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Portland Art Museum, Portland

(4.3/5 based on 800 reviews on the web)
Housed in a former Masonic Temple, Portland Art Museum holds a permanent collection of more than 42,000 works of art from around the world. This museum was founded in 1892 with the goal of creating a first-class art museum accessible to all of the community. Now, the museum continues to honor this mission, offering educational opportunities and special programs for children and adults. Explore the permanent collection, which includes European, Native American, Asian, American, and modern and contemporary art, as well as photography and graphic arts. After admiring the artwork, head to the on-site coffee shop to refuel or enjoy the scenery in the outdoor sculpture garden. Check the website for information about upcoming exhibits and events, such as artist talks, special tours, and lectures. Make Portland Art Museum a part of your Portland vacation plans using our Portland vacation trip planner.
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  • After living in Portland for two years, we finally managed a visit. Turns out there is actually quite a bit to take in as one meanders from one building to the next. A Rodin exhibit was loading in, so...  more »
  • Great, small museum, set to get larger! This is a great place to hit if you are downtown in the Park Blocks area. Check out the Oregon History Center which is directly across the Park Blocks. The cafĂ©...  more »
  • As students, my friend and I got in free. We were left alone to wander through the exhibits; they had abstract, powerful photography pieces, and traditional Southeast Asian art up at the time. The mus...  more »
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  • I just got home from an awesome tour of the Warhol Exhibit, with the awesome docent Marilyn. I went with a group of friends and thanks to Marilyn we ended up with a much greater knowledge of Warhol and an admiration we hadn't had before. We talked to a group of friends who had been on the tour with a different docent and we were all amazed at how much we knew about him and how little the other group had learned. In fact, they were very disappointed in their tour, while we were all extremely pleased with ours. Thank you Marilyn for a wonderful tour and experience.
  • My husband and I got married in the Sunken ballroom in January 2016. The Event team was incredibly helpful and very accommodating. Jeff is fabulous at his job and covers all the bases and then some for planning your wedding. Greg and the tech crew answered even the most detailed question and put us at ease. The day of everything went flawlessly and the museum looked amazing. I highly suggest renting out the museum for a unique experience for your wedding guests.
  • Beautiful. My boyfriend and I are art fans and were very pleased with the whole atmosphere. I wish, however that the entrance was more visible and parking can be a little tight. There was enough seating and the staff was very helpful. A little on the pricey side, but it was well worth it, knowing just how big the property is and all of the art inside. We enjoyed ourselves and looking forward to coming back in the future. :)
  • This is a great little art museum. It doesn't take long to get through it. We were there during the Andy Warhol exhibit and it was really cool. We also really enjoyed the very, very old Chinese artifacts. It is a little pricey at $20 per person, however.
  • So much to see! The Native Fashion exhibit was fascinating. It was free admission for 1st Thursday. The gift shop always has gifts related to the main exhibit. I forget It's close to home. I can walk in & stand directly in front of a Van Gogh! I love Portland & our museum!