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.)
• How Will the End of Roe Impact Oregonians?
Following the Supreme Court decision on Friday to annihilate Roe v Wade, what does that mean for Oregonians? There's some good news, and not-so-good news.
• City Attorneys Ask to Dismiss Lawsuit Because Protester Didn't Know Which Officer Injured Him
Portland city attorneys are asking a federal judge to throw out a use-of-force lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau because the plaintiff can't identify which identically dressed PPB officer shot him with a munition during a 2020 protest.
• Dundee Lodge Campout Is Like a Smaller, Weirder DIY Pickathon
Now in its fourth year, Dundee Lodge Campout's 2022 music bill aims to closely recreate a killer, two night line-up that organizers were forced to abandon in 2020—and they're adding Chicago composer Circuit Des Yeux and Michigan noise rockers Wolf Eyes.
• City Council Will Vote to Undo Tenant Security Deposit Protections
Portland City Council will vote to roll back a 2020 city policy protecting tenants from unfair fees in order to settle a landlord-led legal challenge.
• POP QUIZ PDX!
It's another super fun POP QUIZ PDX! This week: more sassy-ass trivia Qs about scandalous cops, the ill-named "monkeypox," and... Oregon's sword-fighting skeleton pirates?? EEEK! ☠️ (Plus enter to win free pizza!) 😍
• TriMet to Reduce or Cancel 10 Bus Lines This Fall
TriMet will reduce or cancel service on ten bus lines in September as the agency’s historic bus operator shortage continues to worsen.
• Fire Jugglers and Shirtless Acrobats Make Cirque du Soleil: Alegría Cirque Do So Slay
At "Cirque du Soleil: Alegría," French-Canadian clowns pratfall for the kids and shirtless men flip off each other's shoulders for the adults. Our critic described the show as "beautiful people in sparkly clothes flying all over the dang place."
• THE TRASH REPORT
Attention trash connoisseurs! It's time to get *trashy* with this week's gossip-packed edition of THE TRASH REPORT. Elinor Jones has the latest on local cursed real estate, crypto-bros, and Ryan Gosling going full Malibu Ken!
• Portland Downtown Central Library Will Close for Three Months in August
In August, Portland's downtown Central Library will close for three months to allow for several concurrent construction projects. Read about the plans and steps being taken to keep its 6k weekly visitors served.
• Savage Love: Pride and Preference
In this week's SAVAGE LOVE: It's okay to have sexual preferences... but when is it a "preference" and when is it just flat-out "racism"? Dan Savage takes on the thorny-horny issue.
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!