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"I think expecting people to be able to comply with packing up tents and carrying away all their belongings every morning at 8 am is really unrealistic," one service provider said.
Thinking caps on! 🧠 It's time for another super fun POP QUIZ PDX! This week's trivia quiz includes jerky local politicos, birthday chimps, and Rose Festival shenanigans throughout the years!🎺 See how well YOU score!
The settlement agreement will lead to more reporting and sweeps of tents that block sidewalks. It will also curb the city's distribution of tents and tarps, with some exceptions. The lead plaintiff railed against "progressive extremism."
Time to take out the trash! 🗑️ This week in hot gossip: Omigod, so much poop. That is all. 💩
Three months of delightful Portland bike festivities are officially underway with Pedalpalooza!
The wonderful Kingsley released some ridiculously good videos, recorded at Clinton Street Theater. Read about her upcoming headliner show, and other UNMISSABLE Portland music world happenings in this week's unmissable music column.
Social service nonprofits play a key role in the city and county's ability to provide services, but some are struggling, due to substandard wages. Hundreds of nonprofit workers are now calling on regional leaders to build better wages into their contracts.
The Portland comedy nonprofit hopes to parlay love for their free weekly park events into fundraising a permanent indoor space for the fall.
June brings the first official day of summer, Pride month, Juneteenth, Father's Day, and events from the Portland Rose Festival to the Tigard Festival of Balloons. We've compiled everything you need to know about for the month ahead here!
The new album from Portland tech thrash trio U SCO defies description, but we'll still try: monolithic and euphoric, with one track containing epic interlocking bass clarinet from Golden Retriever's Jonathan Sielaff.
An apparently "famous" artist doesn't want the world to know he's bisexual—and also apparently doesn't realize that no one gives a shit.
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