Well, I like Enchanted Forest and find it very nice after all these years. People who have terrible things to say need to lighten up!!!
How about we just burn Estacada to the ground? I bet no one will miss it.
Yeah they're RACISTS. Fucking idiot.
Actually, if you'd read the dateline, you'd see that this happened nine years ago now. The article is from 2005.
I'm a little lost -- this happened three years ago? And now you write about it? I have witnessed gang violence with actual gunplay four times in my own neighborhood here in Portland over the last three weeks (not that anyone in our city of liberal Caucasians gives a damn, but hey, at least plastic bags are banned!) Not to mention real gays have been truly harmed right here in liberal Portland THIS YEAR! What is this woosy shit? What is the point? You think this wouldn't happen in certain parts of San Fran or NYC under the right circumstances? This is just a stupid whiny rant by a guy who clearly has no street smarts and it's designed to divide hipsters from hicks, and not an intelligent look at gaybashing.
Does Estacada need a "Pinkwalk"?
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The last time someone wore a pink shirt in Estacada, they nearly lost their life over it.
In the early '80's, a friend of the sister of a friend of mine (how do you like that chain of provenance?) wandered into the Safari Club in Estacada. He was wearing a pink polo shirt, and had stopped in to use the pay phone.
The last thing he remembers is using the pay phone, as he awoke several days later in the hospital with massive head injuries. I dunno; that town and pink don't seem to see eye to eye. I wonder how they feel about the Wrangler "Tough Enough To Wear Pink" campaign.
I've been meaning to send a big "Thank You" to the writers of The Best of Oregon City article published in July. I returned to my home state of Oregon after 11 years abroad (3 years in Cleveland and 8 in Brooklyn, NY – technically not abroad, but it sounds better than “out-of-state”). I was so excited to be back and even more thrilled to see Oregon City featured for the greatness that it is. I was so inspired by this article that I convinced four of my friends to take a Saturday out of Portland to come down the the OC and re-create the afternoon as depicted in the article. We began our trek waiting for the trolley by the Still House. The trolley never came (I guess Leo was off that day), so we began our adventure on foot. We walked along 99E toward the famous OC elevator, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the paper mill and oncoming traffic. It was thrilling. As we approached the pedestrian stairs, which take you over 99E and down to the aptly coined "rape tunnel" we were not disappointed. Although there was no raping going on, we did stumble across a man lying on the ground, just inside the tunnel as you enter. We thought he was a sleeping bum, or local drunk who had too many 4-dogs and decided to pass out for an early summer nap. Much to our surprise, we notice blood coming out of his ears and the back of his head. I was the last to walk by the unfortunate fellow, when I noticed one of his eyes rolled up into his head. He was shirtless and not wearing any shoes, although his socks seemed to be in place. As I exited the tunnel, we met as a group and came to the conclusion that he had expired. We called 911. The paramedics and police soon arrived and cordoned off the area, holding us behind for questioning. Indeed, the man was dead. We spent several hours being questioned by the OC police, recreating our steps and explaining what we were doing.
In short, we explained that we had recently been inspired by The Mercury’s recent article highlighting the fabulous nature of OC and its surrounding environs and were out recreating an adventure. Little did we know that we would come face to face with a human corpse.
Thank you Mercury. As I mentioned, I lived in NYC for 8 years and never saw anything like the spectacle of expired flesh I saw that day. Without you, we never would have been so traumatized and riveted by the true nature of our human existence.
West Linn IS and ALWAYS will be the enemy. It's just an old rivalry that outsiders don't understand.
Oregon city is my city I grew up in, wouldn't change a damn thing about the place, and suck it west linn!!!
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Oregon City needs a strip club
Glad to see the OC showcased. It deserves it. Really. I wish there had been a best farm or best vineyard category though, since those are really some of the hardest working, most amazing folks in the OC. As for the hatred of West Linn, I guess I don't get it. West Linn and OC used to be one in the same, and WL is mostly filled with hard-working middle class folks, teachers, farmers, and others. So I don't get the thumbs-down attitude of the Mercury about WL. Our neighborhood, for instance, is all 1200 square foot ranch homes, pretty modest. And, heck, if someone has enough ingenuity to earn more monetary successes, more power to them. To each his own, I suppose. Just glad there was some much-deserved attention to OC, and can't wait to win over the Merc to the real WL.
Come on dude, really? Look at your name, obviously you have been brainwashed or your parents bought you off with a Lexus. Name one good thing about west linn besides the fact that it is so close to Oregon City.
i'm a oregon city local and proud as hell. thank you portland mercury for understanding why i love my town. and for seeing the dark underworld we call west linn for what it is.
I am a close in S.E. transplant who could NOT afford to buy a house there. I fucking love my 100 year old house in the O.C. I got my chickens, my garden and raw milk is just a snap away. I love that you poke fun of my little hide away but just so you know were on our way to being cool!
We have an environmental charter school
Vertical Gardens and a CSA coming out of a coffee shop
Green Grocer--plus Gwen the owner to really "tell you what"
and Winestock--the only non elitist wine bar in the N.W
Were only a joke for another ten year bitches!
Just enough time to die trying and then give up and move back to S.E.
Joey taught me how to play punk rock when I had a drum set in my garage in 7th grade. He was like 22 then. That guy will never leave the city...
This is what you guys get up to at Club 21? Fantastic!
Suck it west linn
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