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Happy Hole-Adays!

Dan Savage's Holiday Special!

Things to Do Film: December 8-14

Akira Kurosawa, Batman Returns, and Invincible Kung Fu Legs!

Things to Do Music: December 6-12

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Things to Do Comedy: December 2017

Funny Things to Do for the Month of December

Things to Do Food: December 2017

How to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for the Month of December

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News »

A Cop Lied to Get a Portland Activist to Stop Filming

The Police Bureau Says That’s Completely Fine

Hall Monitor: Crossing Columbia

Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Office Has Been Quietly Looking to Expand Sidewalk Regulations for Months, an Aide Says

Portland Has Strict Standards For Outlawing Sidewalk Sitting—Unless Cops Ask

Now the recent decision to expand no-sit sidewalks has created a headache for Mayor Ted Wheeler

Music »

Cam Forges Her Own Path Through Country Music

From Bangerz to “Burning House,” the Singer/Songwriter Feels Pressure-Free of Industry Expectations

Accident Prone Records Gets a Second Wind

The 20-Year-Old Label Celebrates a New Split Release

Two Reissues on the Jazz Dispensary Label Are a Blast from Jazz’s Past

Azar Lawrence's Bridge into the New Age and Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers' Jungle Fire!

The 19 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: December 13-19

Jay-Z (and Vic Mensa!), The Mountain Goats, Pedro the Lion and... Big Bad Voodoo Daddy?

Film »

Guillermo del Toro Discusses the Tragedy and Delight of The Shape of Water

“It’s About Taking Something That Is Completely Unknown, and Seeing How Different People Look at It.”

Get Ready to Lose Your Damn Mind Over Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Believe the Hype. And Then Some.

The 21 Best Movies to Watch in Portland This Week: December 15-21

Should You Go See A Christmas Story, White Christmas, or the Star Wars Holiday Special? (OH GOD, DO NOT GO SEE THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL.)

Greta Gerwig’s Great Lady Bird

A Coming-of-Age Movie That’s Exactly How It Should Be

Food and Drink »

Hotel Bars for Visiting Relatives

Where to Put Your Family Up During the Holidays

Carlita’s Screaming Happy Hour Saves the Day

Northwest Portland's Got a New Tacos-and-Cocktails Spot

Things to Do Food: December 2017

How to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for the Month of December

Cannabis »

Cannabis Talking Points for Christmas

How to Argue with Your Family About Legal Weed

Help! The Government Gave Me Bad Info About My Pot Business!

What to Do If You Were Misled by a Government Employee About Your License

NW Cannabis Club Allows You to Take It Inside

The Members-Only Club Provides a Needed Service for Those Who Can’t Consume at Home

Marketing CBD’s Medical Benefits Is a No-Go, Unfortunately

Oregon and Federal Laws Prevent Makers from Touting Them

Visual Art »

Infinite Black Portlands

Intisar Abioto’s Latest Exhibition Affirms Portland’s Diverse Black Community

PICA Brings Steve Doughton’s Rarely Seen Video Work Back to Portland

Holding Onto an Era in Crisis with DELTA (and Aphex Twin)

Her Own Wings Remakes a Local Icon

At Land Gallery, Visions of the Portlandia That Could Have Been

Comedy »

John Mulaney: Just a Humble Yarn Boy

Long-Form Stand-Up Is What the "Kid Gorgeous" Comedian Does Best

All Hail the “Yaaas Queen Yaaas” Comedy Tour

Ilana Glazer and Phoebe Robinson’s Beautiful Friendship Comes to Portland

Things to Do Comedy: December 2017

Funny Things to Do for the Month of December

Books »

Kevin Young Goes Long on Cons

Why Do Americans Love Bullshit? The New Book Bunk Gets to the Bottom of It

HRC Is Free

Why You Should Care About Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Second Act

In Fascism Today, Winning the Fight Against White Supremacy

Shane Burley’s Prescription for Fascism: A Mass Movement Rooted in Antifa Solidarity, Not Separatism

Manhattan Beach Gets Good on Page 362

That’s When Something Finally Happens in Jennifer Egan’s New Book

Theater »

“A Dash of Glitter” with Your 401(k)

Portand Podcaster Lillian Karabaic Makes Personal Finance Delightful

This Christmas, John Waters Wants Riots

The Pope of Trash Discusses His Favorite Holiday

Feature »

Critiquing Christmas: The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Puppets, Choirs, and A BABY CAMEL

Critiquing Christmas: Tuba Christmas

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

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!