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  1. Car2Go Yanking Service from East Portland and St. JohnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Pordland Mercury

    Citing a lack of demand, the useful and maddening car service announced today it'll no longer allow users to park or pick up a ride in huge swaths of outer Portland beginning on August 24. The company's new "home range" : This is bad news, and contrary to the service equity Portland tries to keep in mind. I don't own a car, and I'll admit Car2Go has proven really useful in times of need/emergency to fill that void .

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  2. Here's Mayor Charlie Hales' Glowing Internal Assessment of the #ShellNoPDX DismantlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Pordland Mercury

    Mayor Charlie Hales sent out a statement to the press last night, making it known what a tough thing it was for him to have to send police and firefighters to roust the ShellNoPDX protestors blocking the Fennica oil exploration ship from leaving town. "This was a hard day for me - and for a lot of people in Portland," Hales' statement read.

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  3. Defeated on the Willamette, Shell Takes the Fight to the CourtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | The Pordland Mercury

    What's a multibillion-dollar energy giant to do when 13 mean activists in hammocks block its ship from pressing arctic plunder? Ask the courts for help, apparently. After Shell Oil's ship the Fennica was forced back into dry dock this morning by the Greenpeace activists who've been hanging from the St. Johns Bridge since early Wednesday, the company hurriedly pressed a judge to hit the activist organization in the wallet.

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  4. Good Morning, News: The Fennica Retreats, a Police Body Camera...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | The Pordland Mercury

    Backincamp - the Fennica is no longer in sight. That was one hell of wake up call and very exciting morning.

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  5. My, What a Busy WeekRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Pordland Mercury

    Brooklyn guitar maestros Ratatat just dropped their first album in five years! People you should automatically tune out: anyone griping that the group hasn't "progressed" enough in that time. People you should listen to: Ratatat, which is kicking out great swells of danceable happiness as always, and any scalper who can give you tickets to this sold-out show.

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  6. Protest Fun: Greenpeace Activists are Dangling from the St. Johns...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | The Pordland Mercury

    It goes without saying that a boon of living in a river/port city is that you and your friends can dangle from a bridge in a spectacular attempt to trap an oil ship in town . Nice, then, to see some of our fellow citizens exercising those inalienable rights for once.

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  7. It's Happening TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | The Pordland Mercury

    The beautiful, popular girl of Portland bars, Dig a Pony is turning four! This calls for a major bash, featuring Nick Waterhouse and the Pain, the Shivas, and more to keep you tapping along as this fine establishment embarks on another year. MARJORIE SKINNER w/Pearles, DJs Waterhouse & Cooky Parker; Dig a Pony, 736 SE Grand, 8 pm, FREE THEATER - Beloved culinary ne'er-do-well Anthony Bourdain's a happy medium between the almost-too-soothing Barefoot Contessa and the out-of-control jerkiness of Gordon Ramsay.

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  8. In Portland Art News: Remembering James Tate, Gallery Departures, and ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | The Pordland Mercury

    Yale Union is getting a French exchange student! Sort of. YU has partnered with Paris arts space castillo/corrales, and the two groups are "[swapping] houses, people, and money" this summer, say YU reps in a press release.

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  9. Portland #ShellNO Kayaktivists Plan to Block Departing Ice BreakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 28 | The Pordland Mercury

    Daphne Wysham with the Center for Sustainable Economy says the group is will hold a vigil and plans to try to keep the Fennica from leaving port to head back to the Arctic, where it would commence exploration for oil drilling. "Scientists tell us we can't drill in the Arctic if we want to avoid dangerous climate change and sea level rise that threatens three-quarters of the Earth's major cities in the next few decades," Wysham wrote in a news release.

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  10. Frequent Candidate Michael Durrow Says He'll Now Run Against Steve NovickRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    Durrow's been a regular also-ran in Portland - having lost past races for Metro Council and Portland City Council - but scored a victory in May, when he ran unopposed for an unpaid seat on the Multnomah Education Service District Board of Directors. His term's up in 2019 , but Durrow's plotting a new race.

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  11. High Rises, Low StandardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | The Pordland Mercury

    If one breaks, you throw it away and go get a new one: No big deal. To Lexow, a 33-year-old husband and father, this comment from his new supervisor struck him as ominous.

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  12. Drunk in LoveRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 26, 2014 | The Pordland Mercury

    A CHALLENGE for any Shakespeare play: How do you get people to see something that's been done again and again? What are you going to do with it? As I settled into Post5 Theatre's sweltering new performance space to see what their latest adaptation had in store, we were greeted with individual spritzing hand-fans to combat the heat. Much Ado About Nothing is famous for its two distinct acts: morose tragedy preceded by rambunctious comedy, as young soldiers return from war to the palatial estate of elder Leonato , and Leonato's daughter, Hero , who's engaged to steadfast soldier Claudio .

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  13. This Week's Style Events: Lafayette 148, KEEN, and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | The Pordland Mercury

    Look for select styles at up to 60 percent off! Grayling, 3115 NE Sandy, thru Sat July 25 - The week's featured clothing line over at Mercantile is Lafayette 148's fall collection, which takes its inspiration from Faye Dunaway, Jane Birkin, the 1970s, and winter gardens. Preview the goods, including petite and plus sizes, at this extend-o five-day trunk show.

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  14. Good Morning, News: Portland's Great Dildo Mystery,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 20 | The Pordland Mercury

    " We're nowhere near done ," threatens/promises an anonymous woman claiming to be the mastermind behind Portland's deluge of dildos . And butt plugs might be on the way - they're just a little trickier to deal with.

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  15. It's Happening This WeekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 17 | The Pordland Mercury

    If rock is dead, Canby's prepping a damn decent zombie apocalypse. Head south for this weekend's Harefest, an annual festival of cover bands , camping, and beer.

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  16. Sold OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | The Pordland Mercury

    AT THE 2012 edition of Content , Kate Towers hit a home run. The idea was simple but brilliant: Towers made outfits out of a green floral-print fabric for two models, and situated them in a room that she also completely covered in the same fabric.

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  17. My, What A Busy WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 15 | The Pordland Mercury

    Three years ago, Raymond Douglas Davies performed in Portland, so the mayor declared it Ray Davies Day. Let's do it again! Join the Minders, the Welfare State, and more, as a kluster of bands play Kinks kovers in honor of one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

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  18. Upright Goes Up with KrieksRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 14 | The Pordland Mercury

    Recently, another paper in town published a list of every Portland brewery's first beer brewed, and wrote that, in April 2009, the basement-based, Belgian-leaning Upright Brewing whipped up a beer called Four Play cherry sour. But according to brewer/owner Alex Ganum, their first was actually a beer called Billy the Mountain - a wild, barrel-aged old ale.

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  19. Portland downtown 5K scavenger huntRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 12 | The Pordland Mercury

    Start by the world trade center and run south north on Naito Parkway for 1.65 miles, then turn around. On your way collect each of the following items I saw on my run today: One flattened and dried rat carcass 1/2 of a dead crow a used syringe the non existent toilet paper from the only port o potty along the way cell phone video footage of the train that prevents you from moving on for 10 minutes.

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  20. MAX-imum PunishmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 12 | The Pordland Mercury

    And although the new crackdown is supposed to focus on "high-risk" immigrants convicted of serious crimes, new evidence in Multnomah County shows that many people who wind up in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody have committed only minor crimes or even no crimes at all. Eighteen months ago, Portland attorney Sarah Krick saw her first deportation case dealing with an immigrant arrested for fare evasion.

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