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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.)

One Dead, Five Injured From Shooting at Black Lives Matter March
"We were unarmed & actively working to de-escalate him and get him to leave,” one of the people shot Saturday night told us. “He wasn’t threatened by us. He walked up to us yelling about protestors in his neighborhood and opened fire within 90 seconds.”

Mathieu Lewis-Rolland

Hall Monitor: Why Homelessness Experts Have Rejected Mayor's Shelter Plan
As of now, no shelter providers or unhoused Portlanders have publicly supported Wheeler's plan. It's worth understanding why.

Remembering the Woman Killed in Portland Mass Shooting
"She was always looking to find a way to help people out who were in greater need than herself." Family, friends, and fellow activists remember June Knightly, the woman fatally shot by a right-wing Portlander last Saturday.
Courtesy Kat Knapp

Hear in Portland: Maarquii Headlines The Thesis in March, Two Sizzling Portland Rap Releases, and More
If you're looking for the hottest upcoming shows, the latest industry gossip, and the best new music to stick in your ears, look no further than Jenni Moore's HEAR IN PORTLAND!


Savage Love: Sub Optimal
Young submissives, open relationships, and "banjo" vs. "harmonica" playing (apparently naughty euphemisms). It's all in this week's spicy edition of SAVAGE LOVE!

Joe Newton

Portland Police Fatally Shoot One Person in Southwest Portland
The Portland Police Bureau has identified Acting Sergeant Zachary Kenney and Officer Reynaldo Guevara as the two officers who fatally shot one person in Southwest Portland last Saturday night.
Mathieu Lewis-Rolland

What to Order (and Drink!) at the New Hinterland Bar and Food Cart Pod
The new Hinterland bar and food cart pod is a juggernaut of delicious eats and drinks... and our Janey Wong has the review and provides an exhaustive list of her top picks!
Janey Wong

POP QUIZ PDX: Portland's Sassiest Trivia Quiz (This Week Featuring... POTATOES!)
Okay, brainy pants! Time for you to strut your brainy stuff with this week's super fun POP QUIZ PDX—featuring sassy-ass trivia Qs about missing pickles, questionable po-po, and your choice for most perfect potato! 🥒🚔 🥔

• Studio 666 Is a Midlife Crisis Disguised as a Horror Movie
So, wait... is this new flick from Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl a horror movie or a Doritos commercial? Chase Hutchinson has the review and the answer!
Open Road Films

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!