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Portland Art Museum

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Address: 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2486
Phone Number: 15032262811
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One of the oldest art museums on the west coast with an impressive...

One of the oldest art museums on the west coast with an impressive collection of Native American and Asian art, plus a large modern and contemporary wing. Rotating special exhibitions bring the best of the art world to Portland.

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Easy to get to, easy on your eyes

We always visit this when in Portland. The collection is fun and beautiful. They have some Southwest sculpture outside, which we really like. Also, the pink piano that really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We always visit this when in Portland. The collection is fun and beautiful. They have some Southwest sculpture outside, which we really like. Also, the pink piano that really works is fun. The gift shop is amazing!!!!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend knows I love Native American art and culture and invited me to join her to see this show at the museum. It is excellent! The creativity and deft hand work in the clothing and jewelry are breathtaking and inspiring. Each display carefully explains the artist, the Tribe represented, the minute details of the products used to make the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very good displays good mixture of modern to masters nice early silver collection as modern native indian designs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Though there is not much so-called 'great' art, the museum has a wide range of very nice exhibits in an array of segments -- including good regional and Native American items. The facility itself is modern, and provides good display venues. The layout is confusing, however, so be sure you're not missing anything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not expecting much from this museum but were pleasantly surprised in the end by the modern collection which really redeemed the whole day. It is a small museum with a reasonable mix of permanent and changing collections, and was a reasonable way to spend an afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a scientist so I know little about art. It was a good place to spend the day with an old friend who also knows nothing about art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Art Museum is real asset to Portland. I have spent time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Art Institute in Chicago and this museum is every bit as good. And the staff is very friendly and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our teen to this art museum on Friday night after five when entry is only $5 each. Great exhibit on native Indian fashion! Not what I expected. Good collection of famous impression art by Monet, Van Gogh and more. Worth a trip for only $5 each after 5 but only Fridays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the older museums in the west--it has a very nice and well rounded collection of art and antiquities. They also run specialized exhibits- we saw one of Native American clothing designers that was excellent

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the most expensive museum we have visited. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the extensive collection especially the impressionists

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