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Portland Art Museum

Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 503-226-2811
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Ranked #21 of 262 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Although this venerable art museum, established in 1892, houses a large number of international...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
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
Owner description: 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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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

loved the central location, withing walking distance of our, and most downtown, hotels. Happened to luck into a photography show of a seminal photo collective/gallery that showcased some major talents and many beautiful, thought-provoking images...justthe sort of thing one hopes to stumble upon in one's travels. Loved the outdoor space in which the art museum was situated. great place to... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Excellent display of artwork in a quiet, enjoyable atmosphere. Easy to let go and get lost in appreciating beauty and artifacts. The enjoyment of rooms was seamless and yet easy to navigate with a group of students. A pleasant day, well spent.

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VANCOUVER
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38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A high quality museum with an impressive collection. A good spread of all the big names plus very good American Indian, and Asian galleries. I'm partial to photography which has multiple exhibits all year around. Students free! The Only thing bad about it is to make sure and get a map. It's a hodgepoge of two major buildings connected together... More 

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Loved the museum and is a modern change with the times facility, Historic and beautiful building, we were very impressed.We loved looking at the impressionists.

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The Portland Art Museum is the 7th oldest museum in the country. It is both a collection of collections (in the permanent sense), and a venue that is always on the cutting edge of what is happening in art in some area of the buildings. Never a waste to visit.

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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62 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a very interesting Art Museum to the Art Lover. It houses a large collection of modern art works. Browse it's many galleries and experience some great paintings and geometrical art displays. You can spend hours roaming through this museum. It also offers an interesting museum store.

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Oregon City, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The rotation of the pieces added to the special exhibitions make this a place to visit more than once a year

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Seattle, Washington
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I get here every couple of years or so, but I came down for the Tuileries Garden show and there are two other exhibitions I would like to see within the next 12 months - Italian fashion and the Ecole des Beaux Arts show - so I purchased a membership and plan to come back for both. Besides the solid... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Loved the museum and the variety of art presented. Great exhibits, especially loved the Asian art collections. Museum is however difficult to navigate even with a map. I was having a hard time finding the stairs and when I did they wouldn't go to the floors I wanted them to. Other than that I would definitely recommend a visit. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

During our long weekend visit to Portland we were introduced to the museum while on our Segway Tour. We decided to make an afternoon noon of it and I am really glad we did. There was so much to see. Love seeing "Water Lilies" by Monet. Just breath taking!!! There was so much more! Take the time, go and see... More 

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