Intern Relocation – Part 4: Five Popular Portland Museums

portland-musuemNo matter how long you’re staying in one of the many furnished apartments Portland has to offer, there is something for everyone to explore. Portland has a unique culture that befits the slogan “Keep Portland Weird” but, there’s also another side to Portland – it is full of museums dedicated to art, history, and spreading artistic culture. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Portland Children’s Museum. The Portland Children’s Museum caters specifically to children with exhibits and studio opportunities for youths to get their hands dirty.       Popular exhibits include the Baby’s Garden – a multi-sensory space for young children from birth to three years of age; the Twilight Trail allows children to experiment with light and shadows, while the zany maze is an outdoor exhibit full of hedges that allow children to feel safely hidden as they explore the little garden. The Portland Children’s Museum is located at 4015 SW Canyon Road in Portland.
  • Oregon Rail Heritage Center. Train enthusiasts will be enthralled with the Oregon Rail Heritage Center. From railway cars dating back to the 1870s to light rail train cars like the city’s Max line, the Oregon Rail Heritage Center features three locomotives – the Southern Pacific 4449 the Portland and Seattle 700 and the Oregon Railway and Navigation 197, all of which were donated to the city of Portland in 1957. The ORHC is located at 2250 SE Water Ave., in Portland.

  • Oregon Historical Society and Oregon History Museum. If you’re interested in the history of the state and artifacts that date back before the state’s founding in 1859, the Oregon Historical Society’s Oregon History Museum is the place to go.       The society features a variety of exhibits, research archives and education programs designed to spark an interest in Oregon’s history. If you’re interested in genealogy or artifacts, you may find something of interest in the historical society’s archives. The Oregon Historical Society and History Museum are located at 1200 SW Park Ave., in Portland.
  • Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. For the sports fan, the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, located in the Portland suburb of Beaverton, is a must. This particular museum is dedicated to preserving the state’s legacy of athletic excellence, to inspire participation in sports, and to raise awareness of the benefits and rewards from participation in sports.       From auto racing to gymnastics, football to trapshooting and even special categories for officiating and broadcasting, the board of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to praising the efforts of notable Oregon athletes and encouraging others to participate. The Oregon Sports Hall of Fame is located at 4840 SW Western Ave., Suite 600 in Beaverton.

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