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

Southeast Belmont Vegan Bar Sweet Hereafter Announces It Will Soon Close

The Bye and Bye's Sunnyside sister bar will continue to serve up sturdy vegan fare and signature cocktails through the end of February.

One More Go at Folk Fest to Celebrate Portland Music Month

An arctic blast cut Portland's Folk Festival short, but the organizers rescheduled nearly all the bands.

Theater Review: What the Constitution Means to Me Questions Our Founding Document, From a Place of Love

Portland Center Stage's first production of 2024 was actually the most-produced play of 2023.

Food and Drink Jan 27 10:00 AM

Update: Food Cart Kim Jong Grillin Will Move to Downtown Cart Blocks Pod

After ten years, the cart's last day on Southeast Division is January 28.

Food and Drink Jan 26 3:52 PM

Portland Mercado Food Carts Reopen After Devastating Fire

Rebuilding the market hall will take time, but supporting the carts sounds delicious.

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News Jan 24 7:30 PM

Activists Disrupt Portland City Council Meeting, Demand Cease-Fire Resolution

Other major US cities, like Atlanta, Detroit, and Providence, have passed resolutions calling for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza.

Food and Drink Jan 18 12:15 PM

Extreme Weather Events Are a Threat to Small Businesses, Like Your Favorite Food Cart

Kim Jong Grillin's Han Ly Hwang shared tips for how to support locals, and his plans to move indoors.

Comedy Jan 9 1:08 PM

Why Are People Protesting Michael Rapaport's Portland Comedy Shows?

Until recently he was yelling about Taylor Swift, but now it's all about Israel, Hamas, and Gaza.

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News Jan 3 1:30 PM

Fire at Portland Mercado Temporarily Closes All Businesses

The community hub and food cart pod's beer-and-wine bar Barrio was destroyed by the blaze.

Culture Dec 20 11:00 AM

Portland Remembers Patrick Buckmaster: The Club Kai Kai Creator, DJ, and Party Planner Has Died at 33

Buckmaster wove an appreciation of drag, music, and satire into a community-building practice.

Theater & Performance Dec 15 11:00 AM

Theater Preview: Iā€™m in Control Which Means Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen to Me

The mentorship of PETE Presents brings us philosophical flashes of hot mess.

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Food and Drink Dec 4 1:15 PM

Zupan's Adds Hanukkah Menu, Curated by Jacob & Sons Chef Noah Jacob

The fall of a bakery and lox-maker may end up elevating the deli of Portland's gourmet grocer.

Music Nov 20 4:00 PM

This Billie Eilish Cover by Wonderly Is Filled With Joyful Irony

We spoke with Portland music duo Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk about the new music video from their album of covers.

Holiday Guide 2023 Nov 15 4:04 AM

For the Rest of Us

Six things to do on Thanksgiving and Christmas other than be with your family.

Movies & TV Nov 6 2:00 PM

Should You Eat an Edible Before Seeing Priscilla?

Sofia Coppola's Priscilla Presley biopic is a great stoner flick. Hear me out.

Theater & Performance Nov 1 4:05 PM

Theater Review: Blood Wedding Soars and Stumbles

Frederico García Lorca's tragedy of doom and revenge is so relevant, we wonder if Shaking the Tree is psychic.

Movies & TV Oct 18 4:00 PM

See Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour as Big as You Can

The movie version of the exorbitantly-priced stadium show is an equalizer.