Local News
7:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Change Is Coming to Louisville's Portland Neighborhood, Like It Or Not

Roger Sutherland, who has lived in Portland for 30 years, cleans grass out of his sidewalk. Sutherland recently got a fleur de lis tattooed onto his chest in honor of Louisville.
Credit Alix Mattingly / WFPL News

Louisville’s Portland neighborhood is starting to look like the new NuLu—the next previously-overlooked historic Louisville neighborhood ripe for redevelopment and preservation.

Real estate developers are buying old buildings to renovate. Artists, galleries, chic restaurants and creative class nonprofits are moving in. And some current residents and community activists are concerned that the historical and architectural character of Portland is worth more to developers than the human character of the historically working-class neighborhood.

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Arts and Humanities
7:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Inside Tim Faulkner's New Portland Arts Complex

The main gallery space at Tim Faulkner Gallery.
Erin Keane WFPL News

Many of Louisville's art galleries are intimate spaces. They're re-purposed storefronts, hosting carefully curated solo or invitational small group shows that boom on opening nights and quietly go about their business with collectors and aficionados the rest of the month. But Tim Faulkner and his gallery director Margaret Archambault have always had a more raucous vibe going, first on East Market and then in Butchertown, where their bursting-at-the-seams Tim Faulkner Gallery moved in 2012.

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Arts and Humanities
2:53 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

'Peek at Portland' Offers Tours of Neighborhood Targeted for Arts and Development

Portland Printing and Fax Service, 18th and Portland Ave., Louisville, Kentucky, 2011. Part of the University of Louisville's Ghost Signs of Louisville collection.
Credit Lana Wilson / University of Louisville Photographic Archives

Is Portland the new Nulu? With artists and companies like Argo Networks relocating to the historic neighborhood near downtown, Portland's walkable charm and potential (for now) for affordable art studio and performance space are creating significant buzz.

If you haven't been to Portland in a while (or ever) and are curious about who's already there and what's on the way, "A Peek at Portland" will offer free neighborhood tours tomorrow (1-4 p.m.) to showcase Portland's current artistic and entrepreneurial activity. 

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Local News
3:51 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Former Employees Discuss Reopening Portland Boys & Girls Club, Local Philanthropist Helping

Community leaders and former employees are working with a local philanthropist to reopen the Portland neighborhood Boys and Girls Club, which The Salvation Army was forced to close in 2011.

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Arts and Humanities
4:46 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Portland Honors Neighborhood Preservation Work

Portland's Squire Earick House, currently under renovation.
Wikimedia Commons

As artists and real estate investors turn their attention to Louisville’s historic Portland neighborhood, local preservationists who have worked to keep the historic integrity of the neighborhood intact are being honored for their efforts. The Portland Museum and the Portland Preservation Alliance team up to recognize members of the community who have contributed significantly to preserving the architectural heritage of the historic Portland neighborhood.

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