Portland Children’s Museum’s Outdoor Adventure ExhibitFeb 04 2014 · 0 comments · Cultural, NISHKIAN DEAN ·0
A new exhibit is coming soon to Portland Children’s Museum. The Outdoor Adventure exhibit will transform a 1.3-acre education-based play space behind Portland Children’s Museum. The Observation Deck and Pavilion will provide both parents and children with a place to play, create, and grow together year-round all while experiencing the outdoors!
The structures are perched on the hillside in the Portland West Hills. Exposed wood is the featured structural material and the Observation Deck and Pavilion utilize pealed logs or “pealers” as their primary elements. The columns are 11-inch diameter logs and the floor beams are 8” and 10” diameter logs. The floor decking is beautiful 3×6 clear Cedar. The Pavilion’s green roof and log construction complements the surrounding open-air amphitheater creating a natural environment with a backyard-feel allowing children to adventure and explore safely. The structural design has been something new and exciting for us at Nishkian Dean, and we’ve enjoyed providing our services to Mayer/Reed, the landscape architects for the project.
The Outdoor Adventure Exhibit will open Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Portland Children’s Museum, 4015 SW Canyon Road. It will be the feature exhibit for a period of time, but will be a permanent exhibit at the Museum.