ultra is a forum and platform for contemporary art, dance, and performance in Portland.
ultra launched in July of 2005 with the ambition of documenting the best in visual culture in Portland and introducing the interconnected arts, fashion, and design communities to one another. Eventually, ultra focused in on visual art, dance, performance, and regional art history.
Lisa Radon is ultra’s founding editor. Contributors to ultra included Patrick Collier, Victor Maldonado, Robert Tyree, Michelle Weidman, Linda Wysong. And contributing photographers included Calvin Ross Carl, Ashley Sloan, Kaj-anne Pepper, and Wayne Bund.
Artist and designer Liam Drain created ultra’s logo.
ultra went on hiatus in late in 2009 while Lisa launched the Culturephile blog for Portland Monthly. Resurrected for a time in 2010, it is safe to say that in 2013, ultra is now an archive.