Portland art report, part 1

Finally got around to uploading all my pics from my trip out to the Pacific Northwest, and there’s just too much good stuff for one blog post! Check back Friday for part II.I spent what feels like half of my vacation waiting around in Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Luckily, there was plenty of stuff to keep me occupied, like the neon light tunnel between terminals:

Once I finally got to Portland, I went to a lot of my favorite places, like the Alberta Arts District (but I’m utterly bummed about the demise of Office’s bricks-and-mortar store), the Portland Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Saw this kooky shrine suspended from a light pole in Alberta:

Guardino Gallery had a show of works by Shalene Valenzuela and Kelly Neidig, who I’ve actually been a fan of for a while! I was really tempted to take home one of Neidig’s expressionist landscapes:

I also went to the Oregon coast for a vacation-within-a-vacation. Being a land-locked yankee, I think the ocean is such an incredible thing. While in Yachats I ran into this strapping mural:

Enough said.

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