As of January, East Burnside's velvet painting gallery the Velveteria will be closing its doors. From their website:

We are opening in parts unknown, but warmer climes. Keep up with the latest at for further news. We want to thank all of our friends in Portland and worldwide. We will be back better than ever. You ain’t seen nuthin yet.

Keep the Faith,
Caren & Carl

I called 'em to find out more, but no word yet.