Suzette Smith

Suzette Smith

Suzette Smith is the arts & culture editor of the Portland Mercury. Go ahead and tell her about all your food, art, and culture gripes: suzette@portlandmercury.com. Follow her on Twitter @suzettesmith

Recent Articles

Hollywood Adds Encore Matinee of Susperia With Live Score by Claudio Simonetti's Goblin

The 1977 Italian horror film will be scored live by the latest incarnation of the prog band who wrote the original score.

John Waters Will Celebrate His 77th Birthday in Portland

Clinton Street Theater has planned a week of Waters' cult films in his honor.

Mister Goose Steamed Sandwiches Keep It Simple in St. Helens

William Steuernagel explained that his bar is as much about the vibe as it is the short, unique menu.

Music Nov 15 12:59 PM

The Mosh Critique: Jean Dawson at Holocene—November 13, 2022

Dawson says he doesn't think of himself as a rapper—his work is great reminder of all the places where rap and punk vocals overlap.

Music Oct 14 2:21 PM

The Mosh Critique: Iceage and Earth, at Aladdin Theater

Rønnenfelt straight-up bullied Portland's polite crowd into a respectable pit of chaos and camaraderie.

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Books Sep 27 10:00 AM

Downtown Portland Could Get a Comics Museum

Pacific Northwest comics world professionals want to create a Northwest Museum of Cartoon Arts.

TBA Sep 16 10:00 AM

TBA Review: Drag Clown Carla Rossi Clowns Harder

Clown Down 2: Clown Out of Water is a like a Jim Henson apocalpyse cult Greek tragedy.

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Books Sep 15 12:52 PM

2022 Portland Book Festival Author Highlights: Selma Blair, Kate Beaton, and (Of Course) Lidia Yuknavitch

"Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen" authors Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker will appear in conversation with Gregory Gourdet.

Fall Arts 2022 Sep 12 8:10 AM

Fall Arts 2022: The Portland Mercury Reintroduces Portland's Art Scene

Portland's art scene is back, and here's how it's going to blow your mind this fall.

Fall Arts 2022 Sep 12 8:09 AM

Portland Comedy Apocalypse

Five local favorites look back on how the pandemic changed their careers and the city's comedy scene.

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TBA Sep 10 2:07 PM

Four Hilarious Things That Happened at Takahiro Yamamoto's NOTHINGBEING

Consideration of pace and comfort on the Time Based Art Festival's second night.

Movies & TV Aug 30 2:22 PM

For National Cinema Day SOME Portland Movie Theaters Will Offer $3 Admission

Are movie theaters that you like participating in this new, national tradition?

Food and Drink Aug 24 11:34 AM

Car Crashes Into Beloved Indonesian Restaurant Wajan

The East Portland patio was too vast to be completely destroyed.

Comedy Aug 22 1:52 PM

Portland's Funniest Person 2022 Is Shain Brenden

After two weird years, the city's marathon comedy contest seems back on track.

Comedy Aug 19 12:24 PM

Does Portland Still Demand Lez Stand Up?

"This is a sort of toe-dip," founder Kirsten Kuppenbender said of the queer comedy showcase's tentative return.

Music Aug 17 1:00 PM

Dundee Lodge Campout Kicks off its 2022 Festival This Weekend

They've added single-day tickets, more food (and coffee!) vendors, and a one day Mississippi Records deal.

Pickathon Aug 11 2:08 PM

Our Favorite Moments of Pickathon 2022

GZA, Sampa the Great, copious quantities of UFOs, and much more!