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Explore Oregon’s artistic and cultural resources

Please note: this list is not exhaustive.

Photos of Friderike Heuer

GENERAL RESOURCES


  • Art & About – Providing exposure to the Pacific Northwest’s contemporary art scene, Art & About serves as a resource for artists and art lovers in the city of Portland. Its website offers a calendar of exhibitions, interviews with artists and curators, and critics.
  • Art Center East – A source for information sharing and a resource for fostering the growth of rural arts and cultural organizations in Eastern Oregon.
  • Oregon Asia-Pacific Network Resource Page – Uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to advocate for social justice, APANO is involved in community organizing, political advocacy, and cultural work aimed at changing perceptions and to rethink a fair world.
  • Dance Wire – A resource for all things movement in the city of Portland, Dance Wire works to increase the prosperity and visibility of dance.
  • Eugene Cultural Services – This government resource supports arts and culture in Eugene.
  • Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council – The council oversees the growth and development of arts and culture in the town of Hillsboro.
  • Jazz Society of Oregon – This non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting jazz in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Oregon Cultural Trust – Oregon’s 45 counties and tribal cultural coalitions are funded directly by the Oregon Cultural Trust and are unique to the state. Discover them here.
  • Oregon Arts Commission – A statewide resource to stimulate Oregon’s creativity, leadership, and economic vitality.
  • Portland Area Theater Alliance – Resources for people working in theater in the Portland area, including information on upcoming auditions, discussion forums, grant opportunities, and more.
  • Regional Arts and Culture Council – RACC provides grants to arts organizations in Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County and strives to create an environment in which the arts can flourish and thrive.
  • The Skanner Resource Page – The Skanner advances the cause of black press in the Northwestern United States. Its community page includes resources for education, nonprofits, community events, black history, arts and culture, and more.
  • Tualatin Valley Creates – Tualatin Valley Creates promotes arts, culture, heritage, and the humanities in Washington County.

EVENT LISTS


Portland area

Around the State

  • Art Center East – A list of upcoming cultural courses at La Grande.
  • Eugene Cultural Services – The City of Eugene’s Cultural Services Program hosts family-friendly and accessible community events throughout the year.
  • Jazz Society of Oregon – A calendar of upcoming jazz performances in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Stay Ashland – A catalog of cultural events taking place in Ashland, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

READ: PUBLICATIONS


  • Berm – A print creative arts magazine that publishes quarterly.
  • Black Bulb Mag – Founded in 2021, the publication is dedicated to Portland’s arts, music, culture, technology and food scene.
  • Waterfall A&E – Central Oregon’s arts magazine has been published since 1995.
  • Eleven – A source for new local and national music.
  • Mercatus – Connecting Portlanders with entrepreneurs of color, Mercatus seeks to elevate ethnically diverse businesses, services and products in the region.
  • The Oregonian – Oregon’s largest newspaper, The Oregonian has served as an important cultural resource for people across the state since its founding in 1850.
  • Portland Architecture – Journalist Brian Libby covers the architecture of the city of Roses.
  • Portland Mercury – A news publication covering current affairs, arts and culture in the city of Portland.
  • The Skanner- The Skner has served African American and other communities across the Pacific Northwest since 1975.
  • Vortex – A publication that explores the Portland music scene.
  • Willamette Week – A weekly newspaper with coverage of arts and culture in the Portland area.
  • YDP – Your Daily Picture – Friderike Heuer’s occasional reflections and photos on art, nature and politics.

LISTEN + WATCH: PODCASTS, RADIO SHOWS, PERFORMANCES, VIDEOS


  • All Classical – A global radio station based in Portland, dedicated to classical music and fine arts.
  • All Classical’s ICAN Station – Designed for young listeners up to age 12, this channel features music, poetry and literature from around the world, produced locally and curated by All Classical Portland.
  • The Archive Project – Literary Arts – A collection of recordings from the Portland Arts & Lectures series, the Portland Book Festival and other community events.
  • Artist Stories – Dance Wire – A series of interviews with local dancers and choreographers.
  • Double Bummer – ArtsWatch contributor Robert Ham’s weekly exploration of experimental music airs Tuesday nights at 11 p.m. on 91.1 XRAY-FM.
  • KBOO – A community radio station in Portland is non-commercial, listener-sponsored, and volunteer-powered.
  • KMHD Jazz Radio – Member-supported station featuring jazz and blues performances and conversations.
  • KMUZ Community Radio – The all-volunteer, listener-supported community radio station celebrates the people, culture and civic life of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
  • Live Wire – A locally produced radio show that amplifies underrepresented voices through conversation, live music and original comedy.
  • Open Signal – An arts center committed to expanding the accessibility of media production in the Portland area.
  • Oregon Art Beat – OPB – An Emmy-winning weekly television series focusing on statewide arts and culture.
  • Viz City – KLCC Arts Review Program, hosted by Sandy Brown Jensen.
  • The XRAY Podcast Lab – A subset of XRAY-FM, The XRAY Podcast Lab collects podcasts from across the state with the goal of showcasing Oregon’s most marginalized and underheard voices.

TAKE PART: COMMUNITY TALKS / MEETUPS (PORTLAND)



LEARN: EDUCATION / COURSES


  • Center for Latin/a and Latin American Studies – The University of Oregon’s center for research and creative work focused on the study of Latin America and Latino/a American populations.
  • Delve Readers Seminars – Literary Arts – Weekly discussion classes aimed at enriching the Portland community through lively conversation about a wide range of thought-provoking and diverse literary works.
  • Oregon State University – Located in Corvallis with a satellite campus in Bend, OSU’s College of Liberal Arts offers a variety of courses in media, art, music, graphic design, theater and writing.
  • OSLP Arts & Culture Program – A leader in inclusive community arts, the OSLP Arts & Culture Program in Eugene offers classes and workshops for people of all abilities.
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art – Located in Portland as a satellite of Willamette University, PNCA offers courses and degrees in art and design, film and sound.
  • Pacific University – With campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Woodburn, and Eugene, Pacific University offers courses and degrees in art and design, film, dance, music, theater, and more.
  • Portland Community College – PCC offers Portland’s most affordable courses in subjects spanning ethnic studies, art and design, dance, graphic design, architecture, Native American studies, and more.
  • Portland State University College of the Arts – Nestled in the heart of downtown Portland, PSU College of the Arts offers courses and degrees in art and design, architecture, film, theater, and music.

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