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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 yesterday via mobile

Whenever and wherever I travel, I love to go to as many art museums and exhibitions as possible. I wish I had known that size and type of art that this museum features in its permanent and temporary collections, I would have been able to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IndraRojo
Reviewed 6 days ago

I recently renewed my membership (of many years). I always buy a family membership so that my wife and I can attend events. We were both touched by the recent photographs from the Holocaust. So sad. Never again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JasperMarks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Portland Art Museum is a great place to spend several hours. It is actually 2 connected museums, with a museum of contemporary art. I loved the diversity of the exhibits. There are also some work from the great ones like Monet, Van Gough, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jennette A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this museum. The permanent collection of Native American art is excellent. They had an exhibit of Modern American Realism which was very good.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terese R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting modern and native art, great exhibits that are very interesting. If you love art, don't miss it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MangiaMuse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was time to go downtown and check out what was new. So I headed toward the museums. In particular, I headed toward the Portland Art Museum. They had as new exhibit that sounded too tempting not to go check out. It is the exhibit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RSNN
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Interesting and stimulating programs and exhibits. Lots of programs and talks to attend to learn more about the exhibits and art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sandy g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Saw a fun exhibit here recently--beautiful, classic old cars. "The Shape of Speed." Unusual, immaculately presented vehicles from the first half of the 20th century.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mellowmar
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A diverse and lovely collection with excellent installations, exhibits, and architecture. Located in a lovely part of the city. Nice collection of Impressionists too. Go!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Scott S
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This museum has quite a collection for being in a midsize city. We were impressed. If you happen to be in Portland on a Friday afternoon the museum offers $5 after 5 p.m. admission from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A very good deal.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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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
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latenitemom
Huntington Beach
Portland with teenagers (3 Replies)
I'm going to Portland with a high school age Girl Scout troop in June for 4 days/3nights. We'll be staying in the downtown area. We need to keep this trip low cost and we're limited to public transportation. What places should we visit? On the must see are Voodoo Doughnuts, Powell's City Books and the Portland Art Museum. We're considering: Pittock Mansion Japanese or Chinese Garden (which one?) Forest Park Washington Park / Rose Test Garden Oregon Museum of Science & Industry ...More
March 12, 2015|
Response fromChinookgrrl|
Love the Thorns idea... Also they might enjoy a walk around the Eastbank Esplanade- a three mile loop which goes across a couple bridges and out over the river. Totally free! Of all the locations you are considering, OMSI and Washington Park/Rose Garden will probably be best bets. Portland Art Museum has free admission every 4th friday. They might like the Ruby Jewel Ice Cream shop- near Powells... 428 SW 12th Ave
mezzanine2
Vancouver, Canada
Portland in November (6 Replies)
So I liked Portland so much, I thought I'd visit again for another short visit in November. How's Portland that time of year, especially when it comes to weather and hotel rates? Anything interesting happening at the Portland Art Museum in November? How's the Pittock Mansion and the Japanese Gardens in November? Thanks again.
August 05, 2010|
Response fromVoyaging|
For primary sources, I'd Google the places you mention. Weather Underground is an excellent weather/climate source for your travels. Hotel rates? Others will answer.
mezzanine2
Vancouver, Canada
Portland Visit March 2011 -- Feedback (7 Replies)
Did the following on my latest visit to Portland just last week: Monday, March 21 -- visit to the following: Hawthorne Boulevard neighbourhood, lunch at Por Que No Taqueria; Portland Japanese Gardens; dinner at Gruner, visit to Powells Bookstore and Everyday Music. Tuesday, March 22 -- morning mass at St. Mary's Cathedral; visit to Oregon Historical Society; lunch at Violetta at Directors Park; visit to Portland Art Museum to catch the "Portland Collects" exhibition; shopping at Crafty...More
March 27, 2011|
Response fromsyrahgirl|
You will love the Portland Art Museum, we were there this past Fri. night. Our meals at Gracies', Wildwood, Meriwether's and Oba were all outstanding. In downtown Portland we have enjoyed great stays at The Benson and The Heathman Hotel. :)