Portland October First Thursday Events, Art Openings, Parties | Pearl, NW, SW, Old Town

First Thursday @ PNCA, Portland, Oregon Portland’s First Thursday event is this week!

There are more than 50 galleries having 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. COMPLIANCE DIVISION“Exfantasy” by Genevieve Goffman
102. Gallery in transition
103. RIGHT SIDE ART – Open FirstThursday
105. PONY CLUB GALLERY – “In Print” Group Show
106. Gallery in transition
107. FOTOEFFECT GALLERY – Open FirstThursday
108. WILL CALL ART – art by Jeannie Edelblut
109. Gallery in transition 
110. DARRAS – Open First Thursday
111. BASIC SPACE – “Textured Abstraction” by Karen Cruickshank
113. SEQUENTIAL ART GALLERY – “The Un-Inventor” by Mike Russell
114. KILLER PINK GALLERY – “Stains and Scratches” group show
115. IRON PHOENIX PDX – Open FirstThursday
116. THE FIELD GALLERY – Open FirstThursday
117. PULSE – Work by PM Shore


Old Town Chinatown



  • ANNIE MEYER ARTWORK[120NW 9th] – Open FirstThursday
  • AUGEN NW [716 NW Davis] – Work by Rita Robillard and Leonard Ruder
  • BASIL HALLWARD GALLERY @ POWELL’S [1005 W. Burnside] – “Glass Cathedrals: The Traveling Bookbox Show features an unusual touring exhibition of book-themed shadowboxes, by Lisa Swerling.
  • BLACKFISH [420 NW 9th Ave] – “Cosmic Leaves” by Kanetaka Ikeda; “Hold” by Sarah Fagan
  • BLUE SKY [122 NW 8th Ave] – Photography by Birte Kaufmann and Rich Rollins
  • BRYN FORBES GALLERY [1102 NW Marshall] – Open First Thursday
  • BULLSEYE [300 NW 13th Ave] – “Surface and Atmosphere” group show
  • CAPLAN ART DESIGNS [1326 NW 16th Ave] – Monotypes by April Richardson
  • CHARLES A HARTMAN FINE ART [134 NW 8th Ave] – “Our National Parks” by Ansel Adams
  • ELIZABETH LEACH [417 NW 9th Ave] – “Ground Effects” by Malia Jensen; “The Fall” by Matthew Picton
  • FROELICK [714 NW Davis] – “The Ranger Describes the Lake” by Gabriel Liston; “Constellations are Made of Stories” by Lli Wilburn; “Things You Know But Cannot Explain” by Rick Bartow
  • GALLERY 903 [903 NW Davis St.] -New Works by Gallery Artists
  • HAP GALLERY [916 NE Flanders St.] – “Everything Real” group show
  • J. PEPIN ART GALLERY [319 NW 9th] – “Transcendent Perception” by Paulette Insall
  • LAURA RUSSO [805 NW 21st] – “30 Years” group show featuring new work by Gallery Artists
  • LARA SYDNEY [1230 NW Hoyt St.] – featuring work by Robert Bissell
  • OPEN GALLERY [323 NW 6th] – Open First Thursday
  • PDX CONTEMPORARY [925 NW Flanders] – “Ledger of Days” by James Lavadour
  • PEARL GALLERY & FRAMING[2250 NW 22nd] “Ghosts, Ghouls, & Otherworldly Things” group show, with live Cuban music
  • SCHAFFER FINE ART GALLERY [1991 NW Upshur St.] – Open First Thursday
  • UPFOR [929 NW Flanders] – “The Soul of Black Art” curated by John Goodwin
  • WATERSTONE [124 NW 9th] – “A Perfectly Ordinary Light” by Martha Pfanschmidt
  • WHITE SPACE GALLERY [1439 NW  Marshall St.]- Collaborative paintings by Sam Roloff and  Shawn Webber




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