Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 9 - 15, 2016

Vol. 16, No. 43


The DEQ Nearly Pinpointed North Portland Glass Factory Pollution Seven Years Ago

But It Ultimately Came Up Empty

Transformation PDX Is Breaking the Law to Guard Portland Bike Lanes

We Sat Down with Its Secretive Founder

Hall Monitor: The Next $850 Million

The City Spends $70 Million a Year on Housing. Is It Working?


Globelamp Reclaims Her Myth

The Mystical-Folk Singer's The Orange Glow

Nightfell Is Metal's Best-Kept Secret

The Portland Band Emerges from the Shadows

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Howard's Creation Through Deconstruction

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Movies & TV

Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups Certainly Is Very Terrence Malick-y

Proudly Presented in MalickVision™!

Nothing Is Sacred in Embrace of the Serpent

A Horrifying, Psychedelic Look at Colonialism in the Amazon

Italians Do It Better—with a Demons and Rats Double Feature!

Sleaze! Gore! Demons and Rats Galore!

Film Shorts

This Week: Eisenstein in Guanajuato, Rise of the Legend, and Sylvester Stallone's Horrifyingly Prescient Demolition Man

Getting Trapped—and Thrilled—at 10 Cloverfield Lane

J.J. Abrams and Dan Trachtenberg Have Made One Hell of a Bunker Buster


Cannabuzz: Remembering the World Hemp Expo Extravaganja

High Times Actually Held an Event in Oregon, Once

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Changes to Oregon Pot Laws

Food and Drink

Besaw's Be Back!

The Beloved Longtime Brunch Favorite Isn't the Same—and That's Great


Sold Out: The Menswear Report

Portland's Menswear Comes Around to Gender-Neutral Fashion


Time Traveling with Daniel Clowes' Patience

Talking about His New Graphic Novel

Single Women Are a Political Force to Be Reckoned With

Rebecca Traister on the GOP's Worst Nightmare

Theater & Performance

At Post5 Theatre, Tobias Andersen Makes a Riveting Mad King

And It's a Better King Lear Adaptation Than Fuller House!

I, Anonymous

Everything as Fuck

Find Your Magic

New Column!

Returning Column!

You're Wrong About That!


Letters to the Editor

"Either Way, It's Going to Be the Weirdest Presidential Election in Our Lifetime."

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love


The Portland Dive Bar Preservation Society

Thirteen of the City's Finest Places to Drink, or Just Plain Exist

George's: A No-Judgment Zone, with Chicken

"This Place Is My Living Room"

The Trap: From Soft-Serve Ice Cream to Bloody Marys

Foster-Powell Bar Is Monument to Everything Right About a Dive Bar

The Ship Ahoy: Where Living Happens

A Neighborhood Place to Drink Away the Workday

Blue Diamond: A Sparkling Gem

Man, Those Cats Sure Like to Boogie

Tavern on Denver: No Bullshit and the Coldest Beer in Town

Kenton Landmark Has Lifeblood of Neighborhood Running Through It

The (World Famous) Kenton Club: World Famous for a Reason

A History of Bikers, Raquel Welch, and Punk Rock

Checkered Flag: A Bar Where Everybody Knows Your Name—for Real

This 82nd Avenue Clubhouse Has Not a Single Yelp Review

My Father's Place Is (Almost) Always Open

Not Even Snow Can Stay This Bar from Its Appointed Round

Slim's: A 105-Year History and Some of Portland's Best Bar Food

Come in a Suit or Covered in Paint—the St. Johns Haunt Welcomes All

Reel M Inn: An Oasis in a Desert of Development

Fried Chicken, Jo-Jos, and an Escape from 2016 Portland

Billy Ray's Neighborhood Dive: A Springboard for Bad Decisions

THIS Is What Dive Bars Are For

Watertrough Saloon: Dusting off a Time Capsule

Edging Out of the 1970s at the SE Hawthorne Dive

Lariat Lounge: Comforting Simplicity, with a Side of Suspicion

Regulars Are Always Welcome. You? Not So Much.

Further Drinking: 75 More Places to Wet Your Whistle

The Portland Mercury's Favorite Places to Pop in for a Cold One