Visiting a museum is always a unique experience, as each one has its own distinct characteristics, style, and of course, content. Museum subjects vary greatly from city to city, and can range from firefighter's museums to fine art, to sports. The city of Portland, Oregon offers an extremely diverse list of museums. If you need help making a selection, our 10Best museums in Portland list highlights the top spots to visit in Portland. Portland is known for being an artsy city, so it’s no surprise that they are home to an internationally recognized art museum, The Portland Art Museum, the 7th oldest museum in the nation. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Oregon and more at the Oregon Historical Society Museum. Portland is home to the wildly popular OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) an amazing hands on science center that is perfect for families with children. Also included in our list are two other kid friendly museums with mostly hands on exhibits, the Portland Children’s Museum and the World Forestry Center. Despite not being a traditional museum the Architectural Heritage Center had to be listed because of the unique opportunity to go out into the city and learn the rich historical context of Portland’s local neighborhoods.
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