Portland is known to attract a creative crowd,
and the thriving cultural scene reflects the
population’s interest in fine art, film, music,
dance, and more.
The Portland Art Museum lies at the center
of the city’s cultural district. It features strong
Native American and Northwest collections,
complemented by major exhibitions from
internationally acclaimed artists. The two
buildings that make up the museum are separated by a public sculpture garden.
An alternative museum experience can be
had at The Portland Art Museum on Fridays
after 5 with an entrance fee of just $5. These
evenings offer a more social adventure, with
interactive exhibits and refreshments.
Movie lovers will find plenty of places to
watch a flick in Portland, but the experience
begins before the movies starts at many neigh-
borhood theaters where food and drinks are
served in ornate and historical settings. The
Hollywood Theater is the perfect example.
The intricate facade was designed after the
Baths of Carcalla (the second largest Roman
public baths), and the space is now owned
by a nonprofit that aims to connect the local
community to the art of film, while preserving
this historical landmark.
Portland also hosts over twenty film festivals each year, including the Portland
International Film Festival, which attracts
over 35,000 attendees to view over 100
movies, as well as Portland Women’s Film
Festival, Portland Queer Documentary Film
festival, and even one for fake films, called
Faux Film Festival, which occurs around
April Fool’s Day each year.
“Portland is known to attract a creative crowd, and the thriving cultural scene reflects the population’s interest
in fine art, film, music, dance, and more. ”
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