Print Edition for the week of
Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, 2015

Vol. 16, No. 28
Ann Ploeger


A Heartfelt Letter Convinced One Family to Sell Their Home. Now It's An Airbnb.

Welcome to the Future!

The Group That's Supposed to Help Portland Reform Its Police Can't Stop Infighting

Now One Cop Is Trying to Get Three Members Kicked Out

Hall Monitor

Lame-Duck Charlie and the PBA


The Best of Record Store Day's Black Friday Releases

Hold These Exclusive Reissues in Your Hands

JoJo's Back on Track

After Label Trouble, the Pop Star's Ready for Act II

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Lightning Strikes Twice with Creed

And Then Michael B. Jordan Punches It! Take That, Lightning!

Life, Death, and The Good Dinosaur

BONUS! Sam Elliott as a Tyrannosaurs Rex!

Legend Is the Most Boring Movie Ever About Gangster Twins

Somehow a Movie Starring Two Tom Hardys Ends Up Being Dull

Awkward Entertainment

Are You Not Entertained?

You Won't Believe What the British Arrows Awards Did!

Did I Get You to Click Through? I Could Be an Advertiser!

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Monster Mashing with Victor Frankenstein

So Much Yelling! So Many Body Parts! So Little Fun!

Food and Drink

Feisty Lamb Isn't Good Enough to Back Up Its Bad Attitude

Miami Celebuchef's New Restaurant Disappoints

Find the Perfect Bottle of Cheap Wine

How to Discover Obscure Gems

Visual Art

The 1980s NYC Art World—in a Box!

Art Babies and Bright Lights in Paige Powell's The Ride


Drinking in America: Nope, It's Not a Mixology Guide

In Susan Cheever's Latest, A Nation Built by Lushes (That'd Be Us)

Theater & Performance

A Soundtrack to the Way We Get By in Ain't Misbehavin'

Portland Center Stage Does Right By the Harlem Renaissance Musical


The Winners of HUMP! 2015

Announcing This Year's Winning Films—And a Call for Submissions for HUMP! 2016!

The Portland Mercury's Annual Holiday Wish List!

Or, Stuff to Buy for Members of the Ungrateful Mercury Staff

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Can They Still Drug Test Me?


Green Friday

Everything as Fuck


Sold Out

Nau's New Home

New Column!

Returning Column!

Frank Cassano's Imbecile Parade!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Fresh Air

I, Anonymous