(AP) – The Portland Art Gallery is planning to open a gallery on the site of a former railroad station in Oregon, marking the latest effort to revive the area’s art scene.
The Oregon Art Museum, the largest art collection in the United States, has opened an exhibition in the city in its new home.
The Portland Arts Council, a nonprofit group that seeks to attract and retain art, will also be bringing an exhibition of prints and other artworks to the space.
The art gallery will open next year.
The property is about two miles from downtown Portland and a short drive from the Amtrak station.
It was formerly the home of the Pacific Northwest Railroad.
The property has a history of gentrification, including the development of the Portland Art Museum in the 1990s.
It’s a popular location for festivals, concerts and exhibitions.
The Portland Art Institute plans to continue its art exhibitions on the property, which was once a warehouse used for the Pacific Coast Railway.
The museum opened in 2005, and opened its first exhibition in 2011.
The Pacific Northwest Railway used the railroad as a staging area during World War II.
It operated as a freight train, carrying goods between Tacoma and Portland.
The railroad closed in 1962.
The railroad was rebuilt in the 1960s and now operates as the Portland Regional Transportation Authority.