Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 21 - 27, 2016

Vol. 17, No. 32
Sara Andreaason


From Massive Sweeps to Legal Camping, No Portland Mayor Has Wrestled with Homelessness Like Charlie Hales

So How’d He Do?

Portland’s 911 System Has a Gaping Flaw

If You Get Disconnected While On Hold, the City Has No Idea You Called


Things to Do Music

Noteworthy Shows for the Week of December 21-27

The Best Records of 2016

As Selected by Portland Mercury Music Writers

The Best of 2016

Here’s to the Moments When Music Lessened the Impact of This Terrible Year

Movies & TV

Stuck on Passengers' Busted Spaceship

At Least Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt Are Stuck Onboard Too?

Elle and Paul Verhoeven’s Twisted Return

All Hail Isabelle Huppert!

Lion: Get Ready To Cry!

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Things To Do Film

Reviews of Assassin's Creed, Why Him?, and More!


Matt Braunger is Made of Mistakes

Examining Life’s Fuck-Ups with the Portland-Raised Comedian


Murakami’s Book of Conversations with Conductor Seiji Ozawa Disappoints

Absolutely on Music Isn’t Likely to Satisfy Fans of Either Person

Laura Jane Grace’s True Trans Soul Rebellion

The Against Me! Singer’s New Memoir Arrives at a Critical Time


The New Year’s Party Mega List

Say Farewell to the Sad Old Year with our Citywide New Year’s Eve Guide


The Cannabis Year in Review

The Highs and Lows of Weed in 2016

Lush Life

In Defense of McMenamins

A Look at the Specs of Oregon's Most Saturated Brewery Chain

Sold Out

Portland’s Pretty

Lookin’ Ho-Ho-Hot at the Mercury Holiday Party

New Column!


Letters to the Editor

“If It Isn’t Twee, It Isn’t Worth Funding.”

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

The Intern

This Week in Vaginas