Portland Art Galleries
(Portland, Oregon - OR, USA)
The art scene in Portland is quite unstoppable, with a plethora of galleries and regular creative events being found all around the city. There is even a designated 'first Thursday of every month' art night in Portland, where gallery doors open late and see a vibrant buzz of art viewing activity, accompanied by live music performances and wine tastings.
The premier gallery in the whole city is without question the Portland Art Museum, which ranks amongst the oldest in the whole of the Pacific Northwest, being established as far back as 1892 and located just across from the Oregon Historical Society. As well as its numerous galleries and indoor attractions, there is also an open-air sculpture garden to enjoy on sunny days.
Portland Art Museum
Address: 1219 Southwest Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon (OR), 97205, USA
Tel +1 503 276 4246
This spectacular museum stands just a few blocks away from St. Mary's Academy and offers an enormous selection of art from throughout the ages, originating from cultures across the globe. If you have limited time here, at least make sure you visit the inspiring collection of Native Indian carvings. Most years, the museum attracts more than half a million visitors, with its permanent collection of art now comprising in excess of 40,000 works. Amongst the most famous artists on exhibit here are Claude Monet, Pierre Renoir and Vincent Van Gogh.
Open hours: Sunday - 12:00 to 17:00, Tuesday and Wednesday, and Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00, Thursday and Friday - 10:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, discounts for under 18s, children under four free
Chetwynd Stapylton Gallery
Address: 615 Southwest Broadway, Portland, Oregon (OR), 97205, USA
Tel: +1 503 223 4226
The Chetwynd Stapylton Gallery showcases a premier selection of art works from all over the world, including watercolors, prints and etchings by well-known artists. Many shops are located close by in all directions, should you have some time on your hands and spare cash in your pockets.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00
Address: 120 Northwest 9th Avenue, Portland, Oregon (OR), 97209, USA
Tel: +1 503 223 1729
Situated near to the North Park Blocks, the Quintana Galleries have been established since 1972 and showcase both ancient and modern Native American arts and crafts including totem poles, traditional masks, woven baskets and much more.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:30 to 17:30
Shaffer Fine Art
Address: 308 Southwest 1st Avenue, Suite 158, Portland, Oregon (OR), 97204, USA
Tel: +1 503 295 4979
One of finest galleries in the city, Shaffer Fine Art is housed within the historical George Lawrence building and exhibits high quality work from celebrated artists. Just a stroll away is the Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park, which lies alongside the western bank of the Willamette River.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00