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 or Bluesky.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Comedy Oct 10 2:49 PM

Kickstand Comedy Announces First Show In New Brick and Mortar

Los Angeles comedy troupe Holy Shit Improv kicks off a series of monthly shows with rotating out-of-town talent.

Books Oct 9 1:00 PM

Multnomah County Library Opens Temporary Northeast Portland Location

MCL users can expect to use University of Oregon's Library and Learning Center through the summer of 2024.

Movies & TV Oct 6 8:00 AM

David Byrne Takes Over Tomorrow Theater's Opening Weekend

A look inside the renovated former adult movie house that Portland Art Museum turned into a 250-seat movie and performance venue.