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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 #20 of 281 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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San Jose, Costa Rica
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I visited this museum during noon time, the museum has amazing classical works including early Italian art from the 13 and 1400 hundreds, and contemporary art from Calder, it is a bit of a labyrinth but employees are super helpful. The building is surrounded by lovely parks so the experience is quite amazing. The entrance fee is about 20 USD.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A leisurely pace throughout this museum is a great way to spend a rainy day in Portland. An El Greco was featured during the time of my visit. An extensive display of art of northwestern Native Americans is a must-see. Miro, Van Gogh, Picasso examples along with many American artists' works provide a wide variety for the eye.

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Salem, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Some very nice works of art in this place, but it is the oddest building. Up here, down there. Very easy to get lost, and hard to find things. It is nice that have employees all over the place so you can ask how to get places on the inside.

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Rochester, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We went for the Northwest art...small but engaging. Good to take a couple of hours to explore and enjoy.

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Nebraska
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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I really appreciated the exhibits of old and modern Native American artifacts. Didn't have a chance to get through a fraction of the museum in one day's visit. The gift shop has fun shopping, too.

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Spokane, WA
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152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Let me prefasce this review by saying that I am from this area. I have been to the other major Art Museums in the West. I have a degree in Art History. I have seen other works by all of the major arts represented in the Museum Collection. The Museum staff are excellent. I did not encounter any "Art Snobs"... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

They have one of the originals of Monet's Waterlillies...plus european art, indian art, asian art, northwest art, and contemporary/modern art...nice variety of mediums as well from sketches to oils to sculptures ... and a great collection of special exhibitions. A nice 3-4 hour visit is perfect.

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

if you have time to kill or just want to get out of the rain, this was a nice museum. Not something I would put at the top oh my list in portland

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Palm Springs, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was a nice museum to spend time out of the rain. Very confusing floor plan, way to much Asian art and not enough, really good modern art. Come on a stack of blankets on a wood base or a gray canvas with two pencil lines. come one. However, the classical galleries of the 15-19 centuries were simply amazing. That... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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