Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 28 - Jul. 4, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 6
Photo by David Reamer


Playing a New Race Card

What's Behind Disparity in Traffic Stops? Maybe Racism, Cops Admit

Upbraiding the State

Wait... Braiding Hair in Oregon Requires a License?

Hall Monitor

Hales' Good Day Goes Bad

To the Ballot!

A Rundown on 2012's Most Likely Initiatives

In Other News


Nutmeg Funk

The Stepkids Tear the Roof Off

A Bold New World

YOB's Mike Scheidt Goes Acoustic

Gangster Politician

Killer Mike Is the Best of Both Worlds

Accentuate the Positive

Delicate Steve's Inner Frampton

Up & Coming

This Week’s Music Previews

Movies & TV

Tampa Strip

Magic Mike's Art-House Camp

My Buddy

Ted, the Talking Teddy (Don't Ask)

Complicated People

Alex Kurtzman Chooses People Over Robots

Turning Pink

Pink Ribbons, Inc.: The Corporate Side of Hope

Barely Legal

Elles: Hot French Coeds for Hire!


Sorry. It's PUFF's Eighth Year. All the Good PUFF Puns Were Taken.

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Golden Noir


Parting Shots

A Farewell Interview with Departing Comedian Ron Funches


Comics Roundup!

Comics Reviews in Handy Capsule Form

Silence Is Glowing

Kristen Iversen's Nuclear Memoir Full Body Burden


The Mercury Food Issue Presents... Never Wait in Line Again!

Breaking Bridgetown's Breakfast Bottleneck

The Dumpster Brunch

Of Pervasive Coffee Grounds, Unlimited Bread, and Fattened Rats

11 Carts, No Waiting

Get In, Get Out, and Fill Up at These Breakfast Food Carts

Caligula Would Have Brunched

The Acropolis Knows What Boys Want

Pho in the Morning

Hot Soup for Healthy Hangovers

Food Lines Are for Depressions

Living It Up, with Reservations

Lineless Classics

Portland's Best Places for No-Lines Brunch

Breakfast in Bridgetown Redux

Q&A with Portland's Breakfast Authority Paul Gerald

Bakery Roundup

The Best in Portland Breads and Pastries

Slumming It

Just Your Basic Breakfast Diner Chow—That We Love

Breakfast Exceptionalism

The Worst Meal of the Day

Where Your Eyes Don't Go

I Love Television

I Love Television™

America Loves Things

I, Anonymous

Blood Meridian


Game of Thrones Recap: The Videogame Edition

Netflix Instant Watch: Slings and Arrows

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: SPLITZO!

Marvel Goes Pink

SL Letter of the Day: Not Much To Say About This

This Week's Mercury Cover

Pickathon Announces Daily Schedule for 2012 Festival

Possibly the Greatest Advertisement in the History of Advertisements

Good Morning, News!

Two Options for Our Young Magic Ticket Giveaway

Hey, Here's a Review of The Amazing Spider-Man!

The Newsroom Chitty-Chat Club!

This Week's Magic Mike Mercury Film Section

SL Letter of the Day: Tabasco Surprise!

Today in YOU'RE OLD, OLD PERSON: Gloving.

Good Morning News!

Only Hearts

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Terrible Sex Tips for Men

Reflections Coffee/Talking Drum Books to Close

Other Advice Columnists Wonder Why They Get So Few Questions From Men

Video: Sons of Huns - "Leaving Your Body"

Fat is Back!

Happy (Early) Birthday, America! You Made This! I LOVE YOU!

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: A Lover of the Arts Lovers

All the Single Andy's

Mitt Romney Adviser Defends Obamacare Against Republicans

Timbers Experience A Rather Rapid Relapse

Tonight in Music

Police Union Boss: City Doesn't Want Frashour Transcripts "to Ever See the Light of Day"

Good Morning News!

Moonshine Kitchen & Lounge Turns One!

Kids Reenact "Chest Bursting" Scene from Alien, Because... OF COURSE.

Tonight in Music

Summer of Bridge & Burn

Good Morning, News!

Here's the Downside

CNN Makes Super Sure that Andy Griffith is Super Dead

The Only Two Names That Strike Fear Into the Avengers' Hearts: A.O. Scott and Manohla Dargis

Tonight: Funny Over Everything at the Hollywood

We’re Number One! A List Compiling America’s Awesomeness

Fireworks Slip Up Saves Us All a Lot of Time

Derby Weekend: Portland vs. Sacramento, Rosebuds

Buy Me a HoodiePillow™

Healthcare LOLs

President Reacts to SCOTUS Ruling; Renames Health Care Act "Obama DAMN RIGHT"

Good Morning News!

Building Speed: A Summer's Worth of Motorcycle Fun

Lena Dunham's Remembrance of Nora Ephron Is Absolutely Great.

How Do You Make Sense of Horror?

Jesus Christ, This Kid Has Been Hunger Striking Outside City Hall for 30 Days!

Comedy Tour: How to Make Money

It's Happening Tonight!

Tonight in Music

Dora the Explorer (as Interpreted by Michael Bay)

The OLCC Has Killed the Downtown Malt Liquor Ban

What God Thinks about the God Particle

Supreme Court Gives Thumbs Up to "Individual Mandate"—What the GOP Calls "Obama Care."

Win Tickets to The Pink Carpet Project!

Rush Limbaugh on Liberal Activist Judge John Roberts

Casting Call: Pink Carpet Project

QR Codes for the Dead

Video: Golden Retriever - "Serene Velocity"

Another Untrue Headline

Giving the Homophobes the Attention They're Looking For

(The Rest of) 2012's Most Anticipated Books

New Mural at the Eagles Lodge

Portland vs. San Jose—High-Pitched Live Blog Action!

Say "Hello" to Lara Flynn Boyle's Toe!

Environmentalists and Neighbors File Federal Lawsuit Against CRC

Mark Duplass on Marc Maron

BREAKING: Timbers Land Defender Kosuke Kimura

And How Does the SCOTUS Ruling Affect the Presidential Campaigns?

Beignet Innovation at Donut-o-rama

It's Dirty Movie Weekend! (Starring... YOU!)

FOX News & CNN Big-Time Screw Up: The Video

Tonight! Comedy in the Overlook Area!

Absolutely Terrifying Knife-Stabbing Episode in NE Portland Wendy's

Heads Up, Jo Walton/Among Others Fans

Be a Blogtown Spy: Audition for The Real World: Portland!

Good Morning, Alec Baldwin News!

This Week's Mercury Music Section

More Americans Trust Barack Obama with Health Care

Product of the Week: Hannah Montana Coon Repellent

Cute Portland vs. Seattle Chart

America's Thirstiest Pot-Dealing Mom

Welcome Back to Otter Friday*!

Colin Farrell vs. a Robot: WHO YA GOT

R.I.P. Andy Griffith: The Cunning Hillbilly

Selections from My Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang

Hales Asked Oregonian for Correction; He Says Oregonian Told Him No

Tonight in Music

What a Piece of Work Is Man

Man Tries to Assault Transgender Ladies, Is Thwarted, Runs to Police

Flavor Flav Suggests: Where to Buy Your Fireworks

Tonight at (Beaverton's) Powell's: Wicked Portland

Good Morning, News!

The Kinda Funny, Pretty Meaningless, Kinda Racist Ted

Jack Reacher Trailer Features A Whole Lot of Tom Cruise, Absolutely No Werner Herzog

Sexin' Up the Classics

Dining With Dignity This Month

Meet Write Bot! (And Some Unsolicited Advice on Self-Promotion.)

SL Letter of the Day: Ovary Up!

Breaking Bad Sneaky-Peek!

Good Morning, News!

National Go Out to a Gay Bar and Have a Drink Day

More Evidence of Mitt Romney's Evilness Hits the Internet

This Week's Style Events

Haunt, Kate Towers, and Emily Ryan? Oh My.

Good Morning, News!

Police Review Board: No Discipline in Three Police Shootings

Sold Out

Portland Retail News Roundup!

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Self-Pity Party

New Column!