WHAT: The first Thursday of every month, galleries in the Pearl District in northwest Portland open their doors to the public to celebrate the opening of new exhibits. Many artists (including yours truly) set up booths on the streets to show and sell their work.

WHERE: 1114 NW Couch St, in the courtyard next to Peet's Coffee and Tea (between Powells and Whole Foods).

WHEN: 6 - 9 PM