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Paxton Gate

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Weird and Wonderful

This place was like a home away from home for me. Filled with taxidermy, bones and all sorts of... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2019
LairdCamster
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Eugene, Oregon
Impressive display, museum-like quality and feel

I heard about this place on the “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” show and it definitely captured... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
IndraRojo
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Cancun, Mexico
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May 29, 2019
“Weird and Wonderful”
Dec 13, 2018
“Impressive display, museum-like quality and feel”
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Curiously Mind-Expanding Treasures & Oddities inspired by the Garden and Natural Sciences... "it’s like trespassing into the laboratory of an elegant and beautiful mad scientist.” -- Portland Picks
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4204 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217-3133
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

This place was like a home away from home for me. Filled with taxidermy, bones and all sorts of other odds and ends (mostly odds). The staff was friendly and helpful and knew their stuff. Of course I would have liked to buy one of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LairdCamster
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

I heard about this place on the “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” show and it definitely captured my interest. I’m so glad I had the chance to stop by and enjoy the overwhelming amount of things you can see, and purchase. The staff was wonderfully...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IndraRojo
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Our nephew and wife introduced us to Paxton Gate on a previous visit and we HAD to go back. This is a very interesting shop that specializes in taxidermy but also has other biology books and workbooks as well as gems and mineral samples. We...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Grant F
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Looking into the Paxton Gate windows made it clear that being on the Mississippi Ave. Definitely a great collections of oddities - human skulls and animal skeletons, interesting art (actually an art showing during my visit), a book area that I could have spent the...More

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Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Keith R
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We loved this store! It had skeletons of animals that were arranged in unique ways! It is for the lovers of odd for sure! Odd animal items for sale! Very interesting to look at all of the taxidermy. A fun store for sure!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank R D
Reviewed June 14, 2017

I had read the reviews of this store before visiting Portland so I made sure to visit it. The store is strange in a nice way. Everything from animals hanging on walls, animals & reptiles preserved or mummified, lots of pretty type gift items -...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Tonihoney
Reviewed March 17, 2017

This shop would have to take the cake for sheer oddity value! What an incredible range of curious, educational and outright bizarre items. Could have spent hours in here, but would have needed an extra suitcase to get my purchases home. This would have to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Francina G
Reviewed November 16, 2016

My daughter and I recently visited Paxton Gate in Portland, OR. We love oddities stores, the odder the better and we struck gold with this one! It was the most beautiful, well stocked, professionally done store of this nature that I have ever had the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank DixiePhoenix
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Some people may be turned off by the large amount of taxidermy inside, but it has a lot of very interesting displays for a variety of critters, bones, skeletons, rocks, fossils, unique buys - plus a very helpful and friendly staff. My husband bought me...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Cassandra C
Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is the ultimate place to buy gifts for hard-to-please friends. Many are rocks, fossils, pictures of birds, items of garden and natural sciences. The owner showed us around and gave us many suggestions for gifts. Such neat and unusual items to take in. I...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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