Important Dates this December

Downhill skier

Need something framed in time for Christmas? Bring it in by December 12th.

Downhill skier
By Claude Thebarge, available at Village Frame & Gallery

Great framing takes time, so bring your gifts of art and seasonal decor to Village Frame & Gallery this week to make sure they will beat Santa to your door.

Despite the business of the season, we will make sure your project receives the care an attention we have built our reputation on since 1999.

Shop hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

Have questions about whether or not we can frame something? Call us at 503-245-8001.

Holiday Hours at Village Frame & Gallery

In order to spend time with our families and friends, Village Frame & Gallery will observe the following special holiday schedule. We hope you are also able to spend time this season in the company of those you love best.

Thursday, December 24th: Closing at 4 pm

Friday, December 25th: Closed

Saturday, December 26th: Closed

Thursday, December 31st: Closing at 4 pm

Friday, January 1st: Closed


Multnomah Village Holiday Gala December 4th and 5th

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala poster

Multnomah Village Holiday Gala poster

Friday Night

  • Carriage rides at Multnomah Arts Center starting at 4:30 pm
  • Carriage rides at Key Bank parking lot starting at 6:15 pm
  • Robert Gray Panache Singers at Key Bank at 6:30 pm
  • Tree lighting with Santa at 6:42 pm in front of Village Beads
  • Riversgate Church Street Carolers in the street from 6:00 pm
  • Village Dental at Umpqua Bank with free treats and give-aways from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, raffle at 7 pm
  • Great shopping until 9:00 pm


  • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast with Santa at Lucky Lab 8:00 – 11:00 am
  • Gingerbread house making at Riversgate Church 10:00 am – Noon
  • Wilson Wave Caroling Noon to 1:00 pm
  • A wonderful holiday spirit all day long


Umpqua Bank, Multnomah Village Business Association, Riversgate Church, Starbucks, SW Kiwanis, Thinker Toys, Healthy Pets Northwest, Switch Shoes and Clothing, Village Dental, Topanien Global Gifts, Multnomah Antiques, Village Beads, Jones and Jones Jewelers

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Thanksgiving Hours at Village Frame & Gallery

Autumn table setting with pumpkins.

Autumn table setting with pumpkins. Message overlaid is, "It's time to stop and give thanks with friends and family."

Village Frame & Gallery will be closed Thursday, November 26th, and Friday, November 27th, so we may spend Thanksgiving with our loved ones. We will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, November 28th.

We hope you will, likewise, be able to spend Thanksgiving with the people you are most thankful for and we look forward to seeing you after the holiday.

Need Gifts Framed?

Framing orders for Christmas delivery need to be dropped off at the shop no later than December 12th.

Trick or Treat Multnomah Village this Halloween

Don’t miss one of the biggest family-friendly parties of the year!

Rain or shine, it’s trick-or-treat time in the Village Saturday, October 31st, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Start at Starbucks on Capitol Highway to pick up your walking map, and parents can get a complimentary cup of coffee!

Then, make the rounds from business to business, get your picture taken for just $5 at the Harvest Photo Stage–all proceeds go to Neighborhood House–, play some games at the Kids Halloween Carnival, and finish up at Dr. Jensen’s for a special surprise treat.

Halloween in the Village is sponsored by the Multnomah Village Business Association. Follow the Multnomah Village events page or their Facebook page to learn more.

Halloween in Multnomah Village 2015 poster



It’s Holiday Framing Season!

Drawing of tree on bright green bakground with a red bird flying over it. Below the tree it says, "I'm dreaming of a green Christmas."

If you want something framed for the holidays, bring it in today.

Superior craftsmanship takes time, so whether you want to give gifts of art or add a piece to your holiday decor, this is the best time to get started. Drop off your artwork, photographs, keepsakes, and needlework right away to ensure they will be framed and ready in plenty of time. Need some inspiration or the perfect gift for an art lover? Village Frame & Gallery can help with that too. See you soon!

Framed pictures with the message "We can help you frame Christmas past and present

… and all the other holidays too!


Please note: Framing orders for Christmas delivery need to be dropped off at the shop no later than December 12th. We are open Tuesday – Saturday
10 am – 6 pm at 7808 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

July First Friday and Independence Day at Village Frame & Gallery

Self-portrait in watercolors by Kaye Synoground

July Calendar

Village Frame and Gallery will be open late for First Friday, July 3rd, however, there will be no artist’s reception. We will be closed July 4, 2015 for Independence Day.

Poster with a picture of Kaye painting and one of her watercolor of a classic truck rusting in the grass. The Gallery will continue to feature A Lifetime of Work by Kaye Synoground, through the month of July. The show features new and old works from Kaye’s 20-year career as an artist, and is her first since she was forced to take several months off to care for her health. If you weren’t able to see this exhibit in June, be sure to come visit us this month.

About Kay Synoground

Kaye began studying art at when she was only 13 years old, but initially struggled to  and went on to establish a career in the fine arts. For many years, she painted  signs and did commercial illustration. In a recent interview with The Southwest Community Connection, Kaye explained it was cancer that first convinced her to become a full-time artist in 1993: “It just felt like I’d better be painting if I was going to paint,” she said. “None of us knows how long we have.”

Today, she is well known for her artwork and teaching. Her art has been exhibited at Washington County Museum, Columbia Arts Center, Halvorsen Gallery, Newport Visual Arts Center,  and is part of many collections both private and public. She has also had work published in Woman’s Journal, Fine Gardening, and The Best of Colored Pencil. Kaye illustrated Barbara Blossom Ashmun’s book, Married to My Garden. She had a gallery in Multnomah Village for 16 years.

Please join us as we celebrate 20 years of Kaye Synoground’s art.

If you can’t make it to First Friday, A Lifetime of Work will be on display throughout July during regular business hours, Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm. Meanwhile, here are a few of our favorites by Kaye Synoground:

Two Persimmons by Kaye Synoground
Two Persimmons by Kaye Synoground


Watercolor of back of voluptuous nude woman in shades of blues and peach
Blue Nude by Kaye Synoground


Watercolor of orange and scarlet autumn leaves drifting in front of a blue and gold background
Drifters by Kaye Synoground

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Seam ripper with hand-carved wooden handle.

Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day, are you ready? Or still looking for something special?

If you’re still shopping, here are 3 gift ideas perfect for moms and available right now at Village Frame & Gallery.

Handcrafted Gifts

Seam ripper with hand-carved wooden handle.
Seam Ripper by Randy Bonella

This year, don’t settle for the same old, same old generic gift. Find something that reflects who your mother is and what she cherishes about her life. Think about the activities she loves and her personal preferences, and then use them as inspiration. Your mom will appreciate the extra thought you put into celebrating her.

Is your mom a fiber artist? Choose a hand-carved seam ripper. A writer? Pick a luxury pen crafted by a local artist. A fashionista? Wrap up a unique piece of beaded jewelry. Not sure? Stop by the Gallery. We’re always glad to help you brainstorm gift ideas and we have a wide selection of unique items.

Art Prints or Posters

In foreground, a couple in long, flowing colorful coats and hats embrace. Behind them is a line of identical women in lime green coats, hats, and umbrellas--each is holding a bouquet of yellow flowers.
By Claude Theberge

If your mom loves art, you’ll love our selection of affordable prints and posters. These budget-friendly reproductions can be the perfect choice when a room needs a bold pop of color. One of my favorite uses for them is to liven up bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms where humidity and heat make the environment inhospitable for original artwork, but there are endless, great looking options for decorating with prints and posters.

1950s photo of couple dining
Which memory is your mother’s favorite?

Mom’s Favorite Photo, Framed

It’s not too late to have a beloved photo framed for display if you opt for a ready-made frame. As with any framing project, be picky about the type of materials used to make the matte and frame so your picture is protected from acids and elements. We have quality ready-made mattes and frames in the most popular photo sizes; it’s up to you to sneak the snapshot out of that box where your mom keeps it.