Published June 21, 2019
There’s been a growing fascination with emerging murals in Portland, Oregon, over the last few years.
The efforts to change mundane spaces into visually appealing and thought-provoking large-scale creative monuments have provided expressive avenues for artists. These projects have, in turn, enhanced the environment for residents and visitors alike.
Some of the artists featured in this gallery are:
You’ll notice not all murals are created by local artists. Incorporating international artists has stoked greater awareness of Portland’s art scene. If you’re interested in learning more, or if you’re an artist who would like to get involved, Forest For the Trees and Portland Street Art Alliance are local organizations that produce and promote street art (murals) in Portland. Some restaurants, bars, and retail shops have also commissioned works independently.
I hope you enjoy the following photos that highlight some of my finds in Portland. Let me know what you think, and feel free to tag me on Instagram (@seanbessorealty) with your Portland mural finds! I’ll be sure to add more as I come across them.