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Portland, OR 97219
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Arts & Museums
Express yourself freely! Located smack dab in the middle of the historic Multnomah area, this center allows people of every age a chance to express themselves creatively with inexpensive classes or simply by browsing through the galleries. Multnomah Art Center is located in an old, renovated grade school, which lends itself well to the frequently held workshops. You can experience everything from painting and sculpting to dancing and photography. A fun time is in store for all.
Constructed in 1880, the John Tigard House is regarded as one of the finest structures in town. The home is located in the Tigard region of Oregon. It depicts the Queen Anne style of architecture and the house functions as a museum. It is predominantly a one-and-a-half storied construction, with a few ethnic elements of the Carpenter Gothic style. It constitutes three bedrooms and the half story comprises of varied artifacts of the historic society. Tours for groups in different slots can be availed through an advance intimation.
Exhibits and a time line here take you through the history of sports in the Beaver State. Lots of interactive exhibits, photos and other displays make this a great spot for sports fans of all kinds. Compare your palm to that of an NBA superstar, try to catch a Major League fastball, or just learn the history of whatever sport you prefer.
This museum is part of a much larger area of entertainment, but you may choose to visit for the chance to view the collected artifacts from the park. Located at the old entrance of Oaks Park, the museum exhibits everything from the years-old carousel to displays on Oaks Park history and much more. Admission is completely free, making this a wonderful spot to visit with the family after a picnic. Hours vary, so calling ahead is advised.
There are plenty of things for children to touch, grab, tinker with and pull here. They will know this museum is for them with all of the activities. Lots of exhibits are designed for little ones under 10 years old. There is also a play shop for kids 10 and older. Theater workshops are held for children to make them grow intellectually. Admission is reasonable.
Step into the tropical rainforest or check out petrified wood that you will not find anywhere else in the world. Located next to the zoo, this is a good educational place for families to spend some time. Especially if awed by the giant Douglas Firs, Sequoia, Cedars, Spruces and other great trees of Oregon. The center has various event spaces, their largest being the Miller Hall.
Marylhurst University offers excellent academic courses, and students can even receive degrees online. But books are just the beginning. Check out the school's gifted symphony orchestra. The school is also renowned for its art programs, and the gallery boasts the works of Richard Kraft, Christine Murakishi, Janie Lowe, Joseph Biel and many others. It has provided the finest in contemporary art for more than two decades. You can learn more about the university's forums, exhibits and other events by visiting the web site.
Milwaukie Museum—this farmhouse and its contents are as they were more than 100 years ago. Half of the house has been rebuilt, while the other half remains in its original form, so it is an interesting look at restoration. Inside you will find lots of old stuff, including washing machines, farm tools and other household items common to history's citizens of Milwaukee, located about 10 miles southeast of Portland. Museum admission is free.
Wells Fargo Museum in Portland provides an engaging glimpse into the history of the financial services company, Wells Fargo. The exhibits in the museum specifically address the ways in which the company established itself in the region, and portray its fascinating early days. Located close to other popular attractions in the city, Wells Fargo Museum provides interactive activities like a ride on the nostalgic stagecoach. Admission is free to the museum and they regularly organize cultural and educational events. Check website for more information.
This museum offers halls dedicated to earth science, life science, computers, chemistry, traveling exhibits and hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, the Omnimax Theater, a submarine to tour, a motion simulator ride and a cafe. Enjoy the palatial digs on the Willamette River. The museum, through its various games and interactive displays, offers an opportunity to exercise the grey cells and leave with more knowledge and information. Buy a full museum package, which includes admission to the exhibits, the Omnimax and a sub tour at a reasonable price.
Created in 1892 primarily to promote visual arts, the museum is set up with several large and open viewing rooms. It is the oldest museums in the area. Do not miss the Native American collection, and the artists' works featured in the European collection will also surprise you. Also check out the North Wing's Jubitz Center, which houses modern and contemporary art. In the spring, the museum's Northwest Film Center hosts the annual Jewish Film Festival. Entry is free for children below 17 years.
The Jubitz Center for Modern and Contemporary Art is housed within the Mark building of the Portland Art Museum, which was originally a Masonic temple. Blue and green hues of Monet's ‘Waterlilies' welcome you at the entrance of this 28,0000 square foot gallery. The sprawling space holds various exhibitions throughout the year. Widen your knowledge about art as you stroll leisurely. Some magnificent pieces are sure to leave you spellbound. Check website for upcoming exhibits & admission info. Donations are always welcome.