The Framers

Two Veteran Portland Artists on Finding the Perfect Frame

Bob Nadeau and Efraín González frame art—everything from high-end masterpieces to your preschooler’s handprinted hot mess.

10/16/2019 By Fiona McCann

Trophy Case

3 Amazing Local Greeting Card Designers—for Any Occasion

No matter the sentiment, there's a locally crafted card for it.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail

Candy Coated

Katie Marks’s Ceramics Are Playful, Colorful, and (Often) Rimmed in 22-Karat Gold

From vases to bongs, the Portland ceramicist's wild creations sell out as fast as she can make them.

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson Photography by Christopher Dibble

Sculpture

These Amazing Handcrafted Teapots Carry on OCAC’s Legacy

The Oregon College of Art and Craft is no more. But its many teapots live on.

10/16/2019 By Wriik Maui

Petal Power

One Portland Artist's Wild, Colorful Flower Art

Manu Torres’s floral work—inspired by the opulence of 16th-century Dutch still lifes—straddles the line between timeless and ultramodern.

10/16/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Video Games

This Portland-Published Video Game Has Taken the Internet by Storm

Untitled Goose Game (formerly Some Like It Honk) is an anarchic, honk-heavy blast.

10/08/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Art

Designer Noritaka Tatehana Debuts His First Solo Show at the Portland Japanese Garden

The Japanese creator of Lady Gaga's heel-less platforms chooses Portland for his first solo exhibition in the US.

10/03/2019 By Eden Dawn

Photography

This Portland Photographer Puts Heavy Metal Battle Jackets in Focus

Peter Beste's Defenders of the Faith turns a lens on metal fans' leather- and denim-heavy regalia.

09/23/2019 By Casey Jarman

Art

This Portland Artist Uses Her Own Hair to Explore Race

Catch Lisa Jarrett's latest show Future Ancestors at Ori this month.

09/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

TBA

A Time-Based Recap of the Time-Based Art Festival

Stray on-the-clock observations from Portland's most unpredictable two-week art party.

09/19/2019 By Conner Reed

Spotlight

How Shanalee Hampton's Embroidery Art Became a Platform for Gun Control

“It just became a really healthy outlet for my anger about what was happening in the world.”

09/19/2019 By Eden Dawn

Fashion Show

Fashion Show Alert! Fade to Light Returns 🚨

The always entertaining fashion show turns 7 and promises a new Avant Garde segment with some big names.

09/11/2019 By Eden Dawn

Fall Arts 2019: Visual Arts

For Hank Willis Thomas, All Art Is Political

In a major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Brooklyn-based conceptual artist takes on history, sports, and gun violence.

08/27/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Fashion Event

Sneaker Week 2019 Is Here!

Returning for the third year the programming includes a forum for African-American footwear designers, the Blazers playing 3 on 3 in Chinatown, and so many sneaker lovers.

08/09/2019 By Conner Reed

Fashion Show

A Fancy, Color-Filled Fashion Show Fights for Reproductive Rights

Elizabeth Dye brings brightly colors gowns to an installation runway to raise money for Planned Parenthood.

06/25/2019 By Eden Dawn

Street Art

Could the Industrial East Side Become Portland’s Mural District?

Fresh paint is coming to a viaduct near you.

06/25/2019 By Sam Pape

Visual Art

At 86, Oregon Artist Betty LaDuke Is Unstoppable

Always socially engaged, the Ashland resident is now examining Black Lives Matter, school shootings, and the refugee crisis in her work. A new exhibit at the Oregon Jewish Museum looks back on her early career.

06/17/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Insider's Guide 2019

75 Things Every Portlander Must Do

We tapped art aficionados, food fanatics, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts for their picks of things every Portlander must do.

03/26/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Insider’s Guide 2019: Sports

What Does Glenda Goldwater Love as Much as Art? Baseball.

The bon vivant is a fixture at arts events—and at Hillsboro Hops games.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

A Portland Artist Asks What We'll Never Know About Our Partners

In a new exhibit at Nationale, Shohei Takasaki asks his audience to reflect on the mysteries of our loved ones.

03/11/2019 By Shayla Norris-York