The Canvas Art Bar & Bistro

★★★★★
Meet. Eat. Make.\nArtisan food, local beer/wine, eco-friendly art supplies.
  • 1800 NW Upshur St

    Portland, OR 97209

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  • 503-206-6964

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this has been closed one year

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this has been closed one year

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go here! seriously great food, great service and great fun. you can create art...they have many different media's for you to try and the atmosphere is wonderful...easy conversation between old friends or new friends! i really love the

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go here! seriously great food, great service and great fun. you can create art...they have many different media's for you to try and the atmosphere is wonderful...easy conversation between old friends or new friends! i really love the

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This place is AWESOME!!

So I went there for the first time and was amazed at this concept. Creating art, having a beer and a pannini?? The food is reasonably priced and the really tasty. They have bistro food, soups, sandwiches etc. but

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This place is AWESOME!!

So I went there for the first time and was amazed at this concept. Creating art, having a beer and a pannini?? The food is reasonably priced and the really tasty. They have bistro food, soups, sandwiches etc. but

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Great place! Service is phenomenal. The wine is good. There is a great vibe there. Amazing...enough said?!

I love the concept. Eat, Meet, Create! Great way to hang out with friends or sip on some wine and create.

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Great place! Service is phenomenal. The wine is good. There is a great vibe there. Amazing...enough said?!

I love the concept. Eat, Meet, Create! Great way to hang out with friends or sip on some wine and create.

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The Canvas offers a costumed model each Monday evening. If you like figure drawing or painting (or are keen on trying it for the first time) ....this is the place! Some artists from our painting/sketching group have been to a couple of sessions thus far and we could not be more impressed. Great models, excellent food, super-friendly staff, first rate atmosphere, pleasant music--it's all comfortable and welcoming. We encourage you to come to the Monday evening sessions..you will not be disappointed!

Members of PPASP (Google "PPASP Behind the Scenes the canvas" to see results from a Monday evening session)

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The Canvas offers a costumed model each Monday evening. If you like figure drawing or painting (or are keen on trying it for the first time) ....this is the place! Some artists from our painting/sketching group have been to a couple of sessions thus far and we could not be more impressed. Great models, excellent food, super-friendly staff, first rate atmosphere, pleasant music--it's all comfortable and welcoming. We encourage you to come to the Monday evening sessions..you will not be disappointed!

Members of PPASP (Google "PPASP Behind the Scenes the canvas" to see results from a Monday evening session)

Pros: excellent models, life drawing & painting each week, GREAT!

Cons: None

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I love the design of this place! The original bricks from the building were used to construct the bar, the purple and green walls look great together...and did i mention the purple couches!!!??? I was invited to the opening night by a friend and have loved it ever since! I think the atmosphere is great and although i am not in anyway shape or form an artist I enjoy being around the creativity! I've been back a few different times and i always try to bring a new friend with me to see what they think..and hands down they always love it. This place is a must visit for anyone who visits or lives in Portland. Keep up the great work Canvas!!

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I love the design of this place! The original bricks from the building were used to construct the bar, the purple and green walls look great together...and did i mention the purple couches!!!??? I was invited to the opening night by a friend and have loved it ever since! I think the atmosphere is great and although i am not in anyway shape or form an artist I enjoy being around the creativity! I've been back a few different times and i always try to bring a new friend with me to see what they think..and hands down they always love it. This place is a must visit for anyone who visits or lives in Portland. Keep up the great work Canvas!!

Pros: live music, green products, local hip owners

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This place is so warm and friendly. What I like most about it is that there's nothing like it Portland. The food is wonderful and so is the service. The art projects are super fun but it's also great for hanging out or meeting up. Kid-friendly too.

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This place is so warm and friendly. What I like most about it is that there's nothing like it Portland. The food is wonderful and so is the service. The art projects are super fun but it's also great for hanging out or meeting up. Kid-friendly too.

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This bar/restaurant/coffee shop/art supply store/gallery has got to be one of coolest places in Portland. The Canvas opened recently and since then I have been going almost every day after work - it's basically on my way home. The owner's are a young, hip couple who have created a spot that is unlike anything else I've found around here. You can go in and grab a beer or some food and hang out and draw or paint without feeling any pressure about anything. It's a truly relaxing environment and they have a unique menu that includes amazing original quesadillas and sandwiches. They also have local beers on tap, outside seating, a comfy purple lounge area and decent artwork on the walls. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone - especially those with a creative side who just need a little inspiration.

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★★★★★

This bar/restaurant/coffee shop/art supply store/gallery has got to be one of coolest places in Portland. The Canvas opened recently and since then I have been going almost every day after work - it's basically on my way home. The owner's are a young, hip couple who have created a spot that is unlike anything else I've found around here. You can go in and grab a beer or some food and hang out and draw or paint without feeling any pressure about anything. It's a truly relaxing environment and they have a unique menu that includes amazing original quesadillas and sandwiches. They also have local beers on tap, outside seating, a comfy purple lounge area and decent artwork on the walls. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone - especially those with a creative side who just need a little inspiration.

Pros: great people, delicious food, cool/relaxing atmosphere.

Cons: none

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The canvas is an amazing little spot tucked away in NW. The space is awesome, and has a great creative vibe to it. Whether you're meeting friends to have a drink, or by yourself getting creative; it's a wonderful place to go. The owners are friendly, and the service is good. Prices are well priced as well. =) I recommend highly!!!

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★★★★★

The canvas is an amazing little spot tucked away in NW. The space is awesome, and has a great creative vibe to it. Whether you're meeting friends to have a drink, or by yourself getting creative; it's a wonderful place to go. The owners are friendly, and the service is good. Prices are well priced as well. =) I recommend highly!!!

Pros: Great Atmosphere, food, and prices! and GREAT OWNERS

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I love how new awesome places are always springing up in Portland. I just stumbled upon this place while walking my dog (I live in NW). I came in and chatted it up with the owners, a young couple, and was really impressed by the innovative concept. Its all about getting people to get together and create together! Rolls of paper, pencils and charcoal free for the taking... and it seems like they are lining up some cool events too! I haven't tried the food yet, but it looked good. Their beer/wine list was mostly local. And their art supplies were green. What's not to like about this new local spot in NW Industrial Portland?

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I love how new awesome places are always springing up in Portland. I just stumbled upon this place while walking my dog (I live in NW). I came in and chatted it up with the owners, a young couple, and was really impressed by the innovative concept. Its all about getting people to get together and create together! Rolls of paper, pencils and charcoal free for the taking... and it seems like they are lining up some cool events too! I haven't tried the food yet, but it looked good. Their beer/wine list was mostly local. And their art supplies were green. What's not to like about this new local spot in NW Industrial Portland?

Pros: good food, good prices, good vibe

Cons: more seating?

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wow. Cool doesn't really do this place justice. It has a fresh new idea and has put that into a super cool building. I don't know what the pearl was before it was the pearl but imagine this has that chic industrial feel that it might have. food is fab and great prices...and names! went to just look, walked, in and ended up trying a salad and sandwich (huge servings btw) and even used some of the free doodling stuff on the table, somthing I have not done since grade school! cool art on the walls. i liked that there were some people lounging and drinking, one was working, and a couple of gals were painting..good vibe! Not too artsy fartsy but rather just hip and creative. I'd go again...in a heartbeat. Oh! And as I was leaving a model came in to pose for sketching!

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wow. Cool doesn't really do this place justice. It has a fresh new idea and has put that into a super cool building. I don't know what the pearl was before it was the pearl but imagine this has that chic industrial feel that it might have. food is fab and great prices...and names! went to just look, walked, in and ended up trying a salad and sandwich (huge servings btw) and even used some of the free doodling stuff on the table, somthing I have not done since grade school! cool art on the walls. i liked that there were some people lounging and drinking, one was working, and a couple of gals were painting..good vibe! Not too artsy fartsy but rather just hip and creative. I'd go again...in a heartbeat. Oh! And as I was leaving a model came in to pose for sketching!

Pros: great atmosphere, great food, cozy but hip, happy hour

Cons: none. there is even parking!

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After hearing about The Canvas opening in NW, I decided to stop in for a beer and some sketching after work. The space is large, yet comfortable and there are tables and art materials for drawing or the option to simply belly up to the bar. The owner was there and was super friendly. I ordered a quesidilla, that I can't recall the name of, but it had beans, corn and cheese and was delicious and freshly made. There were a few young people just drinking and a few people working on paintings and the like. a great new idea for Portland. Give it a try for yourself!

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★★★★★

After hearing about The Canvas opening in NW, I decided to stop in for a beer and some sketching after work. The space is large, yet comfortable and there are tables and art materials for drawing or the option to simply belly up to the bar. The owner was there and was super friendly. I ordered a quesidilla, that I can't recall the name of, but it had beans, corn and cheese and was delicious and freshly made. There were a few young people just drinking and a few people working on paintings and the like. a great new idea for Portland. Give it a try for yourself!

Pros: Beer, wine, cheap eats and art

 

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