Print Edition for the week of
Feb. 17 - 23, 2016

Vol. 16, No. 40
Alex Gross


Gas Fumes Were Ignored for Years at a Portland School for Troubled Kids

Now the Reynolds School District Is Acknowledging Issues

Hall Monitor

For Mayor, the More the Merrier


Sioux Falls: Portrait of the Artists as a Young Band

Portland Post-Punk Trio's Debut Alternates Between Chaos and Tenderness

By Any Other Name: Cœur de Pirate's Roses

The Montreal Chamber Pop Singer Comes to America

Your Guide to This Year's Portland Jazz Festival

2016 Installment Includes Tribute to John Coltrane

Julien Baker's Existential Underground Hit

Tennessee Singer/Songwriter Discusses Her 2015 Debut

All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

Prepare Yourself for The Witch

Filmmaker Robert Eggers Discusses His Remarkable—and Terrifying—New Movie

In Race, "Race" Has Two Meanings!

Jesse Owens Biopic Is Part Ordinary, Part Bonkers

Touched with Fire Is an Offensive Cartoon of Mental Illness

Oh Cool, 110 Minutes with Your Friend Who Thinks Kale Cures Depression!

Film Shorts

Altered States, Masters of the Universe, and Other Depictions of Drug Psychosis.


Cannabuzz: The Week in Cannabis

It's a Weed News Roundup!

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Branding Your Bud, the Legal Way

Food and Drink

Wheat Is Murder

The Skinny on Portland's Gluten-Free Renaissance 

Pizza Jerk Pays Tribute to Parlors of Yore

Exploring Tommy Habetz's Inner Pizza Child

The Common Drunkard's Guide to North Lombard

Or, How to Get Home from St. Johns in 10 Queasy Steps


Portland's Pretty

A Fashionable Bon Voyage to Marjorie Skinner


A Glimpse into the City's Checkered Past in Murder and Scandal

Before It Was an Empire of Coffee, Portland Was an Empire of Corruption!

Diane Williams' Rich Kid Lit

The Author's Latest Is Gloriously Unconventional—But What's with All the Product Placement?

Theater & Performance

You for Me for You Makes Theater Relevant Again

At Portland Playhouse, Mia Chung's Surreal Take on North Korea

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

The Past Is Never Dead

Everything as Fuck



Letters to the Editor

"I Got All the Cats and Now My Life Is Meaningless."