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Fall Arts & Culture Guide

It’s Peak Art Season in Portland. Here’s Your Game Plan.

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Things To Do This Week!

Say "So Long" to Summer By Watching the Skies Explode!

Things to Do Music

Noteworthy Shows for the Week of Aug 31-Sept 6

Things To Do Film

This Week: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, The People vs. Fritz Bauer, and Rambo! No—Wait, Sorry. That Should Say... Rambu?

Things To Do Comedy

Funny Things to Do for Aug 28-Sep 11

News »

A Black Teen Was Run Down in Gresham

His Killer Is in a Notorious Oregon White Supremacist Prison Gang

Portland’s Homeless Shelters Might Soon Be Larger Than Ever Before

Under New Proposed Rules, They Could Also Be Closer Together

Hall Monitor: New Sheriff, Old Outlook

Does Mike Reese’s Stance on Camping Seem Familiar? It Should.

Music »

Father John Misty Is the King of Trolls

Josh Tillman’s Alter-Ego’s Tangled Rhetoric

The Boom-Baptism of Anderson .Paak

On Malibu, the SoCal Musician Carries the Torch

Sneaker Wave

The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

Film »

A Thing of Wonder and Revulsion: John Waters’ Multiple Maniacs

John Waters’ Long Lost Classic Is Simply Divine.

The Light Between Oceans (and One Really Bad Idea)

When Bad Ideas Happen to Good People

Morgan: Remember, ROBOTS ALWAYS KILL

Forget This Fact at Your Peril.

Kicking Cancer’s Ass with Miss Sharon Jones!

Make Room in Your Callous Heart for Another Feel-Good Documentary!

Food and Drink »

Poke Mon Joins the Portland Poke Craze

We’re Behind the Curve, but Better Late Than Never

Portland’s Original Cart Pod

Revisiting Portland’s OG Food Carts at Saturday Market

Black-Owned Restaurants Matter

Get Out, Eat, and Support Black-Owned Restaurants

Lush Life: Wines from Up North

Finding Nice Things to Say About Washington Wines

Cannabis »

Cannabuzz: Dude, Where’s My License?

The OLCC Is Dragging Its Feet on Recreational Licenses, and the Clock Is Ticking

Ask a Pot Lawyer: Hot Federal Weed Law Action!

No Rescheduling Cannabis, But Plenty of Other Activity

Cannabuzz: Say It with Me—Weed Isn’t Heroin

A Plea for Descheduling Cannabis

Ask a Pot Lawyer: Weed Fraud at a Portland Dispensary

Of Pot, Felons, and Duped Canadians

Fashion »

A Look Back at Fade to Light

Highlights from August’s Installment of the Ongoing Local Fashion Event

Portland’s Pretty

Pickathon: The Hottest Looks from the Coolest Music Fest.

Sold Out: Style Events for August and September

Native Fashion Now and Much More!

Boutique Alert: Gem Gem

Talking to Jewelry Enthusiasts Allison Bartline and Heidi Lieberman

Visual Art »

PICA Puts Down Roots

At This Year’s Time-Based Art Festival, the Stakes Are Higher

Flora’s Analog Perfection

Land Gallery’s All-Women, Lo-Tech Art Show Is Everything

Project Art: Biennial Edition

A Look at Muscle Beach, One of the Portland2016 Biennial’s Only Venues Inside a Garage

Comedy »

Poking the Hornets’ Nest with Eric Andre

Fresh off His RNC Antics, the Provocative Comedian Comes to Portland

Books »

Wordstock’s Challenge: Too Many Readers

2,500 People Were Expected at Last Year’s Festival. 8,500 Showed Up. Here’s How the Organizers Plan to Meet the Demand This Time Around.

Martha Grover’s Messy Lives

The End of My Career Author Is the Voice of Portland Right Now

Big Big Wednesday Is “A Beautiful Object”

The Local Literary Journal Looks to the Future

Stranded in the Land of Enchantment

Leigh Stein’s New Memoir Names Abuse for What It Is

Theater »

Two Words from Caitlin Weierhauser, Nariko Ott, and Matt Monroe: You’re Welcome!

Their New Comedy Showcase Doesn’t Need Your Thanks

August Wilson, Guns, and Fractured Fairy Tales

Here Are the Mercury’s Fall Theater Picks!

Theater Has a Well-Documented Diversity Problem. One Local Company Has a Possible Solution.

For the Next Three Seasons, Profile Theatre Will Only Produce Plays by Women and People of Color.

Feature »

Fall Arts & Culture Guide

It’s Peak Art Season in Portland. Here’s Your Game Plan.

Out of Pocket: Portland’s Last Pay Phones

Coin-Operated Telephones Are Hard to Find in Portland—But They Can Still Be Necessary

Pro Wrestling for the People

A Look Inside Portland’s Underground Pro Wrestling Scene

The Mercury Pet Issue Presents... PETS IN ACTION!

It's the Mercury Pets In Action Photo Contest Winner, and Check Out the Mercury Pet Issue!