Print Edition for the week of
May. 3 - 10, 2017

Vol. 17, No. 51
Adrian Landon Brooks


The Pepsi Generation

A May Day “Riot” Breaks Out After Police Cancel Permit Mid-March

It’s the Mercury’s Voter Cheat Sheet!

How to Vote on Portland’s Hottest Ballot Measures

Hall Monitor: The Best Budget Fights, A Preview

Ted Wheeler’s First Budget Is Largely Noncontroversial. Here Are Some Exceptions.


All-Ages Action!

This Week in All-Ages Music

Fake News for Punks

The Hard Times Skewers the Local Scene

Record Review

Eyelids, Or

Lydia Ainsworth: Growing and Afterglowing

The Canadian Electronic Pop Artist Puts on a Show

Things to Do Music: May 3-9

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Resistance & Solidarity

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of May 3-9

Movies & TV

Things to Do Film: May 5-11

This Week: Casablanca, The Circle, and The Mystery of Chess Boxing

Movies, Booze, and Bikes

Filmed by Bike Fest Showcases the Best Bike-Themed Films—and More

Citizen Jane Is a History Lesson in City Planning

An Otherwise Effective Documentary Doesn’t Point a Way Forward

The Guardians of the Galaxy Return, and They’re In Their Feelings

Feel First, Save the Galaxy Later

Hustle and Dough

The Life and Loves of James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Snoozing Through All These Sleepless Nights

Spoiler Alert: Polish Raves Are Boring

Visual Art

HYMN Space’s After-Hours Community

In An Ever-Changing City, A New Venture Brings Artists and Freelancers Together Outside the 9 to 5 Grind


The Bridgetown Comedy Festival is Back

Prepare Yourself with the Mercury’s Picks

An Oral History of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

How A Chat Over Post-Show Drinks Put Portland on the Comedy Map

I, Anonymous

This Week's Featured I, Anonymous!

The Bachelorette: Portland Edition

Lush Life

Portland’s Brewery Outliers

Here Are Some of the Beer Makers and Nano Breweries Outside Portland’s Core

Last Supper

In the Sea-Weeds

No Bones Beach Club Pleases the Plant Eater, But Is That Enough?

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Testing Positive for Cannabis

A Proposed Bill Hoped to Change That. It Failed.


Mother of All Balms

Physic’s New Line of Topicals Might Cure What Ails You


Letters to the Editor

“Where’s Kendall Jenner When We Need Her?”

I, Anonymous Blog

Healthcare and Donald Trump

Republican Weasel

Please Stop

Zumba Instructor Imitators

Cinco De Mayo Buttholes

Dear Hot Guys at the Gym

"Let 'em Die!"

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Savage Love

The Leftovers

What’s She Mad About Now?

A Premium on Premiums

Portland’s Pretty