Portland is changing on a weekly basis and the latest critical i (my longrunning
monthly column for NWdrizzle
) does a little
midterm report card for the numerous art districts in town. Read it here
The most notable finding is that a large # of very sophisticated graduates
from good art schools continue to lead and redefine the sophistication level of the city.
It seems like every young person in Portland is an artist.
Overall, it isn't the institutions or galleries leading the way it's the almost
goldrush phenomena of the artists scene that continues to be where the best
action is in PDX (as many of us like to call it). That said, the fact that there
are 2 newly minted arts districts and most of the galleries and institutions
are becoming more cutting edge seems to back up Portland's reputation as a progressive
city on the move.
Want more portland blogs?
covers Portland's very active
Eva Lake's Lovelake
her experience as an artist and gallerist
covers the very
good and expansive restaurant scene in PDX (my recommendations clarklewis
and if you really want to dive into the Portland experience check out these
blog spots: Orblogs
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