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“Paul Bunyon was here”

Oregon Historical Society Museum
Ranked #22 of 453 things to do in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: View the 1845 covered wagon on display as well as the Native American Basketry collection.
Reviewed September 10, 2012

great collection of memorabilia and photos/film clips from the early days of the 20th century hilighting the Oregon lumber industry.

Thank Lynn H
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This museum gives the history of Oregon in just the right dose--not too much detail but enough to give the flavor and sense of the state. Took 2 hours to view the museum and the special exhibit. Watch out for parking on the street--1 hour and 3 hour zones.

Thank Marcia V
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

We became members 2 years ago. We go 3 - 4 times a year to see the new exhibits. A wonderful time and you can get there on the MAX!

Thank Richard P
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We took advantage of library to do family research. The librarians and volunteers were very welcoming and helpful. Only had time to tour two exhibits. Wonderful "100 Years..." exhibit. "Oregon Voices" exhibit politically PC, which is not unusual for many history museums these days. Small gift shop, but still managed to buy stuff. Everyone was really friendly.

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The flow of the museum is not great. It would be nice if there was more of a guide on the map telling you where to start. History wise was pretty informative.

Thank Thedevelopingimage
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