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The Faux Museum: Gallery & Store

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:00
Open today: 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... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2014
Bonny H
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
well, hum, what? why? huh?

So this is either the 2013 version of "how to separate a fool and his money" OR a work of... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2013
CSSnowshoer
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New York City, New York
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14 Jul 2018
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2 Jun 2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Got to the front door that the pictures show but it’s completely empty inside. There’s a historic plaque on the outside of the building talking about it’s history but that’s about it :(

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank NemmyKakes
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank Fabi A
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!

Date of experience: March 2015
6  Thank Sarah L
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...More

Date of experience: December 2014
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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.

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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...More

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Bonny H
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...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank KathyJ70
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...More

Date of experience: April 2014
3  Thank lemonmerangue1
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,...More

Date of experience: May 2013
5  Thank CSSnowshoer
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...More

4  Thank Lesliecryan
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