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Portland Arts and Culture

The best of the city
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  Portland's commitment to public art means you can immerse yourself in cultural life and not spend a penny. And at monthly gallery... more »

Tips:  Try to plan a trip around the first or last Thursday of the month, when you can do one of the gallery walks.

You can walk between... more »

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Points of Interest

Powell's City of Books is the literary hub of Portland, and has a rotating gallery of local artists.

Hear famous and lesser known writers read from their works and soak up the printed word in the largest book store in the country.
Daily 9am-11pm.

1005 W Burnside
Portland, OR

Phone: 503-228-4651

Pearl District is filled with galleries, and the cafes and restaurants that serve the artists and their patrons. Any time is good for a stroll, but a true highlight is the monthly evening gallery walk, First Thursdays in the Pearl.

You can often find free food and wine or beer while you look at the art.

The Pearl District is bounded by West... More

Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland's outdoor living room, has more than 300 events annually. There are concerts, movies, festivals, and public art.

Pioneer Square is open 24/7.

Walk south on NW 10th Avenue toward NW Lovejoy Street. Turn left on SW Washington Street and right on SW 6th Avenue.
701 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR

Phone... More

The venerable Portland Art Museum, with more 42,000 works of art, is one of the largest and oldest in the Pacific Northwest. Start your visit with one of the daily free tours. If you are with kids, there is a family tour Sundays at 12:30pm.

Be sure to explore the renowned collections of Native American art and Northwest art. There are also... More

5. Portland Center for the Performing Arts

Portland Center for the Performing Arts has 3 buildings and 5 stages, with more than 900 performances a year. You can see theater, dance, music, lectures and children's performances

The main building, the Antoinette Hatfield Hall, holds the Dolores Winningstad Theatre, Newmark Theatre, and Brunish Theatre. There is also a concert hall and... More