Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 28 - Jan. 3, 2017

Vol. 17, No. 33
Francesc Planes


Before You Say Goodbye to 2016, Read This

It’s Our Annual Rundown of Portland’s Most Essential Stories


Bands I Pretended to Like for Boys

A Partial History

Things to Do Music

Noteworthy Shows for the Week of December 28-January 3

Movies & TV

We Got You a 2017 Film Preview! You're Welcome!

Featuring: Aliens! Baby Drivers! And a LOT of Angry Monkeys!

Things To Do Film

Bruce Lee! Chow Yun-Fat! A New Year’s Day Hong Kong-a-Thon!


Laugh Until You Cry

The Best Comedy Albums of 2016


Hot Season > Purity

From Franzen on Down, Activist Lit is So Hot Right Now. Portland’s Susan DeFreitas Gets it Right.

Theater & Performance

Take Your Inner Child to La Belle

Enter the World of the Automaton at Imago Theatre


Alex Falcone’s Things Not Invited Back in 2017

The Annual List of Things from 2016 that Were Just “No”

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Is It a Good Idea to Bring Your Stash on the Road?

Idaho Doesn’t Care If You Purchased Your Weed Legally

Lush Life

Snowpocalypse Impedes Local Man’s Access to Cozy Whiskey Bars

Celebrate the Non-Inclement Weather By Drinking at These Places

Last Supper

The Merc Food Critic’s Personal Favorites

Where This Pro Eats on Her Own Time and Dime


Caregiving with Cannabis, by Trial and Error

Cannabis Helps, But We Still Need a Lot More Info

One Day at a Time


Letters to the Editor

The “Best” of Readers’ Letters and Comments from 2016.

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Revolution Hall

I’m Just Visiting