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A Sporty Kind of Love

Musician Colin Meloy and Artist Carson Ellis on Their Adoration for the Blazers

Stopping by the Bar on a Snowy Evening

Bar Crawling East of 82nd During a Snowpacalypse

The Last Straw

Why Local Bar Owners Are Getting Rid of Single-Use Plastic Straws

Dry Drinks Worth Diving Into

Non-Alcoholic Beverages You Don't Have to Be a Teetotaler to Enjoy

Through the Drinking Glass: The Portland Mercury’s Bar Issue

Including 13 Portland Spots That Offer More Than Just Hooch

Cuckoo for Cocktails

Geeking Out on the Wild, Obsessed, and Otherwise Nerdy World of Mixing Drinks

These Are Our Demands

When It Comes to #MeToo and Misogyny, Stop Asking Us If It's "Really That Bad" and Start Doing Something About It

Shelley McLendon’s Growing Empire

The Siren Theater Makes Space for Sketch Comedy

Shaun Scott on the Brokest Generation

Millennials Are Killing Lots of Things. Hopefully Capitalism Is Next.

Spring Comes Early to Director Park

Portland Tropical Gardens’ Artsy Cure for Winter

Syde-Ide Collaborations Puts Marginalized Voices Front and Center

The New Theater Company Is Here to Shake Up Portland’s Performance Scene

Sussing Out the Oregon Symphony’s Season Closer

They’ve Got Much More Than Rote Favorites in Store

Fresh Art at Grapefruits

It’s an Exhibition Space Where Anything Can Happen

Michelle McNamara Used True Crime for Good

Revisiting the I’ll Be Gone in the Dark Author’s Online Investigations

The Only Spring Arts & Culture Guide You Need

Good Riddance, Winter! Our Hand-Picked Agenda for Spring Is Here!

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?)

Don’t Do Any of These Things in 2018

What You Don’t Do is as Important as What You Do Do

Technology—Helping You to Help Yourself

Podcasts and More: The New Media of Personal Growth

How to Smell Better

(And Have Grade-A Personal Hygiene)

Step Your Style Game Up in 2018!

Going HAM on Health Trends

Our Food Critic Did BurnCycle, a Juice Fast and a Sensory Deprivation Float In Three Days (So You Don’t Have To)

Make a Difference in 2018 by Volunteering

Narrowing Down Opportunities Is Tough! But We’ve Made It Easy.

How to Dispute a Parking Ticket

Yes, You Have to Go to Court. It’ll Be Fine.

Get Organized or Die Tryin’

Saying Goodbye to the Magic of Tidying Up and Hello to Death Cleaning in 2018

Become a Time Wizard!

Okay, Daniel H. Pink’s When Won’t Exactly Turn You into One—But It’s a Start

How To Quit Facebook and Twitter

Come Join My Luddite Cult!

Getting Your Financial Shit Together

You May Be a Money Mess Now, But Not for Long


Portland’s Got a Problem with Taxidermy

A City Scandalized

How the Vice Clique Scandal of 1912 Exposed Portland’s Gay Underground

The Best Tweets to @TedWheeler

This Mayor Doesn’t Transcribe Voicemails. You Found a Way to Be Heard Anyway

Not Invited Back for 2018

Alex Falcone’s Annual List of Portland’s Most Annoying Annoyances

The Mercury Guide to Best New Year’s Eves in Town

This Year Wasn’t Great. But Your New Year’s Eve Still Can Be!

Critiquing Christmas: Tuba Christmas

An Ode to the Orchestra’s Mightiest Instrument—the Tuba!

Critiquing Christmas: Benson Hotel’s Annual Gingerbread Masterpiece

Warning: Do NOT Eat It

Send in the Clown

Nikki Brown Clown Brings Love and Laughter to Her People

Balanchine’s Nutcracker Will Never Be The Nutcracker Of My Childhood

Come For the Amazing Choreography! Leave Because Dancing Candy Should Not Be This Racist!

Critiquing Christmas: The Fourth Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

Or, Pirates Ruin Everything.

Critiquing Christmas: PIR’s Winter Wonderland

The Portland International Raceway Has All of the Lights

Critiquing Christmas: The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Puppets, Choirs, and A BABY CAMEL

Ballroom Glossary

Courtesy of Your Friends at #PDXBALL

Portland Is Burning

Local Ballroom Culture Is About Much More than Looking Fabulous

“Can Anybody Help Out This Week?”

Six Days at the Pacific Northwest’s Regional Abortion Fund

Food Critic Andrea Damewood’s Wish List

Music Editor Ciara Dolan’s Wish List

Senior Editor Ned Lannamann’s Wish List

Copy Chief Jenni Moore’s Wish List

Senior Editor Megan Burbank’s Wish List

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