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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.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 09/02/2015


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.

  • By Lisa Borst
  • Published 07/01/2015


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.

  • By Lisa Borst and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 06/04/2015


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.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 03/03/2015


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.

  • By Danielle Klenak, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 06/05/2014


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.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 04/29/2014


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.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/06/2014


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.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 12/02/2013


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.

  • By Nathan Tucker, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/03/2013


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.

  • By Nathan Tucker and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 09/04/2013


First Thursday/Wednesday: July Picks

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

  • By Claire Gordon and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 07/02/2013


First Thursday: May Picks

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

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 05/02/2013


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.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/07/2013


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.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg and Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/02/2013


December First Thursday Picks

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

  • By Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 12/06/2012

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!

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/01/2012

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/01/2012

gallery grazing

First Thursday Sampler

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 02/02/2012

First Thursday

First Thursday Fashion

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

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 05/05/2011

scene & herd

April’s First Thursday

A fly-by of a few April arts impressions.

  • By Anne Adams
  • Published 04/12/2011
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