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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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exploring my Jewish side

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben H
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Awesome expansion of the museum this Sunday June 11. Opening exhibit is "ALFEBET" by Grisha... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lee W
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“exploring my Jewish side”
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1953 NW Kearney St, Portland, OR 97209-1414
Northwest District
+1 503-226-3600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Ben H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 22 March 2016

This little museum is very welcoming and intimate but despite its size it has terrific, top-level exhibits. A real gem. Its educational department puts together terrific programs.

Thank Sheryl_SO
Reviewed 31 December 2015

It is less about museum, but more about education center and changing exhibitions. Intimate and warm atmosphere is worth a visit when you are in Portland.

Thank Tal R
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Saw the recently opened Anne Frank exhibit. There is a remarkably comfortable space where a 25 minute movie explains her life narrated by Jeremy Irons. Definitely go to the movie before seeing the exhibit. Some great photos of the family. Then the exhibit itself goes...More

1  Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 30 December 2014

The synergy of the merger of two organizations has taken the best and made it even better. The changing museum exhibits highlight various local artists that impacted Portland. The permanent exhibit, the Oregon Holocaust Memorial in Washington Park is a must to see. Docents can...More

Reviewed 26 February 2012

I saw an Andy Warhol exhibit of portraits of great Jews. it was really awesome. The exhibits are always changing. They also show films and offer concerts and you can visit the Holocaust Resource Center at the same time. It is near NW 21rst and...More

1  Thank Sarah L
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