Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 19 - 25, 2017

Vol. 17, No. 49
Minh Tran


We Tracked Portland’s 171 Protest-Related Arrests in the Trump Era

Most Resulted in No Charges

Hall Monitor: Just Clunking Along

New Tweaks to the Police Oversight System Show How Far There Is to Go

In Other News

Wheeler Clashes with Cops, County Flip Flops, and Portland’s Dope VIP!


Catching up with Big Freedia, Queen Diva

The New Orleans Queen of Bounce Returns to Portland

No More Risky Business: Rich Hunter’s New Name and New Inspiration

Third Eye Inspiration Is Grown Folks’ Music

Soul’d Out Festival Super Pick: Solange

Her 2016 Album A Seat at the Table Is a Source of Joy and Validation for the Black Community

The Best of Soul’d Out

Our Guide to the Artists You Shouldn’t Miss

Things to Do Music: April 19-25

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Resistance & Solidarity

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of April 19–25

Movies & TV

Things To Do Film: April 21-27

CĂ©zanne et Moi, David Lynch: The Art Life, and the Portland EcoFilm Festival

Shoot ’Em Up

Blood, Laughs, and Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire

Wanderlust and Wonderlands in The Lost City of Z

Things Get Real in James Gray’s Jungle Adventure

The Promise: Love in the Time of Genocide

Not a Good Time for Love.

Food and Drink

Eat This!

Final Fantasy: Eating Like You’re in a Real-Life RPG

Visual Art

Load Up Your Minimalist Calendar with the Mercury’s Design Week Picks

From the Art of Politics to Marie Antoinette’s Petticoats, There’s Something For Everyone


Seamus McGravy Grows Up

Jeremiah Coughlan's Patient Pursuit of Comedy Glory

Last Supper

The Missing Piece

Wares Brings Stability and Seriousness to the Zipper

I, Anonymous

This Week's Featured I, Anonymous!

To the Gentleman Downtown

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Are Washington’s Edibles Stronger Than Oregon’s?

You’re Not Imagining It—They Are. Here’s Why.


It’s Time to Debunk the Bullshit Around 4/20’s Origins

How Exactly Did the Number 420 Get Associated with Weed?

New Column!

The Truthful News Quiz


Letters to the Editor

“I Should Say Upfront That I Enjoy Ecstatic Dancing and Treat It As a Spiritual Practice.”

I, Anonymous Blog


Pizza Week?

Just Screw It

Where Are We Headed?


Missed Connection

I'm So Sorry About Your Difficult Commute

Thank You For Turning Me Down



I'm Watching You

Move, Assholes!

Passive Aggressive

Go Home!

Savage Love

Dick Monsters

What’s She Mad About Now?

Fighting Your Inner Tomi

The Weed Issue 2017

Smoke Up... It's the Weed Issue!

Including Cleaning Your Bong, Minority-Owned Dispensaries, and Weed Fairies (They’re Real!)

Weed Fairies Are Real

If You Believe, All Your Weed Wishes Can Come True

Under the Counter: Comparing Craigslist Weed to Dispensary-Bought Cannabis

Is the Legal Way of Buying Weed Any Better? Yes. Yes, It Is.

The Grass Is Greener on La Mota’s Side

How a Latina-Run Dispensary Is Blazing the Way for Women in Weed

Move Over, Amsterdam

Portland’s a Better Weed City Now

Reclaim Your Bong!

The Best Way to Clean—and We Mean Really Clean—Your Favorite Piece of Glass

Kush Quality Clothing Ideas for Your 4/20 Celebration

It’s a High Holiday—So Dress the Part

For Those Who Are Not About to Rock

THC’s Serious Older Sibling, CBD, May Help Treat Anxiety

Music + Weed = Sometimes Great, Sometimes THE WORST

Getting Stoned at Concerts Can Be a Crapshoot

Token No More

The MCBA Cultivates True Diversity in the Business of Bud

The Best (and Worst) Video Games to Play Stoned

Fire Up the Console—and Yourself—and Enter These Weird, Weed-Friendly Worlds

Portland’s Pretty

Hinds & Twin Peaks