Opening: Saturday, August 31 | 1pm-3pm
On view and accepting story contributions until September 16th
Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St Portland, OR 97209
A new addition to the Our Portland Story exhibition opens on the 31st and features a large-scale map populated with flags representing important places referenced in Our Portland Story Volumes 1 & 2. The map is interactive and will be awaiting your location-based Portland story.
What story will you write?
A story of your first kiss at Oaks Park? Your favorite St. Johns dive bar? Your secret bench on the Esplanade? The buildings, parks, bridges, scenic areas, restaurants and public squares are the backdrop of ALL of our Portland stories. Add yours and you will be contributing to the growth of the exhibit which will be live (and allowing contributions) at Museum of Contemporary Craft until September 16th.
We will supply paper, writing supplies, tables and chairs. Write your story, plant your flag on the map and watch it grow. Leave your story for all museum guests to enjoy and be inspired by (take a photocopy if you’d like). Some story authors will be selected to expand their story for inclusion in Volume 3.
This event is the fourth in the Our Portland Story Summer Expo series – a celebration of community storytelling. View full Expo event line up!
Still on view: The Cabinet of Curiosity brought to you by Our Portland Story and the Museum of Contemporary Craft. Peer into the depths of “Cabinet” which features wild, weird and familiar objects pulled straight from the pages of Volumes 1 &2. Discover old Portland concert posters, historical artifacts and cultural oddities! All objects are mapped and reference page numbers so you can dive deeper into the stories behind all of the objects.
Huge thanks to Joan Lundell for design and planning support, and to Sarah Margolis-Pineo for her work & support of the Expo!
MoCC, in partnership with Pacific Northwest College of Art is a vibrant center for investigation and dialogue that helps expand the definition and exploration of craft.
About Our Portland Story
Founded in 2008, Our Portland Story is an ongoing story collection project that seeks to cultivate a greater sense of community. The Our Portland Story publication, now in its second volume, pairs local storytellers with designers to create artful snapshots that capture the spirit of the city.