommy Le, said during...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Things to Do Friday!

9 things to do for August 11 by Mercury Staff Willie Nelson & Family, Kacey Musgraves The closest thing our...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Saturday!

12 things to do for August 12 by Mercury Staff Hot Mass Block Party Considering the dangerously hot weather we’ve...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Things to Do Sunday!

8 things to do for August 13 by Mercury Staff Devil's Point Bikini Car & Dog Wash If you’re going...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Fearless Indian journalist Rana Ayyub will speak in Surrey

The author of Gujarat Files: The Anatomy of a Cover Up exposed how police officers in her country murdered Muslims...

Good Morning, News: Trump Makes Threats, the New Police Chief Waffles, and Dumb Neighborhood Politics

by Dirk VanderHart More alliterative bluster from the Worst President America Will Ever Know this morning. Trump tweeted that the...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Required Viewing: The Opening of Last Night's Rachel Maddow Show

by Dan Savage Rachel Maddow might make you feel a little better about the news... But everything else going on...
The Stranger  |  08-11-2017  |  Slog

Homeless in Vancouver: Reign of flies—a poem for the back alleys

It's that time of the season again...
The Georgia Straight  |  08-11-2017  |  Views

10 for $10: Your Best Bang for the Buck Shows, August 11-13

by Mercury Staff It's So Bazaar: The XRAY.fm Summer Party The city’s best all-around radio station is going big with...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Artists Beware

by Anonymous Friends, when Loudmouthed Business Guy "allows" you to adorn his personal property, you're being used. First of all,...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-11-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

David Suzuki: We only have one Earth, and we’re overshooting its capacity

August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day. Unlike Earth Day or Canada Day, it’s not a time to celebrate. As the...

Will rain clouds push out wildfire smoke in time for weekend meteor shower?

It looks like the smoke haze that has dogged Lower Mainland skies for weeks might be clearing just in time...

Seattle Mayoral Race: Oh, Hey—There Was a Ballot Drop Today?

by Dan Savage There was a tiny ballot drop today. "It remains almost certain that Cary Moon will make it...
The Stranger  |  08-10-2017  |  Slog

Uber invests in B.C. mapping even though NDP platform promises fair treatment for taxi drivers

Premier John Horgan's party gained power with the help of people who make their living driving cabs...

Just a Reminder That Abortion Isn't a Fringe Issue

by Megan Burbank A matter of life and death for half of the US population is NOT A FRINGE ISSUE...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

Capitol Hill Art Walk is Tonight! Here's Where To Go

by Stranger Things To Do Staff See new work by Clyde Petersen at Glory Holes, Circle Jerks and Happy Endings...
The Stranger  |  08-10-2017  |  Slog

Highlights From New Police Chief Danielle Outlaw's First Public Appearance in Town

by Doug Brown Danielle Outlaw, Portland's newly-named police chief. Mayor Ted Wheeler stands behind her. Doug Brown Portland's newly-hired Police...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

I Voted Trump

by Anonymous I've been a reader of the Portland Mercury for a long time. As a 4th generation longshoreman in...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

32 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Aug 10-13, 2017

The Stranger's film critics' picks for Aug 10-13, 2017. by Stranger Things To Do Staff It's August, traditionally around the...
The Stranger  |  08-10-2017  |  Slog

Just a Down Curve

by Anonymous Something about this day, my goals, and the unique obstacles I have to cross has me feeling extra...
The Portland Mercury  |  08-10-2017  |  Blog Town, PDX

How The Minutemen Play on Fears and Fantasies

Author Rubén Martínez comments on The Minutemen, U.S. immigration policy and why George Bush wants to save the Mexicans.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Julia Goldberg  |  04-13-2005  |  Immigration

Free the Instagrams from your iPhone with a hand-crafted frame

Like so many other smart phone users, I love Instagram. Being a visual artist, the application is a very handy and inspiring way to edit and share photos easily and save them for inspiration. I recently started printing my Instagrams, but I had a hard time deciding how to display them. I wanted to be able to easily switch the photos while also keeping up the ones I couldn't part with. The solution: I made my own interchangeable Instagram frame.
Charleston City Paper  |  Kristen Solecki  |  07-25-2012  |  Art

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