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Defendant Sued By Andy Ngo Says They Never Received Legal Summons Before Being Ordered To Pay $100,000

A county judge ordered three people to pay $300K in damages, after not showing up for trial in a lawsuit filed by right-wing blogger Andy Ngo. One Portlander said they were never served, raising questions about the justice system’s rules for legal notice.

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POP QUIZ PDX

Hey brainy butt! 🤓 This week's sassy-ass trivia quiz will test your knowledge on the Timbers, local bigmouth mansplainers, and the best stoner snack EVER!

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Charter Reform: District Commission Moving Ahead With Voting Map Combining Sellwood With West Side

One of the biggest changes coming with Portland’s charter reform? The district maps. Portland’s transition team is expected to vote tonight to move forward with a map combining the Reed and Sellwood-Moreland neighborhoods with west side communities.

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Long Live Outdoor Dining: Portland Takes Steps to Implement Permanent Street Seating Program

Portland is looking to make pandemic-era outdoor dining permanent. Program boosters emphasize the positive impact of restaurant street seating for businesses—and say it could even herald a reimagining of city streets.

Courtney Vaughn

Portland Timbers Fire Head Coach Giovanni Savarese

The Portland Timbers fired their head coach, Giovanni Savarese—but the decision raises more questions about the Timbers’ future than it does about their longest-tenured MLS manager.

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THE TRASH REPORT

Bumbling farter Rudy Giuliani, suspicious first responder Paris Hilton, and attack of the celebrity-eating otters: It's another hilarious, gossip-filled edition of THE TRASH REPORT!

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An LA Comics Fest Comes to Create Permanent Damage in Portland

If you like your comics filled with indie grime, you'll want to get over to the former Ulta Beauty Salon in the Lloyd Center for Permanent Damage PDX. (Wait... in the mall? YES, IN THE MALL.)

Rapid Response Bio Clean Settles Lawsuit With Man Whose Property Was Thrown Away During Homeless Camp Sweep

The lawsuit settlement is the second payout by the city's contracted homeless encampment removal company since June.

Courtney Vaughn

HEAR IN PORTLAND

Jackpot Records turns 25, Moorea Masa has a new summer jam, and... thirsty for some great music? Drink up some Pink Martini. It's the latest music news and releases from HEAR IN PORTLAND.

Jackpot Records

Six Records for Rotation Before The Elephant 6 Recording Co.

A new documentary "The Elephant 6 Recording Co" digs into the '90s music collective behind indie psych-pop groups like Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, and the Minders. Portland has just two screenings.

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