Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 14 - 20, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 4
Photo by Minh Tran / Cake by Laila Elliott


Exposed by the Police Union

PPA Boss Lifts Lid on Devastating Arbitration Testimony in Campbell Case

Wheels of Change

How a Group of Transit Riders Forced TriMet to Open Up

The $400 Million Lane

Pricey Plans Move Forward to Expand I-5 Through Rose Quarter

Hall Monitor

Old Town's Candid Camera

Skating Is Not (Yet) a Crime

Randy Leonard Wants to Boot Skaters from Hills


Heavy Bones

Kaia Wilson's Animals All Died

If You Ever Gave a Damn

For Wussy, the West Coast's Waiting

Humanity on the West Coast

The Continuum of Eternal Tapestry

Deep Grooves

Brownish Black's Soul Asylum

Up & Coming

This Week’s Music Previews

Movies & TV

Glee—with More Hair!

Rock of Ages: Not the Good Kind of Stupid

Czech Your Head

Czech Cinema—It's the Czechiest!

Baby's First Vibrator

Hysteria's Historical Snooze Fest

One Long, Sick Joke

That's My Boy's Pageant of Idiocy

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Old Lease, New Life

A New Neighborhood Beacon: Glisan Burger Barn

Visual Art

Peering into YU's Programming

Showcasing the Work of Cartoonist Saul Steinberg


Portland's (New) Funniest Person

Nathan Brannon Takes the Prize at Helium's Annual Comedy Contest


Mapping the Internet

It Really Is a Series of Tubes!

Everything's Coming Up Lynch

Jane Lynch's Memoir Is Light on Humor, Heavy on Personal Growth

Good Sport

50 Years of Sportswriting with the Great Frank Deford


The Portland Mercury's Annual Queer Guide Presents...The Wedding Issue

From One Queer to Another

Marriage Advice from People Who've Done It

Advice from a Freelance Wedding Planner

Or, the Only Advice You Will Ever Need

Interview with an Officiant

Or, Avoiding the Homophobic Pastor!

Location Is Everything

The Best Places to Get Same-Sex Married

Your Same-Sex Seating Arrangements

Solve This Logic Puzzle: Or, If Claire Sits Here, Grandma Maude Gets Black-Out Drunk

The Catering Dilemma

Food Is Food, So Hire a Same-Sex Friendly Caterer

Would You Do that at a Straight Wedding?

Queer Wedding Faux Pas

Your Same-Sex Wedding Music

DJ Beyondadoubt's Top 10 Same-Sex Wedding Songs

The State of Same-Sex Marriage

It's Gonna Happen... But When?

Your Nuptials Are Illegal 

Five Above-the-Law Ways to Protect Your Partnership in (and from) Oregon

Hooray for Divorce!

After Marriage, How to Plan Your Fabulous Same-Sex Divorce

Grin and Bear it

Or, How to Support Your "Experimental" Nephew on his "Wedding" Day with His Deviant "Friend"

Your Top 10 Pride Events!

Where to Spend Your Honeymoon

Or, Where to Find the Gayest Mayors

2012 Portland Pride Soundstage and Friends

Gayest Wedding Flowers Ever

Vaguely Sexual Floral Bouquets for Your Same-Sex Wedding

What to Wear to Your Same-Sex Wedding

Fashion tips for your same-sex wedding.

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Girl-on-Girl Action

I, Anonymous

Brown in Town


TriMet Board Adopts New Budget

Corin Tucker Band Announces Details of New Album

Sometimes Obama is an Awesome President.

Ecotrust's Sundown Series Has Great Musical Guests

So the World War Z Movie Is Doing Great

This is the True Story, of Seven Strangers, Picked to Live in PDX...

City to Occupy Portland: No More "Unpermitted" Meetings in Director Park

Portland Gay Pride Circa 1987

Gay Divorce is the New Frontier

Adidas' JS Roundhouse Mids: Slavery Sneaks?

Tonight: Northwest Dance Project

Blood Beach's European Tour 7-Inch and Portland Cassette Comp

Today in Vampire Romance: Once Burned

Comedy Tour: Sex Stickers

Good Morning, News!

Dine Out for LGBT Rights This Thursday!

Tonight in Music

Someone Has Inceptioned Me and Stolen My Dreams

Tonight in Music

What the World Thinks of Girls

Myke Bogan - "Uncle Elroy's Couch"

Stephen Colbert on Mitt Romney's Fancy Dancing Horse

The Great Idea Music Festival Returns to Enchanted Forest

Good Morning News!

Carts: Cackalack's Hot Chicken Shack

Police Hope Prosecutions and Puppet Camp Will Help Solve Portland's Gang Problems

34,532 Young Oregonians Should Thank the Healthcare Act

PDX Pop Now! Announces This Year's Lineup and Schedule

"Vagina" is the New "Voldemort"

Required Reading for Pansy-Assed Dems

Don't Take Sex Advice from Cosmo

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Dolorean's Al James at a Portland Sauna

Tonight in Music

Comedy Tour: The Heckler

City Accuses Police Union of Leaking Frashour Arbitration Transcripts

If You Like Poster of the Week, You Should Probably Go to This Art Show

It's Happening Tonight!

Jones "Retro" Bar/Club Opens in Old Town

Banana Stand's Video of the We Shared Milk

Ice Cream Float Lab

Tigard Gets a Theater Pub, Also Boobs

Joe the Plumber Is Still a Huge Idiot

It's Happening Tonight!

The President Gave a Speech Yesterday In Ohio...

The Bent Brick's Birthday Blowout!

Good Morning, News!

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

What Does Randy Leonard's Son Think of the Skate Ban?

A Serious Mercury Conundrum Re: Adam Sandler's Latest Film

Matt Groening Quits Life in Hell

The Last Decapitated Head on the Left: George W. Bush

Comic Book Stores to Host Gay Weddings This Week

Good Morning, News!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

I'd Like to Hear Philip Seymour Hoffman's Thoughts About Battlefield Earth

Good Morning, News!

Jefferson Smith Meets With Occupy Portland: "I'm a Politician Who's Partially Full of Shit"

Police Accountability Groups Say Racial Bias Persists in Latest Traffic Stop Data

On Second Thought, City Says Occupy Portland Can (Mostly) Stay at Director Park

Jack MacBrayer and Triumph vs. Chicago's "Weiner Circle": ON WHOM DO YOU WAGER?!?

A Closer Look at Amelia Fuertes

CRC Delayed as Bridge Faces "Funding Realities"

Have You Seen this Incredibly Stereotypical Sketchy Guy?

Mitt Romney Learns About Touch-Screen Technology

Parking Meters Spreading to Central Eastside?

Hunger Striker Cameron Whitten on Day 19: "I'm Out Here as Long as It Takes"

The Third Annual Portland Hat Parade

This Weekend: Tigard's Festival of Balloons

Photos of Portland's Naked Bike Ride

Michigan State Reps Lisa Brown & Barb Byrum

It's Happening Tonight!

Deckard Is Neither a Human nor a Replicant—He's a Delightful Watercolor Painting!

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

SL Letter of the Day: Not an Either/Or Question

Rick Santorum Is Running Around in His Mitt Romney Skin-Suit Again

Here is Your Bicycle AT-AT

Welcome Back to Otter Friday!

Police Stats from the World Naked Bike Ride

Hoping This is a Hoax

Steinberg at the YU

Police Respond to Weird Assaults in Laurelhurst Park

A Place Called Home: Documentary Edition

The Nicest Guy in Detroit (Did I Say "Nicest"? I Meant "Not Nicest.")

Pastors Ban Gang Attire at Funerals

Good Morning, News!

Today in AWWWKWARD! Lena Dunham on Jimmy Fallon

The Local Shopper

SL Letter of the Day: Back In The Saddleback

The Worst Commute Ever

Re: Luc Bats, Kai Winns

X-Press Boot Camp: In Which I Am A Bridal Cliché

Red & Black Cafe Fundraising $20,000 to Stay Open

How Often Do You Go to the Movies?

Comedy White People Like

Ron Wyden: Friend of the Environment? Or Republicans?

Good Morning News!

SL Letter of the Day: A Failure to Comprehend

My Mystery Date

Justice Is Coming to Tombstone Portland

Tonight in Music

Comedy Bang! Bang Tour Dates Announced


Comedy Tour: Bumberbound

Tonight in Music

It's Happening Tonight!

What You Need to Know for the World Naked Bike Ride

Thomas Pynchon's "Trystero" Comes to Portland

Webcomics Correspondent: A Family Man For All Seasons

"You Might Be Screwed": Excerpts from Jefferson Smith's U of O Commencement Speech

Portland Police Make Sweet "It Gets Better" Video

Dear Dirty Bird: Don't Forget HUMP!

It's Happening Tonight!

Linkin Park: Musical Vampire Hunter

Food & Drink Archive Photos

Mitt Romney...

Adam Carolla: Still Not Funny, Still Hates Women

Wanderlust Settles Down

They All Look Alike...

Gross or Kinda Awesome? You Decide.

New Breaking Bad Promo, Now with Extra "GAHHHH!!"

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

We Iz Done, LOL