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🦌 How the far-right heisted the Nightmare Elk
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🦌 How the far-right heisted the Nightmare Elk

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🦌 The Nightmare Elk statue was snatched by Patriot Prayer members. While Portland’s famous Elk statue is being safeguarded by the city, a creepy replacement took his stead over the summer (complete with teeth). Over the weekend, the far right group Patriot Prayer stole the “Nightmare Elk,” loading it onto a truck and driving off. One of the Patriot Prayer supporters involved said they did it as a political statement. Supporters of Portland’s antifascist organizations said the replacement elk statue was erected as a “memorial to Black victims of police violence.” (OregonLive / Willamette Week)

💢 Teddy Roosevelt & Abe Lincoln statues were torn down during Sunday’s “Day of Rage.” The statues of the former presidents — who in their lifetimes either expressed hostility toward Native Americans or allowed large-scale executions of Native prisoners — were splattered with red paint, graffitied, and eventually pulled from their pedestals. The event was advertised on social media as an “Indigenous Peoples Day of Rage” and grew to a crowd of 200. The gathering took place the eve before the federal holiday Columbus Day, and was eventually declared a riot by PPB. (Oregon Public Broadcasting / OregonLive)

📈 COVID-19 Oregon case statistics — more than 400 new cases statewide. Multnomah County: 101 new cases; Oregon: 37,467 cases total; United States: 7.8 million cases total. (Oregon Health Authority / KGW)

3 things to make you smile

🗑️ Detrash Portland has been cleaning up Stumptown. Self-described as a #trashtag #anti-litter movement, the group numbers almost 400 strong on MeetUp. Detrash meets up regularly to clean up neighborhoods around Portland and then to relax with a drink or two. Want to learn more? Visit with them on their Facebook page. (MeetUp / Reddit)

⚽ The Timbers are on a hot streak and tied with the Seattle Sounders. The Rose City soccer team saw a big win on Sunday against the San Jose Earthquakes, thanks in part to Polish striker Jaroslaw Niezgoda. Niezgoda doubled his tally in the 52nd minute, resulting in an easy one-time strike on an open net. (OregonLive / Portland Timbers)

📚 A Portland author has a new, creepy novel — just in time for October.  Karen Russell’s novel “Sleep Donation” has a plague of insomnia haunting its pages — following protagonist Trish through a world where true rest can only be achieved through donations from others. Wanna get your hands on this eerie page-turner? Go here. (Portland Monthly)

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Your essential guide to Portland's elections
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The Procrastinator’s Guide to the Election

Bridgeliner has changed up its voter guide a little bit this year.

Our goal is still to provide you with a resource for filling out your ballot in the most informed way possible, but due to the massive interest in this election, there seem to be more guides than ever this year. So we’re going to focus on answering your voting questions and making sure you’re ready and able to cast your ballot.

We’ve compiled as many resources as we could find to help you better understand the races on your ballot and how to make sure your vote is counted. This is a living document, so as new guides come to our attention, we’ll make sure to include them here. Did we miss something? Let us know.

Bridgeliner Unabridged members were able to get an early look at our guide last week — want to get your news a little earlier? Become a member today.

A huge thank you to our Bridgeliner Unabridged members — this original content is made possible by your subscription and participation.

Friday

🍷 It’s time to go whole hog with a Whole Hog Whiskey Club tasting (Portland Downtown)

💀 Join the Zombie Hunt at Impact Action Sports (Lake Oswego)

🌳 There’s a haunted forest waiting for you at Frog Pond (Wilsonville)

👻 Get in the spirit of the season with this awesome 80s dance party (Online)

Saturday

🐊 Join the Portland Sleestak and other Portland wonders at the Crypto-Zoo (Alberta)

💀 Join the Zombie Hunt at Impact Action Sports (Lake Oswego)

📚 Join your friendly neighborhood Social Justice Book Club (Gresham)

Sunday

🐶 Come ye lovers of pugs and beer — it’s time for Pug Crawl 2020 (Online)

🌳 There’s a haunted forest waiting for you at Frog Pond (Wilsonville)

✨ Beer, dogs, a good cause — all of the above at this Breakside Brewery event (Milwaulkie)

One more thing...

When it comes to the creepy season, do you have any family-specific traditions? For me, no matter what, I have to make time to rewatch The Goonies while drinking hot cocoa.

Hit reply to let your fellow readers know what you all do to celebrate.

We will see you Wednesday.

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