Print Edition for the week of
Dec. 13 - 19, 2017

Vol. 18, No. 31
Ben Voldman


A Cop Lied to Get a Portland Activist to Stop Filming

The Police Bureau Says That’s Completely Fine

In a Sudden Shift, a County Analyst Was Fired for Sharing Racial Disparity Data

Portland Has Questions

Hall Monitor: Crossing Columbia

Mayor Ted Wheeler’s Office Has Been Quietly Looking to Expand Sidewalk Regulations for Months, an Aide Says


Cam Forges Her Own Path Through Country Music

From Bangerz to “Burning House,” the Singer/Songwriter Feels Pressure-Free of Industry Expectations

Accident Prone Records Gets a Second Wind

The 20-Year-Old Label Celebrates a New Split Release

The 19 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: December 13-19

Jay-Z (and Vic Mensa!), The Mountain Goats, Pedro the Lion and... Big Bad Voodoo Daddy?

Movies & TV

Get Ready to Lose Your Damn Mind Over Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Believe the Hype. And Then Some.

Guillermo del Toro Discusses the Tragedy and Delight of The Shape of Water

“It’s About Taking Something That Is Completely Unknown, and Seeing How Different People Look at It.”

The 21 Best Movies to Watch in Portland This Week: December 15-21

Should You Go See A Christmas Story, White Christmas, or the Star Wars Holiday Special? (OH GOD, DO NOT GO SEE THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL.)


John Mulaney: Just a Humble Yarn Boy

Long-Form Stand-Up Is What the "Kid Gorgeous" Comedian Does Best


Kevin Young Goes Long on Cons

Why Do Americans Love Bullshit? The New Book Bunk Gets to the Bottom of It

Theater & Performance

“A Dash of Glitter” with Your 401(k)

Portand Podcaster Lillian Karabaic Makes Personal Finance Delightful


Send in the Clown

Nikki Brown Clown Brings Love and Laughter to Her People

Last Supper

Can Font: A Challenge for the Memory

Sangria, Starters and Paellas Shine at NW Northrup's Spanish Spot

Lush Life

Christmas Cheer in Your Beer

Some Oregon Brews to Try This Holiday Season

I, Anonymous

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

The Myth of the Lonely Stripper

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Help! The Government Gave Me Bad Info About My Pot Business!

What to Do If You Were Misled by a Government Employee About Your License


Cannabis Talking Points for Christmas

How to Argue with Your Family About Legal Weed

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review


Letters to the Editor

This Week: Racist Potheads, a Portland Housing Shake-Up, and an Obnoxious Fight About Billy Joel

I, Anonymous Blog

Let's Play a Game

Shut It Down!

There Are No Bus Lines

Get a Life, Napoleon

The Lance of All Trades

Santa’s Barrier



Turn Off Your Damn Car Engine

Look But Don't Touch

Bus Line Cutting MFer


Savage Love & Sex

The Party Review

From Slacktivism to Activism

The 12 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland This Week: December 13-19

The Jingle Bell Bully Walk, #Metoo, and a Class War for Christmas!

Portland’s Pretty

Drinks and Hugs at the Mercury Holiday Party

Have I Ever Attended This Party Sober?

Critiquing Christmas

Critiquing Christmas: The Fourth Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

Or, Pirates Ruin Everything.

Critiquing Christmas: The Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights

Puppets, Choirs, and A BABY CAMEL

Critiquing Christmas: Benson Hotel’s Annual Gingerbread Masterpiece

Warning: Do NOT Eat It

Balanchine’s Nutcracker Will Never Be The Nutcracker Of My Childhood

Come For the Amazing Choreography! Leave Because Dancing Candy Should Not Be This Racist!

Critiquing Christmas: PIR’s Winter Wonderland

The Portland International Raceway Has All of the Lights

Critiquing Christmas: Tuba Christmas

An Ode to the Orchestra’s Mightiest Instrument—the Tuba!

Around and Around (A Vinyl Column)

Two Reissues on the Jazz Dispensary Label Are a Blast from Jazz’s Past

Azar Lawrence's Bridge into the New Age and Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers' Jungle Fire!