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.)
The seven hours of testimony, provided by more than 200 Portlanders, painted a clear picture of who stands to benefit from the plan—and who could be harmed by the ordinance as proposed.
The city's bill for allowing its officers to abuse of members of the public during 2020 demonstrations continues to grow.
OooOOOooo! 👻 (That's "ghost talk" for "It's time for the HALLOWEEN edition of POP QUIZ PDX!") This week's super fun trivia quiz includes deadly Portland amusement parks, blood-sucking political candidates, and your fave dreamboat homicidal maniacs! 😍
If you're sick of the way wealthy business interests are constantly influencing our city government, there's a solution for that: Vote "HELL YES" on Charter Reform.
Ready to get messy? Dig through this week's most delicious trash with THE TRASH REPORT. Including: The Taylor Swift/Liz Truss connection, mysterious celeb salad dressings, and Steve Bannon fucks around = finds out. 🦝
Not all progressive supporters of gun control on Oregon are sold on the gun control proposal headed to the ballot.
In this week's music column, Jenni Moore recommends getting cozy with two shows at the Doug Fir, and a new single from House of Ada's Janae.
If you've been obsessed with AI generated art, did you know that electro-pop pioneers YACHT made a whole album that way? They then had to reverse engineer the music to play it live.
An Oregon judge overturned an election violation fine against city council candidate Rene Gonzalez’s campaign Thursday, ruling that $250 per month for downtown office space is fair market rate value.
If you caught any of Margo Cilker's four (!) sets at Pickathon over the summer, you'll want to note her recently announced show at Mississippi Studios.
It's another "Quickies" edition of SAVAGE LOVE, featuring lickety-split Q&As about threesomes, ethical cheating, and more!
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!