Sightseeing in Portland


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  • Stephen Bergstrom Fine Art
    Original oil paintings, limited edition prints and lithographs. Realistic, impressionistic, romantic style. Painting for thirty years. Traveling to paint the places I visit. Italy has been a great source of inspiration. I also teach oil painting at my studio gallery. Please call for details. 503-421-1644
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    2505 Southeast 11th Avenue
    Portland, OR US
  • Elements Glass
    As one of the largest glassblowing facilities in Portland, Elements Glass is the hub of the area's glassblowing scene, providing studio space and schooling for local artists and ambitious amateurs. During the introductory class, students learn how to craft a one-of-a-kind glass float, choosing their own colors and breathing life into their beautiful bauble over the course of 30?45 minutes. Those who love art but dislike respiration can skip the studio and head straight to the store, which populated by translucent treasures from a range of local glass gurus.
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    1979 NW Vaughn St
    Portland, OR US
  • Vine Gogh Artist Bar & Studio
    As the artist-in-residence at a local grade school, Vine Gogh Artist Bar & Studio owner Jenny Schildan inspired more than 600 grade-schoolers to confidently wield a paintbrush. Now, she applies the same patience and passion when teaching her adult art classes. Jenny likes to emphasize the therapeutic, meditative aspects of painting in her classes. “You kind of get tunnel vision for a couple hours—it’s a nice way to leave the planet.” To set a soothing tone, she serves wine and complimentary appetizers, puts on music, and kicks off classes with a toast. Then, she delves deeply into technique, from which brush to use to proper brushstrokes and basic color theory. “I tell students it’s like learning a dance routine. You go step by step and at the end, you have whole piece.” Her fellow instructors tout not just technical expertise¬—all studied art at the university level—but a lifelong passion for art and teaching. She believes that the nurturing environment the group fosters can lure even the most timid painter to the canvas. “People have shocked themselves to see what they can create.”
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    7956 Southeast 13th Avenue
    Portland, OR US
  • FrightTown
    Hailed as the "scariest and best haunted attraction in the entire state of Oregon" by HauntWorld.com, FrightTown has elicited hair-raising screams for a decade. As its name suggests, FrightTown isn't just a single haunted house: it's a whole city block's worth of scares spread out across three very different haunts. Though the themes and the names of these haunts may stay the same from one year to the next, FrightTown overhauls each one annually to ensure that even the most loyal masochists find new reasons to scream around every turn. As of 2014, FrightTown's longest-running attraction is Baron Von Goolo's Museum of Horrors. This madhouse mixes humor and horror into one unpredictable experience that leaves people simultaneously scratching their heads and sprinting for the door, just like a high-school calculus class.
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    300 N Winning Way
    Portland, OR US
  • Beard's Framing
    On average, the designers at Beard's Framing boast eight years of experience. Most of them come from backgrounds in art or photography, but all of them are passionate about creating frames to match their clients' personal style, d?cor, and artwork. It's that dedication that has helped Beard's blossom from a single shop to the eight stores within in the Northwest area. Several times throughout the year, the staff updates Beard's inventory to keep up with the latest design trends in furniture and home d?cor. This ensures their frames are stylish, but that doesn't mean they're not built to last, unlike constitutions written in disappearing ink. They stand behind the quality of their hand-crafted frames with a lifetime guarantee; and if you don't like your creation within 30 days, they will reframe it.
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    4715 SW 77th Ave
    Portland, OR US
  • Twist
    Twist, Portland, is more than just a jewelry store. Owners Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau have a special relationship with their professional designers. They credit their success to these relationships, who have helped make each piece into “wearable art.” Unlike cookie cutter jewelry stores who order their products online with no personal connection, Schneider and Eulau maintain regular contact with their designers. Portland has long been home to some of the nation’s most creative work and ideas, and its artsy vibe creates the perfect location for Twist. If you’re looking for art with a Twist, why not wear it?
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    30 NW 23rd Pl
    Portland, OR US

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