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Portland Art Museum

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Address: 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Exciting high culture in the center of Portland!

I love this museum. It is pretty massive, so you will need to reserve the better part of a day if you want to see most of it. If not, a good strategy is to pick a few highlights... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Oceanside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I stop in every art museum on the west coast on my road trip and this was least fav. Entry fee was only redeeming quality. Anthropology museum would better. European section was best although my wife didn't like it. Rodin exhibit was only to members, unhappy face.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this museum. It is pretty massive, so you will need to reserve the better part of a day if you want to see most of it. If not, a good strategy is to pick a few highlights, see those and then continue exploring in the city. Some galleries are not to be missed, they have a local artist... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After living in Portland for two years, we finally managed a visit. Turns out there is actually quite a bit to take in as one meanders from one building to the next. A Rodin exhibit was loading in, so we're planning a repeat visit to see what was in all the crates. I'm always saddened by the cost of regular... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great, small museum, set to get larger! This is a great place to hit if you are downtown in the Park Blocks area. Check out the Oregon History Center which is directly across the Park Blocks. The café in the museum -- and the Beyond the Museum Café which is across the street -- are both great places for tea... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As students, my friend and I got in free. We were left alone to wander through the exhibits; they had abstract, powerful photography pieces, and traditional Southeast Asian art up at the time. The museum is a standard place for school trips, which is annoying when kids are less appreciative of art and the atmosphere of an art exhibition. So... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum specifically to see the Andy Warhol exhibit, and it was well worth seeing from both an artistic and historical point of view. It was the day after Christmas and the museum was crowded, but the crowd moved along well and we had plenty of time to linger at pieces we were interested in. Unlike other museums,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was just okay. Kind of small. Expensive. Hard to navigate through. Have been to better museums.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Warhol exhibit was more expansive than most exhibits I have seen there. There is a coffee shop there but it really needs a restaurant. It is worth it to join a tour as the museum is not the easiest to get around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Portland Art Museum has a broad range of exhibits and its permanent collection, especially of American Indian art, is most satisfactory. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely exhibits! Andy Warhol was the special collection and was interesting enough, including one room of "adult" artworks, which was labeled with a possibly-too-small sign. The Native American art was what appealed to us most, along with the Arvie Smith, the latter being a special exhibit and the former I believe permanent collection. Native American art is divided by region... More 

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