Best Portland Sights

Best of Portland
Best Bar Art Albert Einstein looks a little drunk, frankly. Bette Davis is in the corner making eyes. Stan Laurel is happy and skinny, while Oliver Hardy is happy and fat. A very blond Marilyn Monroe   More
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 WW Culture Staff

Portland Muralists Want to Paint Without Permits


Many of the artists involved in Forest for the Trees—a week-long public mural project that just wrapped up in Portland—got their start in dark alleyways and on rickety ladders with small stencils, spray cans and stickers.Over the last week 15 muralists from around the world converged on Portland to create 10 original pieces of art. And while they painted, mural activists also shared a bigger point: ...   More
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Sara Sneath

Eyesore of the Week: Artless Alleyway

Foster Alley Mural

Arts & Books
 There's nothing really egregious about this alley, between two buildings on Southeast Foster Road at 66th Avenue. This part of the city is full of narrow, muddy, unpaved alleys leading nowhere in particular. But this particular alley is the scene of a crime. No, not the tagging—that's just asshattery. What happened here is far worse.In 1999, an artists named Becky Bristol painted a pair of ...   More
Friday, March 4, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

The Mural On Northeast Broadway Will Stay

Last week, we told you about the threat facing the really cool mural at 424 NE Broadway. Today, we're happy to report that it looks like the colorful 13-x-27-foot mural greeting westbound commuters is finally safe. Talk Mobile, a concept store for T-Mobile, will rent the space and keep the “Hope is Vital: It Takes a Planet to Save a Village' mural intact. Store owner Shehbaz Chaudry ...   More
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Allison Ferre

"Art Vs. Economics" With The Cool Mural On Northeast Broadway

At 424 NE Broadway, you'll find a terra-cotta red building that once housed the drum shop Rhythm Traders. While the business has been gone for about three months, one of its key visual elements remains. It's a mural that depicts a line of 18 people of different cultures dancing arm-in-arm and playing instruments. Across the 13-x-27-foot mural is written, "Hope is Vital: It Takes a Planet to ...   More
Friday, August 21, 2009 Mike Perrault


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