Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts
Admission is free.
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday through Sunday, Noon—5:00 PM
First Thursday Opening Receptions, 6:00—9:00 PM
Blue Sky is closed Mondays, and Tuesdays and Wednesdays for installation prior to every First Thursday opening.
During inclement weather, Blue Sky may be closed.
2016 Holiday Hours
Closed New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
For groups of 12 of more, please contact Blue Sky in advance with the date and time you plan to visit.
Located in the historic DeSoto Building on the North Park Blocks between Couch and Davis Streets in Portland’s Pearl District, Blue Sky is easily accessible from all over the city.
By Public Transit
Blue Sky is conveniently located near several bus lines, MAX Light Rail, and the Portland Streetcar. Visit www.trimet.org for routes and schedules.
From I-5 North
Merge onto I-405 N via Exit 299B on the left toward US-26W/Beaverton/City Center. Take Exit 2B toward Everett St. This puts you on NW 14th Avenue. At the first intersection, turn right onto NW Everett Street. Turn right onto NW 8th Ave. Blue Sky is on your left.
From I-5 South
Take Exit 302A toward City Center. This puts you on N Broadway. N Broadway becomes Broadway Bridge. Broadway Bridge becomes NW Broadway. Turn right onto NW Davis Street, then left onto NW 8th. Blue Sky is on your left.
From downtown Portland (heading West on Burnside Street)
Drive West on W Burnside Street toward SW Broadway. Turn right onto NW Broadway. Turn left onto NW Davis Street, then left onto NW 8th. Blue Sky is on your left.
From downtown Portland (heading East on Burnside Street)
Drive East on W Burnside Street toward NW 14th Avenue. Turn left onto NW 14th Avenue. Turn right onto NW Davis Street, then right on NW 8th. Blue Sky is on your left.
Metered street parking surrounds the DeSoto Building, and several parking lots nearby offer hourly rates. Lots near Blue Sky include: NW Broadway and Couch, NW 5th and Davis, NW 4th and Everett, NW 11th and Burnside (in Powell’s Books), SW Broadway and Pine, and the 1300 spots in the Brewery Blocks, with entry on NW 12th between Couch and Davis.