🔵 A bird, a rock, a…bouncy ball? A Portland protester was arrested for throwing something at a federal officer. What exactly was thrown is under speculation. Prosecutors say 20-year-old protester Nicholas Joseph Bantista threw a rock that struck the helmet of a Federal Protective Service officer during Friday’s protests. Bantista countered that he threw a bouncy ball and meant no harm. An assistant U.S. attorney told the judge that Bantista should be held through the upcoming weekend — when a right-wing Proud Boys demonstration is planned and there is potential for unrest. (OregonLive)
🚨Federal agents may have tapped protesters’ phones during summer demonstrations. You can add this to the long list of shadowy kidnappings, aerial surveillance of protesters, and compiling intelligence reports on journalists who leaked documentation. This comes in the wake of Attorney General William Barr urging federal prosecutors to charge protesters with sedition — a charge for people inciting to overthrow the government. (The Nation / Portland Mercury / Washington Post)
⚽ It’s going down, we’re yelling “Timbers!” The Portland soccer team released the final portion of the regular-season schedule on Tuesday, and the Timbers’ final nine matches run from Oct. 3 to Nov. 8. Portland will play only Western Conference teams, including a rivalry road match against the Sounders on Oct. 24 and a home game against our other Cascade rival, the Vancouver Whitecaps on Nov. 1. (OregonLive / Portland Timbers)
🍰 Don’t panic, we’ve got pandan. Enjoy the wide varieties of this Southeast Asian snack across Stumptown, from sweet fluffy rice cakes to sticky rice — just look for the telltale scents of jasmine and vanilla and something beautifully green. (EaterPDX)
😷 Looking for a new mask? Support your Portland-based makers. Shopping locally is always a good plan. These local crafters are selling wide varieties of face coverings (including kid-sized ones), all very stylish, and many supporting local nonprofits and causes. Have you shopped with one of these makers? Hit reply and show off your masks. (MyOregon / Portland Buy Local)
Can you spy where this is? Hit reply with your guess, and winners will be announced this Friday.
Let’s get out there Portland, and go (safely) exploring.
💼 Find your next career with this Virtual Job Fair. (Online)
🖋️ Brush up your writing skills with this Writing Workshop (Online)
🐋 You’ll have a whale of time at the Orca Month Book Club (Online)
🐘 The Oregon Zoo wants to rendezvous with you. (Online)
🃏 Jugglers of Portland unite for this annual festival (Online)
🍖 It’s time for some upscale BBQ aboard the Portland Spirit (On The Water)
🍙 Want to learn how to make Onigiri? (Online)
🍻 You can still say PROST for Oktoberfest this year (Online)
Halfway through the week, folks.
Thank you for taking time out of your day to give us a readthrough — we hope we informed you and put a smile on your face.
We will see you back here Thursday.