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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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Native American galleries

We focused our visit on the extensive Native American collection, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't miss the section on Columbia River Valley art and artifacts - it's on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We focused our visit on the extensive Native American collection, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't miss the section on Columbia River Valley art and artifacts - it's on a different floor than the rest of the collection, and it merits your attention.

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Venice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely space. Great layout with a lot of impressive works. The modern art galleries were probably my favorite. If you're a museum lover this is most definitely worth the trip.

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Port Townsend, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice exhibitions and helpful docents. We've been there three times, once seeing the Dutch Masters, once works by western artists and once just to tour the permanent exhibitions.

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Eugene OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

On a very hot Sunday when the air quality prevented my friend and I from going to Multnomah Falls, we opted to go to the museum. We went early on a Sunday and practically had the place to ourselves. The two special exhibits, Gods and Heroes, and the golden heads of the Chinese zodiac were fabulous. We spent hours there.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a Friday evening for just $5, a great deal. I very much enjoyed the museum. It's very big, you could spend sereral hours there.

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Hunstsville, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Superb art collection of French artists and Asian antiquity. Nice, friendly staff. Great museum! Look for the great masters sprinkled throughout the museum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very good art museum. Had some very good exhibits on traditional american artists - accompanied by a good explanation of the art. Also very good displays on asian art. I did skip most of the modern art as it is really not my thing.

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Portland OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We go often to the Portland Art Museum to enjoy paintings, special exhibits, lectures, films, and the best of art culture in town. Highly recommend.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

B is an art collector, so we try to visit art museums in other cities. Portland was surprising in it's variety and quality of works. We saw an enchanting painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau that impressed us enough to walk away confirmed enthusiasts.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have been vacationing in Washington and Oregon mostly in the National Parks. We passed thru Portland last week and stopped to see the wonderful Rose Garden. Today, we passed thru Portland again and decided to see this museum. Portland is a beautiful city and the museum is located in a very pretty area. It was easy to find street... More 

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