First Thursday/PADA

Location -
Pearl District, Portland, OR 97209
Neighborhood - Pearl District

Categories - Art, Museums/Galleries

Features - Near a MAX stop, Near Portland Streetcar

Portland Art Dealers Association (PADA), is an association of the city’s foremost contemporary art galleries that presents regional and international artists in exhibits year-round. PADA member galleries include Augen, Blackfish, Bullseye, Butters, Froelick, Charles Hartman, Elizabeth Leach, PDX Contemporary Art, Laura Russo and 23 Sandy.

PADA galleries are the founders of Portland’s renowned monthly First Thursday public art walk. On the First Thursday of every month, galleries and stores throughout the Pearl District open their doors to the public for art viewing and sales, often complimented by food, drink, street vendors and other fun action.