MANY Portland First Thursday Art Events & Openings: Pearl, Old Town, SW, NW | August 2015

First Thursday @ PNCA, Portland, Oregon Portland’s First Thursday event is this week! The weather has cooled down some, so it’s a good time to head outside!

A small collection of galleries are hosting First Thursday openings this month, with most openings taking place in the Pearl district and Old Town/China Town. Most gallery openings begin at 5PM or 6PM and end at 9PM or 10PM.

We have a very large list below thanks to Sequential Art Gallery (328 NW Broadway). They compile an email called the “[h]IT LIST” of events every month. You can join it by emailing them @ sequentialart @ gmail dot com. We have reproduced much of it below with permission.

Are you on the Twitter? Follow @FirstThursday or the #firstthursday hashtag to see what people are posting about it. You can also follow Sequential art on twitter: @sequentialart

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Everett Station Lofts

625 NW Everett & 328 NW Broadway

101. Gallery in transition
102. COMPOSITION – Open First Thursday
103. RIGHT SIDE ART  – Open First Thursday
104. PORTLAND ‘PATAPHYSICAL SOCIETY – “Artists, Cocktails, Haircuts” affordable art group show
105. PONY CLUB GALLERY – Open First Thursday
106. Gallery in transition
107. FOTOEFFECT GALLERY – “The Body and Beast” by Gavin N. Eveland
108. WILL CALL ART – Open First Thursday
109. B*ORIGINAL ARTGLASS – Open FirstThursday
110. DARRAS – Open First Thursday
111. BASIC SPACE GALLERY – Open FirstThursday
113. SEQUENTIAL ART GALLERY –  New paintings by Alex “itsajackal” Rodriguez
114. Gallery in transition
115. GALLERY MINI Mexica, “CHICAS” mini zine fest featuring local female artists and writers
116. THE FIELD – Work by Theo Montgomery
117. PULSE – Featuring work by PM Shore
RAD STUDIOS [325 NW 6th Ave] – Open FirstThursday
OPEN GALLERY [323 NW 6th Ave] – “Juggernaut” by Dylan Roberts, Edgar Meza, and Levi Haske


Old Town Chinatown



  • 511 GALLERY [511 NW Broadway] – “Resolving Chaos” by Honour Mack
  • ANNIE MEYER [120 NW 9th Ave] – Open First Thursday
  • AUGEN NW [716 NW Davis] – Work by Mark Andres, Leonard ruder, and Thomas Wood
  • BASIL HALLWARD GALLERY @ POWELL’S [1005 W. Burnside] – “Character Foil” by Janet Julian
  • BLACKFISH [420 NW 9th Ave]-  “Shaping Color” by Lynda Ater; “Alien Notes” by Sue Tower
  • BLUE SKY [122 NW 8th Ave] – Photography by Marc Shoul and Jan Kempenaers
  • BRYN FORBES GALLERY [1120 NW Hoyt] -Work by Bryn Forbes
  • BULLSEYE [300 NW 13th Ave] – “Origins” by Anna Miasowsky, Abi Spring, and Matthew Szosz
  • CALDERA [224 NW 13th Ave] – “Geography of We” Youth artwork
  • CARAVAN PACIFIC [1720 NW Lovejoy] – Open First Thursday
  • CHARLES A HARTMAN FINE ART [134 NW 8th Ave] – “Selections Five: Recently Acquired Photographs”
  • THE CLYMB [1440 NW Overton] – “Balancing Mountains” by Jesse Reno
  • DEEP FIELD GALLERY [1126 NW 13th] – Open First Thursday
  • ECOTRUST [721 NW 9th] – Sundown Concert Series with Orquestra Pacifico Tropical& Mimicking Birds 6-8pm
  • ELIZABETH LEACH [417 NW 9th Ave] – “Greek Studys & Test Tubes” by Al Taylor; “Choose” by Judy Cooke
  • FIRST THURSDAY STREET GALLERY [NW 13th between Hoyt and Kearney] – Many local artists and vendors
  • FROELICK [714 NW Davis] -“Distance” by Ritsuko Ozeki; “The Form of Affection” by Benny Fountain
  • GALLERY 114 [1100 NW Glisan] – Work by Nathan Rhoads and Justin Hall
  • GALLERY 135 [135 NW Park] – “Wolf Heart” by Sam Walsh
  • GALLERY 903 [903 NW Davis] – “Amor Fati: Loving One’s Fate” by Korey Gulbrandson
  • GLYPH [804 NW Couch] – “Calligraphic Journeys” group show
  • KYOTO PDX [618 NW Glisan] – Open First Thursday
  • LAURA RUSSO [805 NW 21st] – Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists
  • MUSEUM of CONTEMPORARY CRAFT [724 NW Davis] – “Extra Credit” student curated show; “State of Oregon Craft”
  • PDX CONTEMPORARY [925 NW Flanders] – “Superstition” by Justin L’Amie
  • PEARL GALLERY & FRAMING[1017 NW Davis St] – (Upstairs) “Divas, Damsels, and Divans: New Paintings and Fine Art Dolls” by Amanda Sue Myers
  • PECULIARIUM [2234 NW Thurman] – Closed until Halloween
  • QUINTANA GALLERIES [124 NW 9th Ave] – Open FirstThursday, but closing August 15! All inventory on sale.
  • THE SPACE/JILLIAN RABE LLC [1030 NW 12th Ave] – Open First Thursday
  • THURMAN STREET STUDIOS[2774 NW Thurman] – Open First Thursday
  • UPFOR [929 NW Flanders] – “The Great Debate About Art” by Roy Harris
  • WATERSTONE [424 NW 12th] – “Fragility, Imperfection, and Resilience” by Stephen Adams
  • WHITE BOX [24 NW 1st Ave] – Closed until September




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