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An unusual gem in the city

Great for all ages, a wonderful learning experience. The puppet master shares his knowledge in a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Portland, Oregon
There Ain't No Strings On Me!

It was Easter Sunday and I was out walking in the Sellwood Area. I was checking a hot lead on the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Puppets of all types are displayed here. Many weekends we also feature shows and workshops for which there is a charge.
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906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR 97202-6943
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for all ages, a wonderful learning experience. The puppet master shares his knowledge in a friendly accessible way, is comfortable with children, and has some durable puppets for visitors to try out. His enthusiasm is infectious! The space is small and some puppets are...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

It was Easter Sunday and I was out walking in the Sellwood Area. I was checking a hot lead on the case that had captured my attention. A place that intrigued me. I didn’t know what to expect at all. But the name itself told...More

Thank RSNN
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Despite the fact that we no longer have young children we just had to visit the puppet museum with one of our grown up daughters. I am a retired school psychologist who used puppets in a Rockland County NY school where the grades were just...More

Thank rgodesq
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Way beyond charming. Children will adore the interaction with the Master Puppeteer and his charges. Get matched with the puppet that most resembles you.

Thank Hiexpectations48
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We stopped here and were given a free tour by one of the two friendly men who collect, refurbish and display puppets. Amazing! They also perform shows, some for children and some for adults. Amazing collection of historic puppets, and I am not even "into"...More

1  Thank surfonmt
Reviewed 31 May 2015

My wife and I were visiting our daughter and son-in-law in Portland, Oregon recently and while driving back to their home, we drove by this puppet museum. Our daughter shouted out “Stop!” and we found a place to park in the neighborhood and walked back....More

1  Thank DonnieOshkosh
Reviewed 2 October 2014

The puppet workshop was the highlight of our visit to Oregon. My daughters transformed (with a lot of help from artist Steven Overton) -- stuffed animals into marionettes. It was magic.

Thank WendyBarbara
Reviewed 21 July 2014

It's small but well worth a visit, they even have the original Howdy Doody! The guys who run the place are lovely and are happy to let you go behind the stage, if you go at the weekend you can even sometimes catch a free...More

Thank Brettyboy
Reviewed 14 May 2014

What a gem ! Not only a great museum,but they also put on awesome and unique live shows ! They have a beautiful outdoor seating area for shows and the building is an old railway station. The owners are as nice as can be and...More

1  Thank Michael C
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