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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 263 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This museum possesses quite a good collection of European and Native American art. There were two temporary exhibitions that fascinated me: Big Sky - photos from all around the US and other countries, and Meissen porcelain by a local Oregon artist. Photos are insightful, touching and brilliantly shot. Porcelain is just amazing - at first I thought I am looking... More

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The location is downtown and parking is scarce and expensive, however cost for museum is reasonable. The maps and layout of exhibits are a little general as some exhibit space must be switched out often. Clean restrooms, not enough of them on a holiday.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I visited the gallery/museum as I was particularly interested in seeing exhibits of the artistic skills of the indigenous people. I really enjoyed the costumes, craft work etc on display. Other works - sculptures, paintings etc are well displayed and easy to view - and a bonus to be able to take photos (without a flash of course). Only disappointment... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This great museum provides a surprise in an otherwise conservative town. It is well set out and full of interest and information. There is a good cafe and the exhibits do not disappoint. Worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We really like looking at the impressionists. It's a very nice museum, well worth the time and money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

No one thinks of Portland to visit a museum but if you're an art lover you'll enjoy the variety of work and will probably be surprised by what you find. It's a warm, friendly, surprisingly rich place to wander with a friend or get away from it all by yourself. My favorite area is the permanent painting exhibit upstairs, everything... More

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Mt Dora, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum has a variety of works, from European classics & some well-known artists to contemporary. I especially enjoyed the impressionists. The museum is not overwhelming in size and has a large gift shop with beautiful items for gifting. It's located in a lovely park setting where the Portland Farmers Market is held on Saturdays. Plenty of restaurants & shops... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I finally visited the Portland's Contemporary Art Museum. This museum is well-managed except for terrible guiding map. The museum is actually bigger than I thought. The art collections and exhibitions are gorgeous! The collections are much more diversified than I had anticipated. It is located in the beautiful downtown area on Park ave, close enough to Pioneer district with restaurants... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great collection! Make sure you venture to the special exhibitions hidden in the lower level and in the second building. Take in a film or a special event. Only con is the cafe which doesn't match the feel of the rest of the museum.

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