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Oregon Historical Society

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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When only an actual historical artifact needs to be seen!

When only an actual historical artifact related to Oregon history needs to be seen, this is your... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portland, Oregon
Interesting museum. Very educational.

We are always looking out for good museums on our travels. As home schoolers we try to learn as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, New Zealand
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Explore Oregon’s past at the Oregon Historical Society! Located on the historic South Park Blocks in downtown Portland, the Oregon Historical Society’s museum is open seven days a week and features original and traveling exhibitions that tell...more
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1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2483
+1 503-222-1741
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When only an actual historical artifact related to Oregon history needs to be seen, this is your place in Portland!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank curioustraveler406
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are always looking out for good museums on our travels. As home schoolers we try to learn as much about areas we travel through. This museum tied really well into our studies on the Oregon trail. And gave us an overview of the areas...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarkWaters1974
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The displays in the Oregon History Room are actually really quite good. The physical presentation is also good. What is lacking is context of the times. It’s a tedious march of oppression of one group against others. No mention of the fact that in eras...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Amyadamsdad
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Interesting exhibits and great gift items! As a native Oregonian, I love visiting this museum for its quiet charm and nostalgia.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DeanAbnerMartin
Reviewed 11 February 2019

I was really looking forward to visiting this historical society museum but is was disappointing because I expected an exhibit of the Oregon trail but there was not. On the other hand, I did learn much about the history of beer brewing in Portland and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JB2018June
Reviewed 9 February 2019

How you review this museum depends on what traveling exhibits are there the day you visit. The traveling exhibits when are visited today were Barley, Berrels, Bottles and Brews- 200 years of Oregon Beer, Pioneering Compassion: 150 years at the Oregon Humane Society, Portland Psychedelic-...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank psteelerfan77
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately they were doing a major modification so only a few exhibits were open to view. The ones on history of brewing and immigration were well organized. We did not stay very long but maybe if we come back to Portland we will try again....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CDM49
Reviewed 21 December 2018

...at the time of my visit, substantial renovation was ongoing, so the number of things available for viewing was much reduced ( and so was the admission price ). The Reno is scheduled to be finished in Feb of 2019. Hint: the tourist info office...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George_Moosie_W
Reviewed 7 December 2018

What a great place! I never knew Oregon had such a long and interesting history. Especially enjoyed the exhibit on craft beer. A lot of stuff I already knew about how beer is made, and lots of things I didn't know about beer in Oregon....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DorasCuilTravel
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

This was a big disappointment, great location, but unless you have young kids skip it. Every other museum on Park is more interesting. The exhibitions compare poorly to every pioneer and historical society museum I have visited in the US.

Date of experience: November 2018
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27 May 2018|
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Response from interceptpubs | Reviewed this property |
According to their website: Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sundays: Noon – 5pm Of course, they are closed today (Memorial Day). BTW, when we visited last month, we learned that the main exhibit on Oregon history was... More
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30 March 2018|
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Response from Passportalwaysready | Reviewed this property |
No. Several other good ones and the Oregon My Oregon is closing April 29 and a new “permanent “ one opens February 14 2019.
19 May 2017|
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Response from Chloris B | Reviewed this property |
I believe the current admission is 11 for adults an 9 for seniors over 60.