Galleries Walk in Portland, Part 1, Portland (Self Guided)

Portland is known for a number of fascinating galleries that have garnered world-wide attention in recent years. Visitors to the city will have an opportunity to admire artworks by both emerging young artists and world-known masters. Take this walking tour to visit some of Portland's most popular galleries.
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Galleries Walk in Portland, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Galleries Walk in Portland, Part 1
Guide Location: USA » Portland (See other walking tours in Portland)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: Xena
Shaffer Fine Art Gallery

1) Shaffer Fine Art Gallery

You will be amazed, shocked, surprised and absolutely pleased after visiting Shaffer Fine Art Gallery. Indescribably wonderful pictures will leave a deep impression in your mind and on your soul. This gallery was opened by Gail Shaffer in December 1998, who had 16 years of experience of working in some of the most successful galleries in the USA. In his gallery you may find masterpieces of major world-known artists. Don’t miss the chance to see this unearthly beauty and to fall in love with it at first sight. Open: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am. to 6 p.m.
Attic Gallery

2) Attic Gallery

In the early 1980s there were only three art galleries in Portland, which was not enough for artists feel eager to show their hard work to the public. So, in 1973 Diana Faville opened a gallery in her home's attic to help her friend Sidonie Caron make a proper art exhibition of her paintings. Now the gallery is one of the largest and the oldest in Portland and is well-known all over the state. The Attic Gallery exhibits works in oils, pastels, and acrylics as well as sculptures in metal, wood, bronze and clay. The gallery’s main goal is to help contemporary artists become active in interacting with collectors. Come and enjoy colorful, finely executed paintings created in the best traditions of contemporary art. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Butters Gallery

3) Butters Gallery

Butters Gallery was established in 1988. It's located in the Pearl NW Art Gallery District. The gallery focuses on works by national artists as well as foreign masters. It features painting, sculpture, photography, glass, and ceramic exhibitions by young emerging talents as well as by renowned artists who have garnered the attention of critics across the country. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Everett Station Galleries

4) Everett Station Galleries

Everett Station Lofts is a building in Portland in which apartments are reserved by artists, who place here their studios and galleries open to the public. There are about 15 galleries, which are opening, closing and changing all the time. The most famous among them are Eyeful Gallery, Ogle, Coeur:Art, and The Tribute Gallery. Works exhibited here catch your imagination because the artists who work at the lofts have art as a priority in their lives. They’ve managed to capture magical moments and various moods, and to share the essence of events. If you are an art lover and interested in the art scene, you should certainly visit this place.
Froelick Gallery

5) Froelick Gallery

The Froelick Gallery opened in 1995 and nowadays it's housed in the historic DeSoto Building. It exhibits works by enthusiastic modern artists. The gallery represents about forty national and international talents. The staff of the gallery is knowledgeable and friendly. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by appointment.
Augen Gallery

6) Augen Gallery

Augen Gallery is another gallery located in the DeSoto Building. The gallery hosts exhibitions by both regional and international masters. Bob Kochs, the owner of the gallery, carefully selects prints and works on paper by emerging and well-known artists. The Augen Gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and by appointment.

Walking Tours in Portland, Oregon

Create Your Own Walk in Portland

Create Your Own Walk in Portland

Creating your own self-guided walk in Portland is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Family Entertainment Tour

Family Entertainment Tour

For many years Portland has been famous for the development of its parks, forest areas and green spaces for the benefit of people who love and understand the value of nature. Sharing Portland's nature with your family will lead to the creation of treasured memories. Take this tour to meet the inhabitants of the Oregon Zoo, to see the smile on your child's face at the Portland...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Religious Buildings Tour in Portland

Religious Buildings Tour in Portland

There are about 500 churches in Portland. This fact testifies to the remarkably high level of religious tolerance in the city. Take the following tour to experience some of the most beautiful and remarkable churches in Portland!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Museums of Portland

Museums of Portland

Portland offers visitors a considerable array of museums to visit and enjoy. Safeguarding important artifacts, telling the stories of the area's past and current inhabitants, and highlighting aspects of life in Portland, the museums on this next walking tour are certain to entertain and educate you.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon, Portland sits on the banks of two rivers (Columbia and Willamette) and is renowned for its eco-friendly approach manifested in lots of parks, bridges and cycling paths. It is also home to beautiful urban architecture and theme museums. These and other attractions have made up this orientation tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Galleries Walk in Portland, Part 2

Galleries Walk in Portland, Part 2

This tour is for those who love to surround themselves with art. In the galleries of Portland you may see masterpieces ranging from contemporary art to traditional fine art, glass art, prints, paintings, sculpture, fine art photography and other types of visual art. So, take this tour to explore the wonderful range of Portland's galleries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Portland for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Portland has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Portland, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.