Shelby R. King, Portland Mercury

Shelby R. King

Portland Mercury

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Shelby:

Street Harassment Happens All the Time—and It's Even Worse Than We Thought

Exploring the effects, and what we can do about it. → Read More

Charlie Hales Has a New Plan to Curb Demolitions

He wants to make it more laborious for builders to raze old homes. → Read More

The Joyce Hotel Is Closing

What will happen to 90 at-risk tenants? → Read More

Street Harassment Happens All the Time—and It's Even Worse Than We Thought

Exploring the effects, and what we can do about it. → Read More

Could a Rent Strike Work in Portland?

People are talking about it more and more. → Read More

The Best of Mayor Charlie Hales' Voicemails: 2015

Keep Portland rage-filled. → Read More

2015 Was Important—and Messy

The Mercury's definitive rundown of the year that was. → Read More

The Backers of a Vancouver Oil Terminal Are Being Accused of Fudging Their Numbers

And they're refusing to set the record straight. → Read More

A New Hope for Affordable Housing

Advocates are hoping Oregon lifts the ban on inclusionary zoning in 2016. → Read More

Rehab or Raze: A 107-Year-Old Central Eastside Building is Up for Sale

Portland MapsThe Union Arms The real estate listing for the 107-year-old building calls it "one of the more historically significant apartments located in what is... → Read More

Say Goodbye to Two Pieces of Portland History

Two historic downtown buildings could come down thanks to a loophole in city code. → Read More

A Heartfelt Letter Convinced One Family to Sell Their Home. Now It's An Airbnb.

Welcome to the future! → Read More

#OptOutside: Oregon State Parks Offering Free Admission on Black Friday

Silver Falls State Park What's arguably the worst day of the year—Black Friday, where people stampede one another, sometimes to death, to purchase shiny junk... → Read More

Good Morning, News!: Protesting Racism, Housing Homeless, and Free Parks Admission

It's really wet out there, Blogtown! Let's have some news. Hundreds of Lewis and Clark students on Wednesday staged a sit in demonstration to protest... → Read More

Another Oil Giant Cancels Its Arctic Drilling Plans

#ShellNo protest in Seattle In another win for polar bears, a second major oil company announced Tuesday it's shutting down its plans for drilling in... → Read More

Portland's Population is Growing, but Its Borders Aren't

Metro Portland needs 123,000 new housing units over the next 20 years if it's going to accommodate the 400,000 new residents that are going to... → Read More

Portland Says No to Oil, Just as Union Pacific Announces it's Shipping More Through the Pacific Northwest

Wikimedia Commons Portland City Council on Thursday voted unanimously to oppose all future fossil fuel projects in the area. The vote instructs Bureau of Planning... → Read More

Police are Looking for a Man Who Keeps Jerking Off In Front of Female Store Employees

Watch out Southeast Portland shopkeepers: Police are looking for a man who's accused of jerking off in front of female store employees. The Portland Police... → Read More

Nestlé Will Still Face Hood River County Voters, Despite Gov. Brown's Request

Kathleen Marie Nestlé's bid to bypass a public input process on their bid to suck water from the Columbia Gorge was thwarted on Friday when... → Read More

The City Still Wants USPS' Pearl District Property and Approved a Concept Plan for the Site

Goodbye, USPS. Hello, all this? City Council is calling a proposed multi-million dollar deal to buy the United States Postal Service's (USPS) 14-acre downtown headquarters... → Read More