Print Edition for the week of
Aug. 16 - 22, 2017

Vol. 18, No. 14
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Matty Newton


The Run-down Stewart Apartments Are a Sanctuary for Poor Portlanders

They Might Be Gone at the End of the Month

Portland’s Incoming Police Chief is a Rare Outside Hire

That’s Going to Mean a Steep Learning Curve for Danielle Outlaw, Observers Say

Hall Monitor: The People in Your Neighborhood

Overlook’s Neighborhood Association Has a Dumb Idea: Exclude the Homeless!

Resistance & Solidarity

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of August 16-22


Things to Do Music: August 16-22

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Umii Gives Life

The Portland Duo Releases Their Debut EP, This Time

Sneaker Wave

Record Review: Rasheed Jamal, Indigo Child

It’s Never Too Late for Guantanamo Baywatch

With Desert Center, the Portland Band Moves Beyond Surf

The Return of Zeke

After Hibernating for 13 Years, the Seattle Band Is Ready to Unleash Hellbender

Movies & TV

Things To Do Film: August 18-24

This Week: The Princess Bride, Cutter's Way, and Queer Horror: Death Becomes Her

Taking a Chance with Brigsby Bear

Grizzly. Man.

In This Corner of the World Is a Cute Movie About Hiroshima

The Latest Animated Film from Sunao Katabuchi.

Ingrid Goes West (and Stalks on Insta)

She’s Just Living Her #bestlife.

Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky Is a Goddamn Delight

Fast and Sort of Furious

Whose Streets? is Vital to the Resistance

Ferguson, Revisited

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Isn’t Bad, It’s Just Desperately Unimaginative

Turns Out You Can Judge a Movie by Its Title!

Visual Art

Project Object’s Ice Cream and Teva Tans

The Radical Fun of Unobstructed Views


Zachary Schomburg’s Mastadon Marathon: An Appreciation

Get into the Weirdness of the Portland Poet’s Debut Novel, Mammother

Last Supper

Start Jerking Around at Jamaican Jerk

A Northeast Food Cart Serving Up Fresh, Distinctive, Authentic Jamaican Plates

Support Black-Owned Restaurants this Week

... and Every Week!

Lush Life

East European Wines on the Rise

Obscure Wines That Might Just Blow Your Mind

I, Anonymous

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

Portland’s Best New Neighborhood

Ask a Pot Lawyer

What’s the Deal with Doctors Not Being Able to Prescribe Weed?

And How Are Patients Getting Their Medical Cards?


Jeff Sessions Is Going to Hell

There’s No Way to Predict Federal Cannabis Law Anymore

Sold Out

What You May Have Missed at the Alley 33 Fashion Event

A Play-by-Play—with Pictures!—of the Outdoor Fashion Show

New Column!

Frank Cassano’s Imbecile Parade!

This Week’s Question: “What Are You Doing for the Solar Eclipse?”


Letters to the Editor

Is the Mercury’s Portland’s Cutest Pet Contest RIGGED?

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love


What’s She Mad About Now?

The Eclipse Issue

I Told You This Would Happen!


How to Make Your Own Eclipse

It’s Super Easy, Everybody

Eclipse Events Calendar!

The Only Actually Useful Thing in the Mercury’s Eclipse Issue

Fact: The Laws of God and Man Are Suspended During an Eclipse.

Plan Accordingly.

Okay, Fuck This Eclipse

Editorial Opinion by A Rooster

Eclipse Your Doubts with Totality Horoscopes!

Why Not? Everything Is Made Up Anyway

If My Conscious Is the Sun, and My Subconscious Is the Moon, Then This Eclipse Is a Pretty Good Metaphor for How I Ruined My Marriage

Hell, I’m No Philosopher

Flat Earth, Eclipsed

The Eclipse, as “Explained” by Flat-Earthers

I Am Mortified by the Attention and Apologize for the Disruption

This Is Just the Worst