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Portland Art Museum

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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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1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2486
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an absolutely phenomenal time! Beautiful exhibits and the place is huge, surrounded by a variety of restaurants.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joellen J
Reviewed 6 days ago

‘The map is not the territory ‘videos about the artists is a must if you want to understand the context of the art displayed I found the layout very easy to follow and the staff were very helpful. The coffe shop is small so it’s...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Janet T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very beautifully done museum, and no expense was spared for the expansions and renovations. Yes, the layout is a bit confusing, with only one entrance/exit, but the front desk forewarn you and it is quite manageable. The collections are very diverse, some...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super disappointing. Very expensive ($20 USD so like $27 CAD) very confusing to find your way around and I got lost leaving and I wasn’t the only one. The guy at the front was way too enthusiastic and rather nauseating. (No offence LOL) and 2...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank soshamonay1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fairly traditional art museum.There is a wide variety of art generes which are for most part, displayed well. They have some lovely impressionist painting, which seem to be stuck in the basement, but still a nice museum to visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JTravel007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is attempting to be everything for everyone, on a random weekend there was a large animation show for busy children, which was fine. But also noisy and only large in the way a circus is large..it was small in terms of scope and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AdamS2078
Reviewed February 10, 2019

While visiting my son we also stopped in to view this fantastic Asian art exhibit. Loved this cultural Portland experience. This art museum is a great little gem- not too overwhelming but large enough to make you feel you have experienced an art museum!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

We visited the Portland Art Museum on a quiet Saturday morning. It was neither crowded nor empty, and we enjoyed the diverse exhibits ranging from Chinese art to modern art and everything in between. Included are a variety of major impressionist artists including Pissaro and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank utfiero
Reviewed January 19, 2019

Enjoying a long weekend in Portland and staying downtown, I had a pleasant walk on a Friday am visit to the Museum. Started my morning with a greeting from Friendly staff. I should have checked at entrance if there were any tours and planned my...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

Never disappointed whenever we visit! So well curated and displayed......visit every time we are in the city....grateful they presented the images of the Lodz Ghetto

Date of experience: January 2019
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September 19, 2017|
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Response from KimM5870 | Reviewed this property |
We were able to park in a lot next to the museum. We were there on a Sunday and there was plenty of parking. $8/24 hours on weekend. There was also street parking, which I recall being metered. After our time in the... More
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Your best answering this question would to ask the museum
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Response from JimmieMacPDX | Reviewed this property |
The Portland Airport (PDX to casual travelers and KPDX if you are a pilot) is about 15 miles / 30 km northeast by north of the downtown area near the Portland Art Museum by road. Taxi cabs are not cheap in Portland... More