Top Things to Do This Weekend

Romance: whether you prefer it smokey, doomed, or very scientific, this Valentine' Day weekend has your perfect match. Light it up, Portland!

02/12/2015 By Ramona DeNies


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 5–8

Sprezzatura! Over the next few days, that spirit of continental grace is on full display, from swanky new PAM exhibit Italian Style to James Franco and Chris O'Dowd's effortless mastery of both Mice AND Men.

02/05/2015 By Ramona DeNies


Will PNCA’s Landmark New HQ Spark a Renaissance in Old Town?

We take a look at the transformation of Portland's first post office into the growing art school's beating heart.

02/03/2015 By Randy Gragg


7 Major Scores of the Portland Art Museum’s Former Chief Curator

We explore Bruce Guenther's legacy through several major additions to the museum’s permanent collection.

11/25/2014 By Randy Gragg


Portland Windows Shine a Light on Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz Art

What do a Chinese dissident, America’s most notorious federal prison, and energy-conscious Portland homeowners have in common?

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail


Transforming Portland's Art-World Boundaries

How Philly transplant Amy Adams blurs lines with her east-side gallery.

11/03/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Sage Sohier's Portraits of 1980s Same-Sex Couples At Blue Sky Gallery Catch the Eye of the 'New York Times'

Sage Sohier's series, on display at Blue Sky Gallery, takes us into the homes of same-sex couples during the most defining decades of the gay rights movement. Thru Nov 2

10/21/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Exclusive First Look: Inside PNCA's Stunning New Building by Allied Works

We get a tour of the college's new central hub—set to open in January—and are the first to see the atrium lit by the incredible skylight.

10/09/2014 By Aaron Scott


Beginner's Guide to the First Thursday Gallery Walk

Our guide to downtown’s galleries and the monthly First Thursday arts walk for arts scene newbies and veterans alike. Take a self-guided tour with our map.

10/02/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski


How Blue Sky Gallery Became a Northwest Photography Mecca

39 years of luck, pluck, and Tuesday meetings turned Blue Sky into one of the nation’s leading exhibitors of photography.

09/26/2014 By Randy Gragg


Time-Based Art Festival Field Guide: Closing Weekend

Need help navigating the citywide cavalcade of performance? Look no further than our guide for top shows and up-to-date reviews. Sept 11–21

09/19/2014 By Randy Gragg and Aaron Scott


Upfor Gallery Celebrates Its First Year with Art Superstar Ryan Trecartin

The nascent digital art gallery presents one of the most consequential artists working today. Thru Sept 27

09/18/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski


TBA Review: Luke George's 'Not About Face'

This audience participative work found the chilling common denominator between ISIS and Jeff Koons. Thru Sept 18

09/16/2014 By Randy Gragg


Portland Art Museum Chief Curator Bruce Guenther to Retire

After 14 year’s of guiding Portland’s largest arts institution, Guenther will retire on October 20.

09/15/2014 By Aaron Scott

TBA:14 Field Notes

THEESatisfaction Kick Off PICA’s T.B.A. Festival with Synchronized Dance Moves

The annual art fest filled its new late-night digs in SE Portland with one of the most engaged, diverse opening crowds yet.

09/12/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


September First Thursday Gallery Guide

From art superstar Ryan Trecartin to local lights like Victor Calderone, from New York City basements to Oregon beaches, the downtown galleries are seeing summer off with a bang tonight.

09/04/2014 By Aaron Scott


Neil Patrick Harris Talks About Digital Art, PNCA, Hedwig, HIMYM, and Why Actors Need Good Dermatologists

We caught up with the actor and ambassador for the Art of the Pixel to discuss PNCA’s entry in the competition.

08/26/2014 By Aaron Scott


20 New Portland Murals Going Up This Week

20 artists wage a war against blank spaces across the city. Check out last year's murals and then take bike tour of this year's.

08/19/2014 By Sam Coggeshall


August First Thursday Gallery Guide

Mothers hiding from their babies like ostriches, James Lavadour's really good year, ceramics inspired by Cormac McCarthy's 'The Road,' and much more to get you out on this gorgeous night (or month).

08/07/2014 By Aaron Scott


A Summer-Camp Craft Becomes High Art

Portland artist Jo Hamilton crochets larger-than-life portraits and wall-sized cityscapes—you'll never look at a ball of yarn the same way.

07/01/2014 By Angela Sanders