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.)


Uprooted and Unhoused

The removal of one northeast Portland homeless camp helps illustrate how the city's accelerated homeless camp sweeps undermine the efforts of people seeking permanent housing.

ALEX ZIELINSKI

Pop Quiz PDX!

Thinking caps on! It's time for another hilarious POP QUIZ PDX! This week's trivia covers Portland's most annoying insects, people who pee in our corn flakes, and YOUR pick for who should replace Biden... if that's something you'd like. 🤔

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Business Alliance and Others Challenge Ballot Measure That Aims to Redistribute Power in Portland

Despite once being a unifying topic, Portland’s latest effort to change its form of city government is already facing legal challenges from Portland’s most influential business group and a former mayoral candidate.

MOTOYA NAKAMURA / MULTNOMAH COUNTY

It's the Mercury's SUMMER OF SLUSHIES... Happening NOW!

Hot days are here! Stay frosty with the Mercury's SUMMER OF SLUSHIES—$6 boozy, frozen cocktails from your fave bars... and it's happening NOW! 🍹🧊 😎

The Trash Report

Calling all trash collectors! Don't miss the latest edition of Elinor Jones' THE TRASH REPORT. This week: Elon Musk's weird family, Thor's meaty mouth, and whoopee! Oregon's got a mosquito plague.  

JAMIE MCCARTHY / GETTY IMAGES

Judge Acquits Patriot Prayer's Joey Gibson and Russell Shultz in Riot Case

A Multnomah County judge has acquitted two members of Patriot Prayer, including founder Joey Gibson, of federal riot charges linked to a May 1, 2019 street brawl. In doing so, the judge criticized the DA for moving this case to trial in the first place.

MULTNOMAH COUNTY COURTHOUSE

Savage Love: Gays and Confused

In this week's SAVAGE LOVE: Two couples try to open up their sexy relationships... aaaaand things don't work out quite as planned. But don't fret, Dan Savage rides to the rescue! 

JOE NEWTON

City Withdraws Employment Offer to Police Bureau's New Training Dean

Five days after announcing a hire for a brand-new "civilian training dean" position, PPB has dropped the candidate. It's unclear why.

DOUG BROWN

Portland City Council Approves $107 Million in Green Energy Grants

Portland City Council approved $107 million in climate grants Wednesday. Here’s where the money is going.

MOTOYA NAKAMURA / MULTNOMAH COUNTY

Hear in Portland

This week's Hear in Portland shouts a new collab track from Weezbeats and Fountaine, the next installment of Rose Tinted's Holocene series and—oop!—some Lizzo live news.

COURTESY SARAHCLARKMUSIC.COM

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