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Portland Sights

Oregon Historical Society

  • 1200 SW Park Ave. Map It

Updated 05/20/2013

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Impressive eight-story-high trompe l'oeil murals of Lewis and Clark and the Oregon Trail cover two sides of this downtown museum, which follows the state's story from prehistoric times to the present. A pair of 9,000-year-old sagebrush sandals, a covered wagon, and an early chainsaw are displayed in "Oregon My Oregon," a permanent exhibit that provides a comprehensive overview of the state's past. Other spaces host large traveling exhibits and changing regional shows.

The center's research library is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday; its bookstore is a good source for maps and publications on Pacific Northwest history. Every month the Oregon Historical Society has a day on which kids are admitted for free. Check the website for dates.

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Sight Information

Address:

1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97205, United States

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Phone:

503-222–1741

Website: www.ohs.org

Sight Details:

  • $11
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5

Updated 05/20/2013

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