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5 Oregon Stories To Watch This Week, October 11-19

Who gets to decide the fate of downtown statues, the Blazers face preseason bumps, and nurses at Kaiser-Permanente consider going on strike.

10/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Film

Inside the Clinton Street Theater’s Agnès Varda Festival

Galvanized by a poster project that took off this spring, the Clinton Street Theater will screen five films and host a number of Varda-centric events.

08/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Design

After 35 Years, the Hollywood Transit Center Is Finally Getting a Redesign

The new Hollywood Hub will focus on equity, inclusion, and community.

07/14/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Art

Take a Walk Down Alberta with This Animal Art Map

Goodbye, Google Maps; hello, adorable frog sculptures

07/03/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Sculpture

Displaced by a Skate Park, a Treasured Piece of Public Art Finds a New Home

Finding a (new) contemplative place for Contemplative Place

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

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

Coastal Road Trip

The Oregon Coast's Next Trail Is All about Public Art

A tourism agency has a plan to lure off-season beachgoers. It hinges on a rather existential question. (So, like, what is art?)

04/26/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Memorial

How Should We Commemorate Portland's Fatal MAX Attack?

TriMet plans a street-art tribute at the Hollywood Transit Center.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Public media

Portland Community Media Is Reborn as Open Signal

In its bright, newly renovated quarters, Open Signal offers public access to media equipment and education, with a focus on social impact.

02/23/2017 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 Tuck Woodstock

Park Life

A Pop-Up Park Encourages Portlanders to Celebrate Hard Feelings

A three-day project at Pioneer Courthouse Square involves bright lights, yoga, life coaching, and puppy playtime.

11/17/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PUBLIC ART

Our Newest MAX Line Is an Art Gallery on Rails

And it’s got us seeing orange.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: What Defines Portland?

As Portland Monthly gets ready to celebrate the city’s finest people, places, and traits, have your say on 10 crucial questions.

04/20/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

EDITOR'S NOTE

Public Art & Debate

A look at Portland's newest public art project, Lead Pencil Studio's Inversion: Plus Minus, now rising in the Central Eastside.

02/15/2013 By Randy Gragg