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Welcome to Portland! (No, We’re Serious!)

The Portland Mercury’s Indispensible Guide for Newcomers

Things To Do »

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of September 13-19

Things to Do Music: September 13-19

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Things To Do Film: September 15-21

The Prophecy of Network; the Genius of Babe: Pig in the City

Things to Do Comedy: September 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

Things to do Food: September 2017

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

Recommended Events

News »

Two States, One Chaotic Day

As Donald Trump Jr. Trolls Portland Antifa, a Confederate Flag-Adorned Truck Nearly Plows Through Them

Hall Monitor: Saltz’s Last Waltz

Facing a Stiff Challenge, Portland’s Longest Commissioner Is Hanging Up His Spurs

The County Just Instituted Strict Campaign Reforms

The Problem: There’s Still No Telling if They’re Legal

Film »

Things To Do Film: September 15-21

The Prophecy of Network; the Genius of Babe: Pig in the City

It Review: Here's That Creepy Clown You Ordered!

Welcome to Derry, Maine! Population: ONE KILLER CLOWN

Cannabis »

My Favorite Cannabis Products Disappeared. What Happened?

Two Promising Craft Cannabis Companies Suffered Speed Bumps in Oregon’s Maturing Market

The House Rules Committee Just Did... What, Exactly?

We Explain What the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment’s Vote-Block Means

No, Roger Stone Is Not a Cannabis Ally

The Trump Advisor’s Booking at a Cannabis Expo Is Causing Concern

Weed on Wheels

The Lowdown on Cannabis Delivery Services

Food and Drink »

Alto Bajo and Lo Bar Live Up and Down to Their Names

Hits and Misses from the Hi-Lo Hotel's Restaurant and Bar

Lush Life

You’ll Have Anything But, at Tough Luck

Soul Food, Redefined

Salimatu Amabebe’s Nigerian Pop-Ups Are Spicing Up Portland’s Vegan Food Scene.

Virtuous Pie: Fake (Cheese) News

Yes, Portland, There IS An Edible Gluten-Free Pizza

Fashion »

Portland’s Pretty

A Style Guide for the New Portlander

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September Style Events

What You May Have Missed at the Alley 33 Fashion Event

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

Visual Art »

TBA Is Happening

What We Saw and Loved in the First Week of the Performance Festival

The Mercury’s Fall Arts & Culture Guide

The Only Guide You’ll Need to This Season’s Finest Books, Visual Art, and NPR Hosts Singing Songs

The IPRC’s Narrow Escape

How the Publishing Organization Faced Portland’s Rental Crisis—and Survived

Local Essentials for TBA

Because Art Isn’t Really a Once-a-Year Kind of Thing

Comedy »

Jen Kirkman Returns to Portland with New Material

The Veteran Comedian Takes on Politics (and Dreams of QVC)

Meet The New and Improved Minority Retort

The Showcase Returns—with New Personnel and Headliner Debbie Wooten

Things to Do Comedy: August 2017

Funny Things to Do All Month Long

Books »

The IPRC’s Narrow Escape

How the Publishing Organization Faced Portland’s Rental Crisis—and Survived

Carmen Maria Machado’s Writing Lit Me on Fire

Couple Fights, Fucking, and SVU in Her Body and Other Parties

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

Bend the Knee to Anne Helen Petersen’s Unruly Women

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

Nicole Georges on Her Lovable, Cranky Pup

Theater »

TBA Is Happening

What We Saw and Loved in the First Week of the Performance Festival

Peak Theater Season Is Here

Do It Right with Becca Blackwell’s Gender Inquiry, BoomArts’ Anticapitalist Preacher, and Bertolt Brecht Himself

Ari Shapiro is Coming Home!

The NPR Host Brings His Solo Show to Portland

Dancing On My Own

How Political Anxiety Turned Me into a Late-Onset Ballerina

Feature »

The Undisputable Fun of the Undisputable Geniuses of Comedy

The Best of Portland Comedy—One Stage, One Night Only!

Welcome to Portland! (No, We’re Serious!)

The Portland Mercury’s Indispensible Guide for Newcomers

How to Get Around Portland (Car-Free)

Yes, You Can, and Yes, You Should

Beating Traffic in This City Is Easy—with a Bike!

Here’s Everything You Need to Know