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The Faux Museum: Gallery & Store

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Address: 139 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209-3903
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+1 971-373-5956
12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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Funky fun stop

A fun quirky "museum". A little confusing when you first come in, no so much museum as a play date for adults ( & kids). Bamboo that hums, an artsy video room, books to read... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2014
Bonny H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Very creative approach, for wierd creative minds. Tom Richards, the owner, is a very cool dude for doing this. Gotta appreciate the way he tried to sneak a little piece of fiction into the real world.

Thank Fabi A
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

This museum is not even there anymore. So don't waste your time, but if you're already right there just go to the Chinese Garden, very pretty!

4 Thank Sarah L
Ogden, Utah
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

The idea of a 'faux' museum was appealing. I walked in to find a room full of old books, and knicky nacks.. The museum has a store in the front. The museum section was next to the register. Husband and I chatted with the employee (owner??) who explained the museum. We got a college student discount. We walked through and... More 

Thank Lizzyhuber
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

I know portland is weird but if anything this should be free. Didnt make any sense. Save the $5 per person and look at a 3rd grader's bedroom. Same feeling.

Thank cboewiz
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

A fun quirky "museum". A little confusing when you first come in, no so much museum as a play date for adults ( & kids). Bamboo that hums, an artsy video room, books to read, keyboard with yells, yodels and screams. Crayons, kaleidoscope and a great true typewriter. The owner is fun, knowledgeable. Will let you explore or talk all... More 

1 Thank Bonny H
Lady Lake, Florida
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

The current exhibit is a throwback to a non-digital age. Wacky and wonderful! We typed on a manual typewriter - memory lane for me, new experience for others. A piano with sound-effects rather than notes. Notes from visitors. Visitors receive prizes. Prized wooly mammoth ant - a must find and a must find it. We enjoyed the experience so much... More 

1 Thank Kathy J
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

What a wonderful find in Portland. An interesting collection of collections! I laughed out loud reading notes that were found in libraries, I was grossed out by the beautiful jars of finger nails and I got to play a keyboard of awesome recorded sounds. Then I got to spin a wheel and get a prize. Then I purchases nifty things... More 

3 Thank lemonmerangue1
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

So this is either the 2013 version of "how to separate a fool and his money" OR a work of conceptual art, OR a way for a retired librarian to meet people from out of town. Not really sure. Not sure it matters. The displays, well, judge for yourself, but the curator is a very interesting person.

5 Thank CSSnowshoer
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2012

The Faux Museum is many things; it is part gallery, part history, part comedy with a bit of community center good feeling to hold it all together. It has a nice little shop and a friendly curator to welcome you. Be sure not to miss this little gem on your next trip to Portland!

4 Thank Lesliecryan

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