Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 2 - 8, 2015

Vol. 16, No. 29
David Doran


Sorry, GOP. Pretty Sure Terrorism Was Already Political.

Attacking an Abortion Clinic Is the Definition of Domestic Terrorism. And It's Always Political.

Say Goodbye to Two Pieces of Portland History

The City's "Demolition Epidemic" May Soon Claim Two Century-Old Downtown Buildings

Some of Portland's Lowest-Paid Workers Want a Raise

And They Say Mayor Charlie Hales Promised Them One

Hall Monitor

Closed Bridges and Close Calls

In Other News


Dumblonde Rises from the Ashes of Danity Kane

Oregon Native and Former Blazers Dancer Forms New Dance-Pop Project

The Thesis Celebrates One Year of Portland Hip-Hop

Monthly Event Welcomes Up-and-Coming Artists

Alex Bleeker and the Freaks' Farmhouse Rock

Real Estate Spinoff Channels the Band and the Grateful Dead

Wrekmeister Harmonies' True Horror Stories

Doom-and-Drone Collective Explores Real-Life Evil

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Movies & TV

Portland Gets a Genre Film Fest with PDXtreme

Put On Your Splatter Poncho.

Weird Movies from Japan!

Strange vibes and Japanese Currents.

Heart of a Dog Is Good for You

Laurie Anderson's Story of Life, Loss, and a Dog

Chi-Raq Is an Insult

Everything About Spike Lee’s Latest Is Awful

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Food and Drink

Mussel Flexing at La Moule

The St. Jack Chef Brings Seafood to SE Clinton

Kick Your Sick with Something Spicy

Heat Beats the Cold

Visual Art

Project Art: The City’s Alternative Gallery Spaces

In a Gentrifying Portland, Making Art is Expensive. Grants Like PICA's Can Help.


Kliph Nesteroff's Entry-Level Intro to Comedy

The Comedians Is a Welcome Installment in the History of Jokes

Theater & Performance

A Very Portland Christmas

In Viva's Holiday, A Stripper Goes Home for the Holidays. Also, It's an Opera.


Portland Mercury Sex Survey Results 2015!

We Asked, You Answered! The Only Survey That Tells How Portlanders "Do It"!

Ask a Pot Lawyer


Hemp, Hemp, Hooray

Everything as Fuck

Loudmouth Liberals

Sold Out

All December's Pop-Ups

New Column!

Write Your Own Black Friday News Story!

Fill in the blanks and you'll be the author of one of a million "Black Friday" stories circulating through the country today. Congratulations!

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

The Sister Act

I, Anonymous