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How an Experimental Village for Homeless Women Defied Portland’s Expectations

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The 28 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jun 18-21

Explosions! Dinosaurs! Brown Calculus! PICKLES! DAMN That's One HELL of a Week!

The 21 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: June 20-26

From Lucinda Williams to Good in the Hood Festival

The 28 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: June 15-21

Starring Pee-Wee, the Ghostbusters, and the Muppet Babies!

The 21 Best Ways to Enjoy the Arts in Portland This Week: Jun 20-26

IPRC Turns 20! Dan Pfeiffer Thinks We Still Can! Do You Hear the People Sing?

The 18 Funniest Things to Do in Portland This Month: June 2018

A Lineup of Laugh-Makers so Potent You're Liable to Literally Laugh Your Head Off.

The 16 Most Delicious Things to Do in Portland This Month: June 2018

You Know What Goes Well with Wings? Drinks! And in June, Your Favorite Drinks All Get Their Own Festivals, Too!

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A Safe Place to Sleep

How an Experimental Village for Homeless Women Defied Portland’s Expectations

City Fees on Airbnbs Could Benefit Affordable Housing Programs

These costs could incentivize short-term hosts to become long-term landlords

Hall Monitor: Reasonable People

A Policy Change Could Bring Fairness Back to the City's Police Review Process

Music »

Marisa Anderson Returns with Cloud Corner

The Portland-Based Solo Guitarist Reflects on Finding Personal Peace in Chaotic Times

Peach Kelli Pop’s New Album Is Sunshine Punk with Pit Bulls

Gentle Leader Features Full-Throttle Hooks and Explosive Sweetness

Floating Room Releases the Uber-Confessional Crusher False Baptism

The Portland Band’s Sophomore Album Navigates the Crags of Emotional Trauma

Sneaker Wave

The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

Film »

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Review: Whoa! What the Fuck!

This Movie Is Fuckin’ Nuts!

Yellowstone Review: Ace Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan Tries TV

Angry Kevin Costner Is Fun! The Rest Is... Not as Fun

Hearts Beat Loud Review: Cute, Quirky, and Boring as Hell

Sorry, Nick Offerman :(

Food and Drink »

Paiku and Painted Saints Are Taking “Pie” Back

Two Spots that Are Fighting the Flaky Fight

Canard Brings Out the Kid In You

Choose Your Own Anytime-Adventure from Foie Gras, French Toast, Oysters and More

The Enchantment (and Occasional Bummer) of Old Wine

Old Wine, Expectations, and One Big Disappointment

Cannabis »

Sustainability and Cheap Weed Go Together at Eco Firma

The Canby Cannabis Grower Is on the Cutting Edge of Clean Energy

Fashion »

Summer Lookbooks Are Comin’ in Hot

These Lookbooks Don’t Disappoint

Weekend Gender Bender

A Guide to Portland’s Queer Fashion

Make Way for Thunderpants!

Celeste Sipes Closes Radish Underground to Focus on Underwear Line

Visual Art »

Art Review: Consu Tolosa at Guardino Gallery

Pleasures + Perils Continues Tolosa’s Shift Toward Abstract Painting

S1’s Fourth-Anniversary Weekend

Portland's Partial Gallery, Partial Venue, All Synth Paradise

Local Students Reinterpret MoMA Works in Marvels.

Forging Artwork as a Way of Taking Ownership of the Portland Art Museum

GeekCraft Expo PDX: For Kinder, Gentler Nerds

The Triumphant Return of Portland’s Most Accessible Geek Gathering

Comedy »

Queer Comedy in Portland is Thriving and Hilarious

A Guide to Getting into Portland’s Queer Comedy Scene

Drench Your Comedy Chips with Nacho Gold

The Sketch Comedians from the 3rd Floor Return

The 18 Funniest Things to Do in Portland This Month: June 2018

A Lineup of Laugh-Makers so Potent You're Liable to Literally Laugh Your Head Off.

Books »

Anti-Trump Book Club: Interview with Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer

Yes We (Still) Can, Obama’s Savvy Court Skills, and Hope for the 2018 Election

Melissa Broder’s Realistic Fish-Person Relationship Book

Romance Dies, but Merman Sex Lives on in The Pisces

Jodie Hollander’s Poems Surmount Emotional Milestones

My Dark Horses Tackles Insecurity, Devastation, and Acceptance

The Long Odds of Poe Ballantine’s Whirlaway Pay Off

A Weird, Wonderful Yarn About Horse Races, Record Collectors, and Telepathic Dogs

Theater »

Portland Playhouse Extends Its Run of August Wilson’s Fences

The Play About Father/Son Dynamics Is Not to Be Missed

Patrick Buckmaster and Ann Pyne Are Throwing Portland’s Drag Parties

Kai Kais, Kikis and Getting Paid All Year Long

Siobhan O’Loughlin’s “Literally Immersive” Broken Bone Bathtub

O’Loughlin’s One-Woman Show Takes Place In the Tub of a Stranger

Sex, Marriage, Porn, Dildos

Alice Birch’s Hilarious Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

There’s a New Queer in Town »

You’re New, You Need Help. Help Is Here.

Portland Services for the LGBTQ+ Community

Chanti Darling's Light Disco for Dark Times

The Musician Discusses Being a Black Queer Artist in Portland

An Introvert’s Guide to Pride

Being Out and Proud—Without Going Outside

Summer In The City »

Our Favorite Patios for Getting a Sunburn While Day-Drinking

A (Wobbly) Step-by-Step Guide to Portland’s Patio Paradise

Here Are Forest Park’s Must-Hike Trails

There’s No Better Time to Enjoy Forest Park

Pressed for Time? Check Out These Portland “Fake-cations”!

From Oxbow Park to Enchanted Forest, Prepare to CHILL THE FUCK OUT

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A Safe Place to Sleep

How an Experimental Village for Homeless Women Defied Portland’s Expectations

Chanti Darling's Light Disco for Dark Times

The Musician Discusses Being a Black Queer Artist in Portland

The Best of the WORST of I, Anonymous!

The Strangest, Most Bizarre Reader Submissions from the Mercury Column