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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

Things to Do Music: August 16-22

Noteworthy Shows This Week

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of August 16-22

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 »

The Run-down Stewart Apartments Are a Sanctuary for Poor Portlanders

They Might Be Gone at the End of the Month

Portland’s Incoming Police Chief is a Rare Outside Hire

That’s Going to Mean a Steep Learning Curve for Danielle Outlaw, Observers Say

Hall Monitor: The People in Your Neighborhood

Overlook’s Neighborhood Association Has a Dumb Idea: Exclude the Homeless!

The Punch Policy

Portland Police Disavow Trump’s Pro-Brutality Speech—Then Argue It’s Okay to Punch Suspects in the Face

Music »

Umii Gives Life

The Portland Duo Releases Their Debut EP, This Time

It’s Never Too Late for Guantanamo Baywatch

With Desert Center, the Portland Band Moves Beyond Surf

The Return of Zeke

After Hibernating for 13 Years, the Seattle Band Is Ready to Unleash Hellbender

Film »

Whose Streets? is Vital to the Resistance

Ferguson, Revisited

Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky Is a Goddamn Delight

Fast and Sort of Furious

Taking a Chance with Brigsby Bear

Grizzly. Man.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Isn’t Bad, It’s Just Desperately Unimaginative

Turns Out You Can Judge a Movie by Its Title!

Food and Drink »

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!

East European Wines on the Rise

Obscure Wines That Might Just Blow Your Mind

Things to Do Food: August 2017

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

Cannabis »

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

Put a Little Bong in Your Vaporizer

The Hydrology9 Vaporizer Combines the Best of Both Worlds

When Will Federal Prohibition of Weed End?

Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act Is a Good Omen

Fashion »

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

Portland’s Pretty

Heavy Hitters at the New Know 

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 »

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

An Oral History of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

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

Books »

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

Tongues’ New God Flow

Portland’s Anders Nilsen Debuts a New Comic, With Greek Drama, God Drama, and Strange Wars

Meet Me in the Bathroom and New York’s Last Gasp of Cool

Lizzy Goodman’s Oral History Falls Prey to the Format’s Shortcomings

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 »

I Told You This Would Happen!


How to Make Your Own Eclipse

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Eclipse Events Calendar!

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