Print Edition for the week of
Jun. 11 - 17, 2009

Vol. 10, No. 3
Dawn Riddle


Why Not, Wyden?

Oregon Senator Lukewarm on Obama's Health Reform

Mayor McBackbone

Sam Adams Speaks Up For Mega-Bridge Lane Cuts

Checking up on Chávez

Opponents Question Petitioners' Citizenship Status

Hall Monitor

Suspending Disbelief

In Other News


Sweep the Leg, Break the Heart

The Two Sides of Bat for Lashes

Wires Crossed

Steve Albini, the Perception, and "The Sound"

Gambling Man

Sapient Kills it to Death

Change without Compromise

PJ Harvey's Fiercely Experimental New Album

Our Town Could Be Your Life


Up & Coming

Movies & TV

Let it Twee

The Earnest Balancing Act of Away We Go

Poor Denzel? Poor ME!

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3: Stop Taking, Start Giving

Happy Birthday, PUFF!

Buy the Portland Underground Film Fest a Drink

Lust for Life

The NW Film Center Goes Slumming with Danny Boyle

Geek Out


Film Shorts

In which we hit it and quit it.

Film Shorts

This Week on Television

Food and Drink

Charming Imperfection

Who Needs Perfect? Not the Davis Street Tavern.

Food News

Balls for BRO and a Taco Ride


Marital Meets Martial Arts

Jane Austen Returns from the Dead in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Guillermo the Vampire Slayer

Guillermo del Toro's The Strain Is the Anti-Twilight

Theater & Performance

Why Save OBT?

An Impassioned Screed for Ballet

Dreaming Big

New Directions for Fall of the House


Mercury Bike Issue

Featuring "Cycle Secrets!" Shhhhhh...

Bike Myths Revealed!

Fact or Fiction—We Find Out!

Unlikely Advocate

Portland's Secret Bike Champion Rises from the East

The Secret to NOT Getting Arrested, by Officer Robert Pickett

Keep Your Nose Clean and Safe

The Secret to Getting Arrested, by Reverend Phil Sano

Surefire Ways to End up in the Slammer

The Only Non-Biking Portlander

The Dirty Secret of a Portland Native

Upkeep Secrets, by Tori Bortman

Cycling Tips from Gracie's Wrench

Secret Eats

How to Stuff Your Face While on Your Bike

Fashion Secrets of the Spandex Free

Riding Your Bike in Style

Pedalpalooza Secret Picks

Don't Skip These Underrated Rides

My Ass Has Touched the Future

The Futuristic Bicycles of Maker Faire

Destination Fun

I, Anonymous

Getting Texty

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

Savage Love

Leaving a Mark

I Love Television

I Love Television™

Vampire Boyfriend