On the first Friday of every month, downtown Portland comes alive for the free First Friday Art Walk. This is an incredibly popular event that encourages participants to mosey along, visiting galleries, studios museums, and alternative spaces, as well as restaurants and lounges. En route, view new exhibits, hear live music, and often sip wine and taste goodies at receptions. Dozens of venues participate, and you can print out a brochure and map from the web site. Next one is Friday, April 3, 5-8 p.m.