The Portland Mercury

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The Portland Mercury
The Portland Mercury (cover).jpg
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Index Publishing
Publisher Rob Thompson
Editor Wm. Steven Humphrey
Founded June 2000
Language English
Headquarters 115 SW Ash St., Suite 600
Portland, OR 97204
 United States
Circulation 39,353 (2009)[1]

The Portland Mercury is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Portland, Oregon. It serves to chronicle the ever-changing Portland music scene, and generally includes interviews, commentaries, reviews, and concert dates. Popular features include the "I, Anonymous" section, in which local readers are encouraged to submit anonymous, usually impassioned, and often incendiary letters to the city at large. It includes Dan Savage's syndicated advice column Savage Love. Adult, abstract and surrealist comic strips are also featured, such as Maakies by Tony Millionaire, Kaz's Underworld by Kaz, Idiot Box by Matt Bors, etc. The Mercury is similar in style to its sibling publication, Seattle, Washington's The Stranger.

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  1. ^ "The Portland Mercury". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved November 6, 2013. 

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