Print Edition for the week of
Mar. 14 - 20, 2018

Vol. 18, No. 44
Marlowe Dobbe


City Commissioners Now Directly Control Portland's Election Finance System

Commissioner Dan Saltzman Says That's a Recipe for Disaster. Others Agree.

Hall Monitor: That Old Dusty Trail

I'm Out! And I'll Miss You.


Pussy Riot's Balaclava-Led Revolution

The Russian Punk Band Embarks on Their First US Tour

Shadowlands Steps Out of the Darkness

The Portland Dark-Pop Band Emerges with a New EP, 002

The 16 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: March 14-20

Stone Temple Pilots (with Another New Singer), Pussy Riot's Portland Debut, and's Birthday Party

Movies & TV

Netflix's Wild Wild Country Explores Oregon's Most Notorious Cult

Venture into Rajneeshpuram with a Six-Part Documentary Series

Love, Simon Review: This Movie Is Fantastic. See It Immediately.

Why Are You Still Reading This? I Said IMMEDIATELY.

The 23 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: March 16-22

Starring Dolly Parton, Mary Poppins, and Tank Girl!

Loveless Review: This Movie Ruined My Day. Now All I Want to Do Is Watch Thor

This Is the Most Depressing Movie I Have Ever Seen

7 Days in Entebbe Review: 106 Minutes of Bad Decisions

It's Kind of Incredible How Many Wrong Choices This Movie Makes

Food and Drink

All of the Drinks in Portland Mercury's 2018 Highball

7 Days of $5 Cocktails at Participating Locations


That Feeling When Your Friend Becomes a Nazi

Matthew Dickman's Third Book of Poetry Wrestles with White Supremacy in Portland

Theater & Performance

Good Morning Miss America Takes on Mortality and Caretaking

CoHo's Latest Depicts a the Reality of Aging Without Sugarcoating

At Portland Playhouse, Scarlet Gives Hester Prynne a Voice

And a Song! Surprise! It's a Scarlet Letter Musical!

I, Anonymous

This Week's Featured I, Anonymous!

2 Good 2 B 4rgotten

Ask a Pot Lawyer

Taking on Business Partners Who Have a “Financial Interest”

It Used to Mean One Thing, But the Rules Have Changed


Our Weed Taxes Are Going Good Places

Portland Is Using Tax Revenue to Help Past Convicts Clear Their Records

New Column!

Stormy Daniels’ Memoir Mad Libs!


Letters to the Editor

This Week: Tolling Portland’s Roads, Weight-Lifting Etiquette, and Ann Romano’s Campaign for Mayor

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

What Is Love?

What’s She Mad About Now?

From Slacktivism to Activism

The 11 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: March 14-20

Clean Up St. Johns, Go See DeRay McKesson, and Volunteer with Latino Network

Portland’s Pretty

The One Moto Show Gets Our Motor Runnin’

Ride or Die! (Are Those the Only Options?)

Bar Issue 2018

Through the Drinking Glass: The Portland Mercury’s Bar Issue

Including 13 Portland Spots That Offer More Than Just Hooch

Cuckoo for Cocktails

Geeking Out on the Wild, Obsessed, and Otherwise Nerdy World of Mixing Drinks

The Last Straw

Why Local Bar Owners Are Getting Rid of Single-Use Plastic Straws

Dry Drinks Worth Diving Into

Non-Alcoholic Beverages You Don't Have to Be a Teetotaler to Enjoy

Stopping by the Bar on a Snowy Evening

Bar Crawling East of 82nd During a Snowpacalypse