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Arts & Events – Fall 2018

Arts & Events – Fall 2018

PEARL DISTRICT BUSINESS AWARDS The Pearl District Business Association (PDBA) has opened nominations for the fourth annual Pearl District Business Awards, which recognize individuals and businesses that are making a difference within Portland’s flourishing Pearl District. The nomination period ends on September 14. Visit explorethepearl.com for details. This year’s award winners will be honored at

Arts and Events – Summer 2018

An ode to Billie Holiday Through July 1, Portland Center Stage caps its 2017–2018 season with Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, starring the critically acclaimed Deidrie Henry. This knockout performance re-creates the final concert of Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday, who performed at a rough-and-tumble South Philly bar in March 1959,

25 Reasons to Love Summer

Emerald parks, dapper dining, and shops bursting with warm-weather fashion and gear—our favorite ways to celebrate the season By Andrew Collins, Fernando Nocedal, and Ellee Thalheimer with illustrations by Angela Southern. Click here to see the full layout of this feature in our digital flipbook. 1. Salud! to Summer Ale – Local Brewery Summer Offerings

ArtReach Gallery Announces 2018 Exhibits

Located at the historic and strikingly Gothic-style First Congregational Church in downtown Portland, ArtReach Gallery (1137 SW Broadway, 503-228-7219) carries out an important creative mission at the church that dates to its earliest days. The current gallery—which recently added new lighting and an electric drop-down screen—opened in 2006 and features rotating two-month-long exhibits several times

Spring 2018 Arts & Events

Hippity Hop Bunny Hop in the Pearl The Easter Bunny will be spreading gladness and glee in Jamison Square Park the Saturday before Easter. Venture out with your friends and family—especially youngsters—for pictures, hugs, an egg hunt, music, art projects, a raffle, and sweet treats with this charming cotton-tailed friend to all. Mar 31, 10:30

Winter 2017 Arts & Events

upfor Gallery: Send nudes About its intriguing December show, Upfor writes: “Artists and internet provocateurs Tom Galle and Moises Sanabria (above) critically examine emerging technologies and internet culture with humor and self-awareness. Galle and Sanabria’s work encompasses meme-making, performance, photography, and multimedia presentations, with works that exist physically and also have an active life online.

Common Ground

A museum devoted to Jewish heritage in Oregon offers hope and understanding for us all. When a teacher notices a student drawing swastikas or a school finds racist graffiti on its grounds, one of the first calls is often to Portland’s Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (724 NW Davis St, 503-226-3600), whose

Fall 2017 Arts & Events

AUTUMN ARTS! The always exceptional Labor Day weekend showcase, Art in the Pearl, returns to the leafy North Park Blocks, between Davis and Flanders streets, this year. Enjoy live music and browse the photography, paintings, pottery, and other works by some 130 artists at this free, juried festival. Saturday, Sept 2–Monday, Sept 4, artinthepearl.com GALLERY

Back for a Second Round

The Second Annual Pints in the Pearl returns to Portland on Saturday, June 3rd The Pearl District Business Association has announced the second annual Pints in the Pearl, a one-day craft beer festival that showcases some of the best beers that Pearl District breweries have to offer, while also celebrating many of the neighborhood’s superb restaurants and distinctive businesses.

Summer 2017 Arts & Events

PINTS IN THE PEARL Anyone with a thirst for beer knows that the Pearl has amazing craft breweries. Produced by the Pearl District Business Association, the second annual Pints in the Pearl celebration will draw thousands of ale aficionados to Northwest 13th Avenue between Davis and Hoyt streets on the first Saturday in June. This

Hot Summer Nights

Part gallery hop, part happy hour stroll, First Thursday in the Pearl has been showcasing the district’s creative flair and festive spirit since 1986. Although these merry monthly neighborhood-wide parties take place throughout the entire year, the summer installments feel especially free-spirited and energetic. And after this brutal winter, it’s a joy to amble among

Sun Shines on the Annual Bunny Hop!

Pearl District businesses, generous volunteers, and a dose of sunshine made the Bunny Hop a huge success this year! The weather was perfect for the annual Hippity Hop Bunny Hop Through the Pearl held on April 15th. Over 500 children and their parents enjoyed activities like face painting, bracelet making and hunting for eggs at

Spring 2017 Arts & Events

THE HIPPITY HOPPITY BUNNY HOP Enjoy a day of Easter Bunny–related fun on Saturday, April 15. Starting at 10:30 a.m., families can stroll through the neighborhood cavorting with a life-size bunny and stopping by local businesses, where kids can engage in imaginative arts-and-crafts projects—from making bunny-ear hats to the perennially popular “Teddy bear surgery” at

Winter 2017 Events and Happenings

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING On Saturday, November 26, from 4:30 until 6 p.m., the always festive Pearl District holiday season kickoff lights up Jamison Square Park. Mingle with friends, sing carols, and watch the lighting of the 30-foot-tall Oregon Cascade fir tree, with its radiant RGB lighting. It’s a great time to check out local boutiques

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