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Closed Tuesdays. Open Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am to 7pm.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.


Unique Art for the Evolving Class.


Pay attention to what’s behind the curtain! The artists who contribute to the magic that is the Freakybuttrue Peculiarium are in constant CREATE mode. The paintings, sculptures, posters, cards, mugs, shirts, wooden boxes, stickers (and more!) are ever evolving, just like the exhibits behind the curtain at our brick and mortar museum. See what’s available today, and check back often for new stuff!

We are not quite sure how to explain the Peculiarium…it’s truly one-of-a-kind! “Museum” simply does not seem adequate to describe this freaky-but-fascinating collection of Sci-Fi art exhibits, historical oddities, and celebration of urban legends. We’re pretty sure that the city motto “Keep Portland Weird” was invented right after a visit to the Peculiarium! This is one attraction that is definitely not meant for children, but for those of us who love to stretch our imagination (and nightmares!) to the limits, this is as must-see place for truly unbelievable artwork, performances, and events celebrating the creepiest, most terrifying…things…in the world. The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium is not for the faint-hearted, but for the rest of us “weirdos,” it makes our skin crawl in the most excellent way.
Such an interesting, great place and the people are super nice. We like going there so much we renewed our wedding vows there. The freeze dried scorpion and meal worms on our cake were a unique flavor.
Thank you so much for making a great day AWESOME!!!
— Carrie Smit
Pretty much the most fun
you’ll ever have with a
— Kirsten R.
Absolutely entertaining
from the entrance. we will
always bring visitors to this
wonderful portland place.
— Ashlea Dyan
This is now officially
my favorite
place in Portland.
— Audra Nicole Siren
Such an awesome and quirky
place, I love the art.
— Candace Smith, Hillsboro, OR