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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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Good for either a rainy day or to escape the summer heat.

Good permanent galleries and intriguing special exhibits. Nice cafe and gift shop. Near the South Park Blocks and nationally known Portland Farmer's Market. Easily accesible by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Good permanent galleries and intriguing special exhibits. Nice cafe and gift shop. Near the South Park Blocks and nationally known Portland Farmer's Market. Easily accesible by public transportation. Definitely worth a trip for the art lover in your group.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great collection of western art. Native american art, modern art,pop art. Even a small Van Gough painting.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed that I didn't manage my time better! There was a lot that I didn't get to see because of the time I had. I was able to see their collection of Asian and Native American Art and European Art, and that took up most of two hours! I was not able to get to the second building... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A variety of wonderful art. Great installations that vary so much! I have been there to view Italian fashion to wood mechanical puppetry to modern abstract. The classics and Asians are wonderful.

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Pullman, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We spent the day at the Portland Art Museum yesterday. What a great place to spend a morning! There was such variety in the collection. The entire first floor was dedicated to the current Chinese Zodiac Collection, and several Asian art installations. I really enjoyed the permanent collection of European art, but my favorite was the impressionist section. The Gods... More 

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Verona, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Always a good place to spend a drizzly afternoon. There and in January and saw the Arlene Schnitzer collection which was fabulous. Wow! A real treat. Good rotating exhibits here. A don't miss when you are visiting PDX.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Better in most respects than SAM to the north. Always surprised by the great exhibits they manage to get and the layout is compact enough to make it an easy stroll with lots of depth to the art. A very nice place on a rainy Portland day in a peaceful stretch of the city.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a good museum, though small, with an impressive collection from Chinese to very modern. It is definitely worth a visit.

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Bixby, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This museum houses a very good European collecting, which I enjoy, and also has a separate building of modern art, which my young adult daughter enjoys. It also flows well and is not overwhelming to see it all.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

One of my favorite things to do every quarter is go to the Portland Art Museum and see the featured exhibit. Every exhibit that I have been to has been very well done. Even though it is the same building they keep things different. I am always in awe of the art. The Portland Art Museum is a must if... More 

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Additional Information about Portland Art Museum

Address: Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
Phone Number: 503-226-2811
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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