Staffers at the Oregonian had a rough day today, but at least the drinks will be flowing after work.

Former Oregonian city hall reporter Ryan Frank is soliciting donations via Twitter for a bar tab tonight at Higgins Restaurant and Bar. As of 4 pm, Frank said he's collected more-than $700. He's shooting for over $1,000.


The changes announced today at the O —home delivery's being cut to four days a week, and the newsroom is moving out of its downtown digs—aren't as rough as some the nation's newspapers have seen, and it's been clear something's loomed on the horizon for some time. Still, it's a gut-wrenching thing to watch. Frank's at @rfrank_emerald if you feel like kicking in.