Portland Art Museum
Portland Art Museum
4.5
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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Deemster
San Francisco, CA25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Imagine going to the symphony concert , when for the full concert you were offered you get overture only - 10 min long. “Sorry, the musicians are sick or traveling”. That’s pretty much what we felt when we went to the Museum. Only one small exhibit was open and charging $50 for couple - is disgraceful and shameful. We drove from Seattle and were excited to come there, but - this is one of the worst museum experiences we ever had. Congratulations, curators, you put your museum in the lowest rating for us!
Written June 2, 2024
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Nan R
Charlotte, NC12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
So incredibly disappointed. This museum is under such MAJOR renovations that they only had ONE--yes, ONE exhibition open-- yet had the audacity to charge the full entry fee. Given the circumstances, they should let anyone who visits in for free as a gesture of good will. And it looks like it will be years before there will be any semblance of a real museum open. Additionally, they don't participate in a national reciprocal museum program and appear to have a limited mostly regional reciprocal program from the info they shared. So don't waste your money or time on this while in Portland.
Written May 16, 2024
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Kelly B
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Portland has been one of the Premier Cities of the West Coast since the 1860s. You would assume that the city art museum would feature an impressive collection of art. Considering the age of the City, the local Art Museum is mighty sad.

The core of collection was contributed by a wealthy family. The museum guides politely say the collection was "self curated". Th8s means that the collection was gathered by the name of the artist - and not by the artistic merit of the individual pieces. There is a "Van Gogh", but nothing like his popular paintings. A sad little donkey in blacks and dark browns.

If you have any kmowledge of art history, this collection will be extremely disappointing. I personally do not recommend this collection
Written December 10, 2023
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Larry
Zionsville, PA14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
My main complaint is that they charged full fare for daily admission when only one exhibit was open due to construction. The exhibit was well done and enjoyable but not worth $25 admission.
Written October 20, 2023
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Mark I
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
How is this museum nervy enough to charge full price for access to 1/3 of the actual museum? Disgraceful. Greedy. I saw no disclaimer online when I purchased my tickets, either. Why does Portland have to keep letting its people down like this?
Written October 18, 2023
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Beth_sage
Minnetonka, MN508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
An interesting mix of art. We appreciated the native art the best. There seem to be a lot of twists, turns and stairs that lead to something new. Some spaces get a bit crowded when the entrance to the room is small, and its a long narrow room. It seems to be a busy place with groups singing etc.
Written October 9, 2023
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Bugqueen
Burnaby, Canada1,208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
I was surprised at how large the museum is. It was excellent and well worth visiting. The museum’s permanent collection has over 42,000 works of art.
Written September 20, 2023
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SMF-Collegeville
Batesville, IN205 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
When I go to an art museum, I expect to see a fair amount of art in relationship to the museum's size. This museum had some art, but mostly it was blank walls. The space was terribly utilized. It was very expensive for what was there, and very disappointing. We finally felt our kids were old enough this year to appreciate art, this is one of the first art museums that we take them to, and it was almost empty. I have seen small-town (less than 10,000 people) museums with more artwork than this.

There was one exemption and one reason this is not a one-start review - they had a very good traveling display on Guillermo del Toro. However, it was not appropriate for the young.
Written August 19, 2023
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allezgently
St. Petersburg, FL186 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The museum has a lot of potential but wait a year or 2 before going. It is undergoing major construction and the primary exhibits are closed, e.g., native American art and American western artist like Bierstadt. We were very disappointed. Despite closures the museum charged full entry fees. We complained and received a refund. The day we were there, water fountains were shut off, yet the museum website still said to bring no water to the museum. And they did NOT offer any free bottles of water. Only bottles, at $2 each could be purchased at the gift shop. We had heard from friends that the exhibits were really good, and were terribly disappointed. The one open exhibit, Impressionists, was very good, but small.
Written August 9, 2023
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Winkie2017
Littleton, CO11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This is a nice museum. We happened upon a special exhibit about the making of the movie Pinocchio. Fascinating. They also had a nice Impressionist exhibt.
Written August 7, 2023
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