Next week marks the 25th anniversary of “First Thursday” gallery walk, a monthly invitation to visit art galleries in and around the downtown area and the Pearl District. This is an opportunity to see new artwork , often with a chance to meet the artist, or hear some good music, or maybe even drink some wine. Galleries are usually open from around 6pm to 9pm for this event. Visit the Portland Art Dealers Association website for gallery information. Go here for a map.
An interesting side-note is that one of the founders of this tradition was a gallery owner named William Jamison. He was important in the development of the Pearl District and Jamison Square, a wonderful community gathering place at 11th and Johnson, was named in his honor.