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Portland Art Museum

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Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: 503-226-2811
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Although this venerable art museum, established in 1892, houses a large...
Although this venerable art museum, established in 1892, houses a large number of international works, its highlight is a renowned collection of Native American art.
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wonderful collection, great setting

My wife and I love art museums that offer straight-forward access to exhibitions without too much, "curatorial interference". We both worked in art museums and know how much fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bethlehem, PA
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Bethlehem, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I love art museums that offer straight-forward access to exhibitions without too much, "curatorial interference". We both worked in art museums and know how much fun it is for museums to create more razzmatazz than just galleries filled with great artworks. The Portland Art Museum lets the art speak for itself in simple but beautiful galleries. The... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great little museum...wish it were larger. Have been there 3 times now, and have thoroughly enjoyed the variety of exhibits. Great cup of coffee as well!

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Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The artifacts are amazing We got to see king Tuts display the last time we were there It had real mummies and jewelry pottery cool stuff our kids loved it You can purchase jewelry make for that display I bought a beautiful 14k necklaces with Egyptian writing on it They do charge to get in it is so worth the... More 

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Surrey, BC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I city like Portland has to have an art museum, and this is it. There was nothing exceptional about this one compared to those in many other cities. There is a nice section on ancient Chinese art and lots of portraits. The modern art section was fine, although the contemporary art was just so-so. Too many pieces of the style... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We live in Salem, and have a PAM membership, this is such a great place. Not only do they have educational and unique shows (even one on tattoos!) but the regular exhibit is always fun to go back to see.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had a great feature on the Louvre gardens, also had lots of art to see, would recommend making a whole day out of it!!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What a spectacular day! We spent 4 hours in the museum and it was unbelievable. Just couldn't leave until we'd seen everything though the reason for going was to see the Italian Style: Fashion since 1945 exhibition. This gallery is in my opinion even better than the Seattle Art Museum. And all the exhibitions at this time seemed to relate... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the museum, their current exhibit, Italian Style was well done. The museum was also a bargain ($12 over 55). The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are also really nice pieces in their Native American art exhibit. Well worth a visit.

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Albuquerque
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Portland Art Museum always has interesting temporary exhibits. The permanent collection is also very good, although some of the pieces by the most famous artists are their "second tier" works, in many Portlanders' opinions. But still GREAT art!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This museum has a long history of obtaining amazing exhibitions as well as a fabulous permanent repertoire. For example, the current "Italian Style" exhibition is stunning in its beauty and challenges the senses for the history of where today's state of the art fashion has its roots. This museum is intimate, evocative and whether you have a few hours or... More 

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