was a center for contemporary art in Southeast Portland, Oregon. It was led by a desire to support artists, propose new modes of production, and stimulate the ongoing public discourse around art. This website serves as an archive of Yale Union’s programming from 2011 through 2021.

Yale Union acknowledges that it occupies the traditional lands of the Multnomah, Chinook, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya, Molalla, and other Indigenous peoples.


A Performance
Friday, April 10, 9pm
$12—Tickets (Free to MEMBERS)

Loren Connors will perform solo on guitar. Since the late 1970s, Connors has released more than 70 records on a variety of music labels (Family Vineyard, Northern Spy, RoadCone, Drag City, and others), and roughly 40 records on his own imprints (Black label, St. Joan, and Daggett). Best known as a composer and improviser, his latest studio album, I Wish I Didn’t Dream, recorded with vocalist Suzanne Langille, was improvised live during a single-day session.

Loren Connors was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1949. He has recorded under the names Guitar Roberts, Loren Mattei, and other variations. Outside of Connors’ three decades of solo work, he has collaborated with many others, as well as leading the group Haunted House. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.