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Portland’s Peculiarium is creepy, cool and totally quirky

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 9 April 2014

You can bet you’ve never visited any place like the Peculiarium. This store-meets-museum sees visitors come from all over the world, eager to check out the weirder side of Portland, Oregon. Inside, you’re treated to a 10-foot-tall Bigfoot replica (which is the tallest he’s been reported to be), an interactive alien autopsy, a haunted Victorian […]

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Bold figurative work by Portland artist Eatcho

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By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Friday 13 September 2013

Eatcho was the one of the first artists I heard about when I moved to Portland. Homie can draw. His intricate drawings reveal a dark and fantastic sense of humor as well as a hand very adept at drawing both absurd imagery and bold figurative work. I am always left wanting more.

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Free tattoos inspired by visits to the Portland Art Museum

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By Conrad Crespin in New Illustration on Thursday 12 September 2013

Jason Sturgill perfectly encapsulates what is RIGHT about the Portland art scene right now: excessively accessible, exclusively inclusive. Sturgill has a background in advertising, design and various curatorial practices. He is the type of person that makes shit happen. His project Art Is Forever is something that should exist in every art museum in the […]

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Portland based tattoo artist Aron Dubois

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By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Thursday 12 September 2013

Aron Dubois is an artist I found out about through Breeze Block Gallery. He was a part of a group show there in the summer of 2012. The paintings he submitted for the show were outstanding, but what he is really known for is tattoos. Looking at his past work, you can see why.

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Breeze Block Gallery: a staple of contemporary art in Portland

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By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Monday 5 August 2013

Breeze Block Gallery has a special place in my heart. Now approaching its seventh year in existence, the gallery is a staple of the new contemporary art movement in Portland. And the owner, Paige Prendergast, is veritable tour de force. She knows everyone, and accomplishes more on her lunch break than you did in all […]

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Leaning Mess: the first single from Portland band Hausu

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By Pierce Adler in New Music on Tuesday 30 April 2013

‘It’s like if four 19-year-old Japanese kids who really like 1980s/1990s American rock n’ roll formed a band.’ This is how a friend of mine described the band Hausu to me. Despite hailing from Portland, Oregon, there is a definite Eastern presence in the quartet’s music. Combine that with sad tales about missing home and […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith: a stylish getaway in Portland

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By Alexandra Rutman in Cool Travel on Thursday 28 March 2013

Portland, on the United States’ Pacific Northwest coast, is shaping up as the new Seattle/Melbourne, with its passion for indie music, coffee and cycling. Oregon’s low-rise, river-bestriding capital has long taken a creative approach to city planning, ensuring its heritage architecture remains pristine and independent stores, arts spaces, bars and cafés flourish. For a stylish getaway, […]

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Asheville Blog: an east coast, online version of Portlandia

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By Drunken Prayer in Cool Websites on Wednesday 27 March 2013

Asheville is a ridiculous little Appalachian Mountain town in Western North Carolina. This website is a hilarious on-going compilation of gifs specific to life there. This site reminds me of the show Portlandia; you don’t have to live there to be in on the joke. Anyone who’s ever spent time in a hip oasis town […]

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The Deer Lodge: Portland’s only bar, recording studio, and live venue

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By Drunken Prayer in Cool Travel on Tuesday 26 March 2013

The Deer Lodge to me is Portland, Oregon, in a nutshell. It is a cultish DIY collective as much as one man’s home. That man’s home is your honky-tonk. There’s a recording studio in the basement; I did the first Drunken Prayer record there. They have a covered stage in the backyard for summer shows, […]

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Mr & Mrs Smith tell us what to do in Portland

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By Mr & Mrs Smith in Cool Travel on Friday 8 March 2013

Portland, on the United States’ Pacific Northwest coast, is shaping up as the new Seattle/Melbourne, with its passion for indie music, coffee and cycling. Oregon’s low-rise, river-bestriding capital has long taken a creative approach to city planning, ensuring its heritage architecture remains pristine and independent stores, arts spaces, bars and cafés flourish. Nicknamed Stumptown for […]

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Interview with Shawn Petersen ahead of Semi-Permanent Portland

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 6 March 2013

If you haven’t already checked out our chats with Holly Wales and GMunk ahead of their appearances at Semi-Permanent Portland then you’ve been missing out. We caught up with amazing designer and Portland local Shawn Petersen ahead of his appearance at Semi-Permanent to talk the digital age, Rolling Stone, and all things Portland. LAEM: As […]

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Interview with GMunk ahead of Semi Permanent Portland

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Saturday 2 March 2013

First participating in Semi Permanent in Sydney in 2004, Bradley Munkowitz (a.k.a. GMunk) knows his stuff. After a long and illustrious career as everything from an interior designer to a creative lecturer, he’s now speaking at Semi Permanent in Portland. We caught up with GMunk before the event to talk holographs, lectures and everything Semi […]

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Illustrator Holly Wales to speak at Semi-Permanent Portland

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Illustration on Thursday 28 February 2013

Holly Wales is certainly one of the most talented illustrator’s that I’ve come across. Based in the UK and harbouring a great eye for colourful and playful pieces, we caught up with Holly before her appearance at Semi-Permanent in Portland. LAEM: You talk about your work as controlled chaos. What does this mean to you? […]

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Tibetan Fox Clothing: new fashion out of Portland

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By Elliot Knapp in New Fashion on Friday 4 January 2013

Portland’s Tibetan Fox Clothing delivers an ever-growing selection of t-shirt designs based on stylish graphics and visual puns, with the added bonus of custom t-shirt and design color choices (shirts are made to order in person at the store).

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New art by Portland-based Conrad Crespin

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By Conrad Crespin in New Art on Monday 8 October 2012

Most of the work I have been doing lately has focused on pattern and geometric forms. I’m also really interested in repurposing imagery. I feel really fortunate to be creating and existing at this point and time. Art is way for me to show my appreciation.

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