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Created in 1892 primarily to promote visual arts, the museum is set up with several large and open viewing rooms. Do not miss the Native American collection, and the artists' works featured in the European collection will also surprise you. Also check out the North Wing's Jubitz Center, which houses modern and contemporary art. In the spring, the museum's Northwest Film Center hosts the annual Jewish Film Festival.
Spanning a lush green area of 8000 square feet (2438.4 square meters), the Fields Neighborhood Park is located in the Pearl District. It is the city's 33rd dog park and features the first dog off-leash facility. Designed primarily with the focus of being a dog-friendly park, ideas sourced from the city's dog owners were integrated during construction. Come here with your pawed friends and rest on tidy benches constructed for small/shy dogs. The park features a double-access entry as well as a water fountain.
They simply do not make toys like this anymore. A vast collection of toys, including some truly impressive and rare mechanical banks and vehicular toys, are displayed throughout this unusual museum. These classic toys from the 19th and 20th Centuries are quite a change from the stuff kids are into these days, and will probably make you nostalgic for a bygone era. The Kidd's Toy Museum displays only about one third of Frank Kidd's massive private collection, painstakingly put together over a lifetime.
Formerly known as the Civic Auditorium, the Keller Auditorium is the place to enjoy first-class theater and music. It is a member of the Portland'5 Centers for the Arts and hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year. Band lovers can listen to the smooth sounds of talented musicians like the Boston Brass; theater fans can enjoy timeless plays like Macbeth, one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies; and classical music lovers can listen to the talented Oregon Symphony perform masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and others.
You can watch a recent movie, listen to live music, enjoy your favorite sports event on television and down a microbrew, all in public at the McMenamins Mission Theater. Built in 1912, this 300-seat theater started life as an Evangelical Mission but now assumes the identity of a relaxed and retro place. Meet your friends or have your next business meeting, this spot is simply ideal for all. Savor your favorite McMenamins seasonal ale, request a glass of wine, and nibble on scrumptious bar eats such as burgers, sandwiches and salads and more. Movie admission tickets are immensely affordable and the perfect cost-effective option for a budget date. Children are only allowed during select matinees and a parent has to accompany them.