Print Edition for the week of
Jan. 24 - 30, 2018

Vol. 18, No. 37
Jen Bartel


Portland’s Small-Time Landlords Don’t Have to Follow Renter Protections

But as City Council Prepares to Reconsider, a New Study Suggests Thousands of Tenants Are at Risk

Measure 101 Passed With Flying Colors

Now Oregonians Can Start Fighting About Climate Change

Hall Monitor: An Unexpected I-5 Roadblock

The Latest Concern Over the Rose Quarter Highway Project? Schoolchildren.


Jen Cloher Doesn’t Mince Words

The Australian Musician Discusses Her New Album and Her Relationship with Courtney Barnett

Lil Xan Is the New Face of Sad Rap

And He’s Getting Ready to Drop His Debut LP, Total Xanarchy

The 17 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: January 24-30

Tyler, the Creator, a Johnny Cash Tribute, and the Pickathon Kickoff Party

Movies & TV

The 17 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: January 26-February 1

Featuring Very Special Guest Stars King Kong and Seven of Nine!

Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review: So Long, Murder-Teens!

It’s the Last Time We’ll See These Sweet, Murdering Teens Alive

The Road Movie Review: Crashes, Psychos, and Roadkill

The Fast and Furious: Moscow Drift

Electric Dreams, Waco, and More: Here's The Best TV to Watch This Horrible, Horrible Winter

Winter Is the Worst. TV Is the Best.


Nathan Brannon Doesn’t Hold Back

The Minority Retort Headliner Crushes Trolls with Jokes


Colin Winnette’s Gripping Ghost Story of Decaying Civilization

The Job of the Wasp Tackles Orphan Lit, Gothic Mystery, and the Lies We Tell Ourselves

Theater & Performance

Sanity in Your Earbuds

Crooked Media’s Lovett or Leave It Is a Necessary Antidote to Trump’s America

I, Anonymous

Lush Life

Respect my Authority! The Debate Over Natural Wines

No Matter How it Shakes Out, Natural Wines Are Here to Stay

Last Supper

Stretch The Noodle Will Stretch Your Stomach, Not Your Budget

Eat A Dizzying Amount of Hand Stretched Noodles At This Downtown Cart

The Hottest SoCal Soul Food Served From a Montavilla Cart

Trap Kitchen Caters to Hip-Hop Royalty in LA—And Now To Hungry Folks In The Numbers

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Legal Weed: Who Got Next?

These Five States Are Positioned to Legalize Weed This Year


Consolidation Is Not Our Friend

But Oregon’s Cannabis Industry Is Headed in That Direction

One Day at a Time

New Column!

Find What You’re Looking for with the Mercury’s THINGS TO DO Calendar!

It’s the BOSSEST Event Calendar in Portland!


Letters to the Editor

This Week: Taxidermy Debates and the Vengeance of NIMBYs

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

Mother Love

The Party Review

From Slacktivism to Activism

The 10 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: January 24-30

Picket in Support of the Burgerville Workers Union, Celebrate the Oregon Humane Society’s 150th Birthday, and Volunteer with Pride Foundation

Portland’s Pretty

Step Your Style Game Up in 2018!

Sneaker Wave

Get Your Shit Together!

Get Organized or Die Tryin’

Saying Goodbye to the Magic of Tidying Up and Hello to Death Cleaning in 2018


You May Be a Money Mess Now, But Not for Long

How to Smell Better

(And Have Grade-A Personal Hygiene)


Yes, You Have to Go to Court. It’ll Be Fine.

How To Quit Facebook and Twitter

Come Join My Luddite Cult!

Technology—Helping You to Help Yourself

Podcasts and More: The New Media of Personal Growth

Make a Difference in 2018 by Volunteering

Narrowing Down Opportunities Is Tough! But We’ve Made It Easy.

Become a Time Wizard!

Okay, Daniel H. Pink’s When Won’t Exactly Turn You into One—But It’s a Start

Don’t Do Any of These Things in 2018

What You Don’t Do is as Important as What You Do Do

Going HAM on Health Trends

Our Food Critic Did BurnCycle, a Juice Fast and a Sensory Deprivation Float In Three Days (So You Don’t Have To)