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News »

Local Prosecutors Are About to Scrap Secretive Grand Juries

It’s a Win For Transparency—But a Potential Headache for Public Defenders

The Arts Tax Is Broken

Now the City Might Tweak It Without Asking Voters

Hall Monitor: Wheeler’s Rosy Red Herrings

The Mayor’s Boosting a Highway Expansion, But Does He Have His Facts Straight?

Music »

Downtown Boys Discuss Labor and Liberation

The Punk Band’s New Album Wages War on Injustice

Daniel Norgren Taps into Roots Music’s Mystic Shimmer

The Swedish Singer/Songwriter Is Bringing His Folksy Blues Stateside

Dreamdecay’s Noisy Punk Is Strangely Catchy

Their New LP, , Is One of the Most Accessible Heavy Records in Years

Things to Do Music

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Film »

Stronger Is Another Boston Marathon Bombing Movie

On the Upside, This One Doesn’t Star Mark Wahlberg!

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Is Anything But Boring

Bloated, Overlong, and Stupid? Sure. But It’s Pretty Fun, Too!

Spoiler for Brad’s Status: He's Sad

A Movie About Rich People That You Might Actually Like!

Food and Drink »

The French Bistro Done Right

C’est Si Bon—It’s, Er, Trés Bon.

The Wine Snob Myth

Wine Snobs? Nah, They’re Not a Real Thing

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

Cannabis »

Just Stop It: Cannabis Industry Edition

Are You a Weed Professional Doing Any of These Things? Just... no.

Civil Forfeiture Could Threaten State-Level Cannabis Programs

Fortunately, Congress Doesn’t Agree with Jeff Sessions’ New Policy

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

Fashion »

Portland’s Pretty

Portland Shop Girls Show Off Their Style

Portland’s Pretty

A Style Guide for the New Portlander

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September Style Events

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 »

Comedy Has a Diversity Problem.

Take My Wife’s Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Know How to Fix It.

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 »

Barrett Martin Travels the World

In The Singing Earth, Music is the Antidote to Isolationist Politics

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

Theater »

Don’t Walk Out of An Octoroon

Or You’ll Miss the Unsettling Brilliance of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

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 »

Wildfire Diaries

Three Days in Oregon During The Eagle Creek Fire

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