We have 3 days in Portland and want to see art exhibits, theater and explore the neighborhoods. What do you suggest? -Joanne
Most of these cultural offerings are in Downtown Portland. Adjacent is Portland’s Pearl District, a modern artsy neighborhood. I would also recommend visiting the Mississippi Avenue, Alberta St., Hawthorne Blvd, and Nob Hill neighborhoods.
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Beth McShane says…
I would highly recommend taking in a Portland Center Stage performace at the Gerding Theater. It is located in the historic Portland Armory building, in and has free tours on the first and third Saturdays of each month. While there, stroll around the Pearl District and get a feel for it’s high end urban vibe. Stop by The Nine’s hotel in downtown Portland to see their world class art collection….another great stop in the Downtown area is the People’s Art of Portland, located at Pioneer Square. It is all local artists, and will give you a chance to experience what we lovingly call “Portland’s Living Room”. If you happen to be here on the first Thursday of the month, check out the Alberta Arts district. Don’t forget to head out to the NW Alphabet District to take in the Laura Russo gallery, The Springbox Gallery and then buy yourself a little something to remember Portland by at Twist!
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A Portland native, since 2007 I've been covering offbeat Portland history, news, and events at my blog, Dave Knows Portland. In May 2011, I relocated to Astoria, Oregon. As an Ask Oregon Ambassador, I look forward to sharing my knowledge of Portland and my explorations of Oregon's North Coast.