Wednesday, February 8, 2023
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Community outreach volunteers and supporters of Greater Portland Peer Services at First Baptist Church Friday morning. (From left to right: Ellyse Fredericks, Aliyah MacFarlane, Ben Skillings, Karen Orr, and Steve Broad). (Portland Phoenix/Evan Edmonds)

Last week’s freezing temps could pave way for more warming shelter...

Early last week, while dangerous arctic temperatures and wind chills were forecast for Portland over the weekend, a network of community outreach workers, volunteers...

Arts & Living

Portland artist Sigrid Harmon, 23, has made music under the moniker The Asthmatic since 2017.

‘Something Else’: Budding artist Sigrid Harmon leans into the thrill of...

Perhaps you’ve heard Dave Gutter’s Grammy-winning “Stompin’ Ground” (see “Musicians Dave Gutter, Amy Allen win Grammys for Portland,” page 2). What makes the funky,...
A Rock Pigeon looks directly into the eyes of author Nick Lund. (Portland Phoenix/Nick Lund)

Into the Wild: How did Portland get its pigeons?

What’s your hot pigeon take? Love ‘em? Hate ‘em? Wanna kick them out of the way? Toss them bread crumbs? Flying rats or friendly...

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Viewpoint

Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Phone-free driving

Hard to believe that I was 50 years old before I got a mobile phone. For 50 years I managed to survive without a...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Referendum revulsion

Nothing’s better for democracy than misusing it to ask voters to make decisions on complex issues they don’t know squat about. That’s how the...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Abortion vs. reproductive rights

Gov. Janet Mills is being criticized in some quarters for changing her mind. During the campaign, when asked her position on abortion, she said...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: COVID has broken our ethics

Can you think of anyone in the world who you would describe as “unworthy of life?” If so, what kind of emotional response does...