First Thursday & Gallery Openings

Founding members of the Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA) initiated Portland, Oregon's First Thursday gallery art walk twenty-six years ago. For this year-round, monthly event, galleries open new exhibitions of fine art, including painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, fiber art, video art, and innovative conceptual works and installations. Since then, many local business in Portland's Pearl District, Northwest District, and Downtown, have taken a note from PADA and created their own First Thursday events to bring neighborhoods alive with arts and culture. Today Portland's First Thursday has become one of the region's most vibrant and active visual arts events.

PADA Galleries
Ampersand Gallery Last Thursday
Augen Gallery (Desoto Building) First Thursday 5:00–8:00 pm
Blackfish Gallery First Thursday until 9:00 pm
Butters Gallery, Ltd First Thursday 6:00–8:00 pm + First Friday 6:00–8:00 pm
Charles A Hartman Fine Art First Thursday 5:30–8:30 pm
Elizabeth Leach Gallery First Thursday 6:00–8:00 pm
Froelick Gallery First Thursday 5:00–8:00 pm
Hap Gallery First Thursday 5:00–8:00 pm
PDX Contemporary Art First Thursday 6:00–8:00 pm
Russo Lee Gallery First Thursday 5:00–8:00 pm
Upfor Gallery First Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm
Waterstone Gallery First Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm
Alliance Members
Art Gym, The First Thursday + First Friday noon–4:00 pm
Blue Sky First Thursday 6:00–9:00 pm
Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at PNCA First Thursday until 8:00 pm
Cooley Gallery Reed College As announced
Disjecta Fridays noon–5:00 pm
Newspace Center for Photography First Thursday until 9:30 pm + First Friday Openings until 9:00 pm
Portland Art Museum Thursdays and Fridays until 8:00 pm
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) As announced
Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art First Thursday + First Friday until 4:00 pm
The Hoffman Gallery at OCAC First Thursday 10:00am–7:00 pm
White Box First Thursday 6:00–8:00 pm
YU/Yale Union