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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 great way to spend a relaxing day of cultural absorption. The Native American collection is fascinating, both the old and the modern. There are old masters works there, as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to spend a relaxing day of cultural absorption. The Native American collection is fascinating, both the old and the modern. There are old masters works there, as well. Recommended for several hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Layout a little confusing but spend the time to maneuver. Not the most extensive display of known artists but worth visiting on a rainy day. Northwest art extensive.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed my visit. Really liked the current Corita Kent exhibit. The gift shop was nice and you can can enjoy a hot drink inside or out from their cafe.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit, has a nice mix of interesting art and I loved the Native American Art exhibit. Layout was a little confusing in some areas but thankfully the museum isn't massive and a little backtracking wasn't bad. Staff at entrance could be a little bit more enthusiastic about welcoming visitors and selling their product rather than being totally... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the sublime to the provocative, this museum is housed in two buildings and provides an extensive collection spanning many centuries. We especially enjoyed the impressionist collection as well as the modern era collection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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