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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 262 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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chicago
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116 reviews 116 reviews
38 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I love this art museum! Small enough to navigate and really appreciate the beautiful pieces on display. Currently their is a photography exhibit and a ceramics exhibit that are both absolutely fantastic. Definetly a must do in Portland. There is a nicely appointed gift shop and cafe. Entrance was $15 for an adult. Plenty of metered street parking if you... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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212 reviews 212 reviews
91 attraction reviews
282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This museum is so impressive. I was there in June 2013 and returned in Oct 2014. The collection is impressive, the special exhibits thoughtful and inspired. The curators do a top notch job and the facility is beautiful. The presentation of American and North-West American art is a highlight. Great gift shop, cute coffee shop. Staff is friendly. A real... More 

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San Francisco
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went to see the World War I lithography on display which was super. If you're a WWI history fan it's a must. They have plenty of nice offerings otherwise: a bit modern, old European and Asian, American Indian. The Tuileries exhibit was closed but otherwise it would've been a perfect visit. . While it's worth the $15 fee it's... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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89 reviews 89 reviews
20 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Spent a whole day looking at this incredible collection of art. Top quality paintings and sculpture, a fabulous NW Coast tribal art collection, Asian art, other native american art, and just a well rounded collection in general. A great visual overload!

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Two exceptional exhibitions on at the same time, "This is War" and "Callahan to Warhol". All this and a great regular collection. What a fantastic museum with a great café and shop as an add on.

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Sedona, Arizona
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129 reviews 129 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A poster for this was featured in the hotel where we stayed and it intrigued us enough to go visit. We were able to walk there. This was a worthwhile part of our short stay in Portland. An excellent museum with impressive collection of artwork, this exhibit and all the rest. We are not accustomed to visiting art museums, so... More 

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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137 reviews 137 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Another special place on a lovely small city park. The museum covers a good breadth of antiquity to modern with a reasonable collection including asian art, native American sampling, impressionists and contemporary selections. Don’t miss the tunnel connecting the main building with the smaller rooms reserved for much of the contemporary collection. The rooms were nicely lit and works displayed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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753 reviews 753 reviews
364 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This huge museum houses a great collection of art in many mediums. Easy to spend a couple of hours here just wandering from room to room.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

September 10, 2014 A consortium of three US museums arranged this touring exhibit with the Louvre. Its statuary and photographically heavy. Relatively small number of nice impressionist paintings. Its an interesting experience. One learns more about the physical site of the current Gardens, and the now gone Palace, than might be expected or wanted. Similar with issues of French politics... More 

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've been to L.A. County Art Museum, the Getty collection, and Norton Simon in Southern California. Portland's Art Museum is fair in comparison to those great spots. But much better, in my opinion, than Seattle's.

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