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The 31 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Feb 11-14

Winter is Coming, Smokey is Singing, the Blazers are Warring, and Oh Yeah... Valentine's Day! by Mercury Things to Do...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog AM: Snow That Just Won't Quit, Inslee Pardons Pot Crimes, Another Shutdown Is Looming

by Timothy Kenney Spare us another shutdown, D.C. erick4x4/Getty ImagesSeattle’s snowiest February ever: With the first snowstorm of the week...
The Stranger  |  02-11-2019  |  Slog

Good Morning, News: Two More Announce 2020 Run, Portland's Form of Government is Whack, and Shutdown for What?

by Alex Zielinski Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

No News is Bad News

For the last eight years, Cochran County, a square of farming and ranching country in the High Plains, has gone...
The Texas Observer  |  02-11-2019  |  La Linea

It’s Just Wrong

by Anonymous I agree with you politically I.T. Man but leaking the mother fucking schedule of the potus is bad-bad,...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-11-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Hur hur, you call this snow?

by Anonymous Oh dang, so you say that where you're from, you get TEN TIMES as much snow every day...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-10-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Overpaid Techies Behaving Badly

by Anonymous Co-workers 'A' & 'M' went on a couple dates. Then A put the kybosh on things, which is...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-10-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Snowstorm Bluetooth

by Anonymous Haw! You dipped out to warm up your car and your Bluetooth must have connected because you went...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-09-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Give Up the Ghost with Charles Mudede Is Rescheduled to March 9

by Christopher Frizzelle Due to the weather, tonight's Give Up the Ghost at Queen City is canceled. We're rescheduling for...
The Stranger  |  02-09-2019  |  Slog

Most, if not all....

by Anonymous Of you commenters suck. Maybe one in a blue moon has something worth reading but for the most...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-09-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Slog PM: Second Woman Alleges Sexual Assault Against Virginia Lt. Gov, Did You Know It's Snowing?

by Nathalie Graham There are three thirsty hummingbirds in my yard. Here is one of them. Nathalie GrahamSlog PM is...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Y La Bamba Drops Mujeres

by Jasmyne Keimig Y La Bamba's lead visionary Luz Elena Mendoza Christal AngeliqueOh my god, Y La Bamba is so...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Landlord Goes Off on Racist Ramble at Hearing for Eviction Reform

by Rich Smith The senators of the Senate Financial Institutions, Economic Development & Trade Committee are not impressed. Screenshot from...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Sharing The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part with a Mom Who Truly Enjoys Life

by Suzette Smith The Lego Movie, was one of those multilayered children’s films that everyone loves. It was fun for...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Logan Bowers Rides a Solowheel, Shaun Scott Takes on Young Republican, and More City Council Election News

The snow can't stop the City Council election news. by Lester Black Stay safe out there. ZUBERKA/GETTY IMAGESThe Snowpocalypse has...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Same As It Ever Was: Joe Rudko's New Show in Three Parts

by Jasmyne Keimig Originally published on Feb 8, 2019 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joe Rudko...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Your Weekly Food and Drink Wrap: New Ristretto Woes and Purringtons’ Comeback

by Chad Walsh Mercury StaffThe Ristretto Roasters story just won’t go away. On Monday, the Mercury reported that the local...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Is Her Boyfriend a Jerk... Or Was It Muuuuuurder? Reader Response Roundup!

Savage Love Letter of the Day: Reader Advice Roundup by Dan Savage Recent Savage Love Letters of the Day: She...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Amenta Abioto Makes Her Video Debut with "Plant It"

by Jenni Moore After slaying a celebratory performance at Holocene earlier this week, Amenta Abioto has finally released her very...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Snow Days

by Anonymous Jesus Hammy Christ! Snow alert. First hyped up by weather reports. Then the drama this city starts to...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Be Embarrassed, 206: #SeattleSnowpocalypse Trending on Twitter, and Not Once but Twice

by Charles Mudede Bellen DrakeThe snow is falling. Nothing, however, is at all special about this snow. It is not...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Michelle Obama's Portland Appearance Has Been Postponed

by Ned Lannamann This just in: Michelle Obama's appearance tomorrow at the Moda Center has been postponed. Live Nation just...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Lady Yum Opens and More Seattle Food News You Can Use: Feb 8, 2019 Edition

by Stranger Things To Do Staff Macaron maven Lady Yum brings "macarons and mischief" to Pioneer Square with its fourth...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Green New Deal Greeted With Polite Skepticism or Silence By Most of Washington's Congressional Representatives

Way to lead on this issue, Washington Dems!! by Rich Smith Washington Democrats aren't rushing to sign onto AOC's vision...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

High Flying Bird Review: Steven Soderbergh's iPhone-Shot Basketball Movie Is Like a Smarter, Better Ballers

by Erik Henriksen Okay, wait, already, a correction: High Flying Bird isn't exactly a basketball movie. There's some basketball in...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Beth's Cafe Property Listed for Sale

by Nathalie Graham Beth's, we need you. Parkerla/ Getty ImagesThe property that Beth's Cafe sits on has been listed as...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Want to Be Composted When You Die? Time to Call Your State Representative.

It only takes a month for bodies to break down into soil. by Katie Herzog An artist rendering of the...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

AOC's Green New Deal Is Great But Also a Lifesaver Thrown to Capitalism

by Charles Mudede huangyifei/gettyimages.comDespite all of the noise from the right about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being a radical, un-American, a communist,...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Snow is Coming, and Homeless Portlanders Need Your Help

by Alex Zielinski JASON STURGILL I know, I know, you've read enough stories about the looming snowstorm headed for Portland...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

The 31 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Feb 8-10

MICHELLE OBAMA IS COMING TO PORTLAND. (ahem) UPDATE: Okay she's not coming this weekend now (HEY, THANKS, SNOW, YOU JERK)...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

59 Last-Minute and Affordable Valentine's Day 2019 Events in Seattle

No advance planning required for these $15-and-under Valentine's Day 2019 events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff If you don't...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

58 Last-Minute and Affordable Valentine's Day 2019 Events in Seattle

No advance planning required for these $15-and-under Valentine's Day 2019 events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff If you don't...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

A Guide to Dipping a Reluctant Toe into the World of Budgeting Apps

by Ciara Dolan SIphotography/GettyAccording to a 2016 study by US Bank, only 41 percent of Americans use a budget. That’s...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Hey LeBron!

by Anonymous You are a piece of shit! No one in sports has a bigger ego or more arrogance. Not...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Who's in Charge of the Sidewalks Around Here? YOU ARE.

by Katie Herzog Mallory is from Rochester and knows what to do when it snows. Brett Taylor/Getty From the looks...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Charles Mudede Gives Up the Ghost at a New Monthly Night of Ghost Stories

by Christopher Frizzelle Give Up the Ghost is a late-night ghost story series at Queen City on the second Saturday...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

Last-Minute Plans: 64 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Seattle This Weekend: Feb 8-10, 2019

No advance planning required for these cheap events. by Stranger Things To Do Staff Panicking because you don’t know what...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

AD: F*ck V-Day. Singletons Unite!

This Valentine's Day, write your own love story. On your own terms. by Stranger Things To Do Partner Had it...
The Stranger  |  02-08-2019  |  Slog

10 for $10: Your Best Bang For the Buck Shows, Feb 8-10

by Mercury Things to Do Staff Portland Black Film Festival: Sign O' the Times Purple Rain was one of the...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Mayor Kelly Girtz Signs Clean Energy Pledge

Photo Credit: 100% Athens Mayor Kelly Girtz has signed on to the Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100% Clean Energy Initiative,...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-08-2019  |  In the Loop

Flagpole Premieres: Curt Castle, If I'm Here at All Album Stream

Photo Credit: Rose Egle As the bassist for voguish local eclecto-pop outfit Reptar, Ryan Engelberger specialized in bubbly rhythms and...
Flagpole Magazine  |  02-08-2019  |  Homedrone

Good Morning, News: Snow Panic Update, Whittaker Sweats Before House Panel, and Bezos Blackmailed?

by Wm. Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best...
The Portland Mercury  |  02-08-2019  |  Blog Town, PDX

Repetitive Strain: Vetiver's 'Tight Knit'

If any band benefits from Robert Christgau’s rule that an album should always get a minimum of three listens, it’s the San Francisco–based folk band Vetiver.
Washington City Paper  |  David Dunlap Jr.  |  02-12-2009  |  Reviews

England Gets The Gossip

Beth Ditto's queer/weight activism should be applauded, but one worries that the singer's sudden celebrity rather ignores her day job.
Willamette Week  |  Jay Horton  |  04-09-2008  |  Reviews

Sharon Jones ... Is Comin' to Funk You in Your Earholes

Every word that falls out of funk queen Sharon Jones' mouth is seriously badass, and when this woman says "Dap-dip," you say "How high?"
Dig Boston  |  Joe Keohane  |  04-28-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews