Goring's Lunch
In the mid-1970s, photographer David Levinthal and collegemate Gary Trudeau created Hitler Moves East, a beautiful, subtle, and well-researched graphic novel in which the Nazi army was portrayed by small toy figurines. Thirty years later, Portland artist Jim Riswold has come out with his own series of photographs of toy Hitler figurines. Set against plain white backgrounds and lit with blasé evenness, these photos lack everything that made Levinthal's work so good. Augen Gallery, 817 SW 2nd Ave, 224-8182, Through Feb. 24

* Portrait of a Ghost
NYC artist Dave McKenzie's show explores themes of communication and identity, but does so mostly with common materials, simple gestures and low budget video work. He has cast self-portraits of himself as a bobblehead, written letters to loved ones in Braille and turned a basketball inside out. McKenzie's work, like all good conceptual art, proves far better at raising questions than answering them. RD Savage Art Resources, 1430 SE Third Ave, 230-0265, Through March 19

Will Vinton's Animation Art Collection
Will Vinton, the man who brought you the Noid and the California Raisins, presents sketches and models of his best known works, including, well, the Noid and the California Raisins. Art Institute of Portland, 1122 NW Davis, Through March 31

* Tulsa, The Suitcase, and the Secondhand
The portfolio of meth-fueled photographs that first brought Larry Clarke fame, Tulsa, is on view in all its repulsive glory. Most famous for his films like Kids and predatory photographs of youth culture, Clarke's early work implicates him as participant as well as voyeur, depicting drugs and guns with friends in an orgy of black and white depravity. Also on view: Larry Miller's film, The Suitcase, and the thrift store painting collections of Thomas Phillipson and Andy Morrison, two locals with a knack for finding diamonds in the rough. 207 SW Pine, Sat-Sun 12-7 pm; lecture Fri by Bruce Guenther, 6 pm; lecture Sun by Phillipson & Morrison, 2 pm, $3