Northeast Portland Neighborhoods

Alberta Arts

Out and about: Alberta is where the art is

Out and about: Alberta is where the art is

By Kathy Eaton with photos by Judy Nelson
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See our Facebook album with more of Judy Nelson’s Alberta photos here.

History

Alberta Street, with its storied past of gangs and gunshots, emerged as an arts district in the late 1990s when a local realtor advertised a home in a crime-ridden neighborhood later renamed Alberta Arts District. A distinctive cultural area, Alberta Street between Northeast 14th and  Northeast 31st avenues … More

Alberta Street Fair seeks vendors, performers

Alberta Street Fair seeks vendors, performers

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Registration is open for performers and vendors to participate in the 17th annual Alberta Street Fair, scheduled for Saturday, August 9.

The daylong celebration of community, art and music brings more than 20,000 people to the commercial district, hosted by Alberta Main Street.

The fair will includes three stages of entertainment and 300 vendor spaces between Northeast Tenth and 30th Avenues.More

Alberta businesses to celebrate with lights, gnomes

Alberta businesses to celebrate with lights, gnomes

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Alberta Street businesses will light a tree, welcome gnome hunters and serve refreshments during “ Lit Up and Local: A Month of Merriment.”

For the second year, lights will shine on a living holiday tree at 4:30 p.m. December 7 in the Courtyard at Northeast 18th Avenue and Alberta Street. Holiday music, cookies and warm drinks will be part of the free … More

First Friday puts the accent on Northeast galleries

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

With the rampant growth of art galleries on the east side of Portland during the last decade, it was only a matter of time before a number of them coalesced to sponsor an informal gallery guide. Called First Friday, the guide calls attention to galleries and venues that are open every first Friday evening of the month from 6 p.m. … More

Farewell Kathe, Monie and friends

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010

This year’s Alberta Art Hop is a farewell for one of its supporters and a last opportunity to give support to some young artists.

Kathe Swaback and her non-profit Art Up have been features of Art Hop for the past two years. Two years ago, in her Women of Honor project, she and other artists painted larger-than-life portraits of 12 … More

Ethnic markets bring south-of-the-border flavor to NE Portland

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News, March, 2010

Northeast Portland has a number of businesses featuring products from Mexico and other countries in Central America and South America. It’s a niche market with an appreciative clientele, similar to the early part of the twentieth century, when Portland boasted taverns, groceries and shops in which the owners spoke German, Italian, Swedish or another European language.

Mercado y Taqueria Don More