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.)
• Federal Judge Questions Portland Police Union’s Demands Over Body Cameras
Questions about the Portland police’s upcoming body camera program were front and center during a hearing before a federal judge, as the city and the Portland Police Bureau continue to struggle over a policy agreement.
It's time for another fun trivia quiz, in which YOU answer sassy Qs about our terrible city council, Damian Lillard's latest big win, and... a somewhat dubious claim that the author is "close personal friends" with Sam Elliott?
• Portland Mercury's Spring Arts Preview: The Look of Love
As we turn our faces into the February Fakeout sun, and gaze forward to spring's fertile thaw, we hope you'll see this city's art and performance scenes as we do—with a look of love.
• Doug Fir to Take Over Old Montage Space in Portland's Central Eastside
After 19 years the popular Doug Fir lounge is moving, but it's not out of Portland.
Let's go, trash pandas! It's time for another week's worth of garbage-y gossip. This week: trashy weather, cops defunded by getting a plane, and Liam Neeson's ninja training school.
• 25 Women-Owned Restaurants in Portland You Should Visit
Happy Women's History Month! Celebrate with our list of women-owned restaurants in Portland.
• Remembering To Remember Benefits From Repeat Visits
Critic Robert Ham reviews "Remembering To Remember," PICA's new installation of sound art and calls the darkened listening room in the institute's annex "a wonder."
This week in music news: Wu-Tang Clan and Nas at the Moda, Pickathon 2023 tickets on sale (and they say they fixed the parking!), and an Eyelids album release show and info on the US tour!
• Your Complete Guide to March Events in Portland
Just when winter seems like it will never end, March swoops in with its cherry blossoms and cold-but-sunny days. Make up for all the time you've spent huddled indoors with events from SZA to Michelle Zauner to the Irish Festival.
In this week's column: Hubby keeps sending love letters to his ex, despite wifey telling him to stop. Can this marriage be saved?
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