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

    3 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    Forget all those gimmicky '80s nights. The Rose Festival has the real deal, with three giant '80s icons: Berlin headlines, performing unforgettable gems like "Sex " and "Take My Breath Away," plus college-rock faves the Smithereen s playing fuzz-pop gems and the Tubes offering their unique slant on art-punk .

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  2. Three People Were Just Shot At Last Thursday-Or What Little Of It Exists This MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

    Normally, tonight would have been the first official Last Thursday event of the year on Alberta. The mayor's decided the May shindig should go , so streets weren't closed off like normal.

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

    Wednesday May 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    Branching out from their focus on music, film, and visual art made by women, Siren Nation's launching the Broadcast , their all-lady live storytelling event tonight, with com-edian Kirsten Kuppenbender, former Mercury reporter/author of Sex from Scratch Sarah Mirk, and a whole slew of awesome ladies telling tales of failure , plus hilarious host Amy Miller. MEGAN BURBANK The Secret Society, 116 NE Russell, 8 pm, $12-15 MUSIC - Australia's Tame Impala have injected a shot into the third eye of vintage psychedelia by adding slippery R&B synths, taut dance-floor beats, and glossy '80s movie-soundtrack balladry to all those smokestack guitars and bluesy riffing.

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  4. In Other NewsRead the original story

    Wednesday May 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    T HE PORT OF PORTLAND and Portland Business Alliance weren't the only local groups angered when Mayor Charlie Hales pulled his support for a mammoth propane terminal earlier this month. Some of Hales' friends in local unions are upset as well.

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  5. Film ShortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared One-hundred-year-old Allan escapes his retirement home and discovers a money-filled suitcase, angry skinheads, and an elephant. Allan's simple worldview keeps him a step ahead of danger as he reminisces about the times he met Stalin, Franco, Truman, and Reagan.

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  6. Everything Is InterestingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 27 | The Pordland Mercury

    EVERYTHING IS TERRIBLE! is a video collective best known for repurposing found footage in bizarre and entertaining ways. Also of interest: Their ongoing quest to amass the largest collection of VHS copies of Jerry Maguire in human history.

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  7. Good Morning, News: Street Brains, Bike Lanes, and Inefficient Bombing CampaignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 26 | The Pordland Mercury

    Sad news out of Washington. Dane Reister, the former Portland police officer fired, then prosecuted, for shooting a fleeing suspect with live shotgun rounds he believed were "less-lethal" beanbags , apparently stepped in front of a moving train in Washougal yesterday.

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  8. In the ShadowsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 24 | The Pordland Mercury

    NORTHRUP FOOD CENTER sticks out like a sore thumb in Northwest Portland. Taking up a valuable half block in Portland's Nob Hill neighborhood, the old grocery store has been closed for nearly a decade.

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  9. Portland Police Are Planning the Toughest Campsite Crackdown in Years, Starting Next WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | The Pordland Mercury

    Portland police are planning their most intensive crackdown on homeless camping in years, saying complaints over "entrenched" homelessness have reached a tipping point. Beginning Tuesday and extending into June, officers will target encampments throughout the city's Central Eastside - demanding campers take down their tents, and pushing social services on them.

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  10. OLCC Agents Will Soon Have Marked CarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Pordland Mercury

    Good news for all the Oregon college students in the house: If it's the Oregon Liquor Control Commission creeping on you, you'll soon know it. The OLCC says it plans to require its liquor inspectors to slap magnetic decals on vehicles as they patrol college campuses in the near future.

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  11. Bad News for Author of Proposed Ballot InitiativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Pordland Mercury

    In the last paragraph of the ballot title , the attorney concludes that the language in the proposed initiative - submitted by East Portland resident Collene Swenson - would effectively render the city council impotent in the two year period between when the measure goes into effect and the first year of district elections. "During interim, Council would not have a quorum, could not act, pass ordinances, adopt a budget or establish districts," the ballot title reads.

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  12. Who Represents You?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Pordland Mercury

    H AVE YOU EVER wondered who represents you on Portland City Council? The answer is: no one, specifically. East Portland resident Collene Swenson wants to change that.

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  13. Burglary Suspect Shot By Police Expected to SurviveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    A knife-weilding man shot on Sunday by police after he allegedly broke into a Southeast Portland home is alive and in critical condition in a Portland hospital. The Portland Police Bureau identified the suspect as 47-year-old Michael Shawn Harrison .

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  14. Tonight in Music: Diesto, Vaadat Charigim, Elvis Perkins & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | The Pordland Mercury

    VAADAT CHARIGIM, GRANDPARENTS, PSYCHOMAGIC Grandparents and Psychomagic are proof that "psych" has become just about the worst umbrella term to describe a band. These two local bands are, like, in different realms of existence, man.

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

    Thursday May 14 | The Pordland Mercury

    It seems strange to suggest that one of the most influential artists in the history of Portland hip-hop comes from Vallejo. But even Cool Nutz could tell you that E-40, the sleepy-eyed slang machine from the Yay Area, is a funk-bumpin' behemoth in the game.

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  16. The Angriest Guy at Today's Bike Protest of ODOT Wasn't a CyclistRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The Pordland Mercury

    Dozens of cyclists laid down in an out-of-the-way stretch of NW Flanders this afternoon and played dead, a symbolic move to let the Oregon Department of Transportation staffers working nearby know the agency's stewardship of Powell Boulevard isn't good enough. There was classical music playing from a bike speaker somewhere, and the occassional melodramatic outburst from an activist mourning the fake death of his friends.

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  17. How NOT to Go HikingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The Pordland Mercury

    AS THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE rises, so does the peer pressure. It's hiking season again and outdoor enthusiasts are in full bloom.

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  18. How to Hike... by BusRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | The Pordland Mercury

    ONE OF THE GREATEST things about Portland is how great things are outside of Portland: You can hop in a car, head in any direction, and find excellent hiking. But if you don't have a car - or just don't want to deal with Portland's increasingly shitty traffic - you can still get to some pretty fantastic hikes.

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  19. Tonight in Music: Other Lives, Wolf Alice, Sólstafir & MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Pordland Mercury

    OTHER LIVES, RIOTHORSE ROYALE Four years after their last album, Other Lives have a new place to call home and a new record to tell you about it. After recording 2011's Tamer Animals , the trio felt they had written all they could about their home in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and needed a change of scenery - both physically and musically.

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  20. A Case of the ChucklesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 6 | The Pordland Mercury

    WITH A MOVE from SE Hawthorne to Lower Burnside, and big-name headliners paired with our local stand-up faves , this year's Bridgetown Comedy Festival promises to deliver four days of outsized chuckles. From feminist jokes to '90s cartoon aspirations to comedy specials that outclass even Louis C.K.'s, here are just a few of the shows we can't wait to make us ugly-laugh until our faces crumple.

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