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How Portland Is Driving Away New Residents of Color

The City Wasn’t Giving Me What I Needed—Which Is Why I Left

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Things To Do Film: August 18-24

This Week: The Princess Bride, Cutter's Way, and Queer Horror: Death Becomes Her

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of August 23-29

Things to Do Music: August 16-22

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Things to Do Comedy: August 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

Things to Do Food: August 2017

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

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News »

Why the Larry O'Dea Shooting Still Matters

His Lies (and Lies by Omission) Linger as Portland Awaits a New Police Chief

Public Transit Racism Is Once Again in the Spotlight

Are Cops Doing Enough to Curb Bigoted Behavior?

Hall Monitor: Nick Fish’s Next Fight

Faced with a Cancer Diagnosis, the City Commissioner is Staying on the Job—And Mulling Next Steps

In Other News

Homelessness Services Are Up! PBOT Swoosh Artist Pays!

Music »

Secret Drum Band Is Inspired by the Rhythms of the Natural World

The Portland Percussion Ensemble Releases Its Debut LP, Dynamics

Record Review

Shelley Short, Pacific City

Record Review

EMA, Exile in the Outer Ring

The Best of MusicfestNW Presents: Project Pabst

Our Picks for the Festival

Film »

Ingrid Goes West (and Stalks on Insta)

She’s Just Living Her #bestlife.

Michael Winterbottom Remembers His Trip to Spain

Going on Vacation with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, and David Bowie

The Lamebrained Heist of Good Time

It’s Like a Knucklehead Fractal!

The Only Living Boy in New York Will Make You Hate New York

The Big Apple? More Like the Big Crapple.

Food and Drink »

Want Some Sustenance with Your Caffeine?

Guilder and Proud Mary Serve More Than Just Coffee

Start Jerking Around at Jamaican Jerk

A Northeast Food Cart Serving Up Fresh, Distinctive, Authentic Jamaican Plates

Support Black-Owned Restaurants this Week

... and Every Week!

Cannabis »

Is Jeff Sessions Taking on Oregon Weed?

Yep, and He’s Found Some Black Market Activity to Use as Ammo

Cannabis Communion

A Church in Denver Offers Fellowship Through Weed

What’s the Deal with Doctors Not Being Able to Prescribe Weed?

And How Are Patients Getting Their Medical Cards?

Jeff Sessions Is Going to Hell

There’s No Way to Predict Federal Cannabis Law Anymore

Fashion »

Portland’s Pretty

Pickathon 2017

What You May Have Missed at the Alley 33 Fashion Event

A Play-by-Play—with Pictures!—of the Outdoor Fashion Show

Portland’s Pretty

Free Speech: Live Storytelling featuring Summer Lovin’

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August Style Events

Visual Art »

Project Object’s Ice Cream and Teva Tans

The Radical Fun of Unobstructed Views

Her Own Wings Remakes a Local Icon

At Land Gallery, Visions of the Portlandia That Could Have Been

At Elizabeth Leach Gallery, No More Boring Art

John Baldessari’s Picaresque Conceptual Work Comes to Portland

Fischli and Weiss Meets Clarissa Explains It All

Please Enjoy Killjoy Collective’s Cheeky Resistance

Comedy »

Meet The New and Improved Minority Retort

The Showcase Returns—with New Personnel and Headliner Debbie Wooten

Treat Yourself with Girls Gone Mild

Presenting The Siren’s New Brunch Comedy Show

Things to Do Comedy: August 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

Books »

The Future is Still Female in Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

Bend the Knee to Anne Helen Petersen’s Unruly Women

My Pretty Vampire’s Cartoonish Violence

Katie Skelly’s Love Letter to ’70s Woman-Centric Vampire Cinema

An Excerpt from Fetch: How A Bad Dog Brought Me Home

Nicole Georges on Her Lovable, Cranky Pup

Sherman Alexie Canceled His Book Tour. You Should Still Read His Book.

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me Is a Powerful Work of Witness and Experimentation

Theater »

In Our Hot, Choked City, Third Rail’s Lungs Resonates

Just Don’t Read the Program First.

Dancing On My Own

How Political Anxiety Turned Me into a Late-Onset Ballerina

Geek Out and Get Woke with These Essential Podcasts

From Whiskey Sour Feelings Hour to Pod Save America, Here’s What’s Keeping Us Sane

Where To See Theater, Stand-Up, or Improv in Portland

There Really is Something for Everyone—Even If You’re a Teen

Feature »

How Portland Is Driving Away New Residents of Color

The City Wasn’t Giving Me What I Needed—Which Is Why I Left

I Told You This Would Happen!


How to Make Your Own Eclipse

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Eclipse Events Calendar!

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