Savage Love: Why Not Me?

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by Dan Savage

My issue is this: Two years into our 23-year marriage, my wife declared that she didn’t want to kiss me or perform oral on me. Several years ago, she had an affair and confessed that she not only kissed this other person but performed oral on them as well. Why them and not me? Should I just go find someone willing to do what I want? I have a high sex drive, but I find that I don’t want to sleep Read More

The Case for a Fareless TriMet

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by Blair Stenvick

Until recently, Tristan Isaac considered a bus ride an extravagance.

Since moving to Portland four years ago without a car, Isaac has found the cost of regular adult TriMet fare—$2.50 for a two-and-a-half-hour pass, $5 for a day pass, or $100 for a monthly pass—too expensive to be a daily option.

“If I had to go somewhere on budget, I’d use my bike, but if I were going somewhere special, I’d take the bus,” Isaac says. “Because $5 a day … Read More

The Case for a Fareless TriMet

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by Blair Stenvick

Until recently, Tristan Isaac considered a bus ride an extravagance.

Since moving to Portland four years ago without a car, Isaac has found the cost of regular adult TriMet fare—$2.50 for a two-and-a-half-hour pass, $5 for a day pass, or $100 for a monthly pass—too expensive to be a daily option.

“If I had to go somewhere on budget, I’d use my bike, but if I were going somewhere special, I’d take the bus,” Isaac says. “Because $5 a day … Read More

Hall Monitor: Camera Shy

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by Alex Zielinski

For the past four years, $1.6 million reserved for Portland Police Bureau’s (PPB) inaugural body camera program has sat untouched in the city’s coffers.

Each year, Portlanders have been told that PPB is still researching how to roll out the project—and each year, Portland City Council has kept those funds cordoned off in its annual budget. Recent police budget concerns, however, have propelled the body camera discussion back into the spotlight, leaving the city poised for a mid-summer debate over … Read More

Hall Monitor: Camera Shy

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by Alex Zielinski

For the past four years, $1.6 million reserved for Portland Police Bureau’s (PPB) inaugural body camera program has sat untouched in the city’s coffers.

Each year, Portlanders have been told that PPB is still researching how to roll out the project—and each year, Portland City Council has kept those funds cordoned off in its annual budget. Recent police budget concerns, however, have propelled the body camera discussion back into the spotlight, leaving the city poised for a mid-summer debate over … Read More

In Unanimous Vote, Portland Pets Vow to Bite the Ass of Anyone Using Fireworks

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by Donald Henderson

PORTLAND (AP)—During an emergency session of the Portland Association of Pets and Owned Animals (PAPOA), the organization unanimously voted to overrule current bylaws and allow animals to “severely bite the ass” of humans in “possession of or using” fireworks.

“Look, enough is enough,” said PAPOA president Chick’n’Noodle, an eight-year-old golden retriever. “For years, the pets of Portland have been aurally harassed by humans who explode fireworks at various times during the year, but especially the month before and after July 4.”… Read More

The 20 Best Concerts to See in Portland: June 20-July 3

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The 20 Best Concerts to See in Portland: June 20-July 3
Priests! ParisAlexa! Lucinda Williams! Tacocat!

by Mercury Things to Do Staff

THURS JUNE 20

Aly & AJ
Before sisters Aly and AJ Michalka were television stars—the former on the Disney Channel hit Phil of the Future, the latter in The Goldbergs on ABC—they were a promising pop group, with a couple of well-received albums released in 2005 and 2007. But then their music career stalled, for a variety of reasons: They delayed a third album several times, left their record label, renamed their … Read More

The 20 Best Concerts to See in Portland: June 20-July 3

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The 20 Best Concerts to See in Portland: June 20-July 3
Priests! ParisAlexa! Lucinda Williams! Tacocat!

by Mercury Things to Do Staff

THURS JUNE 20

Aly & AJ
Before sisters Aly and AJ Michalka were television stars—the former on the Disney Channel hit Phil of the Future, the latter in The Goldbergs on ABC—they were a promising pop group, with a couple of well-received albums released in 2005 and 2007. But then their music career stalled, for a variety of reasons: They delayed a third album several times, left their record label, renamed their … Read More

We Can’t Get ELO Out of Our Heads, and We Don’t Ever Want To

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Decades on, the pop genius of Jeff Lynne is finally getting its due.

by Ned Lannamann

To casual observers, Jeff Lynne may forever be the curly-haired guy who somehow finagled his way into the Traveling Wilburys, alongside “genuine” legends like George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. But you and I know better—Lynne was every bit the equal of those guys, and he’s got the back catalog to prove it.

That catalog is getting a long-overdue spotlight with the current tour … Read More

I, Anonymous: “Portland truly is the most passive-aggressive city on Earth.”

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by Anonymous

So I was kind of surprised to come home and discover that someone had mowed my lawn (and my flowers?) and left the clippings all over the sidewalk. Portland truly is the most passive-aggressive city on Earth. Not everyone is a bored retiree with time to spend on their garden, or a real-estate flipper looking to unload properties to tech-bro transplants. I’ve owned a home in this neighborhood for about 20 years, and I really like my neighbors. Sure, my yard was … Read More

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