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A Designer for Kendrick Lamar and Odd Future Just Opened His First Gallery Show in Portland

Chris Burnett’s ‘Colibri’ is on at Fisk through December 4.

10/19/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Portland Artist Mike Bennett Opens an Installation Space and Café in St. Johns

At Wonderwood Springs, drink mead lattes among 400 hand-painted medieval fantasy-themed pieces.

10/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

A look at some of the Rose City's most exciting visual art, from food by way of Warhol and Hockney, autumnal brushes with the occult, and more.

09/27/2022 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Lisa Congdon Is Cataloging Herself

With work spanning galleries to greeting cards, the prolific artist’s quarterly “monograph” collects hercommercial art, iPhone photos, and everything in between.

09/19/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Visual Art

Perspectives at PAM Helps Metabolize Portland's 2020 Protests

The Portland Art Museum exhibition features photographs from six artists that challenge the notion of a fixed takeaway from the city's uneasy moment in the spotlight.

07/20/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Visual Art

VIDEO: Portland Painter Arvie Smith Talks Racial Stereotype and Dialogue through Art

“I kind of suck people in with the bright colors, and there’s usually some kind of humor," the octogenarian painter explains.

06/10/2022 With Monica Salazar & Rose Lee

Long Story Short

This Portland Quilter Has Become a TikTok Sensation

Chris Marchini’s modern quilts and bright persona have made him a hit with online crafters.

05/13/2022 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

BanksyLand Is a Worthy (But Expensive) Intro to the Reclusive Street Artist

BanksyLand, despite the ironically high price of admission, is very much worth a visit. The traveling exhibition runs through May 8.

05/04/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Visual Art

Rick Silva’s Peaking Makes a Stunning Visual Map of Our Overwhelming Age

The Eugene artist's new video installation is on view at Oregon Contemporary through June 26.

04/20/2022 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

PAM’s Frida Kahlo Exhibit Is More Than a Study in History

To supplement its main exhibition, the museum is tapping a slew of local muralists to generate new pieces that nod to Kahlo's legacy.

04/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Art

Portland's Finally Getting Its Own Immersive Van Gogh Show

Head to Exhibit Hall E at OCC for floor-to-ceiling projections of the Dutch master's greatest hits in ‘Beyond Van Gogh.’

11/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Visual Art

Oregon Contemporary's Water: NFS Is an Act of Resistance

Indigenous artists Natalie Ball and Annelie Hillman illustrate water wars, drought, land rights, and other issues plaguing Southern Oregon tribal communities.

11/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

LONG STORY SHORT

Blue Moon Camera & Machine Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing Film to Portland

Jake Shivery’s St. Johns camera and typewriter shop might sell you the last camera you’ll ever buy.

11/10/2021 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Art

This Portland Artist Is Knitting The City's Therapy Session

Using Morse Code, fiber artist Amy Wike is translating our many primal screams into a piece for Portland Textile Month.

09/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Visual Art

A New Exhibition Wrestles with the Meaning of Monuments

Converge 45’s ‘Prototypes,’ which opens August 25, attempts to chart a path forward after last summer’s statue-toppling.

08/20/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Three Oregon Artists Win $35,000 Fellowships

Working in painting, film, and on installations, these Hallie Ford Fellows are moving the artistic dial.

07/08/2021 By Cami Hughes

Visual Art

Disjecta Is Now the Oregon Center for Contemporary Art

The North Portland stronghold will host an open house to celebrate the name change on June 26.

06/18/2021 By Riley Bass

History

Vacant Portland Storefronts Become Canvases for New History Exhibit

History Is Now, part of the sixth Vanport Mosaic Festival, tells Oregon’s history through the voices of its underrepresented and marginalized communities.

06/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Essay

A Thank You to Portland’s Fashion Scene

Today is my last day as style editor of Portland Monthly after 11 years. Let's walk down memory lane together and check out the hits.

05/07/2021 By Eden Dawn

Style Spotlight

Studio Prismatic Wants to Change Your Ideas About Quilts

The new Portland studio makes bold, colorful quilts out of sustainable fabrics.

05/04/2021 By Reina Harwood