Print Edition for the week of
Oct. 4 - 10, 2017

Vol. 18, No. 21
Tyler Spangler


Our Questions for Danielle Outlaw

Portland’s New Police Chief Speaks About Her Priorities, Commuting Cops, and Protest Policing

The City is Winning Authority to Drug Test Its Workers

It’s the First Time Managers Have Been Able to Test Many Employees, and It Could Lead to Problems

Hall Monitor: The 10-Month Checkup

Three Takeaways as Mayor Ted Wheeler Extends Portland’s Housing Emergency


L.A. Witch Exorcizes Souls and Plots Revenge

Their Debut Is Smoky and Panoramic Punk

Record Review

Reptaliens, FM-2030

Sneaker Wave

The Latest in Portland Hip-Hop

Things to Do Music: October 4-10

Noteworthy Shows This Week

Resistance & Solidarity

From Slacktivism to Activism

Resistance Events for the Week of October 4-10

Movies & TV

Blade Runner 2049: Revisiting the Past, Remaking the Future

Seriously, What DO Androids Dream of?

Loving Vincent: Let’s Ear It for the Boy

This Movie Is Better Than That Headline

The Mountain Between Us: Stranded on a Mountain with Idris Elba and Kate Winslet

That Lady from Titanic Can’t Catch a Break!

Things to Do Film: Oct 6-12

This week: My Little Pony: The Movie, Lady Kung Fu, and The Reagan Show

Food and Drink

Welcome to the Portland Mercury’s Veg Week!

Get Ready for Half-Price Vegan Entrées at Some of Portland’s Best Restaurants!

Visual Art

From Magic Realism to Spatial Imaginaries

October’s Art Shows and Performances to Have on Your Radar


From Portland Chefs, Two Surprisingly Accessible New Cookbooks—And One Fancy-Pants One

Maya Lovelace’s Pimento Mac ’n’ Cheese and Ava Gene’s Salad Niçoise In Your Kitchen? It Can Be Done!


Okay, Cupid

A Portland Entrepreneur Curates Online Profiles for the Romantically Frustrated... But Does It Work?

I, Anonymous

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

A Swift Request

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Dispensary Dos and Don’ts

Emma Chasen Gives First-Timers Some Good Advice


Elvy Musikka, Living Cannabis Legend

The OG Cannabis Activist Gets Her Weed from Uncle Sam

New Column!


Letters to the Editor

“Don’t Get Fooled, Work Tirelessly, and Maybe You’ll Pull Off What My Generation Couldn’t.”

I, Anonymous Blog

Better Dick Out There

Cockroach Shit

"I Alone Can Fix It"

If I lose


Ain't That America?

Hey ice cream person

So Cool, So Portland

Move Over? Right...

Sins of the Bins

Forever Openers

I'm not writing a check!

Don't Ruin the Dive


Gun Nuts

Be fit, not funky.

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

'Bate and Snitch

The Party Review

Just Another Sex-Filled Birthday

Portland’s Pretty

Cute Looks at Portland Nursery

Around and Around (A Vinyl Column)

Are Those Expensive New Pressings of Your Favorite Albums Worth It?

A Listen to New Vinyl from Gillian Welch, David Bowie, and Brian Eno