Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 2 - 8, 2017

Vol. 18, No. 12
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Officer Samson Ajir Killed a Man Who Had a Knife

Did Grand Jurors Looking into the Matter Really Need to Hear All About His Family?

East Portland Advocates Are Trying to Fill a Sudden Gap in Homeless Assistance

But Their Meal Services Are Angering Neighbors

Hall Monitor: Slap Yourselves, Portland

Proposed Police Oversight Changes Are Hugely Important. So Wake Up!

Resistance & Solidarity

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of August 2-8


Record Review

Aminé, Good for You

Preserving Pickathon’s Magic

Now in Its 19th year, the Festival Is Still Portland’s Favorite Holiday

Pickathon Picks

The Best of the Fest

Things to Do Music: August 2-8

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Movies & TV

The Dark Tower: Stephen King's Big, Weird Magnum Opus Is Now a Short, Mediocre Movie

Maybe Just Reread the Books.

Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal Hit Detroit

Detroit in 1967. America in 2017.

A Harrowing (and Uneven) 13 Minutes

Downfall Director Oliver Hirschbiegel Returns to Nazi Germany. Fun!

An Inconvenient Sequel Makes a Convenient Argument for Capitalism

God Bless Al Gore, But He’s Missing the Point.

Gillian Robespierre’s Landline Is a Worthy Follow-Up to Obvious Child

Please Join Me in Happily Crying.

Things To Do Film: August 4-10

This Week: Porco Rosso, Eve's Bayou, and More!

Food and Drink

Eat This!

Dem Doe Donuts Doe


The Stumptown Improv Fest’s Triumphant Return

The Mercury’s Best Bets for Year Four


Sherman Alexie Canceled His Book Tour. You Should Still Read His Book.

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me Is a Powerful Work of Witness and Experimentation

Theater & Performance

Galaxy Dance Festival’s Experimental, International Vibe

Polaris Dance Theatre’s Annual Festival Makes the World of Dance Accessible

I, Anonymous

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

Friendly Reminder: Dogs Are Animals, Dummy.


In Quad We Trust

Adult Skate Parties Get It Jukin’

Lush Life

Cerveza, Oregon-Style

Locally Made Mexican-Style Beers Are Great for Beating Summer Heat

Last Supper

Jackrabbit Hops Over the Top

SF Celeb Chef Shows You Can Take Decadence Too Far

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Jeff Sessions Really Had a Bad Week

A Bi-Partisan Group of Senators Stuck It to Our “Beleaguered” Attorney General


Dank Drinks

Trying Out Level+’s Cannabis Infused Beverages

Sold Out

August Style Events


Letters to the Editor

“Neil Diamond Has More Cool in His Yellowing Old Man Toenails Than You Have in Your Whole Body”

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love

Crossed Dressers

What’s She Mad About Now?

An Ongoing List

Burger Week 2017