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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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A lovely afternoon!

Our family enjoyed ourselves so much that we went twice during our stay in Portland. The native fashion exhibit was awesome. It was interesting to see modern designers. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family enjoyed ourselves so much that we went twice during our stay in Portland. The native fashion exhibit was awesome. It was interesting to see modern designers. The traditional art was interesting too. My girls enjoying walking through and discussing what they saw and liked about the artwork.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll let the photos speak for how beautiful and interesting this show is. Different traditional clothing styles have been brought into the 21st century through modern Native designs. Loved it.

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the constantly changing exhibits, as well as the permanent collection. I am especially enamored of the oriental exhibit. The coffee shop is a pleasant spot to stop and process the many wonderful things that you have seen, before you head off to the next collection. Plan on spending the day - there is SO much to see!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Something for everyone, although not on the scale of larger city museums. Renaissance art, Impressionists, Modern, touring installations. Indigenous NW Indian art was interesting but a sexualized Runway exhibit of appropriated Native American motifs and materials was somewhat disconcerting. A basket weave, off the shoulder mini - raised many questions. I did like the outdoor hairy piano though - many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

By surprise came upon this exhibit and it was such a special show. Very thoughtfully curated and such a wonderful range of talented Native designers from across North America. Who new that fashion designers are doing the most interesting art work in the US? Well it's true and this show has something for every artistic spirit - not to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our morning visit to the Portland Art Museum. From European masters to Native American Art and Fashions to modern art exhibits. Great gift store too.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was surprised to find a large Impressionism collection, including a couple of Van Gogh's, Renoir, Monet, Cezanne, Pissarro, and others. There is also a sizable collection of NW art, American art, and European art. I most enjoyed browsing their Native American art. Note that the museum is easily accessible via downtown streetcar. Also, there is a strict "no bag,... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very representational museum, great diversity! Gorgeous important pieces from many periods. Amazing collection.

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They had a Van Gogh on loan when we were there. There are two towers one showing native american art, and the other showing contemporary and modern art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful displays of varied media and something to interest almost everyone! Generous number of seating along the way for those with weary feet.

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