The Portland Art Museum or (1219 SW Park Ave., 503/226-2811, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tues.–Wed., 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Thurs.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun., $12 adults, $9 seniors 55 and older and students 18 and older, free ages 17 and under) encompasses two grand structures along the South Park Blocks , the original Pietro Belluschi–designed building from 1932 and the adjacent and imposing Portland Masonic Temple, which together offer 112,000 square feet of galleries housing a collection of 42,000 objects.
The oldest art museum on the West Coast (from 1892), the Portland Art Museum houses Oregon’s most significant art collection, including a small but engaging collection of European Old Masters and Impressionists and a noteworthy Asian art collection.
In 2001, the Portland Art Museum acquired the private collection of renowned New York art critic Clement Greenberg, which is on permanent display in the Center for Modern and Contemporary Art. The Pacific Northwest Native Art collection is also excellent.
At least one major traveling exhibition is presented most of the time (usually with separate admission). The Portland Art Museum also offers a café and a gift shop.