1. Making a trek to the Robot Alley off of North Skidmore Street between Borthwick and Kerby is worth it even if you don’t live in the neighborhood. Some of the interactive bits are automatic and some are manned by artist and film editor Robert B. Fortney, who will banter with or pop out to surprise visitors if he is around and spots you on the camera.
2. We love stumbling upon the tiny bronze statues along Southeast Division Street by artists and parents Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis. More info at divisionstreetsculptures.com.
3. Take a second look at the trash receptacles dotting Southeast Woodstock Boulevard and you’ll notice they’ve been vibrantly painted by the local duo Rather Severe. Rather-severe.com/#/woodstock-street-trash-cans.
4. Lake Oswego’s Gallery Without Walls features 90 permanent and loaned sculptures all around the downtown area. Get a map for the walking tour here: artscouncillo.org/gallery-without-walls/tour.
5. Stroll by the fanciful wall of portraits along a fence on North Tyler Street between Willamette and Edison in St. Johns.