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.)
• New Seasons Management Sows Distrust in Workers' Unionizing Efforts
New Seasons management didn't wait long after receiving their workers' petition to unionize to kick off a campaign meant to undermine the labor movement.
• POP QUIZ PDX!
Thinking caps ON! It's time for another funny-fun POP QUIZ PDX! This week: problematic behavior, Portland movie trivia, and a special tribute to Goose from "Top Gun"! Ooh... you can also win free pizza! 🍕📽️😍
• Portland's Newest Anti-Homeless Structures? Bike Racks.
A vacant property owned by developer Jordan Schnitzer has installed 22 bike racks along one sidewalk which previously housed unhoused campers. Seems weird!
• THE TRASH REPORT: Ray Liotta, Shakira, and Colossal Cocks
Calling all trash lovers! It's the latest hilarious edition of THE TRASH REPORT. This week Elinor Jones takes on Memorial Day ghosts, a "cocky" Clackamas clerk, and Shakira's purse which was attacked by a wild boar (and the tax collectors). 🧐
• Portland Police Shoot One Person During a Traffic Stop
The driver who was recently shot by Portland police during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital—though details on the shooting remain cloudy.
• Never Before Seen 360-Degree Films Made by Homeless Youth Screen at OMSI Planetarium
In 2021, Outside the Frame partnered with Open Signal to teach homeless youths how to make films with 360 cameras. But they were never able to properly screen the immersive works until OMSI offered to host an event in its planetarium.
• Savage Love: Expensed With
In this week's Savage Love, Dan explores the deeper dynamics of “Daddy and His Boy” vacations, and how to make things a little more equal (should you want to).
• Oregon’s Mark O. Hatfield Was a Fascinating Political Figure—But in a New Biography, He’s a Snooze
There were many fascinating episodes to the political career of Mark O. Hatfield, like his vote against the Gulf War or when he was outed by gay rights advocates. It's disappointing the new biography on him leaves those areas largely unexplored.
• Your Complete Guide to June 2022 Events in Portland
June is one of the most splendid months of the year in Portland, boasting fine weather, the city's flagship Rose Festival, and the peak bloom of our beloved roses. We're here to make sure you won't miss out on any notable events!
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!