Top 5 Museums to Visit in Portland, Oregon

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Portland has been known to be an extremely loose and liberal city. The city is famous for being liberal when it comes to beliefs and the arts,
making it a haven for free thinkers and artists. As a result, many museums have popped up in and around the Portland area. These museums pay homage to Portland’s association with the arts and Portland’s history. These are some great attractions that can really teach visitors about Portland’s culture and history.There are some really great high-quality museums located in Portland, museums that everyone visiting the city should visit. Here are the top five museums to visit in Portland, Oregon.

Portland Art Museum
As one of the oldest art museums in the country, the Portland Art Museum has made a name for itself displaying high-quality art. The museum was founded in 1892, blazing a trail for other art museums on the west coast. The museum has over 40,000 pieces of art on display. Not only is the Portland Art Museum one of the oldest art museums in the country, but it is also one of the largest. The Portland Art Museum always has some stunning exhibit on display and even has traveling exhibits as well. If you’re a lover of the arts, then you should definitely visit the Portland Art Museum while in town.

Oregon Historical Society Museum
History buffs will rejoice when they visit this museum, as it covers everything about Oregon’s local history. The organization and museum are dedicated to preserving the local history of the area and educating others about it. As a result, the society goes about collecting artifacts and mementos that are important to the area’s local history. These are then placed on display for local residents to enjoy and educate themselves. The society also works and collaborates with other groups of a similar nature in order to plan and host educational events and lectures. This is a great place for people to educate themselves on history and local culture, making it perfect for those looking to get educational value out of their trip to Portland.

Portland’s Children's Museum
If you have children in your party, then a visit to the Portland Children may be in order while you’re in town. This museum specializes in educating and entertaining younger audiences, making it a perfect destination for families with kids. Like the Portland Art Museum, this museum is one of the oldest and largest in the country and paved the way for similar institutions to follow in their footsteps. Thousands of tourists and residents flock to the museum each year, all eager to see what the museum has in store for them. If you’re looking to entertain a younger audience and educate them, then this is the perfect museum for your group to visit.

Oregon Rail Heritage Center
Being interested in trains and other modes of transportation is a common hobby, especially in areas that relied on railroad transportation. Thankfully for these people, there is an attraction in Portland that will really pique your interest. The Oregon Rail Heritage Center is a great place for all locomotive lovers to visit. The attraction has multiple restored authentic steam locomotives, offering an amazing experience for visitors. The railroad industry was important to Portland and Oregon as a whole, making this museum an important part of local culture as well. If you’re looking for a unique museum that covers an interesting topic, then stop by the Oregon Rail Heritage Center.

World Forest Discovery Center Museum
The Discovery Center has been an important part of Portland for several decades now. This piece of Portland real estate was designed to entertain and educate people of all ages, as there truly is something for everyone to enjoy inside. This is an especially great museum to visit if you are interested in nature and sustainability or would like to learn more about these topics. At the Discovery Center, you see all sorts of exhibits that teach about the importance of our forests and nature as a whole, as well as the importance of maintaining them. This museum is a truly amazing place that educates visitors on a topic that is extremely prevalent in today’s society.

45 comments:

  1. I wish I can visit all of them, but I'm afraid that never gonna to happen!!
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    1. You will do it dear! Wishing you a fab weekend.

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  2. I love visiting museums and libraries and hope so that one day I will visit these from your list.

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    1. Yeah why not!! Thanks dear for stopping by

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  3. These all sound interesting. I've never been out to Portland, but would love to visit some time.

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  4. Thanks for sharing these museums! I will be visiting there next year.

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  5. I miss going to museums. I haven't been to one in years.

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  6. I have been to Portland a few times and love the stories of its becoming. I haven't been to their museums before - gotta check it out one of these days!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  7. these museums sound great, I'd love to visit them.

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  8. I would like to visit children museum.
    They are in my list now :)

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  9. All of these museums sound amazing! Thanks for putting this together and sharing!

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  10. Miss going to the museums
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  11. Portland is no doubt one nice place to visit. It is an avenue to many wonderful activities.

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  12. Visit the Portland Museum of Art. Being the presence of art allows for a speedy transcendence of everyday reality

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  13. Oh wow I didn't know about these museums. Living in Seattle, Portland is only a 3 hour drive away, so I'll have to check these out the next time I'm there!

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  14. I have never been to Portland but I see the museums are amazing!
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  15. I used to visit museums so much in the past but it's been years!!! Great post!! x

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  16. Interesting post dear!!

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  17. This is an interesting city, if you've got kids this is the place to go.

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  18. I've always wanted to visit Portland! These all sound like interesting museums!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  19. I love walking around museums, always can get lost in the art! The Poland Art Museum sounds amazing, 40,000 art pieces wow! I can’t imagine seeing all of them in one day, definitely need a weekend to see all the museum has to offer.

    History museums are always so interesting to go through, that’s amazing that the Oregon Historical Society Museum has all local history to educate the community on the past and about the local culture.

    I’ve never been to a museum specifically focusing trains/transportation - it definitely sounds like it’d be super interesting to see transpiration through the years.

    The World Forest Discovery Center museum sounds amazing!! All about the importance of nature and forests and how to maintain them wow, definitely think going to a museum like that should be some sort of mandatory field trip for school!

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  20. Need to make a trip there. Thanks for sharing!
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  21. Never thought of going to Portland but these museums are amazing!

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  22. I really want to visit portland! I'll keep this list in mind for the future!

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  23. I was in Portland a few years ago and I never made it to any museums because we didn't have enough time! I'll have to visit some of these next time I'm back.

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  24. I've always wanted to visit the Portland Art Museum! Hopefully one day!
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  25. So many killer spots to take in the history + culture! :)

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  26. Portland Art Museum sounds like a fantastic place to visit - especially with 40,000 pieces of artwork of display. Wow!!

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  27. meybe someday :)
    Kisses;*

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  28. They sound like great places to stay! thanks for sharing!

    Hope that your week is going well :)

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  29. I always enjoy visiting museums!

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  30. Portland is such a neat place. I haven't been there in so long but need to get a trip in!

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  31. I would like to visit this museum!
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  32. Museums are my number places to visit whenever I play tourist in a new city. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. I want to visit Portland :)

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  34. Very interesting post.

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  35. All of these sound very interesting darling.


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  36. These museums are among the popular attractions Tourism which are visited by scores of tourists from several parts of the globe.
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  37. Nice post dear! Thanks for shring! Now I'll have to visit them!;)
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  38. Great post! I'd love to visit those museums one day and I'll try my best to do so :)

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  39. So great post dear

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