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Portland’s Peculiarium is creepy, cool and totally quirky

You can bet you’ve never visited any place like the Peculiarium. This store-meets-museum sees visitors come from all over the world, eager to check out the weirder side of Portland, Oregon. Inside, you’re treated to a 10-foot-tall Bigfoot replica (which is the tallest he’s been reported to be), an interactive alien autopsy, a haunted Victorian dollhouse, and an elaborate walk-through zombie brain (where you can see video from a zombie’s perspective as it goes searching for food).

The Peculiarium is run by Lisa Freeman (she’s a trained specialty baker) and Mike Wellins (who has a background in filmmaking), who both have a ‘love of sci-fi, campy horror, practical jokes, and laughing. Laughing a lot’. Oh yeah, and they even serve bug larve sundaes – how can you resist?!

The Peculiarium is a weird and wacky store in Portland, Oregon
The Peculiarium serves bug larve ice cream and other treats for the weird and wacky hunters of Portland, Oregon
A haunted Victorian dollhouse is just one of the exhibits at the Portland Peculiarium
Artwork is re-created for the Portland Peculiarum
The Peculiarium serves bug larve ice cream and other treats for the weird and wacky hunters of Portland, Oregon

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.

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