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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
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
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
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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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!
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
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
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
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
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