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.)


City Raises Concerns about ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection Technology

Portland's data bureau cautions city against using controversial ShotSpotter technology to address gun violence.

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Car Crashes Into Beloved Indonesian Restaurant Wajan

Part of Wajan's patio was smashed to bits last Sunday morning. They're still open, though—and serving up some of our favorite non-hot super-spiced dishes.

Wajan

A Note from the Editor: Here's a Tip!

Hello! Here's a note from Editor-in-Chief Wm. Steven Humphrey on the two types of tips the Portland Mercury reaaaaally likes. 💡

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Portland City Council Approves Emergency Plan to Respond to Climate Change

While Portland's Climate Emergency Workplan sets the city’s intention to respond to the climate crisis, critics argue that the plan is aspirational due to a lack of specifics.

MOTOYA NAKAMURA / MULTNOMAH COUNTY

POP QUIZ PDX!

Thinking caps on! It's time to play Portland's funnest trivia game, POP QUIZ PDX. This week: More shenanigans from Betsy Johnson, a possible local alien invasion (?), the greatest chip in the world, and... tote bags? TOTE BAGS! 😛

Betsy Johnson Campaign

THE TRASH REPORT

Dig in, trash lovers! It's time for another week of gossip and fun with THE TRASH REPORT by Elinor Jones. This week: Manchin is a pen fetishist, the two Taylor Lautners, and... hey fellas! The Gilmore Girls are single again! 😍

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Portland's Funniest Person 2022 Is Shain Brenden

After two weird years, the city's marathon comedy contest—Portland's Funniest Person—seems back on track.

Suzette Smith

SAVAGE LOVE

Dan helps a reader who gave up porn at his wife's demand, but now she's defining practically *everything* as porn, even risqué memes. Where does it stop? WHERE... DOES... IT... STOP?!? 🤯

Joe Newton

Here's What You Missed at the PDX Soapbox Derby 2022

Coming through—some of our favorite homemade vehicles from what is inarguably one of Portland’s best summer events!

Janey Wong

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!