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Family-friendly event to transform downtown into art gallery Friday evening, May 6

COURTESY PHOTO: CITY OF TROUTDALE - Troutdale's First Friday will close down the historic highway through downtown for a fun event. A summer tradition celebrating art is making a return to downtown Troutdale.

The 2022 First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Troutdale from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 6. The event will have galleries showcasing local artists, and many retailers and restaurants will expand out into the street There will be 50 artisans selling their merchandise, and the family-friendly event also will have live music, a kids zone and plenty of food.

The East Historic Columbia River Highway will close to vehicle traffic between Buxton Road and Kibling Street at 3 p.m. that day to give vendors and businesses time to set up. About one hour after the event, the road will reopen.

Parking will be available on the side streets as well as the lots on Kibling, above Mayors Square and behind the north side of the Historic Highway. There also will be free shuttles from one of the overflow lots — the Troutdale Art Center, Glenn Otto Park, McMenamins Edgefield and Harvest Christian Church.

First Friday will continue each month — June 3, July 1, Aug. 5 and Sept. 2. More details are available at

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