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From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of May 24-30

Things to Do Film: May 19-25

The Last Dragon, Kindergarten Cop, and Kenji Mizoguchi’s Ugetsu.

Things to Do Music: May 17-23

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Things to Do Comedy: May 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

Things to Do Food: May 2017

How to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for the Month of May

Recommended Events

News »

Cops Insist On Bringing Guns into Portland’s New Mental Health Hospital

Some See That As Cause for Concern in a City That’s Seen Past Tragedy

Hall Monitor: Hall Pass Revoked

Why Too Much Poop in Portland’s Water’s Going to Cost Us Millions

Get to Know an Anarchist

We Spoke with One of the Dozens of People Arrested on May Day

Portlanders Approved a Mammoth Schools Bond on Tuesday

And That’s Not All

Music »

How Ishmael Butler Fused the Past and the Future to Change Hip-Hop Forever

Why Would Butler Revive Digable Planets? Because He’s Cool Like That

Record Review

Máscaras, El Morán

Girlpool’s Powerplant Is an Album of Uncommon Depth

The Duo Takes Risks Without Losing Their Radical Vulnerability

Things to Do Music: May 24-30

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Film »

The Beast Is Back in Alien: Covenant

Meet the New Alien, Same as the Old Alien

Music—and More—at 2017’s QDoc

Jazz Hands!

The Twin Peaks Revival Is a Reminder of How the Original Impacted My Life

In the Spring of 1990, Twin Peaks Premiered, and My Mom Started Losing Her Mind.

The Lovers Is in Love with Its Own Solipsism

Ready to Slog Through the Worst Parts of Adulthood?

Food and Drink »

Heart-able Pizza

Micah Camden's Casual Empire Colonizes the Pizza Game

A Sushi Burrito for Everyone

You're Never Far from a Supersize Roll

The Drinks for Right Now

It's time for pink drinks, patios, and semi-sunny vibes.

Portland’s Brewery Outliers

Here Are Some of the Beer Makers and Nano Breweries Outside Portland’s Core

Cannabis »

Rapid-Fire Reviews for Real Cannabis Products

(And a Fake One)

Are You Paying Too Much Tax on Your Weed?

Not Necessarily, and You Might Be About to Pay More

How to Make Your Own Moon Rocks

These Things Get You Crazy High, So Here’s the Rundown

How Can I Keep My Pot Local?

It’s Tough. But the Craft Cannabis Alliance Wants to Help.

Fashion »

Portland’s Pretty

Walkin’ on First Thursday

Sold Out

The Sale Events for the Merry Month of May

Portland’s Pretty

Corbin LaMont Arts It Up at Frances May

Sold Out

Rock & Rose Turns 10!

Visual Art »

HYMN Space’s After-Hours Community

In An Ever-Changing City, A New Venture Brings Artists and Freelancers Together Outside the 9 to 5 Grind

Comedy »

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is Back

Prepare Yourself with the Mercury’s Picks

An Oral History of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

How A Chat Over Post-Show Drinks Put Portland on the Comedy Map

Gout Jokes and Open-Carry Confusion with Kyle Kinane

There’s More to the Comedian Than Meets the Eye

Things to Do Comedy: April 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

Books »

Full of Secrets

Revisiting The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer

Rob Sheffield’s Dreaming the Beatles Is a Love Letter to the Fab Four

The Music Writer’s Latest Is a Chronicle of Lifelong Fandom

The Beaches and Bars of Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All the Way

Portland Author Ryan White Explores the Charms and Clichés of Margaritaville

The Book of Joan: Oh, Dear

Lidia Yuknavitch’s Sci-Fi Novel Misses the Mark, and We All Go Flying into the Void

Theater »

The Talented Ones’ Risky Humor

Yussef El Guindi is Back with a Comedy About Personal Failure and Political Realities

Spiritrials Reveals the Reach of the War on Drugs

Dahlak Brathwaite Explores Racism in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Andrea Stolowitz’s Journey Will Jolt You Awake

Charting Genocide, Diaspora, and Family Histories in Berlin Diary

Reviving the Horror and Humanity of Medea

Imago Brings the Classic Play to Its Famous “Floating” Stage

Feature »

How to Die in Portland

Planning on Dying? Here's Everything You Need to Know.

Crisis Averted?

A Brand New Mental Health Center Aims to Revolutionize Care in Portland. It Faces Dizzying Challenges.

An Oral History of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

How A Chat Over Post-Show Drinks Put Portland on the Comedy Map

Obamacare Lives to See Another Day, But the GOP Could Still Fuck with Your Health Care

Here’s How It Might Happen—and Why the Improbable Beauty of Republican Incompetence Should Give You Hope