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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

Recommended Events

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 »

Secret Drum Band Is Inspired by the Rhythms of the Natural World

The Portland Percussion Ensemble Releases Its Debut LP, Dynamics

Record Review

Shelley Short, Pacific City

Record Review

EMA, Exile in the Outer Ring

The Best of MusicfestNW Presents: Project Pabst

Our Picks for the Festival

Film »

Ingrid Goes West (and Stalks on Insta)

She’s Just Living Her #bestlife.

Michael Winterbottom Remembers His Trip to Spain

Going on Vacation with Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, and David Bowie

The Lamebrain Heist of Good Time

It’s Like a Knucklehead Fractal!

The Only Living Boy in New York Will Make You Hate New York

The Big Apple? More Like the Big Crapple.

Cannabis »

Is Jeff Sessions Taking on Oregon Weed?

Yep, and He’s Found Some Black Market Activity to Use as Ammo

Cannabis Communion

A Church in Denver Offers Fellowship Through Weed

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

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

Fashion »

Portland’s Pretty

Pickathon 2017

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’

Sold Out

August Style Events

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 »

Meet The New and Improved Minority Retort

The Showcase Returns—with New Personnel and Headliner Debbie Wooten

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

Books »

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

Bend the Knee to Anne Helen Petersen’s Unruly Women

My Pretty Vampire’s Cartoonish Violence

Katie Skelly’s Love Letter to ’70s Woman-Centric Vampire Cinema

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

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

It’s Super Easy, Everybody

Eclipse Events Calendar!

The Only Actually Useful Thing in the Mercury’s Eclipse Issue