Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 14 - 20, 2016

Vol. 17, No. 18
Mike Force


Amanda Fritz Wants to Push Big Money Out of Portland Elections

But Can She Get Her Plan Through Without Voters’ Approval?

City Council Will Soon Vote on Changes to Portland’s Police Oversight System

They Won’t Be as Drastic as Originally Proposed

Hall Monitor: The Mayor’s Last Big Win?

After Months of Harping, Charlie Hales Says He’s Finally Killed the 48-Hour Rule


Things to Do Music

Noteworthy Shows for the Week of Sept 14-20

Young, Dumb, and Naked: Growing Up with Blink-182

How Three Grown-Ass Men’s Anthems About Boners Informed My Adolescence

Record Review: Lynnae Gryffin, Information

Porches Move from Indie-Rock Meek to Dance-Pop Chic

The Brooklyn Band Wants You to Dance

Record Review: Sheers, Sheers

Xenia Rubinos Was Born to Sing

Jamming at the Intersection of Jazz, Funk, Electronica, Punk, and Indie Rock

Movies & TV

Things To Do Film

This Week: Confirmation, Thrashin', and Space Jammin'

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

There's Nothing New in This Beatles Doc

Bridget Jones’ Baby Is a Bright Light in the Apocalypse

Renée Zellweger Rapping Is What 2016 Needs.

High Maintenance: “That Show About the Weed Guy” (And a Dog!)

The Excellent Web Series Sparks Up HBO

Sex, Politics, and Teletubbies at the Portland Queer Film Fest

Reality and Sensuality, From Summertime to Real Boy

A Straightforward Snowden

Oliver Stone Keeps His Oliver Stone-iness in Check

In Which We Revisit the Woods of the Blair Witch

And Get Sad Because They’re Exactly the Same


Cannabuzz: Children and the Chronic

“Won’t Someone Think of the Children?” Uh, Actually, Yes.

Clean Your Bong: Eating Weed Without Flipping Out

The Secret? Patience. And More Patience.

Food and Drink

Get Your Ass to Wild About Game

Nicky Farms’ Bash Is the Best Unknown Food Event of the Year

Eat This!

Oktoberfest: The Mother of All Harvest Festivals

Visual Art

Intersect Fest’s Punk Ethos

Now in Its Second Year, the DIY Showcase Celebrates Portland Artists of Color


Adam Conover, Sharp-Dressed Knowledge Genie

The Comedian Proves That Information is Power—And Also Ruinous

Theater & Performance

It’s Hard to Make it in Hollywood. It’s Harder if You Aren’t Human.

From an Orange is the New Black Writer, Trevor Is a Poignant, Funny Account of a Showbiz Chimp

Newcomers’ Guide 2016

The Newcomers’ Guide to Portland 2016

The Official Guide for Those New to Portland, Who Don’t Know a Single Goddamn Thing.

People You Should Know

Portland Newbies? Meet the Portland Oldies (Who Are Totally Doing Rad Stuff)

How to Trick Someone into Letting You Live with Them

Appear to Be a Good Housemate with These Six Simple Secrets

Meet Your POC Communities

Your People Are Here, and Here’s Where to Find Them

Know Your Portland Beers!

You’re a Portlander Now—Drink Like It

Don’t Be a Dope About Legal Weed

The Newcomers’ Guide to Oregon Pot Laws

Hey... Newbie’s Gotta Eat!

Navigating Portland’s Grocery Stores Like a Local

Mass Transit: Reviewed

Succinct Critiques of the City’s More Popular Mass Transit Routes

What Is the Deal with the Portland Streetcar?

Here’s What the Deal Is.

These Parks Are Okay

Responding to Portland’s Worst Public Park Yelp Reviews

The Portland Music Scene Is Changing

(For the Better, Mostly)

Fashion Do’s and Don’t You Dares

A Newbie’s Guide to Dressing in Portland

Where to See a Play (Without Wanting to Murder Oneself)

Shut Up! It Can Be Done, and Your Date Will Be So Impressed

A Guide to Portland Places You Should Never Go

(While I’m There)

New Portland Food for New Portland Humans

Eat These Dishes to Get a Taste for the Town

Use Bike Share—But Don’t You Dare Mess Up!

A Helpful Guide to Biketown Success

A Newcomer, Helping Newcomers

Advice from Someone Who Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About

I, Anonymous

Sold Out

September/October Style Events!

One Day at a Time

New Column!

Ask an Obsolescent Pair of Headphones


Letters to the Editor

“In Short, Fuck This Landlord.”

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

No on 60

Last Supper

Pastrami Zombie Will Invade Your Brain

You Will Obsess Over These Smoky Sandwiches