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A Safe Place to Sleep

How an Experimental Village for Homeless Women Defied Portland’s Expectations

Weekend Gender Bender

A Guide to Portland’s Queer Fashion

Chanti Darling's Light Disco for Dark Times

The Musician Discusses Being a Black Queer Artist in Portland

Waterfront Pride Mainstage Events

All the Performances, All the Pride!

An Introvert’s Guide to Pride

Being Out and Proud—Without Going Outside

A Playlist for Pride

Songs from the Queer Artists Who Are Ruling Portland’s Music Scenes

A Two-Spirit City

A Queer Indigenous Guide to Putting Down Roots in Portland

You’re New, You Need Help. Help Is Here.

Portland Services for the LGBTQ+ Community

The Best of the WORST of I, Anonymous!

The Strangest, Most Bizarre Reader Submissions from the Mercury Column

Brick By Brick

Many of Portland’s Historic Brick Buildings—And Their Residents—Won’t Survive an Earthquake. What Can Be Done?

A Month-by-Month Guide to This Summer’s Best Shows

The Mercury’s Official Summer Concert Preview!

Here Are Forest Park’s Must-Hike Trails

There’s No Better Time to Enjoy Forest Park

No AC? Go to the Movies!

Portland Summers Are Hot. Movie Theaters Are Cool!

It’s Time to Learn Some Nude Beach Etiquette!

How to Not Be a Jerk and/or a Creep at Sauvie Island

Pressed for Time? Check Out These Portland “Fake-cations”!

From Oxbow Park to Enchanted Forest, Prepare to CHILL THE FUCK OUT

The Mercury’s Guide to Summer Fun in Portland—and Beyond!

Summer in the City!

From Treehouses to Yurts, Here are Five Great Ways to Get Out of Portland

Exploring the Pacific Northwest—On the Cheap

You’re Riding Your Bike Wrong

Great Job Biking! Now Maybe You Can Start Doing It Right!

Splash Pads: A Gift to Portland Parents (and Kids, I Guess)

Discover the Joys of Dirty Park Water!

Our Favorite Patios for Getting a Sunburn While Day-Drinking

A (Wobbly) Step-by-Step Guide to Portland’s Patio Paradise

Oaks Park Has a New Roller Coaster! I Rode It Again and Again and Again!

An Erudite and Discerning Review of ADRENALINE PEAK

Finding Purpose In the Wake of Tragedy

How a Survivor of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre Changed His Life and Those Around Him

With Municipal Broadband, Cities Are Taking Back the Internet—and Making It Faster and Cheaper. Can Portland Do the Same?

What If Portlanders—Not Corporations—Owned Our Internet?

Renew Portland Children’s Levy: Yes!

The Mercury Election Endorsements for May 15, 2018

Multnomah County Auditor: Jennifer McGuirk

The Mercury Election Endorsements for May 15, 2018

Representation Matters

The Mercury Election Endorsements for May 15, 2018

Election Cheat Sheet!

Your Handy Mercury Voter Guide for the May 15 Election

Portland City Commissioner, Position 2: Nick Fish

The Mercury Election Endorsements for May 15, 2018

State Senator, District 24: Kayse Jama

The Mercury Election Endorsements for May 15, 2018

Portland City Commissioner, Position 3: Jo Ann Hardesty

The Mercury Election Endorsements for May 15, 2018

Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2: Susheela Jayapal

The Mercury Election Endorsements for May 15, 2018

Baptized with Fire

The Wild and True Story of Oregon’s Holy Rollers

A Potpourri of Cannabis Product Reviews

Get It? Pot-pourri? Eh? Eh? Ohhh, We Are Fun, Aren't We.

Making Cannabis Extract at Home with the Source Turbo

(Bonus: You Won't Blow Yourself Up!)

Weed in the Water

Tarukino’s Cannabis Waters are Making Their Way to Oregon This Summer

A Cannabis Cinema Crash Course

Forget the Dopey Comedies: Feed Your Stoned Brain with These Nutzoid Films

The Leafly Guide to Cannabis Is Dope

Finally, a Pot Primer Worth Recommending

The Chronic (Pain): Five Edibles I Ate to Self-Medicate

Here's What Worked and What Didn't

Let’s Get Stoned with Bilbo and Chewbacca!

Everything You Need to Know About Pipe-Weed, Death Sticks, and Other Made-Up Drugs

Tips to Take the Edge Off When You’re Too High

“Don’t Be Concerned. It Will Not Harm You.”

Vape Up or Ship Out: Two of Our Favorite Vaporizers

Evaluating Mr. Hotbox and the DaVinci IQ

The Histories of Cannabis and Race Are Intertwined

How Imperialism Almost Erased the History of Our Favorite Plant

The Unlikely Hiker

Jenny Bruso is Making Space for Those Who Feel Shut Out of the Outdoors

If You Want to Sing Out...

Here Are the 13 Best Places to Sing Karaoke in Portland

Shop Local Presents: Employees’ Picks! Part ONE

Portland’s Most Interesting Employees Share Their Favorite Spots to Shop Locally

Shop Local Presents: Employees’ Picks! Part TWO

Portland’s Most Interesting Employees Share Their Favorite Spots to Shop Locally

A Sporty Kind of Love

Musician Colin Meloy and Artist Carson Ellis on Their Adoration for the Blazers

Stopping by the Bar on a Snowy Evening

Bar Crawling East of 82nd During a Snowpacalypse

The Last Straw

Why Local Bar Owners Are Getting Rid of Single-Use Plastic Straws
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