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Wednesday 09.12.07

« Rock/Paper/Scissors at the Portland Art Museum | Main | Performance, Painting, Poignancy »

Suggestions for art visitors to Portland this weekend

Obligatory photo of Portland Building

Yes, there are lots of out of towners in Portland's galleries this this week and there will probably be many more by Friday. We even have Jetblue service so why not visit on a whim? In keeping with that theme some have asked for a Portland art guide so here it is:

I humbly suggest using PORT's artist's guide to Portland as a way to find food, bars, coffee etc. The main art bars on the eastside will be The Doug Fir, Plan B, Rontoms and the Rocket due to their location. On the westside (by most of the galleries) Le Happy is where the in the know go but there is also the Lowbrow Lounge, Bluehour, 23 Hoyt, Portland City Grill and the Brazen Bean etc.


The Affair @ the Jupiter Hotel Art Fair. Friday's opening festivities should be THE thing on your list.


If you missed the opening for the art fair do that, there is lecture at 2:00 too. What's more there are also a ton of good gallery shows open in the Pearl District and on the eastside. Those are links are pretty good guides. I think Motel's show and Mack Mcfarland's video room at PAC are also well done in Chinatown (PAC needs to execute a show as well as Mcfarland has every month)

Small A will have an opening on Saturday night as well, of course there are lots of other more private parties too.

For TBA's installation art shows I'd recommend, Sincerely John Head, Melia Donovan and The Lulic/Kreider show at Reed... some of the other stuff seems underdeveloped this year. The performance stuff is kinda out of PORT's focus but check it out if performance is your thing.

If you want to do a winetour on Saturday hit Jenene Nagy's show in McMinneville and be sure to hit Panther Creek, probably the best winery north of Napa (burgers at Calamity Jane's is an experience you may need a doctor's note for).


I'd hit the Portland Art Museum (with Rembrandt in its last week, von Rydingsvard [who is lecturing Sunday too], Camouflage and Rock/Paper/Scissors it's an entitre afternoon you can't possibly regret and still like art. Other great Sunday options are Lewis and Clark College's really great Darren Waterston Show (a stunning campus on Palatine Hill if you want to see how grand/natural Portland can be), The Model Behavior show I curated for Organism and Reed's Lulic/Kreider show. Also, the Chinese garden is open for free this day too, that means a huge crowd though.

Posted by Jeff Jahn on September 12, 2007 at 16:36 | Comments (1)


Because I hate it when visitors are on the twitch and just say "...I need coffee now, just tell me where I find a Star*ucks", and they skip over the caffeine goodness Portland has to offer (most have free Wifi if you have that need):

Stumptown (128 SW 3rd, 3356 SE Belmont, 1026 SW Stark,...)

Near the Jupiter: Grendel's Coffee House (729 E Burnside)

half and half (923 SW Oak)

Urban Grind (911 NW 14th)

Anna Bannanas (1214 NW 21st)

Vivace Coffee House and Creperie (1400 NW 23rd)

Albina Press (4637 N Albina Ave)

Fresh Pot (4001 N Mississippi, 3729 SE Hawthorne)

Posted by: bradc [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2007 08:25 AM

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