TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY K.B. DIXON
While our local art galleries are no longer quite closed, they are not yet fully open. Things are headed in the right direction, but restrictions still abound. Back in April 2020 I did a photographic survey of an alternative venue for the depressed aesthete—a venue offering a safe, in-person experience: the open-air museum that is Portland’s street art. There was plenty to see thanks to an industrious guild of talented muralists. The photographs here (all taken in 2021) are Part 2 of that survey.
For further information about Portland street art, I refer you to the Portland Street Art Alliance.
And to see the murals in Part 1 of this series, from April 2020, look here.
SOUTHEAST MADISON STREET AND WATER AVENUE
SOUTHEAST SECOND AVENUE AND CLAY STREET
SOUTHEAST TWELFTH AVENUE AND MORRISON STREET
SOUTHEAST THIRTY-FIRST AVENUE AND BURNSIDE STREET
SOUTHEAST ELLIOTT AVENUE AND BIRCH STREET
SOUTHEAST THIRTEENTH AVENUE AND POWELL BOULEVARD
NORTHEAST TWENTY-EIGHTH AVENUE AND ALBERTA STREET
SOUTHEAST SEVENTH AVENUE AND WASHINGTON STREET
SOUTHEAST FORTY-THIRD AVENUE AND HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
SOUTHEAST FORTIETH AVENUE AND HAWTHORNE BOULEVARD
SOUTHEAST SEVENTH AVENUE AND BURNSIDE STREET
NORTHEAST TWENTY-THIRD AVENUE AND ALBERTA STREET
NORTHEAST TWENTY-SECOND AVENUE AND ALBERTA STREET
SOUTHEAST SECOND AVENUE AND YAMHILL STREET
NORTHEAST TWENTY-NINTH AVENUE AND ALBERTA STREET