Real Art in Real Places: The Bye & Bye, Portland

Whimsical sparrow looking over its shoulder
A real painting (not a poster) - thank you for supporting local artists!

I absolutely love discovering REAL ART out and about in the world…not poster prints, and not “featured artist” stuff at local bars and coffeehouses, but real art made by a real artist. Something that has been purchased, framed, and is clearly loved.

The Bye & Bye in Portland, OR was exciting because they have real art all over the walls! Every room has several pieces that are framed and/or featured in a special nook that complements the piece, including a large showpiece that defines the entire bar area. All of it is well done, and well, cool.

1950s style collage emphasizing boys, bikes, story text, and child's handwriting.