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Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2486
+1 503-226-2811
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2486
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"permanent collection"
in 45 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 43 reviews
"nice collection"
in 22 reviews
"native american"
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"van gogh"
in 18 reviews
"andy warhol exhibit"
in 11 reviews
"varied collection"
in 10 reviews
"traveling exhibits"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"gift shop"
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"rainy day"
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"free admission"
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"pacific northwest"
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"few hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"impressionists"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is easily worth a couple hours of exploring, perhaps half a day if the special exhibits suit you. It had a nice collection of paintings by European masters like Sisley, Renoir, Monet and Cezanne. Some of the displayed metal works of art were...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a very enjoyable experience. I was fascinated by every piece in there. I would diffidently go again.

Thank Daniella C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatively small but covering a huge variety in space and time. The sections on art of the Pacific Northwest combined old and new to great effect. Eye-opening. The other two items I found special were a video of a woman playing cello with the echo...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed a number of special exhibits at the Portland Art Museum; their shows are exceptionally well curated, and presented with a wealth of interpretative material. That said the museum is probably not worth the steep entrance fee for most visitors when there is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like many musea outside of the really big American cities it offers a bit of many different subjects, which might be a critic. But we think it's an excellent museum with many great pieces

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a day the museum was offering free admission. What a treat! I’m not a huge art expert, but I was in awe of paintings by artists I’ve learned about and loved for years- Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, Degas, and more. After visiting...More

Thank Enat3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a free morning and this truly wonderful museum was close to my hotel. I spent several hours viewing the collection of modern art, impressionist art (including Monet, Hassam, Gauguin, Renoir), traditional and modern Native American art, the special exhibit Animating Life;the Art ,...More

Thank daanddo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Look I spent a great deal of time in the Laika exhibition which meant I had museum fatigue by the end of it. However I still enjoyed descending into the depths of one side of the museum, travelling the pathway to the other building before...More

Thank Cain C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved the entire museum, but especially the special exhibits and contemporary wing/building (accessible through the lower floor tunnel). Such a great mix of art & artists. Make sure you experience L'Echo by Su-Mei Tse. If you can avoid the kiddos on scavenger hunts for...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

What an amazing display of tremendous please special art in a creative venue! Portland Art Museum is part of what makes the city special. Anytime you visit you'll be rewarded with numerous artist best work. Allow at least three to four hours to really take...More

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Response from Kim M | 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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Your best answering this question would to ask the museum
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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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