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Monthly Archives: November 2005

ultra Q: Richard Speer

Willamette Week arts critic, author, and Beau Brummell and bon vivant, Richard Speer responds to the ultra Q in which ultra asks Portland’s movers and makers a number of pressing questions Qualities you most admire in design: Elegance, mischief, and the juxtaposition of energy and languidness — all of which are best experienced spatially and […]


The Portland design community flexes at its annual Portland Design Expo at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Sponsored by the PDX chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, it goes down Wednesday, November 30 from 6-9 PM with keynote speaker Erik Kiaer of Doblin, Inc. (7:30) addressing the future of the design […]

First Friday, Eastside

Homeland has a new home, and with 3000 sf, you would think leisure boater Paul Middendorf had moved to the ‘burbs, but no, it’s really the perfect spot for a Paige (Saez)-style skate party, and it’s at 222 SE 10th, in the E Burnside aesthetic vortex. Artist Scott Wayne Indiana shows “Wallpaper”, a collage themed […]

Goodnight Sweetheart

Troy Briggs Justin Oswald’s GALLERY 500 (420 SW Washington, Suite 500) goes out smashingly with a final show featuring the exquisitely moody work of Troy Briggs. Briggs shows with artist Nicholas Di Genova through November.

Miracle Worker

The fabulous Paige Saez shows new work at Pause Gallery (625 NW Everett, Suite 110). The show opens tonight and if you have any sense at all, you’ll go, and not only because Paige’s work has the kind of exuberance-trapped-on-a-canvas that a person needs at the end of a bedraggled day. Besides having made one […]