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Whooo! You’re a BUSY BEE. Look, it is utterly comprehensible that since you’ve got been SO busy, you might have missed a few of the nice reporting and tales the Mercury churned out this week! So when you’re lounging about this weekend, catch up on the data you want by studying a few of these A+++ Mercury articles! (PRO TIP: If you despise being “the final to know,” then be certainly one of the first to know by signing up for Mercury newsletters! All the newest tales shipped on to your electronic mail’s in-field… after which… YOUR HEAD.)
• They, and We, Showed Up: The Timbers and the Heartbreaking MLS Cup
As they’ve so many occasions in the previous, final Saturday the Timbers—and Portland followers—confirmed up. Don’t miss Abe Asher’s lovely essay on the Timbers’ heartbreaking MLS Cup loss.
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• “Small Gestures of Trust”: What Was Learned and Lost in Creating Portland’s Emergency Homeless Villages
Portland’s grassroots-led C3PO homeless villages are feeling rising pains as they transition right into a extra conventional shelter mannequin.
• What If a Hallmark Christmas Movie Was Set in Portland?
If you possibly can’t cease watching these made-for-TV romantic vacation motion pictures, all set in a world the place everyone seems to be fucking nuts about Christmas, take a look at Blair Stenvick’s hilarious piece about what a Hallmark-esque film set in Portland can be like.
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• Transit Rider Advocates Question Training Process for New TriMet Safety Team
TriMet’s new Safety Response Team is skilled in de-escalation and able to join riders with regional social providers, however transit rider advocates concern TriMet’s continued contract with Portland Patrol Inc will negate the group’s neighborhood profit.
• Review: Holler Treats Provide Holler-Worthy Holiday Goodies
For your vacation present-giving and face-stuffing consideration: Holler Treats supplies drool-worthy desserts, pies, cookies, and…OH! That ice cream sandwich!
• Savage Love: Quickies
“My husband (of solely two years!) blindsided me by asking for a separation on my birthday and a divorce by way of textual content message a month later.” OUCH. However, Dan Savage has some phrases of hope on this week’s version of SAVAGE LOVE!
• At Least 126 Homeless People Died in Multnomah County in 2020
At least 126 individuals who died in Multnomah County in 2020 have been homeless at the time of their dying. “This report underscores that offering housing and help providers are primarily, about saving lives.”
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• Brett and Moon Westfall See Hope for Humanity in Signs of Life Art & Fashion Exhibition
Photos: Portland’s One Grand Gallery is at the moment internet hosting the world conclusion of the artist Brett Westfall’s touring artwork present, Signs of Life, that includes strawberries painted on Nike footwear, a smashed cello, and extra.
• Students Urge Portland School Board to Adopt Climate Goals
Students and environmental advocates commented in help of PPS’s proposed local weather objectives Tuesday, urging Portland faculty board members to advance the coverage to a vote.
• Sex Toys: Indisputably the BEST Holiday Gift
There is not any argument: The *greatest* vacation items are at all times SEX TOYS! Check out this horny roundup of the absolute best buzzy, enjoyable toys to present or obtain this season!
• POP QUIZ PDX: Get Brainy with Portland’s Funnest Trivia Quiz!
Bonjour, brainy pants! It’s time to play POP QUIZ PDX, our enjoyable weekly quiz packed with Portland-specific trivia, together with scandals, historical past, and YOUR opinion on which out-of-city grocery retailer needs to be plopped in Portland!
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