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A Portland Journal: The city in photos

Has the city lost its way? In the first of a series of urban portraits, K.B. Dixon reminds us of what Portland felt like in the not-too-distant past.

The humble lawn ornament

Open Air Museum, Part 3: Still hesitant about entering a museum or gallery? Welcome to this statuesque exhibition-about-town.

More than a place: Abiotos at the Reser

As Studio Abioto’s African-diaspora “Red Thread: Green Earth” closes with a vibrant performance at the Reser Center, show and space seem made for each other.

Farmers in the lumber room

The gallery’s painting and photography show “Inheritance” spotlights agricultural workers in Ghana and Black farmers in America.

In Portland, a ‘Messiah’ rings forth

As Portland Baroque Orchestra and the choir Cappella Romana bring Handel’s “Messiah” to vivid life, photographer Joe Cantrell captures the energy and beauty of it all.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 6

Photographer K.B. Dixon continues his series of portraits with theater leader Josh Hecht, art school dean Jen Cole, opera singer Hannah Penn, novelist Tony Ardizzone, and film prop and effects artist Christina Kortum.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 5

Photographer K.B. Dixon continues his series of portraits with musicians Marv and Rindy Ross, artist David Eckard, actor Maureen Porter, and writer Todd Schultz.

Summer in (and out of) the city

Photographer Joe Cantrell roams the plazas and parks and barns of town and country, discovering a feast of music and dance.

Oregon Art’s Sustainable Feast

OSU’s touring Art About Agriculture exhibit, now at Newport’s Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, explores the ways we grow and eat our food.

Exquisite Gorge II: It’s a Wrap!

Maryhill Museum of Art finishes its sweeping Columbia Gorge fiber-arts project with a grand party on the museum grounds.

Ruth Ross: Red Scare, Ripped Threads

The Portland artist’s new show at Gallery 114 has roots in family history, the Rosenberg spy trial, and the excesses of the 1950s McCarthy era.

Rattling the rafters in the barn

The Oregon Symphony’s Zach Galatis and friends raise the roof in the kickoff show of this summer’s Concerts in the Barn.

‘Perspectives’: Remembering What Matters

A journey through the Portland Art Museum’s fierce and piercing show of work by photographers of color about the city’s 2020 racial justice protests.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 4

K.B. Dixon’s series of portraits continues with the Oregon Symphony’s Scott Showalter, Renegade Opera’s Madeline Ross, theater leader Michael Mendelson, poet Genevieve DeGuzman, and roots music legend Lloyd Jones.

In Beaverton, a Little Night Music

… and as a bright and shiny Saturday fades into evening, food and art and crafts and celebrations of the many cultures of Washington County, too.

Ten Tiny Dances, great big steps

On a warm day in Beaverton, all sorts of dancers stepped out to perform on the Tiny Stage – and the effect was big. A photo essay by Joe Cantrell.

Exquisite Gorge II: Liminal Spaces

In her section of Maryhill Museum’s collaborative Columbia River art project, Carolyn Hazel Drake explores a world of transitions.

A journey into Hanford, then and now

A trip into the toxic center of the Northwest’s nuclear legacy, and to the museum that tells part of its story, reveals still-potent fissures over power, safety, and rights.

Blues Fest Day 4: Light Up the Sky

The 2022 Waterfront Blues Festival goes out with a fireworks bang on the Fourth of July. Photographer Joe Cantrell catches the action on the festival’s fourth and final day.

Blues Fest Day 3: Skeletons on parade

On Sunday at the Waterfront Blues Festival, Mysti Krewe’s bones rattle, Taj Mahal headlines, LaRhonda Steele soars, and much more. Photographer Joe Cantrell captures the spirit of it all.

Blues Fest Day 2: Dance to the Music

As the music plays on the second day of Portland’s big blues bash on the waterfront, the feet start moving to the beat – and photographer Joe Cantrell captures the action.

Back to the blues on the Waterfront

The Waterfront Blues Festival, back full force after Covid slowdowns, brings back the beat through the Fourth of July. Photographer Joe Cantrell snaps highlights from Day One.

Portland Pride Festival roars back

After a two-year Covid layoff, the big LGBTQ+ celebration is returning to Waterfront Park. Photographer K.B. Dixon shows us what we’ve been missing.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 3

K.B. Dixon continues his series with five fresh photographic portraits of people who help define the shape of Portland’s culture.

Art Adventure: Heading to Hillsboro

From its Walters Arts Center to its Civic Center, a surprise Lee Kelly sculpture and more, Portland’s booming western neighbor offers a surprise for the eyes.

The sensitive eye of a radical

Art from Tumult: Bev Grant’s Photographic Record
of Radicalized New York, at Reed College’s Cooley Art Gallery.

Frida Kahlo, off the conveyer belt

The secret to the Portland Art Museum’s exhibit on Kahlo, Rivera, and Mexican Modernism: Take it your own way, at your own pace.

Camp 18: A walk-through history in logs

By a popular restaurant on the way to the Oregon Coast, an open-air logging museum offers the strange and ghostly beauty of ruination. A photo essay by K.B. Dixon.

Art on the Road: On (un)predictability

On a path from Germany to Southern Oregon, sculptor Christian Burchard goes with the grain as he collects, cuts, turns, and dreams the surprises in the wood.

The Cultural Landscape: Part 2

K.B. Dixon continues his photo series with portraits of ten more people who help define the shape of Portland’s culture.

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