||Every last Thursday of the
month from spring through fall, check out NE
Alberta Street when galleries, studios,
restaurants and other art venues open their
doors for a celebratory evening of art.
Generally the galleries are open between 5 to
9:30 p.m. See the web site for a
downloadable walking map, which identifies the
art activities, sponsored by Art on Alberta
Last Tuesday (June, July & August)
summer, Beaverton's Last Tuesday brings together
live music and local art to the Plaza at the
Round (Beaverton Central MAX stop).
Usually starts at 5:30pm with the evening
concert getting things started. Beaverton
Last Tuesday is presented by the Beaverton
Arts Commission and sponsored by the City of
Downtown Association sponsors this monthly event
when participating businesses host a variety of
activities each month - from food tasting and
musical entertainment to discounts and
demonstrations. Please see web site for a
map of participating businesses.
dining and art. 5:00pm - 8:00 pm on the first
Friday of every month year round in downtown
Eastside Portland First
Friday Art Walk
||First Friday every month in
the close-in SE area of Portland, galleries,
studios and other venues show art from about
6pm-9pm. See web site for galleries and
map. Description from web site: "The First
Friday of every month features galleries,
boutiques, eateries, & unique spaces that
open their doors to promote culture & the
arts on Portland's Eastside."
Click here for
a Google map of participating venues.
Grove First Wednesday
|Historic downtown Forest
Grove is the scene every first Wednesday of the
month from May - December with several artists,
wineries, live music and activities,
5:00pm - 8:00pm.
In addition, during the months of June –
October, the event joins the Farmers Market and
closes down Main and 21st streets to vehicular
traffic for several booths featuring artisans,
local businesses, wineries and live music.
|Hillsboro First Tuesday Art
||Downtown Hillsboro offers a
monthly self-guided art walk the first Tuesday
of every month. Participating businesses
sponsor different artists in cooperation with
and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center and
and Studios. First Tuesday hours are
generally between 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Fremont Second Friday Art Walk &
Fremont at 13th & 14th Avenues.
Dine, drink and enjoy fashion, jewelry, art
and crafts from over 40 local artists.
Festivities occur from 5:00pm - 9:00pm every
second Friday of the month.
This event has been discontinued.
Third Saturday Art and Wine Walk
Saturday is McMinnville's Art and Wine Walk, as
businesses feature works by local artists and
wineries from the Willamette Valley pour samples
of their wines. Hours are generally from
4:00pm - 8:00pm, though start times will vary
depending on merchant and season.
First Fridays in Multnomah Village features
restaurants, shops and galleries open late
from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Many shops and
galleries provide complimentary refreshments
and beverages during First Fridays.
The event has been discontinued.
First Friday Art Walk
check out Newberg the first Friday of every
month (except January) as they feature food and
beverages, wine tasting and artists and crafters
in their historic downtown. Hours are
generally from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
first Thursday evening of every month many
Portland galleries extend their hours to host
receptions for that month's new exhibitions.
Often the featured artist is at the gallery
during the opening. Times and dates are
usually in the neighborhood of 5:30pm -
9:00pm, but please check the web site for
In addition to the galleries belonging to the
Portland Art Dealers Association, the Downtown
Art Gallery Association also promotes
other galleries hosting receptions during
First Thursday, and the Pearl
District often lists First Thursday
openings within their boundaries, so be sure
to check out all three web sites for details.
Every month, businesses in Old Town Sherwood
stay open until 9:00pm
WA First Friday
|Description from web
site: "Every First Friday of the month
from 5 to 9pm, galleries are open and local
restaurants and businesses are ready for your
You'll know by the flags outside of the
Vancouver for a night of art, food and fun."
Wednesday in historic Willamette
OregonBeat.com: "Monthly event highlighting the
local retail, service and health care
providers. Stroll down the sidewalks and
listen to live music, peruse the local
artistry and craft shops, hop on the trolley,
enjoy dinner, or relax with a massage or free
This event has been discontinued.