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Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
503-226-2811
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Ranked #24 of 311 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: The Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest. It was founded in 1892 and now has a collection of over 40,000 works of... more »
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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been to L.A. County Art Museum, the Getty collection, and Norton Simon in Southern California. Portland's Art Museum is fair in comparison to those great spots. But much better, in my opinion, than Seattle's.

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Kirkland, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Small, but well run. Good presentation and the museum does a good job of being current in its exhibits.

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Jackson, Miss.
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122 attraction reviews
276 helpful votes 276 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On our last day in Portland, we visited the Portland Art Museum. We started with a quick pastry and some coffee in their on-site cafe, and then headed for the art! I really enjoyed this museum. It's plenty big enough to keep you occupied, but small enough that you can cover it in a day. A gorgeous and varied collection,... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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312 reviews 312 reviews
162 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lots of NE art, European masters too. Several floors, street parking, well worth visiting. Some areas are under construction and closed off.

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Carlsbad, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited recently and you can certainly spend several hours touring all of the galleries. The gift shop is worth a visit as well. Since it is so big, wheelchairs were available and the elevators are large and spacious.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was, quite frankly, tempted to give this 3 stars, but decided that 4 was more appropriate. A museum that you go to very frequently may lose some of it's luster after a while, and since this is a site for travelers, mainly, I thought I would give it the benefit of the doubt. There is, actually, quite a lot... More

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Monrovia, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
43 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were all set to pay the admission to the fabulous Portland Art Museum August 10th, but it was free weekend, Paris in the Park Blocks Weekend, celebrating their exhibit, The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden. We left a nice donation - admission is only $15! We spent about three hours, and literally visited every single exhibit in the... More

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Anacortes, WA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This museum is extremely well done. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. The exhibitions interesting and well done. The gift shop is an exhibition in itself. Well worth a visit if you are staying in the area and worth a membership if you live in the area.

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Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Perhaps my expectations were low, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Portland Art Museum. Touring with a 3 year old, my first priority is access to the art -- a crowd in front of the art work just won't work, nor will paintings you can't see due to glare, or sculptures you can't get close to because the alarm... More

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Victoria, BC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A remarkable selection of American painters, and an even more remarkable exhibit of various aboriginal tribes' spectacular arts & crafts.

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