Best Museums in Portland

Locals’ favorite places

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1. Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave
190local recommendations
Pasha
Pasha says “Founded in late 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the seventh oldest museum in the United States and ...” ·
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2. OMSI
1945 SE Water Ave
183local recommendations
Greg And Jen
Greg And Jen says “OMSI is fun for all ages- it is a short bike ride from the Airbnb. They have a planetarium, a massi...” ·
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3. Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
33local recommendations
Victor & Jodi
Victor & Jodi says “You may not know much about the history of our geographically varied state beyond grade school tales...” ·
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4. Portland Children's Museum
4015 Southwest Canyon Road
30local recommendations
Saadi
Saadi says “Great for toddlers- 5 year olds on a rainy day. They'll be busy for a couple of hours in pretend gro...” ·
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5. Washington Park International Rose Test Garden
22local recommendations
Mark
Mark says “Stunning view of the city and a world class rose test garden. If you like roses, this is the place f...” ·
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6. Disjecta
8371 N Interstate Ave
18local recommendations
Kathy
Kathy says “Cool performance art space within walking distance of my house. Be sure to check out Back Fence PDX....” ·
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7. Rose Garden parking
400 SW Kingston Ave
10local recommendations
Tamara
Tamara says “The Rose Test Garden is right next to the Japanese Garden and The Portland Zoo. This place is in ful...” ·
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8. Blue Sky
122 NW 8th Ave
6local recommendations
Nell
Nell says “Gallery specializing in photography.” ·
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9. Museum of Contemporary Craft
724 NW Davis St
6local recommendations
Margo
Margo says “Haven't been but looks interesting. The oldest museum of craft in the country.” ·
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10. Portland Museum of Modern Art
5202 N Albina Ave
6local recommendations
Jessie
Jessie says “Great artwork! A nice place to go if you are into the arts.” ·
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11. World Forestry Center: World Forest Institute and Discovery Museum
4033 Southwest Canyon Road
5local recommendations
Rachel And Bob
Rachel And Bob says “Learn while being in awe of the great forests.”
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12. The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium and Museum
2234 NW Thurman St
4local recommendations
Tamara
Tamara says “Specializing in dark arts and wacky oddities, this insane museum of the wierd will captivate and amu...” ·
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13. Hoover-Minthorn House Museum
115 S River St
2local recommendations
Nondice
Nondice says “Herbert Hoover was a Newberg native.”
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14. Intel Hawthorn Farm Campus
5200 NE Elam Young Pkwy
2local recommendations
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15. Washington County Museum
120 E Main St
3local recommendations
Ed
Ed says “Learn about the history of this area and visit historic downtown while you are there.”
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16. Oregon Rail Heritage Center
2250 SE Water Ave
4local recommendations
Jodie
Jodie says “Right near the Max line as well. The kids will be enthralled for hours with this sweet little hidden...” ·
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17. Pearson Air Museum
1115 E 5th St
2local recommendations
Martha
Martha says “History, aviation and an active runway.” ·
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18. Northwest Film Center - Classes & Admin
934 SW Salmon St
2local recommendations
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19. World Forestry Center: World Forest Institute and Discovery Museum
4033 Southwest Canyon Road
3local recommendations
Kathy
Kathy says “They have a cool tram that runs from high in the hills down to the Willamette River and back. It's o...”
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20. Kidd's Toy Museum
1301 SE Grand Ave
2local recommendations
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21. Museum of the Oregon Territory
211 Tumwater Dr
2local recommendations
Lisa
Lisa says “Beautiful historical building, have lunch next door at the Still House!” ·
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22. Art Museum
2local recommendations
Kate
Kate says “Worlds largest collection of Hats”
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23. Blackfish Gallery
420 NW 9th Ave
2local recommendations
Nell
Nell says “Long-standing co-op gallery showing excellent work.” ·
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24. McLoughlin House
2local recommendations
Terry
Terry says “Some of the old history of the oldest and most iconic settlers to the western territory.” ·
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25. Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education
724 NW Davis St
2local recommendations
Gary And Debra
Gary And Debra says “Jews have lived in Oregon since before statehood. This OJM documents the lives and contributions of...”