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: 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

History

This Photographer Captured Prewar Portland’s Lost Grandeur

A new exhibit showcases a time before parking lots.

02/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

This PAM Exhibit Puts African American Art Front and Center

Constructing Identity features more than 80 artists, with work from the 1930s till now.

02/02/2017 By Fiona McCann

First Thursday

Turn Your Protest Sign into Art in a New Portland Gallery Show

Wieden & Kennedy calls on Portlanders to donate their protest signs for a new exhibit, We the People, opening Thursday, February 2.

02/01/2017 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

This Pendleton Institute Is a Beacon for Native Art

In its 25 years, Crow’s Shadow has helped make Oregon a stronghold of modern Native work.

01/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

Mental Health

Two New Portland Murals Fight Depression Stigma

Local muralists Rather Severe and Blaine Fontana teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to foster mental illness awareness through public art.

01/05/2017 By Molly Woodstock