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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 #31 of 590 things to do 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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Bremerton, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A nice smaller museum, it is one of my favorite places in Portland. I especially love the outdoor art. I always walk away smiling.

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Northern California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been to art museums all over the world. I've learned that some of the most famous ones are just too big and leave me, an art nut, exhausted and frustrated. That wasn't the case in Portland. I was at the museum from the time that they opened at 10:00 and stayed until 5:00 with an hour off for... More 

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North Bend, Oregon
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123 reviews 123 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

both permanent and temporary. this museum is well located in downtown portland and friday night after 5PM, it only cost $5! what a great deal. it's worth the regular price however - very much enjoyed the native american exhibit as well as the asian collection and the visiting italian design show. it's a manageable size as well, so you don't... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fantastic art museum with a free outside court. The museum itself is free on the fourth Friday of every month. Traveling exhibits keep it interesting for frequent visitors. Some special exhibits are an additional cost but worth it.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went to see the exhibits and loved the lay out of the museum. There is also a movie theater that is shows films from the Portland Film festival.

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I like the location, the architecture, aesthetics...the building is beautiful, I just feel like they rarely manage to truly impress me...just once, the Monet exhibit, was exceptional. Maybe they are underfunded. Their exhibits are good, there are some wonderful events held here, especially the International Film festival, but i feel like I just don't get enough when I come to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were there 4 hours and had we not been hungry, would have stayed another four. The Clemente Greenberg Collection is quite impressive and to think, it is housed in Portlamd rather than New York is a coup for Portland. The DuChamps pieces are interesting. The contemporary is exciting. The building itself must be an award winner for design. Beautiful... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Had a great time at the museum. Some Fridays are free so make sure you check their schedule. The mordern art was mostly what we saw. There were some wonderful very old prints in the basement. There is a small area of Old Masters, but the rotating exhibits were nice but mostly modern at this time. The free night was... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a cool museum first reflected by the contemptary building, then its collections are pretty decent given this is a medium city. Van Gogh, Degas, Millet, Monet...especially good collection on impressionist and post modern works. Been to so many misuems in the world, I am still spending 3 hours here and exhaust all my energies! Recommended.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Doesn't compare to the Prado or the Louvre, or even the Detroit Institute of Art, but an interesting exploration of a large collection of Ecole de Beaux Arts and a few master painters' works. Next time we'll take in the modern section.

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