museums/galleries

Summer visual arts picks

World travel and wildlife are inspiring visual arts in Portland this summer, along with the urge to reinvent and redefine long-standing paradigms.

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World Forestry Center Discovery Museum

Tree- and forest-lovers of all ages can learn about sustainability and experience a Portland icon at the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum.

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More top sights in Portland

Think you've seen all of Portland? Not so fast! We've found the next batch of Portland’s top sights, including vintage parks, extinct volcanoes and eateries.

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Portland Children’s Museum

Dreaming of a family-friendly afternoon full of hands-on learning? Head to the Portland Children’s Museum, in attraction-packed Washington Park.

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See both sides of Tilikum Crossing

Portland’s new transit bridge and the MAX Orange light rail line make it easy to explore the up-and-coming South Waterfront and Central Eastside districts.

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Disjecta Contemporary Art Center

The North Portland art center's offerings range from visual art installations to collaborations with bands like the Shins.

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Center for Contemporary Native Art

The Portland Art Museum's Center for Contemporary Native Art, opened in fall 2015, is devoted to showcasing the work of modern-day Native American artists.

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World of Speed

Through interactive exhibits and displays featuring 100 historic race cars and motorcycles, this museum tells a vivid tale of America’s love affair with life in the fast lane.

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Keep Portland’s museums weird

From the world's oldest (fake) museum to the only gallery focused on vintage vacuum cleaners, these attractions keep Portland weird.

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Labor Day weekend events

To properly celebrate the working class, Portland packs an extra-long weekend of relaxing events and exhibits.

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