Public Art Comes to Portland with Forest for the Trees Project

One thing many people notice when they come to Portland is that unlike many other large cities, there is a distinct lack of large public murals downtown. Public art brings vitality to the city, and thanks to Forest for the Trees NW, there's a lot more of it in Portland. Over the course of six days, twelve artists from around the world created massive works of art all over the city. Participating businesses hosted collaborations between artists from Tokyo and Australia, along with local artists to add vibrancy to the streets. For more information, visit

A collaboration with Mhak, an artist from Tokyo, and Eric Otto, an artist from California on NE 11th and Stark (image by Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian)