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Blues minus the Waterfront

Minus the big crowds and the riverside, the Blues Festival rethinks itself – and the beat goes on.

Fraying Around the Edges

Amid a pandemic and racial reckoning, Friderike Heuer’s photo montages set sail against melancholy.

Focusing in Isolation

Voices from the Front: Portland photographers reflect on their work during the pandemic. Part One.

Rose Festival: A fond look back

This year’s big bash is gone with the pandemic wind. As a scaled-back virtual fest begins, an ode to the way it was.

Food and art, art and food

Messy, sensual, sexual, intoxicating and comforting, food – like art – should dance in your memory.

Photo First: An Open-air Museum

As the “real” museums shut down. K.B. Dixon tours the city’s murals and discovers a free exhibit on the streets.

Photo First: Running on Empty

As the pandemic empties the city’s center, a paean to the rhythm that has always given Portland a time of solitude.

Photo First: Social distancing

We know. It’s tough. But some Portlanders have been practicing it a long time. A look at states of solitude.

Eine Kleine Strassemusik

Photo First: A Little Street Music (or, remembering Portland as it so recently was).

Land and Water: By Necessity

A gathering of Native American activists and a documentary film join the battle against climate threats.

Photo First: Hope and joy

A showcase of student dancers highlights the talent and promise of a new generation.

The new history: Dreams Deferred

As the U.S. cracks down on “Dreamers,” the Oregon Historical Society digs deep into the stories of new Americans.

A soldier’s journey

Charles Burt charts a course from the rigors of military life to the rigors of an art academy.

A Tempest in the Schnitz

With a storm of Shakespeare’s words and Sibelius’s music, The Oregon Symphony pairs two twilight artists for a last hurrah.

Photo First: The Day of Dead

At the Portland Art Museum, a lively and well-adorned crowd celebrates Mexico’s Día de Muertos.

The Inside Show

A collaboration of artists and inmates gives lively, often funny voice to the view from inside the walls.

Happy birthday, Street Roots

The weekly paper and its vendor-poets celebrate 20 years as beacons of advocacy for the city’s homeless.

Art on the Road: Hudson Yards

An architectural enclave for the uber-wealthy rises in Manhattan, with a hollow folly in the middle.

Exquisite Gorge 8 & 9: The Map Makers

As the print date for Maryhill Museum’s Columbia River project approaches, its artists think about the mix of maps and territory.

Exquisite Gorge 7: The Explorer

Printmaker Molly Gaston Johnson follows Lewis & Clark’s westward path to make her mark on theColumbia River project.

Exquisite Gorge 6: The Guardian

Grand Ronde tribes’ Greg Archuleta links past and future in Maryhill’s Columbia Gorge print project.

Chalk up another win for art

Beaverton’s Chalk Art Festival draws evanescent images and crowds to a place where the people are.

Exquisite Gorge 5: The Alchemist

STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY FRIDERIKE HEUER “Alchemy – noun : a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way.” (Merriam-Webster)  * THE ENGLISH WORD ALCHEMY has its historical roots in the Greek term chēmeia (the Arabic article al was added later when the word

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