Bike Fun

Portland’s New Kid-Designed Bike Lane Art Is Delightful

Blastoff—it's a cyclist in space!

10/06/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Pottery

Get an Eyeful of Portland’s Crazy-Colorful, Women-Run Ceramics Scene

"It’s like the 1970s all over again."

09/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke Photography by George Barberis

The Lost World

How a Legendary Photographer Captured (Really, Really) Old Portland

Imagine a time before parking lots.

09/21/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Breaking News

All-Woman Food & Design Collective the Nightwood Launches in Chesa Space

Elder Hall’s Michelle Battista and Ataula's Cristina Baéz team up for a private event hall, community class hub, and 'creative wonderland,' where a lady supergroup makes food and art dreams come true.

09/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Style Spotlight

Local Photographer Holly Andres Survives a 43-Day Fashion Road Trip for New York Magazine

She circled the country, from Portland to New Orleans to DC and back, meeting women and shooting beautiful photos.

09/12/2017 By Eden Dawn

Profile

Portland Artist Arvie Smith Paints the Black Experience in Blazing Color

As he nears 80, Smith—easily one of the city's most technically skilled painters—confronts race with sardonic humor and fantastic beauty.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Division/Clinton: Oddities

5 Places That Exist Only in Portland's Division/Clinton Neighborhood

You want Old Portland? We've got your Old Portland—and then some.

08/08/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Division/Clinton: Activities

5 Places to Play in Portland's Division/Clinton Neighborhood

Get arty, take a Scandi steam, or do the Time Warp, again—this hood has plenty of ways to hold your attention.

08/08/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Photography

From the 1800s to the 1990s, African American Lives Captured on Camera

See our slide show of photographs from Portland Art Museum's Representing.

08/02/2017 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

Longtime Graphic Designer Ellen McFadden Goes Big on Canvas

The Portland artist, born in 1928, follows a pioneering graphic design career with a new one in painting.

07/10/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Local Lens

Time Slip: Photographing Drag Races at Portland International Raceway

Once a week at PIR, a passion for speed keeps a whole scene on track.

06/12/2017 Photography by William Anthony

Fashion

18 Artists Unleash Wild, Expressive Embroidered Patches

The favorite self-labeling device of punk youth and army grunts gets a gallery show.

05/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

Photoshoot

Ready, Steady, Snap: Photographers Take to the Streets for PDXSquared

The annual photography contest unleashes contestants for 24 hours on downtown Portland.

05/18/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Visual Art

Portland's ‘Book Excavator’ Scalpels Old Text into Wild Visions

James Allen’s richly textured carving technique comes alive in a local gallery show.

05/16/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

Photography

A 1970s-Era Federal Photography Program Gets Resurrected in Portland

Newspace revisits Documerica for the 21st century.

05/15/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Habitat

How Portland-Born Architect John Yeon Gave the Northwest Its Signature Style

A major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum explores Yeon's legacy.

04/27/2017 By Zach Dundas

Q&A

This Wild Mural Will Wrap around an Entire Portland Office Building

Los Angeles artist James Jean talks about his plans for the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, rising at the Burnside Bridge's east end.

04/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Office Life

Welcome to Portland's New Creative Feminist Workspace

Its motto: "badass broads do it better."

04/04/2017 By Lauren Kershner

VISUAL ART

Don't Fear the Art: A New 'Passport' Beckons First-Timers to Portland Galleries

No, you don't have to be rich. Or an expert. Go ahead. Step inside.

03/16/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Photography

An Urban Photo Gallery and a Bucolic Artists Retreat Join Forces

Blue Sky Gallery and the Sitka Center team up to give photographers two weeks of work and reflection on the Oregon Coast.

02/28/2017 By Jason Buehrer