a place for art and ideas

Angry Pigeon Gallery

Named for our school mascot, that feisty downtown bird, the Angry Pigeon Gallery is Northwest Academy’s storefront exhibition and performance space in downtown Portland. The Pigeon features shows by students, faculty, alumni, and established artists, writers, and performers. The Pigeon hosts open mics for students and faculty and a variety of literary events as well.

Jun 2, 2015 |

Will Gerould Memorial Show Opens June 4th

The Angry Pigeon is honored to host a celebration of the life and work of Northwest Academy Alum Will Gerould, class of 2008. A talented visual artist, Will passed away this previous November. We will be hosting receptions to commemorate his astounding visual artwork on Thursday, June 4th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and… Read More



Apr 6, 2015 |

Student Show “Identity” Opens April 9

The Angry Pigeon Gallery’s Themed Student Show “Identity” Opens April 9 This coming April, the Angry Pigeon Gallery will be hosting an exhibition of Northwest Academy student artwork. The show runs April 9-30 and there are two receptions: one on Thursday, April 9th from 6-9 p.m. and the second on Friday, April 10th from 4-7… Read More


Feb 23, 2015 |

Comic Art Exhibition Opening March 5th

The Angry Pigeon Gallery is proud to host it’s first ever Comic Art Exhibition, showcasing the work of a number of local Portland comic artists, including Joelle Jones, Lukas Ketner, Lucy Bellwood, Tom Rogers and Jack Ciolli. These artists hail from a variety of genres, styles and media. The Angry Pigeon Gallery is located at… Read More


  • From Portland and Beyond

    Northwest Academy’s community includes students from throughout the Portland Metropolitan area, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard as well as Vancouver Washington.

    From Portland and Beyond
    Many students commute by bike or public transportation.
  • Downtown Portland is our extended classroom

    Students utilize the Central Library, Portland State University, and nearby museums and performing arts centers.

    Downtown Portland is our extended classroom
  • Lunch Events

    Friday Lunch events include everything from distinguished guest speakers (such as University of Oregon President and Multnomah County District Attorney) to friendly games of dodgeball.

    Lunch Events
  • Outstanding After-School Classes

    With classes ranging from Darkroom Tech to Robotics to Improv, students can explore visual, performing, and media arts.

    Outstanding After-School Classes