"Great Artistic Area."
The Alberta Street East of MLK Blvd. (A mile or so east of I-5) in Portland, OR is a great art community. Durring the Spring and Summer months there are monthly art walks on the first and last Thursday of each month. They call it First Thursday and Last Thursday. You will find many local artists displaying their locally made items for sale. This street has experienced a great revival from it's most recent past of low income housing and higher then current crime rate. This area has many newly rennovated retail, restaurant, and art studio buildings and is a great please to experience the local culture.