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The 32 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: February 19-22

Princess on the Stage! Prince on the Big Screen! Portland on the Runway!

The 24 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: February 14-20

Prepare for a Week of Valentines and Psychedelic Stoner Rock

The 23 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: February 9-15

Including Harold and Maude, an '80s Music Video Sing-Along, and Bride of Chucky

The 12 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: February 14-20

Play Bingo for Portland Zine Symposium, Discuss Collective Resistance with Maru Mora-Villalpando, and Learn How to Run for Office

The 15 Funniest Things to Do in Portland: February 2018

A Dollop of Podcast Gold, a Pair of Local Legends Return, and John Waters is Portland's Valentine!

The 11 Most Delicious Things to Do for February 2018

Portland Throws a Potluck, Zwickelmania Reigns, and the Oscars... But for Beer!

News »

Did Prosecutors Go Too Far in Clearing a Cop in a 2014 Killing?

A New Audit of Police Shootings Says Yes

Hall Monitor: Waffle House

After a Reversal, Has Mayor Ted Wheeler Made Up His Mind on Renter Relocation Fees?

Portland Cops Might Scrap Their New $12 Million Records System

RegJIN Was Supposed to Revolutionize Police Data. Instead, It Just Costs a Lot.

Hall Monitor: Wheeler’s War Chest

After a Year in Office, the Mayor Is Already on a Fundraising Spree

Music »

Mean Jeans’ Jingles Collection Is Wonderful Junk

The Portland Band Wrote Odes to Applebee’s, Capri Sun, and More

Coven Is Still Destroying Minds and Reaping Souls

Jinx Dawson Reflects on the Band’s Mystifying History

Film »

The Best Movies to See at the 2018 Portland International Film Festival

A Can’t-Eat-It-All Smorgasbord of Global Cinema

Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther Album Is Dazzling and Afrocentric

An Album That Goes Above and Beyond the Usual Movie Soundtrack

Indie Web Series Gabby Smashes... Depicts an Alternative Portlandia

Spoiler Alert: It’s Way Less White

Cannabis »

Cannabis and Romance: It’s Complicated

Could Weed Lead You to Your Next Valentine?

What Do I Do with All My Homegrown Cannabis?

Home Growers May Find They Have More Weed Than They Can Use

Dennis Peron, Ameri-canna Hero

The California Advocate Paved the Way for Today’s Legal Weed

Checking in with Canadian Cannabis

Our Neighbors to the North Are Making Weed Legal in July

Food and Drink »

Good Dog

The Friendly Brunch at Little Griddle

Dining, With Kids

Tips for Clueless Parents (and Restaurants)

Roe Is Back, And It’s Still the City’s Undisputed Best Seafood

The Restaurant's New Location is Right Where You Want to Be

The 11 Most Delicious Things to Do for February 2018

Portland Throws a Potluck, Zwickelmania Reigns, and the Oscars... But for Beer!

Fashion »

Mentioning Unmentionable

A Review of Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition

Miami’s Pretty, Too!

Sold Out

Your Guide to Portland's February Style Events

Visual Art »

Origins of Illimat

Making a Board Game with the Decemberists

Beyond The Americans

At Blue Sky Gallery, an Essential Look into the Life and Work of Photographer Robert Frank

Indigenous Weaving Traditions Carry On in Interwoven Radiance

A New Exhibit Celebrates the Native Women Artists of the Northwest Coast

Comedy »

Frangela’s Advice? “Don’t Let Them Take Your Joy”

The LA Comedy Duo Go Together Like Stand-Up and Politics

The 15 Funniest Things to Do in Portland: February 2018

A Dollop of Podcast Gold, a Pair of Local Legends Return, and John Waters is Portland's Valentine!

Books »

Introducing the Anti-Trump Book Club

Fire, Fury, and Why You Should Never Tell the American People What They Shouldn’t Read

Remembering the Extraordinary Ursula K. Le Guin

A Storyteller Who Defies Generalization

Orange Thief Makes the Case for Published Sketchbooks

The Unsettling, Imaginative Illustrations of Sophie Franz

Colin Winnette’s Gripping Ghost Story of Decaying Civilization

The Job of the Wasp Tackles Orphan Lit, Gothic Mystery, and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Theater »

Kodachrome Captures the Nostalgic Pull of Photography

The JAW Festival Pick Premieres at Portland Center Stage

So Long, Astoria

Portland Center Stage’s Ambitious Two-Part Play Comes to an End

Roller Coasters, Emotional and Otherwise, in 2.5 Minute Ride

Profile Theatre’s New Season Begins with Lisa Kron’s Reflection on Family and Trauma

Getting Lost in Magellanica

Artists Rep’s Six-Hour Behemoth is About More than Climate Change

Feature »

The 2018 Mercury Reader Valentines!

Did YOU Get a Valentine This Year? Read On and Find Out!

The Scorpion

How the Feds Found One of the Web’s Most Prominent Illicit Diet Pill Dealers in Oregon

A Peek at Portland’s Alternative Universe

What If Portland Were Completely Different? (You’d Still Complain About It, Right?)

Overkill

Portland’s Got a Problem with Taxidermy