Wise Up: Get Artsy

6 Places in Portland to Embrace Your Inner Artist

Darkroom photography to improv comedy, here are the city’s best spots to get artsy.

11/14/2016 By Ko Ricker

Tao of Meow

Meet the Man Using Data Sets to Map Portland’s Feline Friends

Want to know where the city’s finest cats live? Follow computer programmer Max Ogden on Instagram.

11/14/2016 By Amy Martin

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 3–6

Catch a roller derby smackdown, pack up the covered wagon for some Oregon Trail–inspired theater, heed the call of Siren Nation, cake yourself in glitter for PWR BTTM, and go on a literary frenzy at Wordstock.

11/02/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jason Buehrer, and Fiona McCann

Meet Your Maker

Portlander Kurt Mottweiler Crafts Crazy-Cool Analog Cameras

Gizmodo likens his work to “mysterious nautical equipment.”

09/21/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Photography

The Five Best Portland Catstagrams

No surprise, Portland's cat Instagramming game is elite.

08/08/2016 By Amy Martin

Fancy Photos

This Portlander Became a Paparazzo for Paris Fashion Week

Local video editor Nicholas Davis turned his Parisian vacation into a celebrity-watching extravaganza.

07/19/2016 By Eden Dawn Photography by Nicholas Davis

Let's Talk Selfies

Salad and AstroTurf: an Indoor Picnic about Selfie Culture

Is there more to selfies than vanity? Portland artist Leslie Vigeant opens it up to debate.

07/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PHOTOGRAPHY

What Does Childhood Look Like as It Passes?

Oregon photographer Blake Andrews captures the fleeting rush of childhood in a new exhibit at Blue Sky.

06/09/2016 By Fiona McCann

LOOKBOOK

Altar's New Full Moon Fashions

Altar's new lookbook overflows with cinematic charm and witchy woman vibes.

05/25/2016 By Eden Dawn

PHOTOGRAPHY

Shooting Time: An Exhibition of Photos from US Prisons Opens in Portland

Pete Brook’s Prison Obscura turns a lens on incarceration in America.

03/31/2016 By Fiona McCann

PHOTOGRAPHY

This Portland Photographer Wants to Document Your Love

Gia Goodrich’s 'Love Wins' project is creating an archive of LGBTQ love stories, with photos of dozens of couples—and now a book and exhibition are in the works.

03/24/2016 By Fiona McCann

HOME DECOR

A Portland Start-Up Will Turn Your iPhone Snapshot into Frame-Worthy Art

Whether the picture was worth taking in the first place is still up to you.

02/29/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

PHOTOGRAPHY

Intimate Photos of Warhol and Basquiat Reveal the Artsy Grit of ‘80s NYC

From Warhol to Basquiat to Miles Davis, see some of Paige Powell's 10,000 photographs of the NYC art scene in a new Portland Art Museum exhibition.

10/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

GOOD EATS

Portland's Driftwood Magazine Explores Veganism on a Global Scale

A veg mag without recipes? A new local publication breaks the mold to celebrate vegan travel and culture.

09/23/2015 By Molly Woodstock

BIG PICTURE

This Is the Photo of Timberline Lodge that Inspired The Shining's Overlook Hotel

Beautiful? Yes. Creepy? Hell yes. We look back at Ray Atkeson's haunting shot.

09/21/2015

PHOTOGRAPHY

The Surreal Beauty of the Portland Farmers Market

Food critic Karen Brooks explores the wondrous world of local flowers, vegetables, and fruits with her point-and-shoot lens.

08/24/2015 By Karen Brooks

BIG PICTURE

Like Most of Our Favorite Things, Portland's Newest Bridge Was Hand Made

Local photographer Bruce Forster shares dozens of photos of Tilikum Crossing's built-by-hand span.

08/24/2015 By Marty Patail

PHOTOGRAPHY

St Johns Photography Exhibit Showcases the Many Faces of the Neighborhood

A new pop-up photography exhibition in St John's shows over 300 portraits of the North Portland's neighborhoods residents.

07/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

BIG PICTURE

Seeing Familiar Faces in Headlights and Grills of Classic Cars

A local photographer captures the spirit of the automobile for America's Car Museum.

07/20/2015 Photography by William Anthony

JUST BECAUSE

A Portland Photographer's Amazing Shots from Argentina

Andy Batt traveled to the volcanic deserts of northwestern Argentina—and came back with stunning photographs.

06/12/2015 By Rachel Ritchie