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Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education

1953 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
+1 503-226-3600
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Just moved in but they fit so well

Though the museum moved here just two months ago, the fit is perfect. I was too late for the cafe... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
JWP8
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San Francisco, California
Excellent Museum in the Heart of Portland

We spent the afternoon at this museum, and it was an excellent experience! The museum exhibited a... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
ShopGirlCalifornia
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Los Angeles
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1953 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
Northwest District
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+1 503-226-3600
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Though the museum moved here just two months ago, the fit is perfect. I was too late for the cafe, but enjoyed the gift shop (and came home with a book), the beautiful current exhibit and the small but very fine permanent collection.

Thank JWP8
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We spent the afternoon at this museum, and it was an excellent experience! The museum exhibited a beautiful series of handcrafted embroidered art, and it was possible via electronics to see each section in complete detail. The museum exhibits artifacts of the Jewish community of...More

1  Thank ShopGirlCalifornia
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We just happened to be walking by the park when we stumbled upon this museum. What a treasure it is! We found all of the exhibits informative and thought provoking. In addition to the ALFEBET exhibit, other exhibits were The Holocaust an Oregon Perspective and...More

Thank onesushigirl
Reviewed 18 July 2017

I went to the Museum to see the show of Grisha Bruskin's amazing tapestry - it's first showing in North America. Beautifully curated, superb interactive media, and stunningly beautiful artwork.

Thank hlazer
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The displays of Jewish artifacts, including some related to the Holocaust, were fascinating. We were surprised to also see exhibits relevant to discrimination directed toward other ethnicities including Asian, African American, and Native American. All in all it is a fascinating place to visit, learn,...More

Thank Sungron
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

brand new museum and very educational. lots of local Jewish history and a great personal local touch.

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Awesome expansion of the museum this Sunday June 11. Opening exhibit is "ALFEBET" by Grisha Bruskin. 3 permanent exhibits. Lefty's Cafe, gift store and children's play area. Museum uses the Jewish lens to teach new generations the history of the Holocaust, discrimination in Oregon, and...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I believe this museum is closing after this week to relocate and reopen June 2017. Nice exhibit on local Jews who were in Shanghai during WWII and also nice exhibit on a WWII era photographer. Staff wasn't overly friendly but it was worth seeing. There...More

1  Thank SunshineFL221
Reviewed 23 August 2016

A small museum, but both of the exhibits that were showing were gems. "Refuge from Shanghai" was a moving and fascinating show documenting the members of the Oregon Jewish Community who arrived to the US via Shanghai in their flight from the Nazis. The work...More

Thank LouAndreas212
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I have visited this Museum many times and learn more each time. The exhibits are well chosen and allow for introspection. There is a diversity of exhibit types and topics. Docents are often available to enhance the details of what you are viewing. Currently, in...More

Thank JILLANNSCO
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