A colorful corner on Alberta Street in Portland has a hopping street scene.
This hip hub in the northeast quarter brims with artistic activity, especially on the last Thursday of every month. During Art Walk, galleries, shops, and restaurants stay open later than usual for a sidewalk party complete with impromptu dancing in the streets (www.artonalberta.org). At any time, you can gallery hop between such places as Onda Arte Latina (503-493-1909), which offers Peruvian pottery and Brazilian textiles, and the Guardino Gallery (503-281-9048), which specializes in contemporary pieces by Northwest artists.
Photography by Roger Callender
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