Portland Art Museum

Portland Art Museum

Art Museum, Art Gallery, and Museum
Downtown Portland, Portland
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  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CJune 11, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    As a resident your best bet is to go Friday, post-5pm, when admission is $5. You have until 8pm; plenty of time to see the newer rotating exhibits, and the permanent displays at 1/4 of regular price.
  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueNovember 5, 2016
    A few interesting European pieces, a lovely Native American collection and a highly forgettable Pacific Northwest contemporary collection.
  • Coco
    CocoOctober 14, 2013
    I truly appreciate fine arts so i'm really happy i had the chance to visit this place. Wish i had more time though. Incredible and fascinating arts they have. My favorite is Vision of Fiammetta, 1878
  • Elizabeth L. G.
    Elizabeth L. GreppMarch 20, 2014
    the collection is varied and interesting but this is one of the only museums i have been to where practically none of the art has a description beyond name, year and artist. hope you're an expert!
  • Richard B.
    Richard BarkerJuly 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always plan extra time and let yourself wander around. There are always a diverse selection of wonderful exhibits that deserve your time. Go slow and enjoy!
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberFebruary 5, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Take the historic elevator for a ride. It's to the right as you enter. Watch your fingers though - the door is manually operated. Ask any staff member if you need help.
  • Nauman N.
    Nauman NoorJune 8, 2015
    Love the exhibits especially the contemporary extension. Be prepared to walk up quite a few stairs
  • PDX makrs
    PDX makrsJuly 6, 2011
    Don't miss the internationally-acclaimed Portland Art Museum, also the oldest museum in the Pacific NorthWest. Stop by the NW Film Center and take in a film while you're there!
  • Erin M.
    Erin M.January 18, 2015
    $5 after 5pm on Fridays--great way to spend a few hours walking around and checking out the varied collections. Check out the teeny tiny baskets in the Native American collection--too cool!
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 14, 2011
    Did you know? This is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest and the seventh oldest in the United States. The collection includes Native American, Asian, European and American art.
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureJune 5, 2014
    The oldest museum in the Northwest houses nearly 800 Japanese woodblock prints and indigenous work excavated from the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Trish P.
    Trish PeachApril 5, 2015
    I love this museum - so much to explore. The Italian style exhibit was so inspiring.
  • Everyday
    EverydayJanuary 7, 2013
    Very large museum. If you're a student you can sign up to come for an additional 6-8months for an extra two dollars. Check your Id in to use an iPod touch that narrates the current exhibit.
  • Gehlen E.
    Gehlen ExumSeptember 29, 2014
    Much bigger than you might think. Current exhibits and old faves like Van Gogh! Free every fourth Friday!
  • Timothy M.
    Timothy McSwainJune 6, 2017
    Check their website every so often to see when temporary exhibits that interest you are going to be on display!
  • David H.
    David HamiltonSeptember 3, 2016
    The special exhibit by PDX artist Arvie Smith was moving and artistically spectacular. This is one example.
  • Enrique G.
    Andy Warhol exhibit was great, deep colors and combinations
  • Marc T.
    Marc ThayerJune 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Free Museum admission on the first Thursday of every month from 5-8 pm.
  • ELS Language Centers
    This is the 7th oldest museum in the US, and the oldest in the Pacific Northwest. Free every 4th Friday of every month, 5-8 pm.
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJuly 30, 2016
    Huge. Amazing and only $5 on fridays after 5pm instead if $20.
  • Tara T.
    Tara ThelenSeptember 10, 2012
    You can take photos, but remember to turn off your flash before taking any pics. The museum's staff will appreciate this.
  • Fred S.
    Fred Stevens-SmithMarch 28, 2014
    If you're thinking of paying $5 for the Francis Bacon exhibit and, like me, are curious but not immensely passionate about Bacon then don't. It's a single triptych in a busy corridor. Total waste.
  • Ming L.
    Ming LeeJanuary 3, 2012
    They have a free (w/admission) Baby Hour (guided tour) the first Tuesday of every month.
  • Victor C.
    Victor ChenJuly 18, 2015
    Was just walking around the area and found the Museum. There is an awesome collection of art here
  • J.d. M.
    J.d. MareshJuly 18, 2015
    Great permanent collection and visiting exhibits David Hockney, Ai Weiwei and l'Ecole beaux arts exhibit
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen ShowalterAugust 2, 2015
    Perfect afternoon. Enjoy the variety of classic and modern art.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WeberFebruary 5, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to first both buildings! There's a tunnel in the basement connecting them.
  • Deirdre R.
    Deirdre RuizApril 6, 2017
    Rodin exhibition was awsome, also I was surprised by permanent exhibitions.
  • Cusp25
    Cusp25August 28, 2014
    Wonderful collection and great new exhibits- Louvre's Tuileries gardens
  • MLO
    MLODecember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Support the arts in PDX and make today the day you buy a dual member pass.
  • Michelle B.
    Michelle BlakeOctober 2, 2013
    Don't bring a stroller. The museum is on various floors and the elevator takes 5-10 minutes. We left after a few floors.
  • Ekkapong T.
    Ekkapong T.May 26, 2013
    Download Google Field Trip app and walk into the museum for free!
  • Scott H.
    Scott Horrocks3 weeks ago
    Currently the Liaka exhibit is going on and is fantastic.
  • Paulo T.
    Paulo Toledo-BuitronJanuary 15, 2013
    Beautiful pieces at the Early Chinese Art areas
  • Michael P.
    Michael PozyckiApril 16, 2010
    Check out Elliott Erwitt's photography while you're here! He captures wonderful light-hearted moments in a unique way. My favorite is "Las Vegas Nevada 1954"
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin Boden-MackayFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Carrie Mae Weems photography exhibit - do not miss it! Actually plan to visit many times
  • Marshall K.
    Marshall KirkpatrickAugust 15, 2011
    Ok ok, so this place isn't fabulous. Don't be a snob about it though, there's still some really good art here to enjoy.
  • K Madi E.
    K Madi ErionApril 15, 2015
    Love the exhibits that change through every few months
  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonySeptember 3, 2010
    Great exhibits that rotate through here. Pretty decent museum for the size of Portland.
  • Rose R.
    Rose RomanickJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Check out floor 4 of the main building. People often don't go up.
  • Valentine H.
    Valentine HellmanSeptember 26, 2010
    Every last Friday of the month is free from 5-8 - and packed with people.
  • Kiki J.
    Kiki JonesDecember 29, 2015
    Pretty nice selection of monets.
  • Terence H.
    Terence HutchMarch 16, 2012
    @ a big members only museum party enjoying wine , good music , and my SPECIAL someone :^)
  • Derek M.
    Derek MadlutkAugust 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have piano outside to test your skills. It's free.
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin Boden-MackayApril 4, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Do not miss the Rothko and Frame exhibits - here through May 27th 2012
  • Christine
    ChristineJune 15, 2011
    16 of the rarest cars in the world. You can drool, just not on the cars.
  • Lady Glock
    Lady GlockNovember 7, 2010
    The sterling silver "Oval Buddha" by Takashi Murakami in the lower level is wonderful.
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin Boden-MackayApril 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't miss the amazing Asia collection!
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TurnerMarch 28, 2015
    I almost got lost, but I truly loved it.
  • Nicole K.
    Nicole KastenOctober 31, 2016
    Great for private events
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