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Take a Walking Tour of PDX Art with Forest for the Trees 2017

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Take a Walking Tour of PDX Art with Forest for the Trees 2017
The 2017 Forest for the Trees mural project finished its fifth year of Portland beautification and fun events just over a month ago. If you haven’t checked out these amazing murals around Portland, here’s a tour.

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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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Six Cities to Bike Share to a Bookstore

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Six Cities to Bike Share to a Bookstore

Here in Portland, a new bike-share program hosted by Nike called Biketown has been recently rolled out. These rentable bikes are stationed all over town and are a great way to get from point A to point B, whether it’s for a scenic bike ride down the waterfront, to meet a friend at a coffee shop downtown, or, our favorite, to get to a bookstore. With Biketown, we can use all of these conveniently-placed bright orange bikes to get to Mother Foucaults in the SE, Cameron’s Books & Magazines, the oldest bookstore in Portland, Daedalus Books in the Alphabet District, or the perennial...

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For American Artist Appreciation Month, Celebrate Portland Talent

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For American Artist Appreciation Month, Celebrate Portland Talent

August is American Artist Appreciation Month. Some may celebrate it by focusing on the classics, such as Norman Rockwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Andy Warhol. Others may take it as an opportunity to teach their children about art and artists, and others may take advantage of museums in their area to appreciate wide ranges of art or learn more about the history of art in America. At Overcup Press, we’d like to especially appreciate American artists featured in The Tall Trees of Portland, who help make Portland such a unique, colorful, and beautiful city. Josh Keyes, mural at SE Morrison - Source Have...

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The Best Place for Music Festivals Is in the Woods

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The Best Place for Music Festivals Is in the Woods

Summer is the season of music festivals, and there are so many amazing ones to choose from—not only in the States but all over the world. Of these fantastic events, the very best ones have a key offering: music in the forest. Listening to music among the trees is an unbeatable experience. They shade you from summer heat, create a warm acoustic effect, and foster an unforgettable vibe of enchantment. Several of the very best are coming up soon, so get your tickets while you still can! Image courtesy of Kentaro Ohno (CC by 2.0) Fuji Rock: July 22–24, 2016Naeba...

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