Five Portland Art Shows You Can’t Miss this September

First Thursday of fall! We've got you covered with our must-see list of September shows.

09/02/2015 By Megan Haverman


Artwalk: Six Shows to See this First Thursday

Desolate landscapes, not-so-geometric patterns, spiraling planets and Cartesian grids—these are some of the elements awaiting you this First Thursday.

07/01/2015 By Lisa Borst


Gordon Parks + Five First Thursday Cant-Misses

Art has no borders. From Life Magazine's barrier-smashing Gordon Parks to One Flaming Arrow's reclaiming of Indian land, we pick this month's can't-miss openings.

06/04/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Lisa Borst


A First First Thursday for PNCA's New Home

Spring has sprung early in Portland and First Thursday invites art lovers to take to the surprisingly unsoaked streets. We've got six gallery picks—one of them at PNCA's brand new 511 Building.

03/03/2015 By Rene Bermudez


Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 5-8

The Naked Bike Ride bares PDX, Shine a Light turns the art museum into a party, Jesse Eisenberg stars in a thriller filmed in Oregon, Colin Meloy talks the Pogues, First Thursday sees sun, and more.

06/05/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak


Northwest Fashion Photographer Explores Notions of Beauty

On Thursday May 1, the Steven Goldman Gallery becomes Ground Central for fashion photography in the Northwest with this impressive exhibit.

04/29/2014 By Eden Dawn


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 6–9

The Blue Man Group, the Portland2014 Biennial, POW Fest, Legos for adults, First Thursday, Sallie Ford's new band—simply too much.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott


Stylish Events Dec 3–10

From holiday parties galore to a massive denim warehouse sale, we have all the details on this week's festivities.

12/02/2013 By Eden Dawn


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 3–6

First Thursday, Wordstock, Samurai's at the art museum, Steve Martin, and the Pet Shop Boys makes the weekend too much to handle.

10/03/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott and Nathan Tucker By Portland Monthly Staff


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 5-8

Musicfest NW invades PDX, Typhoon counter-invades the rest of the US, and Portland's theaters open their assault on your fall calendar. That is, the arts get feisty this weekend.

09/04/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker


First Thursday/Wednesday: July Picks

First Thursday moves to Wednesday this week (due to 4th of July) for a patriotic explosion of fine art.

07/02/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon


First Thursday: May Picks

Portraits of noble chickens, family monsters, rural fundamentalists, and ceramic clowns draw you out for a gloriously sunny First Thursday.

05/02/2013 By Aaron Scott


March First Thursday Picks

Magic realism at Blue Sky; psychedelic precision at Leach; haunting, empty frames at Froelick; and all-you-can-eat pancakes tempt you to hit the galleries. Oh, and the sun.

03/07/2013 By Aaron Scott


January First Thursday Picks

Father/son super duo Robert and Christopher Rauschenberg at Leach, Hillerbrand+Magsamen make their mundane home life mythological at Blue Sky, and local stars unveil prints at PDX Contemporary.

01/02/2013 By Aaron Scott and Jonathan Frochtzwajg


December First Thursday Picks

Rippling abs, muddy jockeys, South American deserts, and more invite you out to December gallery hunting.

12/06/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

November Gallery Grazing

Where to Go this First Thursday

Historical self-portraits in drag, crystalline celestial explosions, and 200 pounds of hair all invite you to get out for the monthly gallery hop. Plus, Game of Thrones!

11/01/2012 By Aaron Scott

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First Thursday Sampler

03/01/2012 By Aaron Scott

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

02/02/2012 By Aaron Scott

First Thursday

First Thursday Fashion

It happened twelve times a year, the First Thursday of the month.

05/05/2011 By Eden Dawn

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April’s First Thursday

A fly-by of a few April arts impressions.

04/12/2011 By Anne Adams