The Oregonian Lays Off Key Veteran Staffers


The Oregonian is laying off some of its newsroom veterans in what is both a cost-cutting move and a continued reshaping of the newsroom under the paper's new editor, Mark Katches.These layoffs are the first conducted under Katches, who joined The Oregonian in July. They do not appear to be nearly as widespread as the cuts that removed about a quarter of the newsroom in 2013, prefacing a reduction in ...   More
Monday, April 13, 2015 AARON MESH

A Visit From the TriMet Squad

A blogger is arrested after repeatedly texting questions to a transit agency spokeswoman.

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Lane Jensen recognized the cops who came for him.  The 26-year-old blogger had tangled before with officers of local police departments who work for TriMet, the transit agency Jensen regula   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 AARON MESH

Hotseat: Mike Daisey

The controversy-courting monologuist professes love for an industry that has savaged him.

Q & A
Mike Daisey is sucking up to the industry that pilloried him. After it emerged that he’d lied in an episode of This American Life about Apple’s factories in China, journalists raked Daisey over th   More
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Can You Trust a Chef to Write About Food?


Food & Drink
Chefs can be great food writers: They certainly know the product, the players and the trade. If they’ve got a way with words, they can be a joy to read. But chefs don’t—can’t—have objectivity. They have allies and enemies. They owe favors. They too often see things through the lens of their own career.Or so it seems to me.Which is why something in a Portland Mercury blog post caught ...   More
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

A Note from the Publisher

To our readers:

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The greatest test facing WW today comes not from the challenge of surviving in a digital world or from the effects of a lingering recession—though neither can be underestimated. Our real tes   More
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 RICHARD H. MEEKER

Best of Portland 2012

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The “Best of” edition is a tired staple of the newspaper industry. Every year, alt-weeklies across the country, from The Athens News to the Wausau City Pages, anoint their city’s best happy ho   More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 RUTH BROWN


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