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Dec. 27 - Jan. 2, 2018

Vol. 18, No. 33
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Remember the Top Stories of 2017 With Us

Then Put It Behind You Forever


Remembering the Legacy of the Ash Street Saloon

Local Musicians Reflect on the Downtown Venue’s 23-Year Run

The 18 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: December 27-January 2

From Rhinestone Cowboys to Reptaliens

Movies & TV

The Mercury’s Favorite Movies of 2017

Don’t Miss the Best, Funniest, and Weirdest Movies of the Year

The 12 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: December 29-January 4

Featuring the Adventures of Babe, Tony Jaa, and Prince Achmed


Looking Back on the Best Books of 2017

Discussed: Jesmyn Ward, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Fascist Creeps, and Prog Rock


Not Invited Back for 2018

Alex Falcone’s Annual List of Portland’s Most Annoying Annoyances

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Make the Most Out of Your Licensed Weed Kitchen

Some Solutions to Help You Reach Capacity

I, Anonymous

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

You’re Welcome

Lush Life

The Future of Oregon Wine: It Ain’t Pinot

It's Time We Make Room for More Grape Variety, Experts Say.

Last Supper

The Merc Food Critic’s 2017 Favorites

New Restaurants This Pro Eats on Her Own Time and Dime


The Canna Year in Review

The Good and the Not-So-Good of Weed in 2017

One Day at a Time

The Best of 2017 (Part Two)

The Best “Sort Of Okay Things” That Happened This Year!

New Column!

Yay! The I, Anonymous Show Returns!

Featuring Caitlin Weierhauser and a Panel of Laff Makers!


Letters to the Editor

The Mercury’s “Best” Letters and Comments of 2017

Savage Love

Savage Love: Quickies

The Party Review

From Slacktivism to Activism

The 10 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: December 27-January 2

Star Wars Oregon Blood Drive, Loud in the Library, and a Volunteer Spotlight on CASA for Children

Portland’s Pretty

Woo-Hoo! Model Party!

A Company Holiday Party to Die For