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  •  The Portland Art Museum (4+ / 0-)
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    greengemini, Aunt Pat, Ojibwa, KenBee

    is such a great place to visit; great, vast collection of Native art, not just from the Arctic region but from all over the Northwest and Alaska, especially the coastal tribes.

    Anyone been to the museum at Maryhill, WA? Odd place but their collection downstairs is quite good and well displayed, at least the last time we passed through. Maryhill is that huge old mansion you see perched on the north side of the Columbia river as you're about halfway between Portland and the Idaho border.

    Upstairs is also a museum but, oddly, has a huge collection of stuff from a Romanian Princess the builder of the mansion (great story in and of itself) befriended; give it a glance and then head downstairs.

    Just down the road, don't miss the Maryhill Winery; excellent also!

    Most of our artwork is from the Southwest but I'd like to add some Northwest and Alaskan items--particularly, as an old kayaker and current canoer, one of those carved red cedar paddles. Saw some at a show being held outside on the grounds of the Portland Art Museum when we were there last but, alas, finances prevented a purchase. Mrs. Wheeldog found a great pair of earrings, though. Maybe next time.....  

    When atlatls are outlawed, only outlaws will have atlatls.

    by wheeldog on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 01:25:22 PM PST

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