Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 20 - 26, 2016

Vol. 16, No. 36


Oregon's Diesel Users Might Pay to Fix Portland's Streets

At Least, That's the Latest Idea From Commissioner Steve Novick

Could a Rent Strike Work in Portland?

People Are Talking About It More and More

A Cleaner Sweep

Low-Key Talks Between the State and City Could Further Alter Portland's Approach to Homelessness

In Other News


Car Seat Headrest Stays Out in the Open

Lo-Fi Pop Maestro Will Toledo Honed His Craft Online

Josh Ritter's Messianic Oracular Honky-Tonk

Singer/Songwriter Bounces Back After Divorce Album

The Beautiful Bummer of Majical Cloudz

The Canadian Duo's Muted Music Exists on Binary Spectrums

Tyrants' Freak 'n' Roll

Portland Band Exhibits Punk Purity

All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

The X-Files Is Back, and It Brought Along a Monster Who Shoots Blood Out Its Eyeball

"It Shot Blood at Me! From Out Its Eyeball, Scully!"

The 10 Best X-Files Episodes

A Crash Course in All Things Mulder, Scully, and Cigarette-Smoking Aliens

Use Your Brain Waves!

JK. The Fifth Wave Is Dumb.

Film Shorts

David Bowie Memorial Screenings, Reviews of Ip Man 3 and Boy and the World, and More.


Cannabuzz: The Week in Cannabis

Here's What 2016 Brings

Ask a Pot Lawyer

The State of Canna Banking

Food and Drink

Eating Old Portland: SE Powell

More Than Jack Shacks and Taco Bell

Zoiglhaus: Beer and Community, in That Order

Lents Brewpub Is a Deserving Focal Point of the Emerging Neighborhood

Visual Art

Natalie Anne Howard's Art Is Psychedelia by Southwest

The '90s Nostalgia of Diurnal Doldrums


With a Title Like Petty: The Biography, You Know It's Going to Be Generic

Writer/Musician Warren Zanes Offers a Workmanlike Book About Tom Petty

Theater & Performance

Best Bets for This Year's Fertile Ground

Fail Better, Think Global at the Theater Festival


Exercise Is Not Going to Fix Your Body

But Biomechanist Katy Bowman Says Movement Might

The World of Alterna-Fitness!

Workouts and Regimens Designed for the Easily Bored

Air Guitar: The Dumbest Workout You Should Be Doing

Put Down the Kettlebells, and Pick Up Your Air Ax

A Food Critic's Quest for Fitness Glory

It's Time for Hedonism in Moderation

Sweat, Rewind, Repeat

Getting Fit on the Cheap with Classic VHS Workouts

Tips for Winter Hiking In and Around Portland

Just Because It's Winter Doesn't Mean You Can't Go for a Hike

Kegels: Maybe Only Do 'Em if You Want! (Or Never!)

Or, I Asked a Nurse Practitioner a Bunch of Weird Questions About Pelvic Floor Physical Fitness

How to Run a Marathon Without Becoming a Fitness Bro

Can It Be Done? A Recovering Cross-Country Runner Investigates

The Purrrfection of Cat Yoga

(Insert Joke Here About Downward Dog)

Everything as Fuck

The Split-Up

Sold Out

Portland's Pretty

Dots with DJs Brian Ellis and Gwizski


Letters to the Editor

"Put a Fork in Yourself, Portland Mercury—You're Done."

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

No Place for Old Dildos