The first Friday of the month is known as First Friday Art Walk in Portland. The art galleries stay open late for people to come in to see their featured artist of the month. The Portland Museum of Art also waives it’s entrance fee on Friday nights after 6pm.
We’ve often gone to the museum Friday nights to see the current exhibits. We try to make this a social event by inviting friends to join us, coupling the trip to the museum with drinks before or after at one of the various watering holes in the area.
Last night we wanted to go to a place we had never been: Local 188. It was a great place to have drinks. The place was pretty busy but it didn’t seem loud. I’m getting so I really don’t like loud places. It makes it so hare do enjoy the company of friends.
It was an unusually warm November evening, which made strolling along the streets of Portland very enjoyable. In another month it might be snowing, or at the very least cold. We took advantage of the warmth to walk the streets in search of art to view.
I never knew that one of our friends went to clown school:
One of the art galleries we visited is located above Harmon’s and Barton’s florists. The owner is a friend of ours with the most impressive case of flowers I have seen in a long time. It was so beautiful to look at:
We wrapped up the night with a final round of drinks and dessert at The Top of the East. It was a great evening in the company of terrific friends, some outstanding art, and stimulating conversation.