Portland Art Museum
- Type: Museums
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As the oldest art museum on the West Coast, the Portland Art Museum set the bar high for its followers. It is home to Oregon's most prestigious collection, including works from the European masters, Japanese screen prints and contemporary American pieces. There is also a sculpture garden and an area devoted to photography. But it's the museum's Native American gallery -- which houses ancient and modern works from more than 200 different tribes -- is not to be missed. The museum also hosts special events like the Portland International Film Festival and the Northwest Film Festival, not to mention at least one notable traveling exhibit per year.
The Portland Art Museum is located in Downtown Portland a few blocks west of the riverfront. You can visit the museum of about $12, but hours vary depending on the day. To check hours of operation and see what's going on at the museum during your visit, check out the Portland Art Museum's website.