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Celebrate Banned Books Week!

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Celebrate Banned Books Week!
Banned Books Week starts today, and in honor of the occasion, we wanted to take a look at other art forms that have suffered--and succeeded--because of censorship.

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Forest for the Trees 2017

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Forest for the Trees 2017

Forest for the Trees Northwest is back! For the fifth year, artists have gathered in Portland to create beautiful murals around the city. Curated by Matt Wagner, owner of Hellion Gallery and author of The Tall Trees series, Forest for the Trees has featured a vast array of artists, including Josh Keyes, Mhak, Blaine Fontana, Meredith Dittmar, Maryanna Hoggatt (author of Tolly), Joe Shea, and Ryan Bubnis.  In case you missed the festivities, here are some of the places to check out this year’s creations. Shawna X & Laura Berger - 1401 SE Morrison   Broken Fingaz  - 1825 SE...

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Tall Trees of Paris - Artist Updates and Events

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Tall Trees of Paris - Artist Updates and Events

  Tall Trees of Paris  features many amazing artists. We’ve compiled a list of updates, showcasing some of their recent and upcoming events! Rebecka Tollens Credit: Rebecka Tollens - Facebook   Rebecka Tollens, Marie Pierre Brunel, and Wataru Kasahara presented their exhibition Daydream Darkness Disgrace at the Galerie Arts Factory on January 30th, 2017, with a special private meet and greet on February 11th. Credit: Galerie Arts - Facebook © Vanina Esdras The exhibition not only appeals to the sight, but to the touch and hearing as well. As translated from the Galerie Arts Factory Facebook page, “Presented during the...

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Raise a Glass the French Way

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Raise a Glass the French Way

When’s the last time you grabbed a quick drink in France? Was it a lovely glass of wine or a fun cocktail? Personally, when I think of French drinking culture, I think first of wine, not cocktails. And whether that’s because I haven’t been there in 19 years, or because we think of wine as inherently French and cocktails as more American, are both subjects for another time. Let’s talk cocktails in France. First, if you want some first-hand recommendations for finding great drinks in Paris, check out the artists’ interviews in The Tall Trees of Paris--each one is asked...

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See How France Views Portland in this Le Monde Article

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See How France Views Portland in this Le Monde Article

Ever wondered how other countries view American cities? Thanks to this article by French newspaper Le Monde featuring Overcup author Matt Wagner, you can see for yourself what quirky aspects of Portland particularly stick out to those abroad. Image Source It seems that what Le Monde appreciates the most about our city is our artist community, our doughnuts, our bridges, and our naked bike race. If you don't happen to be fluent in French, see a complete translation of the article below! You loved San Francisco? You’ll love Portland Bridges, street art, and bikes, the capital of Oregon seems like a Californian metropolis with...

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