Print Edition for the week of
Oct. 19 - 25, 2016

Vol. 17, No. 23
Tripper Dungan


The State Just Sneakily Outlawed A Bunch of Portland Smoking Patios

Some Bar Owners Say They Could Be Snuffed Out

The Portland Police Bureau Has Been Quietly Documenting Encounters with the Mentally Ill

Whoops! It Didn’t Tell Prosecutors or Defense Attorneys

Hall Monitor: The Mayor’s Last Big Loss?

Charlie Hales’ Police Contract “Victory” Looks Like Anything But Right Now


All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Things to Do Music

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Flock of Dimes Finds Energy in Solitude

On If You See Me, Say Yes, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak Disconnects

Sweeping Exits Take Back the Night

The Portland Glam-Punk Band Turns Horror into Empowerment

Brandy Clark’s A Small-Town Lady

Her Sophomore Record, Big Day in a Small Town, Has Some of the Sharpest Lines in Country

Movies & TV

Ode to Reacher

Jack Reacher Goes Back in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Things To Do Film

This Week: Old-School John Carpenter, the Portland EcoFilm Festival, and Oasis: Supersonic

Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women Arrives Just In Time

A Reminder Of How Quietly Radical It Can Be To Tell Stories About Women’s Lives

Keeping Up with the Joneses Versus Keeping Up with Me

(Keeping Up with Me Isn't Very Hard)

Calling the Spirits of Ouija

What Is the Origin of Evil? (Hint: It’s Made by Hasbro)

Food and Drink

Here Are the Wings!

The Portland Mercury’s Wing Week: October 24-29, 2016!

Visual Art

Is it Possible to Really See Andy Warhol?

Maybe Not. But the Baby Angels and Cartoon Cats Make PAM’s Show Worth Your While.


United Shades of Kamau

W. Kamau Bell Weighs in on Capitalism, Donald Trump, and Quitting Alec Baldwin


Claire Rudy Foster’s Literature of Addiction

The Title of I’ve Never Done This Before is a Lie.

Cured at Last

Founding Member of the Cure Lol Tolhurst Opens Up About His Personal Disintegration in a New Memoir


Forcing the Issue: The Mercury’s 2016 Endorsements

You’ve Got A Bunch of Important Decisions To Make, Portland. Here's Some Help.

The Mercury Voting Cheat Sheet

Here's Where We Stand on (Most of) the Issues

Last Supper

Fashionably Forward

Is the Buzzy New Revelry Worth the Hype?

Lush Life

Gamay: The Comeback Kid

Go Beyond Beaujolais Nouveau

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Weed on Election Day

Five More States Could Legalize Recreation Weed This Election Day


I Was a Human Fog Machine

A Recent Video Shoot Employed My Specialized Skills

Sold Out

One Day at a Time

New Column!

The Tears of Clown

It Ain't Easy Being a Clown


Letters to the Editor

“Do As Ya Please; Obviously I Can’t Stop You.”

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

The Trump Talk