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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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For the small city like Portland, this museum has a surprising amount of early BC Chinese artifacts on display, While the museum acknowledges that some of these artifacts may be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the small city like Portland, this museum has a surprising amount of early BC Chinese artifacts on display, While the museum acknowledges that some of these artifacts may be replicates, it is nonetheless impressive. Most of the other exhibits are about average for a museum of this size.

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dayton, oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a mid-sided museum with a notable collection of Northwest Indian art, which is the reason we wanted to go. The layout of the sections is somewhat confusing and they combined modern pieces with more traditional artifacts, which was a little disconcerting. There were some wonderful examples of Native pottery, basketry, clothing and religious masks, etc. which I have... More 

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

I have been here more than once or twice as they continually change and rotate the art they show, which is so cool for locals. Very interesting every time and the staff are wonderful. The buildings take a little navigating but that's part of the fun and not knowing what you find round the next corner. A great day out.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I might be biased as I have seen many art museums. I liked the art. I didn't like how disjointed this museum is. There are stairs everywhere and I honestly felt bad for people with disabilities that would need to take the elevator several times just to see one piece of art. It is a reduced price on Friday after... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This art museum is diverse and has french impressionists, modern art section, old masters section, sculpture, etc. I was impressed.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This nice art museum is just on the edge of downtown and is really nice. It occupies two connected buildings which have different levels so the layout is confusing but the staff realize that and really go out of their way to help you get around. The Native American collection is especially nice. Worth a visit.

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neat museum! Especially liked the impressionist gallery. Nice gift shop but no posters of art for sale:(. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Often a once in a lifetime opportunity location and display, that is a must see! How can you not see this (very cheep cost), if you are in the region!? It rotates what they have on diaplay and often the best in the ENTIRE country (ie: Samurai collection, Auto collection, etc)!!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Under the leadership of Brian Ferisso, the Portland Art Museum is a place with constantly changing engaging shows. The museum, because of its age and leadership has depth.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come from Seattle and prefer this museum to ours. Easy to follow layout. They have Monet, Matisse, Van Gough and Renoir! Great gift shop also.

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