Portland, Oregon Art Museum Knows How to Party

The Portland Art Museum is hosting a truly historic exhibit called 'The Allure of the Automobile" that is being guest curated by former Petersen Museum honcho Ken Gross from now through September. The cars featured include some of the most valuable, rare and desirable marques ever to grace the pavement (tho sadly most of these are no longer allowed move under their own power). The exhibit features everything from a Jaguar XK-SS personally owned by legendary car fanatic (and actor so I'm told) Steve McQueen, a Bugatti Type 57S in brand-appropriate black over yellow, a boner-inducing 1939 Talbot Lago, a prototype 1953 Porsche 550 (!!!), 1931 Duesenberg SJ convertible from my home state of Indiana, and my personal favorite, a 1961 Aston martin DB4GT Zagato bodied coupe, among several other stunners to a tune of 16-total vehicles on display.

The OregonLive website has a full  list of vehicles here.
The New York Times posted a cool story about how they maneuvered these beasts into the museum here.
Finally, the Exhibit homepage is here.

If you're local, or car-crazy enough to make the drive out to Stumptown, you may want to time your visit around one of the free weekend special events that feature specific makes every weekend for the duration of the show.

Cars in the Park is free and will take place Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 18: All Chevrolet
June 25: Italian Cars
July 2: Muscle Cars
July 9: American Vintage
July 16: Hot Rods
July 23: Mercedes & BMW
July 30: All Ford
August 6: Porsche
August 13: All English
August 20: Rod and Custom
August 27: Mopar
September 3: Two-Seaters @Meters
September 10: Green Cars