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 stories shipped directly to your email's in-box... and then... YOUR HEAD.)
What happens when a police accountability group inherently trusts law enforcement? Dig into the contradictory nuances of Portland's latest police oversight group in the latest Hall Monitor.
A judge has allowed Patriot Prayer's Mac Lewis to serve the three days in jail non-consecutively and at his convenience.
As extreme weather events become increasingly common, the city is turning to neighborhood emergency teams to fill in the gaps in Portland's heat wave response.
The new non-fiction book "When the Moon Turns to Blood" by Leah Sottile examines a particular brand of Mormon extremism that may have led to the murder of two children.
This week: Quitting your job and loving it, Taylor Swift's biiiig carbon footprint, and (yum) royal butt stuff! 👑 😊
Floating World Comics announced that it will move from Old Town Chinatown to a burgeoning arts district being created by indie businesses in Lloyd Center Mall.
Hey brainy pants! 🤓 It's time for Portland's funnest trivia quiz, POP QUIZ PDX! This week: local "shadow" mayors, remembering Portland's filthiest fun bar, and which radioactive creature would YOU like to be bitten by? 🤔 (Plus win free pizza!)
• Sam Now Documents a Stunning Family Mystery
The experience of watching Sam Now, a 2022 doc from a Portland director, is as painful as it is poetic. Making use of old home movies and crisp HD videos, it's an investigation into a missing mother and her troubled family.
After the pandemic forced a two-year hiatus, it makes sense for Pickathon to put extra focus on supporting mental and physical health in 2022.
August is high tomato season, and all around Portland BLT specials are hitting restaurant boards. Andrea Damewood has three favs that exemplify the spirit of ethereal seasonal eating.
A woman wants to share her husband with other women... so what does one call that? 🤔 Dan Savage issues a ruling in this week's SAVAGE LOVE!
WOW, THAT IS A LOT OF GOOD READIN'. I hope you didn't have any other plans this weekend! Dig in, and remember: Producing all this hard work costs moolah—so please consider contributing to the Mercury to keep it all coming! Thanks!