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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 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 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: February 21-27

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Asians 4 Black Lives, Dine for Puerto Rico Relief, and Volunteer with Growing Gardens

The 18 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: Feb 23-Mar 1

Idiocracy, A Fantastic Woman, The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975, and More

The 25 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: February 21-27

Symphonic Masterpieces, Despondent Powerviolence, and Japanese Psych-Rock

The 11 Most Delicious Things to Do for February 2018

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

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News »

In Texts to Business Lobby, Mayor's Office Pledged to Dramatically Increase Portland's No-Sit Sidewalks

"Whatever It Takes," Mayor Ted Wheeler Wrote Last Year, After Columbia Threatened to Pull Out of Downtown

Hall Monitor: The Housing Bureau Goes Fishing

As Apartment Projects Slow, Can the City Convince Developers to Offer Cheap Units?

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?

Music »

The Lovable Vermin of Patsy’s Rats

The Former Portland Band Plays Scrappy, Feisty Pop-Punk

Bedouine’s Quietly Defiant Folk

The LA Songwriter’s Debut Was One of 2017’s Hidden Gems

Special Explosion’s Teenage Rock Star Dreams Are Over

On To Infinity, the Indie Rock Prodigies Grapple with Adulthood

Record Review: Various Artists, Gold Brix Tape 01

A Woozy Collection of Songs from Portland Pop Bands

Film »

Annihilation Review: A Gorgeous, Terrifying, Spellbinding Trip into the Unknown

Alex Garland's New Film Is the Best Kind of Cinematic Experience

John Oliver and David Letterman Make TV Great Again

Thanks, John and Dave!

Game Night Review: It's Fine. Totally Fine.

Appreciate the Little Things, Like Comedies That Aren’t Terrible

Food and Drink »

Badass in the Kitchen

Their Spaces May Be Small, But These Women Chefs Cook Big

A Yes in Any Language

Oui! Wine Bar + Kitchen is Small and Speaks Loudly

Discovering Hood River’s Winery Gems

Oregon's Up-and-Coming Wine Country

Good Dog

The Friendly Brunch at Little Griddle

Cannabis »

Oregon’s US Attorney Held a Cannabis Summit

And Everyone Was Invited! (Except the Press.)

The Lawsuit Against Jeff Sessions

Five Plaintiffs Filed a Terrific Case Against Cannabis Prohibition

What Do I Do with All My Homegrown Cannabis?

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

Cannabis and Romance: It’s Complicated

Could Weed Lead You to Your Next Valentine?

Fashion »

Hot Style at Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition

What Do You Call Your Unmentionables?

Sold Out

Your Guide to Portland's February Style Events

Mentioning Unmentionable

A Review of Unmentionable: A Lingerie Exposition

Miami’s Pretty, Too!

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 »

Steve Almond: “The Hippies Were Fucking Right”

The Bad Stories Author Reckons with the American Myths That Got Trump Elected

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

Theater »

Sleep No More! Shaking the Tree’s Macbeth is Here!

A Satisfyingly Dark Vision of Shakespeare’s Blood-Soaked Tragedy

This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing Reworks the Fairy-Tale Princess Trope

The Latest from CoHo Theatre Elevates a Nursery-Rhyme Plot Into Something Moving and Complex

Kodachrome Captures the Nostalgic Pull of Photography

The JAW Festival Pick Premieres at Portland Center Stage

Feature »

An Excellent Day for an Exorcism

Accompanying an Exorcist on a Home Cleansing

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?)