Known for its extensive Native American art collection, the Portland Art Museum highlights the city’s cultural scene. Its more than 42,000 permanent works include European sculptures and paintings, Japanese screen prints, thousands of photographs and a fine collection of modern and contemporary art.
Spanning two-and-a-half blocks in the downtown district, the museum campus includes the Northwest Film Center, where the Portland International Film Festival is held in February. Regional talent takes center stage in November at the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival. The year-round exhibition program includes foreign, classic and experimental works.
Expand your art history knowledge at the Crumpacker Family Library. Among its resources are more than a century’s worth of exhibition catalogues, artist files and archives. There are also public computers and a wireless Internet service.
From the Belluschi Building (the main gallery area), use the underground tunnel to reach the Mark Building. Its six floors hold the museum’s contemporary and modern art collection, exhibited on a rotating basis. Gathered from around the world, the works include pieces by Marcel Duchamp and Andy Warhol.
Regional artists are also well represented. Two floors in the Belluschi Building are dedicated to Northwest art from the late 19th century to today. Oregon artists include the prolific Amanda Snyder and Impressionist C.S. Price. The Belluschi Building also houses a historical collection of silver ware, works of graphic art and the outstanding Native American collection of more than 5,000 prehistoric and historic artifacts.
When you need refreshment, head to the museum coffee shop on the first floor of the Belluschi Building, where you can also stroll through the sculpture court. The museum is open daily except for Mondays, January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving Day and December 25. Admission is free from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the fourth Friday of every month. Free, guided tours cover different collections depending on the day and time.
This downtown Portland hotel is close to the Pearl District's nightlife, prized restaurants, unique shops, arts/cultural venues, and the waterfront. It is also a few blocks from Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Portland Art Museum.
This casual, intimate hotel overlooks Director Park and is located in the heart of downtown Portland near concert halls, art museums, Pioneer Square shopping, restaurants, and MAX Light rail and trolley.
Downtown boutique hotel adjacent to light rail; close to Tom McCall Waterfront Park; within 4 blocks of Portland Art Museum.
Located in the downtown core of both the financial and artistic core of the city, The Heathman Hotel is within a few blocks of Pioneer Courthouse Square, City Hall, and the renowned Pearl district.
Set across from the Willamette River and Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and river walk, this 5-story hotel is 4 blocks from downtown's Pioneer Place.
Built in 1913, this hotel is 4 blocks from Pioneer Square, MAX light rail trains, downtown shopping, and Pearl District shops, galleries, and restaurants. The Portland Center for the Performing Arts is nearby.
Built in 1912, this eight-story downtown hotel is two blocks from the MAX light rail line and the Willamette River. Portland Saturday Market, Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and Voodoo Doughnuts are nearby.