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.)
Portland City Council approved a daytime camping ban ordinance which city attorneys say is legally sound. However, at least one nonprofit law firm begs to differ.
Crank up that brain—it's time for another super fun POP QUIZ PDX! This week: Quizzy Qs about Oregon booby trap makers, wild animals on the rampage, and speaking of rampaging... it's the Mercury's 23rd birthday! 🎉🎂💀
More than 700 professional workers are now eligible to join an independent union for Portland employees. Organizers said salaries haven't kept up with inflation, and many other city workers are already unionized.
Darcelle XV Showplace and Wildfang are trying to set a new world record. And they're raising money to fight the Tennessee drag ban and other anti-drag bills in the US. It's kind of awesome.
MoviePass—the ridiculously cheap movie subscription service that flamed out in 2019—is back! Here's what it means for film lovers like you... and local movie houses.
The lengthy freight trains that run through Portland's Central Eastside have become synonymous with congestion, inconvenience, and safety risks. PBOT hopes to find solutions with a new federal grant.
This week: The return of "Bennifer," how Mike Meyers almost ruined "Wayne's World," and can you please stop putting your fingers in Pedro Pascal's eyes? 👀
In this week's music news: The Prids bring their atmospheric indie shoegaze to Lollipop Shoppe, Mississippi Records releases Be Present Art Group's debut, and are you ready for Janelle Monae's "Age of Pleasure?" 🙋
Happy Pride! To celebrate, what follows is a sentence filled with the most LGBTQ shit that Dan has ever read.
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