Your Guide to October 2022 Events in Portland

Panic! At The Disco, West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, and More Top Picks by EverOut Staff It goes without saying that October is dominated by Halloween events—Portland takes the season of ghouls and gourds very seriously—but it’s also filled with concerts, major author appearances, festivals, food & drink events, and tons more. As we do…

Thorns, Timbers Fan Groups Sever Ties With Club Management Over “Devastating” Report

Supporters say front office officials including owner Merritt Paulson misled and lied to them. by Abe Asher When Tina Ettlin, a member of the Rose City Riveters steering committee, began reading the report on US Soccer’s independent investigation of abuse in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) on Monday, she was horrified.  The investigation, led…

Good Afternoon, News: Complicated Civil Trial Verdict, Oregon’s Pandemic Eviction Protections Expire, and Elon Musk Might Buy Twitter Again

by Suzette Smith The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good afternoon, Portland! I took my A/C unit out of my window…

The Last Message in the Last Bottle

by Anonymous You must know the obvious. You must know that I was crazy about you; your pretty face, your great body, your good manners. It was a kind of longing, Ruth. To hold you close, to kiss your neck, to walk on the beach. I would have never taken those things for granted. But…

P.S. Two Ways.

by Anonymous The other nuisances are greetings. I feel like too much emphasis is on greetings, and being greeted. Hi, hello, good morning, etc. I guess it does put situations at ease, but I’m more of a id rather say goodbye, take it easy, have a good day type. Also, like if someone says they’re…

Two Ways This Goes?

by Anonymous The statement, there’s only two kinds of people as far as I can tell. The terminally ill and the worried well. There may be many more and there’s this one too. The ones that ask about your weekend, and the ones that don’t. Theres a kid at work that always asks, “did you…

Commissioner Mapps Reveals Alternative to Charter Reform Measure

by Alex Zielinski City Commissioner Mingus Mapps has released a much-anticipated charter reform proposal to serve as an alternative to the charter reform measure headed to the November ballot. The proposal, first reported on by the Oregonian, was shared with the Mercury Sunday. Mapps chose to propose alternative adjustments to the city charter—via his political…

Two Rants For the Price ($0) of One

by Anonymous Portland Marathon planners don’t seem to understand that you can’t entirely cut a neighborhood off to the point where a caregiver would need to spend 50 minutes circuitously navigating the streets to get to the person for whom he cares. But why expect more brains from the PM planners than from Portland Building…

YOUR SUNDAY READING LIST: Election Office Upholds Gonzalez’ Historic Fine, a New Comics Museum, and Is It Time to Ban Autumn?

by Wm. Steven Humphrey GOOD MORNING, SUNDAY! It’s the perfect time to catch up on some of the great reporting and stories the Mercury churned out this week! (PRO TIP: If you despise being “the last to know,” then be one of the first to know by signing up for Mercury newsletters! All the latest…

Location Location Location

by Anonymous The surge of natural disasters around the world are heartbreaking. So much suffering and destruction. But I always have the same, perhaps facile, reaction when I see, from my comfortable distance, death and destruction wrought from hurricanes and wildfires: “Why are people putting up developments in areas that are naturally prone to hurricanes…

Yes, It Was Me

by Anonymous You are a wage thief, a liar a fraud, cheat and a violent menace. You stole my paycheck, got your wife to infiltrate my Instagram because you were scared I was telling the truth about how you cheat your clients, and you victimized many others who were naive enough to work for you.…

Film Review: Riotsville, U.S.A. Is a Surreal History Lesson on the Militarization of the US Police

Archival footage shows racism was at the core of how law enforcement responds to riots today. by Jas Keimig Sierra Pettengill’s Riotsville, U.S.A. is a surreal examination of the militarization of the United States police force as a response to the class and social consciousness gained by Black and other marginalized communities in the late 1960s. …

Good Afternoon, News: Trouble in Student Debt Paradise, Congress Waits to Curtail Own Wealth, and the Week in Portland’s First 2020 Protest Civil Case

by Suzette Smith The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Extremely Vincent Price voice: GOOD EVENING, PORTLAND! OR WOULD YOU PREFER I…

First Case Against Portland Police Officer Violence from 2020 Protests Goes to Trial

by Alex Zielinski The first lawsuit against Portland police officers for their treatment of protesters in 2020 has reached its day in court.  The case comes from Erin Wenzel, a care coordinator at Oregon Health and Science University who attended a racial justice protest with her husband on August 14, 2020. Wenzel, who lives in…

The Best Bang for Your Buck Events in Portland This Weekend: Sept 30-Oct 2, 2022

Portland Greek Festival, Street Bazaar, and More Cheap & Easy Events Under $15 by EverOut Staff Weekend plans should be easy breezy. To make sure they’re just that, we’ve rounded up a bunch of events that are low commitment and inflation-friendly, from the 69th Annual Portland Greek Festival to Street Bazaar and from Lardo’s 10…

Good Afternoon, News: Election Official Slaps Down Gonzalez AGAIN, Voodoo Doughnut Workers Unionize, and Trump Judge Once Again Sides with Trump

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! GOOD AFTERNOON, PORTLAND! First of all… calling all…

Ticket Alert: Marlon Wayans, Morgan Wade, and More Portland Events Going On Sale This Week

Plus, New Year’s Eve Events and More Updates for Sept 29 by EverOut Staff Renowned funnyman (and half of The Wayans Bros.) Marlon Wayans will stop by Ridgefield on a stand-up tour this December. Country singer-songwriter Morgan Wade will embark on her No Signs Of Slowing Down tour, stopping in Portland next spring. Plus, the…

Brown Calculus’ André Burgos Boldly Solos Into Space

André Burgos is known to Portlanders as one half of the post-soul / space-jazz duo Brown Calculus. However, he also performs and records as Brown Calvin—where he fully blasts off into the cosmic concept rhythm stratosphere. by Bryson Fisher The day that André Burgos invited me to listen to records on his porch turned out…

Good Afternoon, News: Kotek and Drazan In a Tied Race, Hurricane Ian Slams Into Florida, and Apparently It’s Entitled Crybaby Season

by Wm. Steven Humphrey The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! GOOD AFTERNOON, PORTLAND!  Breaking news: I actually had…

Film Review: Vesper Is Superb Science Fiction

The makers of Vanishing Waves return with another beautifully bleak masterpiece. by Charles Mudede Vesper is a superb post-apocalyptic film set in a world that is still technologically advanced but has reverted to a society and economy that resembles Europe’s Dark Ages. Its story is centered on a girl, Vesper (Raffiella Chapman), whose father, Darius…

Coming This Monday, It’s the Mecury’s Deeee-licious WING WEEK! 🐔

by Mercury Promotions What, dear reader, was the greatest week of your life? Think back on that moment. Treasure its beautiful memory. Then THROW IT IN THE TRASH, because the Portland Mercury’s Portland Wing Week is about to make every other week you’ve ever experienced look like GARBAGE. That’s right: From Monday, October 3 to…

Good Afternoon, News: Filbert Price Crisis, Rene Gonzalez Calls Campaign Fine “Unjustified,” and Portland’s Cartoon Museum Prospects

by Suzette Smith The Mercury provides news and fun every single day—but your help is essential. If you believe Portland benefits from smart, local journalism and arts coverage, please consider making a small monthly contribution, because without you, there is no us. Thanks for your support! Good afternoon, Portland! It’s time to get out your light, breathable rainwear…

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