Best Portland Art of the Year 2012

Favorite shows and pieces from 2012.


Visual Arts
The Portland art scene lost some important venues in 2012. After mounting some of the strongest shows in recent memory, Victory Gallery closed its doors due to economic necessities. One of the P   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 RICHARD SPEER

Marianne Wex, An Exhibition

Gender, bended and re-bended.


Visual Arts
German artist Marianne Wex’s challenging show, An Exhibition, is a time capsule of the 1970s, but it retains the power to make us question assumptions about gender circa 2012. From 1972 to 1977,   More
 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 RICHARD SPEER

Future Drinking: Huffman and Bunk Opening Tex-Mex Joint at Wonder Ballroom

And more new places to eat and drink in Portland

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Food & Drink
Our weekly-ish look into the future of Portland's food and beverage scene via OLCC liquor license applications:As previously reported elsewhere, the the crew behind Bunk Sandwiches are opening a Tex-Mex joint underneath the Wonder Ballroom called Trigger. Not reported: Chefstable mogul Kurt Huffman is a 25 percent owner, and is listed as the "managing member." Prediction: eventually this entire city ...   More
 
Friday, August 24, 2012 RUTH BROWN

YU Changed

Great expectations fall short.


Visual Arts
Fledgling arts organization YU Contemporary announced last week that director Sandra Percival was suddenly leaving her post after less than two years at the helm. YU co-founders Curtis Knapp and F   More
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 RICHARD SPEER

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