Dave Gutter Hear Here Finale Performance, Photo Courtesy of Creative Portland and Dave Wade

Creative Portland

We believe that Portland – with its vibrant arts and cultural scene, top-notch restaurants, easy access to pristine natural landscapes, and overall high quality of life – is well-poised to become a live-work destination for creative entrepreneurs.

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P. (207) 370-4784

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Stop by the City’s arts agency to view exhibiting artists in our office gallery on  MWF from 10-4 or pick up a map and guide for First Friday Art Walk, held on the First Friday of each month as a free self-guided tour featuring art galleries, cultural attractions, street performers and live summer concerts in Monument Square from 5-8pm.


Portland’s art landscape has recently been transformed by nine art installations on bus shelters all around town. While you wait for the METRO, you can enjoy local art highlighting the diversity of Portland’s artist community. Click here to learn about the artists and the bus shelter locations.


Browse and discover cultural events happening now in Portland including free and ticketed events and arts initiatives in sortable artistic genres including visual arts, music, dance, drama, literary arts and local maker workshops. ios users can download the free Creative Portland app here or browse the listings on creativeportland.com, the home of the City’s arts agency. Free self-guided mural tours and more!