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Portland Art Museum Portland

Where is it at?

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Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland
OR
97205
Tel: 503 226 2811

Directions

The Museum is conveniently located on the historic Park Blocks in the center of downtown Portland, which is easy to get around by public transit or on foot. The Portland Business Alliance has installed way-finding signs which direct you to the cultural district, where the Museum is located.

Where are we going today?

The Museum’s collection of more than 42,000 objects, displayed in 112,000 square feet of galleries, reflects the history of art from ancient times to today. The collection is distinguished for its holdings of art of the native peoples of North America, English silver, and the graphic arts. An active collecting institution dedicated to preserving great art for the enrichment of future generations, the Museum devotes 90 percent of its gallery space to its permanent collection. The Museum’s campus of landmark buildings, a cornerstone of Portland’s cultural district, includes the Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art, the Gilkey Center for Graphic Arts, and the Northwest Film Center. With a membership of over 23,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$15
  • ChildrenFree
  • Free Under: 17 years!
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Mondays closed. Tuesday and Wednesday 10am to 5pm, Thursday and Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday from 10

Teachers corner

K–12 School Group Tours Free with reservation, plus other teacher resources available..

I'm Hungry!

Museum Grounds Coffee Shop available..

Any Top Tips?

The Museum requires visitors to check all backpacks, briefcases, umbrellas, and other parcels at reception..

Need a little extra help?

The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Enter via the ramp at the Hoffman entrance, adjacent to the Sculpture Mall on the north side of the Museum. Wheelchairs available. All restrooms are wheelchair accessible and all galleries are accessible via elevators..

Can I get one of those?

The Shop has one of the best selections of art books in the city and is open during Museum Hours. No Museum admission is required to shop at the Museum; customers may enter through the Hoffman Entrance near the Roberts Memorial Sculpture Mall..

What people are saying?

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    Great museum with a nice collection. My wife and I spent a very enjoyable 4 hours viewing it. Well worth a visit!

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    The best art place in Portland, cool exhibits and presentations, there are also free days, so look out for those days! I would recommend this to others, great place to take out of town relatives

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    One of the best art museums I've ever been. Intimate and deep. The quality of art is on the highest scale. Not too much to be overwhelming in one visit. Little enough to appreciate at a slower pace.

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    Unhelpful and indifferent. I would describe the woman at the ticket counter in this way. I went to the museum to buy tickets in advance for the Samurai Exhibit and I had specific questions about finding a wheelchair for my mom. The ticket woman never lifted her eyes from her computer screen and pointed to the ticket sign above her head as if that sign would answer all my questions, it did not. She was outright rude when she had to pull herself away from her screen and actually talk to me. When it came to buying my tickets, she was not paying...Read More

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    So unhelpful. People that work there must not get paid or at least didn't deserve to get paid. Rude, uncaring, with fat attitudes. So shameful for Portland. Kids could even wash hands in restroom because there was no soap to use.

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by Alice Sayre

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Unhelpful and indifferent. I would describe the woman at the ticket counter in this way. I went to the museum to buy tickets in advance for the Samurai Exhibit and I had specific questions about finding a wheelchair for my mom. The ticket woman never lifted her eyes from her computer screen and pointed to the ticket sign above her head as if that sign would answer all my questions, it did not. She was outright rude when she had to pull herself away from her screen and actually talk to me. When it came to buying my tickets, she was not paying attention and almost sold us the incorrect number of tickets. Is it so hard to find an employee who represents the Art Museum well? I will NOT become a member of the Art Museum, this was an awful experience.

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