Print Edition for the week of
May. 23 - 29, 2018

Vol. 19, No. 2
Jackson Tupper


The Mounting Legal Fight Over How Portland Cops Manage Protests

As more protesters push back, will PPB change its ways?

TriMet’s LIFT Accused of Inhumane Treatment of Passengers and Drivers

Bus drivers are no longer staying quiet.


Sailing into the Sunset with Wooden Shjips

The Psych Band Returns with the Summery V

Record Review: Dear Nora, Skulls Example

The Beloved Indie Folk Project Hasn’t Lost Its Gentle Power

Record Review: Lithics, Mating Surfaces

The Portland Art-Punk Band’s Latest Is Taut and Thoughtful

From Maxville to Vanport Captures the Hope and Ugliness of Oregon’s Past

Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble’s New Work Centers on Two of the State’s First Black Communities

The 21 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: May 23-29

From Weird Al Yankovic to David Byrne

Movies & TV

The 14 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: May 25-31

Filmworker, Hunger, and a Whole Bunch of Music Videos

Beast Review: A Vortex of Desire and Denial

A Glimpse Into the Wildness Within

On Chesil Beach Review: This Time, Romance Isn’t Romantic

Down with Love

We Tried Denny’s Solo: A Star Wars Story Menu So You Don’t Have To

They Did Not Have Blue Milk :(

A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Solo

Load Up Your Queue with Silverado, Atlanta, Fleabag, and More!

Solo: A Star Wars Story Review: This Movie Shouldn’t Work. It Does.

Now When Does Lando Get His Own Movie?


Deep Inside the Malheur Standoff

Chosen Country Author James Pogue Was Embedded with the Bundys

Theater & Performance

Bundy Apologizin’

OPB’s Bundyville Serves Up Bundy Family Kool-Aid Shots

I, Anonymous

This Week’s Featured I, Anonymous!

Haven’t Been Laid in a Month of Sundays...

Lush Life

Beer Bits! Second Locations for Stormbreaker, Ex Novo, and Von Ebert

Also, Oregon Breweries Switch to Reusable Glass Bottles

Last Supper

Arden Wine Bar & Kitchen and the Interplay of Flavors

With a Four-Course Prix-fixe Menu, Arden Finds the Right Symbioses Between Food and Pairing


Sweet Deals on Cheap Weed

Oregon’s Cannabis Surplus Means Savings for You

Sold Out

Portland Boutiques Provide Spring Inspiration

Showing Love to Portland’s Innovative, Risk-Taking Retailers

One Day at a Time

New Column!

Frank Cassano’s Imbecile Parade

This Week’s Question: What’s Your Favorite Fun Summer Activity?


Letters to the Editor

Portland Gets a Visit from Stormy Daniels! WHAT A COUNTRY!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love


What’s She Mad About Now?

From Slacktivism to Activism

The 11 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: May 23-29

Attend the Vanport Mosaic Festival, Protest the NRA, and Mingle with Abeer Najjar

Summer in the City

The Mercury’s Guide to Summer Fun in Portland—and Beyond!

Summer in the City!

Our Favorite Patios for Getting a Sunburn While Day-Drinking

A (Wobbly) Step-by-Step Guide to Portland’s Patio Paradise

Here Are Forest Park’s Must-Hike Trails

There’s No Better Time to Enjoy Forest Park

Pressed for Time? Check Out These Portland “Fake-cations”!

From Oxbow Park to Enchanted Forest, Prepare to CHILL THE FUCK OUT

Splash Pads: A Gift to Portland Parents (and Kids, I Guess)

Discover the Joys of Dirty Park Water!

A Month-by-Month Guide to This Summer’s Best Shows

The Mercury’s Official Summer Concert Preview!

It’s Time to Learn Some Nude Beach Etiquette!

How to Not Be a Jerk and/or a Creep at Sauvie Island

Oaks Park Has a New Roller Coaster! I Rode It Again and Again and Again!

An Erudite and Discerning Review of ADRENALINE PEAK

No AC? Go to the Movies!

Portland Summers Are Hot. Movie Theaters Are Cool!

You’re Riding Your Bike Wrong

Great Job Biking! Now Maybe You Can Start Doing It Right!

From Treehouses to Yurts, Here are Five Great Ways to Get Out of Portland

Exploring the Pacific Northwest—On the Cheap