Portland Psychedelic

This is a past event. Sunday, March 17 more dates through March 17, 2019

Oregon Historical Society 1200 S.W. Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205

Portland served as a common West Coast stop for touring bands in the 1960s and 1970s, with a number of nationally known musicians playing shows in the Rose City. Local music thrived at the same time, centered on psychedelic coffeehouses across Portland. Featuring posters, handbills, autographs and other memorabilia representing bands including The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and Buffalo Springfield, the exhibit Portland Psychedelic: Music and Culture in the Rose City and Beyond, 1966 – 1972 includes over 100 objects recently donated to the Oregon Historical Society Research Library by donor Peter Glazer. Showcasing one of the largest collections of local poster and handbill art, the exhibit gives visitors a glimpse into the music and visual design that dominated the countercultural scene in Portland in the 1960s.

Event Type

Art & Design, Exhibition, For Kids




Free for members, county residents and youths 18 and under. $5 otherwise.


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