Art in the East

Located in Portland’s vibrant East side Arts District, the First Friday Art Walk takes place on the first Friday evening of every month from 6-9 p.m. Offering a gateway into Portland’s thriving arts culture, First Friday PDX includes more than 23 independent galleries, shops, and studios, as well as a street exhibition from April to October. The self-guided tour is free and open to locals and visitors!


Through The Eyes of Annie Meyer: Gentrification and the Re-emergence of the Central Eastside Art Scene

Recently, I interviewed Annie Meyer who is one of the leading figures in the Portland art scene. Long story short, Meyer came to Portland in the 1980’s while driving up from California and oddly enough her car broke down in Portland. In 1995, she opened up her art gallery on Clinton Street and in 2010 …

Announcing the First Friday Summer Art Party

** September only:  the Curious Carnival! A traveling circus of all things anarchic, strange, wonderful, and mischievous. Including a special curated art show of the unusual, and guests The Hill Creature of Oregon, Twenty Three Suns, Lucky Locks, and more!** A collaboration between First Friday PDX and the East Creative Collective, join us for a …



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