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Portland Police Museum

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Address: 1111 Southwest Second Ave, Portland, OR 97204
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The Portland Police Museum details Portland's rich history of law...

The Portland Police Museum details Portland's rich history of law enforcement through exhibits showcasing uniforms, arrest record books, weapons, badges and other artifacts that lend to the story of the formation of the Portland police officer. There is also a room dedicated to the memory of Portland's fallen officers. At the end of the museum is a gift shop. Please bring photo identification if over the age of 18.

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Small Museum but Worth the Stop

My husband and I visited this little history gem while researching his family. Plan your visit. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00-3:00. Admission is free, and the staff... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2014
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

My husband and I visited this little history gem while researching his family. Plan your visit. The museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 10:00-3:00. Admission is free, and the staff was friendly and helpful. You can see a variety of police uniforms, badges, and tools of the trade used throughout Portland's history, dating in to the 1800's. They also have a... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

We really enjoyed this museum and it was free!!! I think one of the most amusing parts was that it's part of the police station and we could hear someone being 'brought in' whilst browsing! We really enjoyed looking at the museum pieces and you can try on police jackets, sit on the bike and pretend to be in jail... More 

1 Thank Brettyboy
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

This museum is well put together, and offers some history of the Portland Police. The admission is free of charge, and it is open about 4 days a week for 6 hours at a time.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We were looking forward to seeing this museum. We traveled on two buses and walked several blocks - arriving at 2:30 pm on a Friday only to find it closed. We were not happy. Someone wondering around said this happens all the time. Their hours are like the Portland food carts -- they open and close when they feel like... More 

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Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

Located on the first floor of the Justice Center, just off the Police Bureau lobby. Interesting displays. Friendly staff.

1 Thank Hawk56
Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 26 June 2012

Open from 10 to 3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. If you have time in downtown Portland go by and look at some of Portlands history. This is about the police with some interesting displays and artifacts.

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