Artists and Galleries


To find, collaborate with, and present artists who mess with our brains. Artists who make us think and feel.

That rip us away from the mundane and remind us that we are not alone in our sanity.

We do not have a preference on style – we have a focus on content. Its not enough to survive in this world. We must create it.

And that is precisely what AFRU aims to do.

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

534 SE Oak St., Portland, OR 97214


Annie Meyer Gallery

Annie Meyer Gallery, located in the heart of Southeast Portland, is a unique fine art gallery representing Annie Meyer and Shyama Helin. Both Annie and Shyama’s work work has broad appeal – attracting audiences with traditional, contemporary, and modern sensibilities – fitting well in a home or business setting. Though their work is vastly different from each other, they both draw inspiration from travel, and approach landscapes with emotion rather than fact – creating abstract senses of place and time. They welcome commissions from individuals and designers.

First Friday: 6-9 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated)

2507 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202


 Austin Eddy Art Studio

Austin Eddy is a Portland Oregon based visual artist working in oil paint and mixed media. Although you may not have heard of Austin Eddy you most likely have seen his work in Avatar, The Hobbit, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield, Boxtrolls, and other films. After 10 years working in the film and animation world and living abroad in Wellington New Zealand for four years, Austin returned to the United States in 2013 and in 2015 Austin shifted his focus to his original passion of painting and fine art. Join Austin Eddy at his Portland Oregon studio every FirstFriday from 6-9pm for live painting demos and to have a look at his latest artwork!

First Friday: 6-9 PM

210 SE Madison St.,  Portland OR 97214

Bite Studio

Bite Studio is a SE Portland printmaking studio that was established in 2005 with a mission of creating an affordable, and accessible space for local printmakers. Currently boasting a member roster of over 20 printmakers, Bite Studio has become a place where artists have the space, equipment, and time to create and exhibit their artwork, while enriching their creative growth through collaborations and sharing of creative processes.

Our members currently practice intaglio, relief, and seriagraphy (screenprinting) using etching, drypoint, collograph, monotype, monoprint, woodcut, linocut, collage, and mix medium techniques.

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

2000 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214


Black Box Gallery

Black Box Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography. Black Box’s juried international photo shows provide important opportunities for emerging and established photographers. Black Box supports and encourages the creative production, exhibition and critical appreciation of contemporary photography.

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

811 E. Burnside #212, Portland, OR 97214


Brassworks Gallery

Founded in 1930, the Oregon Brassworks Building housed some of the most innovative minds in the manufacture of aluminum and brass. When they closed their doors after nearly 70 years, they were regarded as pioneers in their industry. It is now the 21st century; their ghosts haunt these halls for a new industry. These phantoms invoke inspiration… rather than fear.​ Possessed by these pioneering spirits, Brassworks Gallery brings art and industry together in a focused fusion of innovative clarity.​ We invite you to join us.

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1127 SE 10th Ave. #220, Portland, OR 97214


East Creative Collective

East Creative Collective is a studio and gallery space currently home to more than 20 artists and creators in mediums ranging from oil painting to digital design and sculpture. Founded as a way to facilitate artistic collaboration and interface with the community, East Creative Collective acts a regional hub of the Inner SE Arts District, and an open display space for local artists and creators. In addition to free studio tours every First Friday, East Creative hosts art installations and event in coordination with local organizations.

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

211 SE Madison St., Portland, OR 97214


Eutectic Gallery

Founded in 2012, Eutectic Gallery plays a vital role in the development of the contemporary ceramics market and takes a diverse approach to work that intersects the fields of design, craft, and art. Through 24 exhibitions per year, a standing retail space featuring the best in contemporary studio pottery, and a blossoming online presence, Eutectic promotes both established and emerging local, national, and international artists. Eutectic partners with the local and national arts community through artist talks and residency opportunities, and fosters arts education through internships, partnerships with local schools, participation in the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, and welcomes students of all ages and levels for personalized gallery tours. Located in the Kerns neighborhood of Northeast Portland, Eutectic shares facilities with its sister company, Mudshark Studios, a full-service, small-batch ceramic design and production company.”

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1930 NE Oregon St., Portland, OR 97232


Gallery at the Jupiter

Providing a unique and constantly evolving experience, this newly remodeled lobby is a completely custom designed 700 square foot gallery space that opened in February of 2012. The design incorporated wood and metal elements already existing on the property, pulling through a Pacific Northwest aesthetic while creating a minimalist feel that highlights the artwork.

The lobby within the gallery exposes all guests to emerging artists and encourages emerging collectors. Acting as a community incubator and featuring art installations, openings are on the first Friday of every month. Hotel guests, tourists and locals alike are welcome to tour the gallery 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214


Jailhouse Studios

Jailhouse Studios was named after the history of the building. In 1905, the building was erected for the Southeast Portland Police department with an attachable stable for the patrol horses (now the Magnus Crossfit Gym). The space was originally equipped with one main room for the officers to share desk space, one private office for the Chief of Police, and a single jail cell in the back.

Transformed over 100 years later, Jailhouse Studios is a female run shared creative workspace with a lighting studio, gallery, and a fully functioning darkroom in place of the windowless jail cell.

Jailhouse Studios continues to push the freedom of thought and creativity while acknowledging the history we share.

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

910 SE Taylor St. Portland, OR 97214

Karuna Contemplative Living

Karuna, a “Boutique For The Mindfully-Minded” is committed to providing a variety of high quality meditation cushions and supplies to support health & wellness, spiritual growth and stress reduction. In addition to our meditation and contemplative lifestyle products, we also offer massage therapy on-site by appointment and has a rotating art wall that features a monthly artist as part of the First Friday Eastside Art Walk.

First Friday: 6:30-9 p.m.

1725 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214


Know Thy Food Cooperative

To serve the needs of the local community by providing healthy, fairly priced, and locally sourced food in a welcoming, friendly setting where friends, families and neighbors can shop and gather.

First Friday: 6:00-8:30 p.m.

3434 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland, OR 97202


Pushdot Studio

At Pushdot studio, our Portland clients are elite and discriminating artists and photographers who engage in high-end printing, photographic retouching and high resolution scanning using our sophisticated techniques, quality materials, and state of the art equipment implemented by printing professionals who are not only expert technicians, but also artists and photographers who approach each project from a client perspective.

First Friday: 6-9 p.m. (open every other month)

2505 SE 11th Ave. #104, Portland, OR 97202



Redux Boutique & Gallery specializes in handmade, local and indie designer jewelry, accessories and art. The aesthetic of our boutique is rooted in a crafty, edgy, clever sensibility, featuring artisans who utilize unusual design, re-purposed objects and recycled materials. We promote affordability, sustainability and quality in craftsmanship from local indie artisans as well as fair-trade import companies abroad. We carry work from over 300 artisans and companies, and though not everything in our brick-and-mortar store is local and handmade, the majority of it certainly is.

First Friday: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

811 E. Burnside #110, Portland, OR 97214


Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery

Roll-Up Photo Studio + Gallery is housed in a 3000-square-foot artist loft in the Sellwood neighborhood. Our personalized approach focusing on artistry and care celebrates slow photography and an authentic experience. We Specialize in Handcrafted Tintypes and other Distinctive Portraiture

Anna Daedalus is a multi-disciplinary artist working primarily in photography. She holds a BA from Reed College and her work can be found in various collections, including the SF MOMA Library and the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Kerry Davis works with a variety of mixed media, especially photography. He studied photography & filmmaking at PSU, PCC and Oregon College of Art and Craft. He works in many photographic formats such as pinhole, photograms and digital, using contact printing and alternative processes. His works have shown at 12×16 Galleries, Portland Art Center, and other galleries in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

1715 SE Spokane St., Portland, OR 97202


Samora Minerals and Amber Co.

Samora minerals and amber co offers all types of minerals, stones and amber. We also focus on carvings and natural art. We source the majority of our materials in Chiapas Mexico. The main goods that we offer are Mexican and Dominican amber, turquoise, and jade. We also offer worldwide mineral specimens and carvings made from precious and semi precious stones. If

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

79 SE Taylor St. Portland, Oregon, Portland, Oregon 97214


Sidestreet Arts

The mission of the Sidestreet Art Collective is to operate a visual arts venue that promotes, encourages, and supports the work of its members and guest artists. We are a group of artists who value a positive environment to work, show art, and connect to the community.

The Small Works Gallery represents over 20 artists in multiple mediums including printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, and painting. Artists include Paulina Archambault, Paula Bellacera, Nikki Blackwood, Scot Cameron-Bell, Jaclyn Evalds, Laurie Geller, Valerie Graham, Gary Hirsch, Janet Julian, Malathip Kriheli, Bad Otis Link, Robin Longerbeam, Stacy Lovejoy, Avie Meadows, Jackie McIntyre, Angela Myers, Dona Miller, Helen Opie, Gail Owen, Erika Lee Sears, Ginger Steele, and Amy Stoner. Work in this space is available for immediate purchase.

First Friday: 6-9 p.m.

140 SE 28th Ave., #401, Portland, Oregon 97214


Splendorporium & The Art for Life Children’s Gallery

Splendorporium is the phenomenal art space that is part of Art4Life, a non-profit organization that brings Arts & Culture to six Portland Public Schools through their after school programs. By learning about the arts & other cultures, we make connections, open minds & inspire creativity with our children & the community. In our new venue, Splendorporium, we proudly showcase Visual Arts, Performances & Music every First Friday.

Most shows have a theme and are juried and we encourage you to participate! Performers, visual artists and musicians are asked to submit media based on the theme so that we can feature various disciplines in all their grandeur. We have created a dynamic space where artists can come together, show off, inspire one another, and bedazzle and bewilder the community. All ages are invited to experience the high-ceilinged alluring endless possibilities that are Splendorporium.

The Art4Life Children’s Gallery features children artists, performers and musicians. All preschoolers through 18 year olds are welcome to submit media. An entire school, a classroom or individuals may show in the Art4Life Children’s Gallery.

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

3421 SE 21st Ave., Portland, OR 97202

503-953 2885

Tattoo 34

Tattoo 34 is a minority owned (Native American & Black) and family owned Tattoo Shop, located in the heart of Portland’s popular and eclectic Hawthorne district. Our shop is our second home and another family to us. We treat our clients with compassion and respect and strive to give everyone the best experience. Our goal is to create a unique, inviting and fun environment, while doing the best tattoos. In addition to tattooing, we also have gallery shows and art nights at the shop.

First Friday: 8:30-11:30 p.m.

3409 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214


Wolff Gallery

Wolff Gallery is a curatorial collaboration between visual artists Shannon O’Connor and Zemie Barr. Our goal is to broaden the Portland art scene by prioritizing the exhibition of work by traditionally underrepresented artists. We gravitate toward visual and performing art that does not suppress emotional intensity and we encourage more contemporary artists to embrace the personal as political. We are dedicated to a feminist, collaborative organizational model and we approach exhibition-­making as an art form, as well as a shared endeavor with each participating artist.

First Friday: 6-8 p.m.

2804 SE Ankeny St. Portland OR 97214


Interested in being on our map and list? Contact us at Criteria as follows:

1. Open on a consistent basis during First Fridays from 6-8 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.

2.  Located within the Eastside Arts District

3. Excited to help promote First Friday!