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Fashion Fades to Light and Harry Potter Comes to Life!

Things to Do Film

This Week: Grindhouse Eastwood, Clashing Titans, and Penelope Spheeris' Punk Rock Summer Bummer

Things to Do Music

Noteworthy Shows For the Week of August 17-23

Things To Do Comedy

Funny Things To Do for August 16-28

News »

A San Francisco Investment Firm Is Snatching Up Old Town Real Estate

It’s Already Bouncing the Boiler Room, and Others Are Worried

Short-Staffed Cops Are Being Forced to Trim Specialty Units to Adequately Patrol the City

Here’s Where the Cuts Might Be Coming From

Hall Monitor: Unlikely Allies at Terminal 1

A Proposed Homeless Shelter in Northwest Portland Is Making for Strange Bedfellows

A Rodent-Infested Lake Oswego House Could Slow Demolitions in Portland

But in This Market, It Might Not Matter

Music »

Y La Bamba’s Luz Elena Mendoza Overcomes Darkness Through Art

Ojos del Sol Responds to Pain with Boundless Love

Project Pabst vs. Festicide

The Best of Both Festivals

Raz Simone’s Soulful Sincerity

The Seattle Rapper Touches Down for We Take Holocene IV

For the Love of Cheap Trick

It’s Time to Appreciate the Little Band from Rockford

Film »

Lo and Behold: The Internet of Herzog

Histories, Prophecies, and Reveries of the Connected World

Hubris, Cocaine, and the Bad Boys of War Dogs

Watch Jonah Hill Get Punched in the Face!

The General Still Delights, 90 Years Later

Hollywood Theatre Celebrates the Film’s Birthday with Live Score

Kubo and the Two Strings Is as Good as It Looks

Laika’s Newest Is Sooooo Pretty

Food and Drink »

Missing Burger Week? Try Six Days of Beef Ribs!

You Can Get Big, Beefy Ribs, But You’ve Gotta Know When to Go 

Portland’s Nanobreweries Are Thinking Small—and Big

Can Garage Brewers Make It in the Big Time?

Fillmore Trattoria: Honest Italian-American Fare

It Won’t Win Any Awards for Trendiness, But It’s Got a Mean Red Sauce

Lush Life: Stress Test

The Best Local Cocktails to Drink During the Last Summer Ever

Cannabis »

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

A Plea for Descheduling Cannabis

Ask a Pot Lawyer: Hot Federal Weed Law Action!

No Rescheduling Cannabis, But Plenty of Other Activity

Cannabuzz: Weed Reads

What to Read Before—and After—You Get High

Ask a Pot Lawyer: Weed Fraud at a Portland Dispensary

Of Pot, Felons, and Duped Canadians

Fashion »

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

Portland’s Pretty

Checking Out Skate Style at Wieden + Kennedy

Visual Art »

Project Art: End of Summer Edition

The Residency Program Bridges Portland and Japan

Bruce Nauman’s Humor and Meaning

Language Body: An Evocative Glimpse into the Artist’s Expansive Career

Cat Del Buono’s Art of Witness

In Voices, the Video Artist Documents the Reach of Domestic Violence

Project Art: Biennial Edition

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

Comedy »

Curtis Cook Takes His Sharp, Smart Comedy to LA

It’s a Major Loss for Portland Stand-Up. But Maybe He’ll Get a Sandwich Named After Him?

Things To Do Comedy

Funny Things To Do for August 16-28

A Status Update from Ian Karmel

Checking in with Stand-Up and Erstwhile Portlander

Books »

Study Group Takes Comics Seriously

The Local Magazine Applies a Critical Lens to the Art Form

On the Road to Nowhere in Utopia Drive

Erik Reece’s Book Shows What Utopian Societies (Past and Present) Can Teach Us About Reality

Please Kill Me Turns 20

Revisiting Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain’s Essential History of Punk

Growing Up With Harry Potter

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Is Like a Letter From an Old Friend

Theater »

Crazy Exes in Annapurna

At Third Rail Rep, a Frustratingly Incomplete Look at Codependency

The Maids: Existential Desperation with a Dash of Dark Humor

Genet’s Social Critique Is Still Relevant in Public Citizen Theatre’s Debut

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 »

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!

Portland’s Most Intriguing Cat Ladies

Portland’s One of the Cat Lady Capitals of the World. Here’s What Four of Them Had to Say About Their Fuzzy Pals and Fighting the Stigma.

Pet? You Are NASTY!

Is Your Pet a Perv? Read and Find Out!