Hi all, Welcome to our final issue of 2018. Inside, we attempt to recall the ridiculous year that just happened (the impressionistic cover by Portland artist is a good start), spotlight a few New Year’s Eve parties (check listings for the full slate) and offer reviews and previews in theater, film, restaurant openings, political movements, and more.

Like we did last year, we at the Phoenix are taking a three-week publishing break once this hits the streets. I’d say it’s a slow news cycle in early January, but since the government is in a partial shutdown, the Secretary of Defense has just quit over Trump’s Middle East policy, and financial markets are getting weird, you would know not to believe me.

Regardless, you may see this issue on the streets awhile. We’ll be back with another January 24, with some new sections, writers, and design.

Thanks for reading. See you then.

Nick Schroeder


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