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Former FBI Investigator Testifies Against Portland's Joint Terrorism Task Force

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A Second Portland Burgerville Store Will Vote to Unionize

by Alex Zielinski Tyler Gross Employees at a second Portland Burgerville store are charging forward wit

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by Anonymous Nothing to frickin' worry about on your plate, only things that are creative and not destructive… I can’t stand quarreling, I can’t stand feelings between people — I think hatred is wasted energy, and it’s so non-productive. I’m very sensitive — a sh

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It's the Mercury's Weed Issue! (Because the Second Most Fun Thing to Do with Cannabis Is READ About It)

by Ned Lannamann Jason SturgillIt's almost 4/20, and because we are a newspaper staffed by responsible grownups, w

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by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey Stay up to date on Portland news and politics. Looking for fun? Here are the best Things to Do in Portland today.

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7 Things to do for April 18 by Mercury Things to Do Staff Erykah Badu The Soul'd Out Music Festival is not playing around for 2018, and there's no better (or ba

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Beaverton School District Official Resigns After Posting Anti-Immigrant Tweet

by Alex Zielinski

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Yep, it’s a Takashi Miike movie! I wouldn’t describe Takashi Miike as having a style so much as a series of hostage demands inked in blood. Despite a career in Japan that includes boy band vehicles and an Ace Attorney adaptation, in terms of export, he’s Japan

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You Were Never Really Here, Star Trek IV, and more. by Mercury Things to Do Staff BEIRUT A perfectly serviceable airport novel of a movie, Beirut has e

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From The Reluctant Radical to Koyaanisqatsi, the Portland EcoFilm Festival has you covered. by Erik Henriksen “Climate change is just dealt with as if it were any other discrete environmental issue.... But what we’re talking about is th

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I Feel Pretty is as offensive and infuriating as I thought it would be. by Elinor Jones At first, I didn’t want to review I Feel Pretty. I’d seen the trailers, where an average-sized woman expresses confidence in her average body for la

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Your guide to tipping etiquette. by Chad Walsh Should you tip when your food is comp’d? Should you tip at a restaurant where you have to bus your own table? Should you tip a bartender for doing nothing more than fetching you a tallboy? Today we answer

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by Mercury Things to Do Staff BEIRUT A perfectly serviceable airport novel of a movie, Beirut has enough espionage-y twists to keep you occupied for 109 minutes and mostly distracted from

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7 Points Oregon’s Future (#1) broke lab records for THC content. But strength’s not the only thing that matters. by Josh Jardine Last week, I tried flower with the highest THC I’ve ever seen: 37.28 percent. (You rarely see strains higher than 30 pe

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Down there. by Dan Savage Background: I, a 21-year-old male, enjoy receptive fisting. I’ve also had constipation problems all my life. Question: I saw my doctor recently, and he tried to link my enjoyment of anal sex to my const

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Dispatches from Beaverton, North Korea, and some guy’s mom. MOM PR RE: “Portland’s Pretty: Do You Even Treefort, Br

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How imperialism almost erased the history of our favorite plant. by Josh Jardine Cannabis history is nearly as long as the history of human civilization, but unlike other agricultural products, the story of weed has often been shrouded in th

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A new box set illuminates International Harvester’s droning rock freakouts. by Ned Lannamann In the late ’60s, a group of Swedish hippies got together to attempt to play a rock ’n’ roll version of the minimalist, droning music pioneered by av

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Tarukino’s Cannabis Waters are making their way to Oregon this summer. by Chad Walsh It’s a brave new weed world, especially here in Oregon, which has taken to legalization like a duck to water. And speaking of water, a Seattle company has found

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Five edibles I ate to self-medicate. by Ciara Dolan Last August, I fractured my wrist and tore some cartilage in my hand. The particularly shitty thing about this kind of injury is that it can take months to heal—in my case, the estimated

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Evaluating two of our favorite vaporizers: Mr. Hotbox and the Davinci IQ. by Josh Jardine MR. HOTBOX In stoner parlance, to “hotbox” means to fill a car, room, tent, or other confined space with cannabis smoke to

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Portland's problematic government is still problematic. by Alex Zielinski Mayor Ted Wheeler is feeling increasingly iffy about his role at the Portland Police Bureau. “One of the great oddities of our form of government is

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A new machine helps you make cannabis extract at home—without blowing yourself up. by Josh Jardine Cannabis is often consumed in its unprocessed form—smoked or vaped as a bud, mostly—but that certainly isn’t the only way to parta

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Frankie Cosmos, Soul’d Out Music Fest, and Stumpfest. by Mercury Things to Do Staff SUPER PICK FRANKIE COSMOS, IAN SWEET, SOAR

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Finally, a pot primer worth recommending. by Josh Jardine Leafly is an app and website that, along with Weedmaps, should be fairly well-known to cannabis consumers, whether they be medical or recreational. Based in Seattle, Leafly is great f

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The party continues at Lost Lake. by D Martin Austin As the sun rose on day two of my queer mountain extravaganza, the children were already plotting mass destruction. Exiting my suite, I was greeted by the smell of a home cooked breakfast and th

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Tips to take the edge off when you’re too high. by Suzette Smith One beautiful Saturday, I was lying on the couch in my living room playing guitar solos. I’d just eaten a piece of weed brownie the size of my thumbnail and my evening

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From the legendary Erykah Badu to Portland’s own Maarquii. by Mercury Music Staff The ninth annual Soul’d Out Music Fest is drawing some of the best R&B, blues, hip-hop, and soul musicians from around the globe to Portland’s stages. The lineup

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Get it? Pot-pourri? Eh? Eh?... Oh, we are fun, aren’t we. by Josh Jardine ELBE’S SNACK MIX The canna-butter wizards at Elbe’s Edibles—whose incredible Cakeballs have left me both stoned and needing a size-up in trous

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Forget the dopey comedies—feed your stoned brain with these nutzoid films. by Robert Ham Head Who knew that the most psychedelic of all the post-Hard Day’s Night films trying to cash in on the success of a popular roc

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