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The State Just Sneakily Outlawed A Bunch of Portland Smoking Patios

Some Bar Owners Say They Could Be Snuffed Out

The Portland Police Bureau Has Been Quietly Documenting Encounters with the Mentally Ill

Whoops! It Didn’t Tell Prosecutors or Defense Attorneys

Hall Monitor: The Mayor’s Last Big Loss?

Charlie Hales’ Police Contract “Victory” Looks Like Anything But Right Now

Cash-Strapped PBOT Doesn’t Want Your Free Crosswalks

It’s Been Squaring Off With Activists At a Southeast Portland Intersection

Music »

Sweeping Exits Take Back the Night

The Portland Glam-Punk Band Turns Horror into Empowerment

Brandy Clark’s A Small-Town Lady

Her Sophomore Record, Big Day in a Small Town, Has Some of the Sharpest Lines in Country

Flock of Dimes Finds Energy in Solitude

On If You See Me, Say Yes, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak Disconnects

All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Film »

Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women Arrives Just In Time

A Reminder Of How Quietly Radical It Can Be To Tell Stories About Women’s Lives

Ode to Reacher

Jack Reacher Goes Back in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Calling the Spirits of Ouija

What Is the Origin of Evil? (Hint: It’s Made by Hasbro)

Keeping Up with the Joneses Versus Keeping Up with Me

(Keeping Up with Me Isn't Very Hard)

Eat and Drink Guide Fall 2016 »

Eat & Drink Fall 2016

Your Guide to Local Eating and Drinking

An Oregon Vacation Paradise, Reborn

The Suttle Lodge and Boathouse Is a Place to Build Memories

Food and Ink

Cooks Tell the Stories Behind Their Tattoos

Find Your Country Western Bar Bliss

From Waylon to Dierks to Dolly, We’ve Got a Saloon for Ya

Cannabis »

Weed on Election Day

Five More States Could Legalize Recreation Weed This Election Day

I Was a Human Fog Machine

A Recent Video Shoot Employed My Specialized Skills

Cannabuzz: Stupid Stoner Moments, 2016 Edition

The Best Worst Ideas of the Year So Far

Read the 2016 Oregon Cannabis Guide!

Your Annual Mini-Magazine About All Things Weed Has Arrived

Food and Drink »

Fashionably Forward

Is the Buzzy New Revelry Worth the Hype?

Gamay: The Comeback Kid

Go Beyond Beaujolais Nouveau

Eat & Drink Fall 2016

Your Guide to Local Eating and Drinking

Fashion »

Sold Out

A Reflection on the 2016 Fashion Season

Sold Out

Lots of Surprises in the New Duchess Clothier Lookbook

Portland’s Pretty

Hot Days, Hot Looks at Century Bar

Sold Out

Don’t Miss the Knock Out Plus Size Fashion Show!

Comedy »

United Shades of Kamau

W. Kamau Bell Weighs in on Capitalism, Donald Trump, and Quitting Alec Baldwin

Phoebe Robinson, Dope Queen

You Can’t Touch My Hair Takes on Race and Pop Culture

Stellar Jokes (and Gentleman Callers)

Get Ready for Bri Pruett’s One-Woman Show

Things To Do Comedy

Funny Things to Do for the Month of October

Books »

Claire Rudy Foster’s Literature of Addiction

The Title of I’ve Never Done This Before is a Lie.

Cured at Last

Founding Member of the Cure Lol Tolhurst Opens Up About His Personal Disintegration in a New Memoir

Peter Ames Carlin Illuminates Paul Simon in a New Biography

The Portland Author’s Informative Study of the New York Songwriter

Nell Zink’s Nicotine is a Gentle Indictment of Fake Shamans and Empty Idealism

I Only Wish I Didn’t Have to Bring Jonathan Franzen Into It

Theater »

Head. Hands. Feet is a Halloween Treat for Adults

At Shaking the Tree, the Night is Dark and Full of Terrors

Looking for Tiger Lily Deconstructs Assimilation with PowerPoint

It’s Anthony Hudson’s Hilarious Cabaret About Native American Identity

August Wilson Speaks in How I Learned What I Learned

At Portland Playhouse, A Freewheeling Meditation on Race and Art

August Wilson, Guns, and Fractured Fairy Tales

Here Are the Mercury’s Fall Theater Picks!

Feature »

Forcing the Issue: The Mercury’s 2016 Endorsements

You’ve Got A Bunch of Important Decisions To Make, Portland. Here's Some Help.

The Mercury Voting Cheat Sheet

Here's Where We Stand on (Most of) the Issues

Get on the Team

10 Reasons to Give a Damn About the Trail Blazers This Season

Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest

How Portland and Oregon Have Historically Dealt with Mental Illness—and What It Means for Us Today