Finally!

by Anonymous CNBC just released the 15 most affordable states for Millennials. OREGON WASN’T ON IT! I am jumping up and down with glee. No offense to any Millennial currently living here or reading this. I’m just excited that 1000’s more aren’t going to be flocking back here again. We don’t have any place to…

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Good Morning, News: Prepping for Heatwave 2.0, PPS Gets Tough with ODOT, and Delta Variant Transmissible as Chicken Pox

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! COVID cases and hospitalizations soar in Oregon as…

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This Week in Portland Event News: James Blake, STRFKR, and More

by EverOut Staff Let James Blake‘s haunting melodies wash over you on his Friends That Break Your Heart Tour. Tickets on sale Friday. Venla Shalin/Redferns/Getty Images Another batch of new shows has been announced this week, including critically acclaimed artists Caroline Polachek and James Blake. And we don’t have to spell it out for you,…

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POP QUIZ PDX: Test Your Brainy Brain for the Week of July 30!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey BONJOUR, SMARTY PANTS! Let’s find out exactly how smart your pants are with the newest POP QUIZ PDX—our weekly quiz chock full of sassy, fun, multiple choice questions about what happened in Portland during the past week, along with a couple of rando questions just for laughs. But first… HOW DID…

Good movies are inkblots

by Anonymous They don’t tell you how to feel or what to think. They just show you a serious of events or even just images. What you see and how you interpret it is just a reflection of your own understandings about life and your own mind. I mean, true, things get dramatized or highlighted.…

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As City Clears Laurelhurst Homeless Camp, Unhoused Portlanders Enter Familiar Cycle of Displacement

by Alex Zielinski A tent sits empty Thursday morning, after its tenants packed up their belongings to relocate. Alex Zielinski On Wednesday afternoon at Laurelhurst Park, two women shared cigarettes and paintbrushes as they spread globs of acrylic paint over stretched canvas frames. Mama Zeigh, a woman in her mid 60s with a grey-flecked mohawk,…

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Your Mercury Weekend Reading List: Catch Up on the Articles You May Have Missed!

by Wm. Steven Humphrey “HO-LEE SHIT, the Mercury wrote SO many good stories this week!” Arturo Macias Uceda / EyeEm / Getty Images My, you are a BUSY BEE. So it’s completely understandable that you may have missed some of the great reporting and stories the Mercury churned out this week! So while you’re lounging…

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YIKES! The Mercury’s SUMMER OF SLUSHIES Ends Sunday—Get Those $5 Boozy Frozen Drinks Quick!

by Mercury Promotions ALERT! This week is your FINAL CHANCE to enjoy the coolest, most delicious event of the summer! The Portland Mercury and Jim Beam proudly present the Summer of Slushies! Get boozy, frozen, custom-made slushies at your favorite bars during the month of July—and for only $5 each! Check out all of these…

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This Week In Portland Food News: A New Sports Bar with a Rooftop Patio Arrives, Baon Kainan Prepares to Open, and SushiLove Closes Its Restaurant

by EverOut Staff Dig into some birria brisket nachos on the rooftop patio at Jackie’s this weekend. Jackie’s This week, the new “bar with sports” Jackie’s offers birria brisket nachos and a stellar rooftop patio. Plus, the Filipino cart Baon Kainan gets ready to open, and SushiLove closes its brick-and-mortar location. Read on for all…

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UPDATED: Here’s Where You Can Cool Off During the Heatwave

by Isabella Garcia The Sunrise Center cooling center during the historic June heatwave. Motoya Nakamura / Multnomah County Update 7/30 9 pm: The Sunrise Center and Portland Building cooling centers will be open Saturday, July 31, from noon to 6 pm. Pets are allowed and Portlanders can call 2-1-1 to arrange transportation to a cooling…

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Cheap & Easy Things To Do in Portland This Weekend: July 30-Aug 1, 2021

by EverOut Staff In partnership with Unipiper and Weird Portland United, the Portlandia Mermaid Parade presents an outdoor festival “of all things mermaid- and water-related” at Tom McCall Waterfront Park this Saturday. Weird Portland United Another weekend of events is here to prove that you don’t need a reserve of disposable income to go out…

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Good Afternoon, News: Laurelhurst Campers Displaced Again, Vaccinated People Can Transmit COVID, and Wear Your Mask Indoors!

by Isabella Garcia 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! Alma Barrett works on a painting at her Laurelhurst…

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Your Guide to August 2021 Events in Portland

by EverOut Staff The 25th annual Providence Bridge Pedal will offer cyclists and walkers the opportunity to ride and walk across Portland’s many bridges. Karl Petersen Although the delta variant is proving to be a bit of a killjoy, summer events are pushing on full steam ahead. Fortunately, a majority of events are taking place…

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Good Afternoon, News: Officials Sound Heatwave Alarm, Laurelhurst Sweep Begins, and Biden’s Tough New Vax Rules

by Wm. Steven Humphrey City begins sweep of Laurelhurst camp—just in time for heatwave. Alex Zielinski 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.…

Ummm

by Anonymous Go fuck yourself. I hate people that say “umm”. Seriously, get help. And also, why the fuck would anyone hire a dumbfuck that says “umm”? You, sir, are the Dumbfuck, for perpetuating stupidity and mediocrity, if you can even call “umm” that. Fuck you people. [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe…

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Good Afternoon, News: “Clean & Safe” Under Scrutiny, Masks Continue to Be Back, and Infrastructure Bill Heads to Senate

by Blair Stenvick 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! KILITO CHAN Good afternoon, Portland! Here’s the latest on…

I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure..

by Anonymous I’m not positive, but I’m pretty sure.. that my cell phone was forged in the depths of Mordor. I mean, I constantly feel the burden of its presence. Even when I’m not using it, it calls to me. It always knows where I am. It wants me to pick it up. To give…

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Hate Being the “Last to Know”? Here’s an Easy-Breezy Solution!

by Mercury Promotions motortion /iStock / Getty Images Plus Look, you are a busy bee, correct? So of course you may occasionally miss some of the great investigative reporting and snappy reviews that the Mercury puts out on the daily. But if you’re feeling like you’re sometimes “the last to know,” here’s an easy-breezy solution:…

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Good Afternoon, News: Nearman Banned from Capitol, Activists Plan a Month of Action, and Sushi is for Dinner!

by Isabella Garcia 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! Protestors in front of Zenith energy Tuesday morning. Isabella…

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Help Wanted: Marketing & Production Coordinator for Dan Savage, HUMP!, and More!

by Mercury Promotions [Cool job alert! The Mercury‘s sister company, Index Media, is looking for a Marketing and Production Coordinator for advice guru Dan Savage’s projects and our cool film fests (HUMP!, SPLIFF, SLAY, SCOOP). IS THAT PERSON YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW? Check out the deets below!—eds] INDEX MEDIA SEEKS A MARKETING & PRODUCTION…

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Environmental Activists Protest Zenith Expansion, Promise Continuous Protests if City Approves Permit

by Isabella Garcia A protestor outside of the Zenith facility in northwest Portland Tuesday morning. Isabella Garcia Environmental activists took to water and land Tuesday morning to protest the possible expansion of the Zenith Energy facility, an oil transport facility located in northwest Portland’s industrial hub. Zenith is seeking approval from the City of Portland…

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The Best Things To Do in Portland This Week: July 26-Aug 1, 2021

by EverOut Staff The Hollywood Theatre’s Drive-In Spectacular kicks off this week with screenings of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Repo Man, and The Wizard of Oz at the Portland Expo Center. Alamy Those with a yen for outdoor movies are in for quite a treat this week with the Hollywood Theatre’s Drive-In Spectacular at…

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