Print Edition for the week of
Sep. 27 - Oct. 3, 2012

Vol. 13, No. 19
Ben Soeby


"It Is Totally Worth It"

Adams Challenges Council to Back Court Fight in Frashour Case

Bike Business

Portland Study Shows Cyclists Make Good Customers

The Real Portlandia

Research Shows We're Not "Retired," We're Underpaid

Oasis in a Food Desert

Old Town Truck Serves Low-Income People

Hall Monitor

You Won't Like Me When I'm Angry

In Other News


Living and Breathing

Foghorn Stringband Strum Authenticity

What's Going On?

Down the Rabbits Hole

Unnatural Selection

Unnatural Helpers Go the Distance

Build Yourself a Myth

Beach House Goes Deeper

Up & Coming

This Week's Music Previews

Movies & TV

The Perks of Being a Fan

How Stephen Chbosky Didn't Ruin Your Favorite Book

Seeing Double

Looper: Time Traveling for Fun and Profit!

All Aboard

Inclusivity Reigns at the Portland Lesbian and Gay Film Fest

Letting Go, Piece by Piece

Our Full Interview with Stephen Chbosky, Writer/Director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Better Than Boiled Asparagus

Kids Will Like Hotel Transylvania! Kids Don't Know Anything.

Adulthood Is Hard

Graduating Grownups in Liberal Arts

Film Shorts

In Which We Hit It and Quit It

Geek Out

Cathode Rays of Nostalgia

Food and Drink

Ghosts in the Kitchen

Stuck in the Past at the Slide Inn


Going for Broke

Michael Chabon Heads to Telegraph Avenue

Every Woman Is an Island

Domesticity in the Wilds of TC Boyle's San Miguel

Got Something to Say?

The Moth's StorySLAM launches in Portland

Food Carts, Strip Clubs, and Wu-Tang

Portland Is Now a Place in American Poetry

Theater & Performance

Needs More Demon

Portland Center Stage's Defanged Sweeney Todd


Death Warmed Over

A Cheat Sheet to Our Coming Climate Catastrophe

I, Anonymous

Tragedy Unleashed


It's Happening Tonight!

Izakaya: Another Food Fest Comes to Portland

What Do Massachusetts Republicans Have to Say About Mitt Romney?

Imagine the Real World, But Filmed by Actual Portland Hippies

TV News Reporter Force-Feeds Trolls a Heaping Helping of SHUTCHERFUCKINGFACE

We Don't Need to Fix Our Sidewalks

Win Tickets to Hot Water Music

"I Do Not Have the Money to Pay For This!"

The First-Annual Do Gooders Creativity Awards

Mitt Romney Goes to Chipotle

Doctor Who Recap: Your Poor, Huddled, Weeping Masses

Trailer for Johnny Depp Wearing a Bird

Stephen Colbert or Stephen Colbert?

It's Happening Tonight!

Could Occupy Portland Still Get Jury Trials?

It's Happening Tonight!

There Was a Police Shooting This Weekend, but No One Died

Things You Didn't Read About in the Paper This Week

94/7 Announces December to Remember Concerts

Tonight, Mitt Romney Will Write "Dad" on a Piece of Paper to Remind Himself of His Father

Good Morning News!

"Legally Possible" Frashour Returns to Police Force Soon, Despite Court Appeal

Win Tickets to Jeff Garlin

Tonight in Music

I Am Excited. Breasts, Midnight Snack, Starfleet, Buttocks. I Love You. Yes.

Yo! Freelancers: Tigerprint Studios

Meanwhile in High Fashion: Furkenstocks

SL Letter of the Day: Face Sitting

Where Did that "Young People Go to Retire" Joke Come From, Anyway?

"The Wurst" Now Open on E. Burnside

Tonight in Music

Cop Union President to Mayor: No You Need to Start Focusing on Facts in Campbell Case

Video: AU - "Solid Gold"

New Blog Series: Stupid, Stupid Teenager!

Jefferson Smith Plans "Major Announcement" After News Report on Dropped Assault Charge

Coffee with Kramer

It's Happening Tonight!

So Many Getups! Menomena's New, Costume-Filled Video

A New One from Log Across the Washer

Look What You Can Bid On In the Street Roots Auction: ME!

Good Morning News!

Tonight in Music

SL Letter of the Day: Frustrated GILF

City Zeroes in on Alta to Run Portland Bike Share

Tonight in Music

Portland Goes Three for Ten in Most-Produced Plays

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

The Doug Fir Is Eight and You Are Old

Portlandia Corn Maze: Not Actually Very Portlandia-y!

Read This Oral History of Cheers

A Peek into the Mercury Editorial Process

Bieber Vomit Gets the Taiwanese CGI Treatment!

Ninja Turtles Too Cool to Say "Cowabunga" Anymore, I Guess

Adams Ready to Roll: Vote on Frashour Challenge Set for Next Thursday

It's Happening Tonight!

SL Letter of the Day: Yes We Can!

Nerdy Nudity Coming Our Way

SL Letter of the Day: What. An. Asshole.

Nicki Minaj Sets Mariah on Fi-yah!

Don't Forget! Watch the Prezzy Debate with the Mercury!

A Whole Bunch of New Portland Music Videos

Mayor Has Votes for Court Challenge of Frashour Reinstatement

Occupy-Related F6 Protest Trials End, No Anarchists in Sight

Mayor Tells PPA to Stop "Character Attacks" After Auditor Clears Cops in Review of Frashour Arbitration Testimony

The Best Moment of Lindsay Lohan's Life

A Peek into the Mercury Editorial Process

New American Horror Story Trailer: Here's That Eyelid Retractor You Ordered!

New The Walking Dead Webisode!

Win Grizzly Bear Tickets and a Poster

This Week's Mercury Music Section

Well, It's Here

Good Morning, News!

Oni Press Presents The Big Sleep at the Hollywood

Straight Women: Your Birth Control Pills Are Turning Men Gay

Playboy's Girls of the (1996) Internet

Police Want Old Town Bar District to Go Car-Free On Weekends

Good Morning, News!

Goodbye, Slovenly Newsracks of Downtown!

Jefferson Smith's Campaign Shares Deal Behind Dropped 1993 Assault Charge

Two Unsafe-Streets Deaths on Sunday

Good Morning, News!

Tonight in Music

Amy Poehler Has Advice for You—and By "You," I Mean SPECIFICALLY YOU.

No Criminal Charge or Ticket for Driver In Fatal Crash With Kathryn Rickson

Conference Call Tonight to Give Feds Advice on Fixing the Portland Police Bureau

Jefferson Smith on Dropped Assault Charge: "You Never Know What Happens When You Go to a Jury"

I Hate Elinor Jones.

Now at Target: American Horror Story Gimp Suit!

I'm Dan Savage and I Approved—And Stand By—This Message

Watch a Romney Surrogate Refuse to Talk Specifics About the Romney Tax Plan

You Have ONE WEEK LEFT! Update: No, You Don't!

The Bold Rush

S.H.I.E.L.D. Character Spoilers!

The Color Run: Burning Man For Soccer Moms

City Attorney to Oregonian: Didn't Mean to Imply Chief Reese was "Inattentive" on Tasers

Get Your Tickets to see The Lost Boys!

The Newest Romney Model Is Coming Pre-Loaded with Zingers

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Slide Inn - What The Critic Saw

The I, Anonymous Blog Quote o' the Day!

Deschutes River Recordings: Eric Earley - "Up on Cripple Creek"

Is Portland Better Off Now than it Was Three Years Ago?

Who Will Win the Debate?

No Sleep Til...

Another Portland Book Release

Paul Ryan: "30 percent [of Americans] want their welfare state"

ShowPDX Opens Tonight

Portland Fashion and Style Award Nominees Announced: Ever Heard of 'Em?

Romney Campaign Puts Romney in the Cellar, Keeps Digging

SL Letter of the Day: Modern Love

Timbers Owner Dinged $25K For Berating Officials

Romney Loses Pennsylvania

Your Mom Has a New Music Video

Romney Rebuts Romney

The Modern Man Moves South

Yes, Women Make Less Money Than Men—Even in Portland, Even Without Kids

It's Happening Tonight!

Sold Out

The Shoe Store

One Day at a Time

The Week in Review

New Column!

I, Anonymous Blog

Savage Love & Sex

Savage Love

All's Fair in Love and War

I Love Television

Mac & Cheese Pizza? VOTE NO!