last thursday in may
thursdays are gallery days here in portland. there is the long standing first thursday in the pearl where neighborhood galleries launch their new shows for the upcoming month. this night tends to draw a crowd of all ages from the young art students at near-by schools like the art institute and pica to the empty nesters living in the condominiums scattered throughout the neighborhood. then there is last thursday across town over on alberta street.
alberta street is to the pearl district what the left bank is to the right in paris. alberta is home to the bohemians and ruffians as the pearl is home to the more sophisticated scene. so there is no question that i enjoy last thursdays over on alberta the way i gravitate to the left bank in paris.
last thursdays in the summer should not be missed as everyone is out and going wild after nine months of confinement due to rain. so if you are looking for something to do tonight head on over to alberta street, however, you may want to take tomorrow off if you do!