Seven out of eight disaffected youth agree: The Mercury wrote some GREAT stories this week!
Seven out of eight disaffected youth agree: The Mercury wrote some GREAT stories this week! ViewApart / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Whooo! You're a BUSY BEE. Look, it's completely understandable that since you've been SO busy, you may have missed some of the great reporting and stories the Mercury churned out this week! So while you're lounging about this weekend, catch up on the knowledge you need by reading some of these A+++ Mercury articles! (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.)

Study: Portland Street Response Effective at Resolving Non-Violent 911 Calls
A six-month study of the Portland Street Response—an alternative first response program—shows the pilot program is working.

Portland State

Following Harassment Allegations, Thorns Fans Call for Merchandise Boycott and General Manager Resignation
The latest on the scandal that has rocked the NWSL—and Portland is right in the middle of it.

Portland Thorns FC

Let's Celebrate... the Mercury's WING WEEK Is Now Underway!
Woo-hoo! Prepare your tummy for the yummiest week of the year... it's the Mercury's WING WEEK! And it's happening NOW.


Recall Wheeler Campaign Makes Last-Ditch Legal Effort to Stay Afloat
The "Recall Wheeler" campaign won't be able to collect enough signatures by the city's deadline—so they're suing the city for not allowing an extension.

Recall Wheeler Campaign

Comforting Dishes and a Warm Atmosphere Make For A Perfect Fall Evening On Casa Zoraya's Back Patio
Casa Zoraya has menu full of delicious Peruvian delights—and oh! That back patio! Our Janey Wong has the review.

Janey Wong

New Oregon Supreme Court Ruling Will Likely Clear State’s Death Sentences
A new ruling from the Oregon Supreme Court will have major implications for the state's death penalty—including possibly eradicating it.

Mercury Staff

Savage Love: Quickies
Curious sexy Qs about excessive sexting, surgeon fetishists, dry ejaculations, the "real" purpose of Grindr, and more in the newest edition of SAVAGE LOVE!


Q&A: Siren Theater’s A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Play! Creator-Director Shelley McLendon on Making Horror Funny
A peek behind the curtain at the new stage adaptation of the hilarious horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street—now playing!

Shelley McLendon

POP QUIZ PDX: Take This Week's Fun, Sassy-Ass Quiz for October 6!
Woo-hoo, it's time for the newest POP QUIZ PDX! And it's filled with fun, sassy-ass Qs about your fave topics: zoo animals, Portland con artists (new and old), and mmmmm... Halloween candy! LET'S GET QUIZZY!


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!

SLAY Film Fest
In person at the Clinton St. Theater 10/29 & 10/30