CEID Exhibit If you didn't already know, a lot of artists live in the land where traffic laws don't apply--the Central Eastside Industrial District. Rose McCormick chose 15 of these artists from the "new" "old-Pearl." New American Art Union , 922 SE Ankeny St., 231-8294, Through Feb. 26

Central Street As a teenager, San Francisco artist Tom Ferentz photographed the street in Illinois where he grew up. 30-something years later, he returned to create this new body of photographs, which are interwoven with written memories and meditations. Nine Gallery , 1231 NW Hoyt, 225-0210, Through Feb.

Places, Pieces, and Hidden Histories Portland Art Museum curator Terry Toedtemeier is an extremely technically oriented photographer with an endless fascination with the geology of the Northwest. His current exhibition explores basalt outcroppings as well as calligraphy from a 19th-Century album of photographs by Carleton Watkins. PDX , 604 NW 12th Ave, 222-0063, Closes Saturday

Tell-Tale Particles Like Raymond Carver, the comic artists in Tell-Tale Particles forego the usual hassles of conventional beginnings and conclusions in their narratives, providing only the juicy center. Pushdot Studio , 833 NW 14th, 224-5925, Closes Friday

Thoughts and Memories Patricia Cheyne's new collection of letterpress, monotype, engraving, and solarplate etching prints "investigates the workings of the surface of the mind." Stop by Sat Feb. 26, 2-4 pm, for a printmaking demo with the artist. Print Arts NW