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Paxton Gate, Portland

4.4
#19 of 25 in Shopping in Portland
“… it’s like trespassing into the laboratory of an elegant and beautiful mad scientist.”

-- Portland Picks, life + style to you, January 7th, 2011
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4.8
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  • 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 ...  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...  more »
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  • Really great store for anyone into oddities and unusual cool stuff. They have a massive selection of anything you can think of from animals to insects to human bones. The staff was really nice and knowledgeable on the subject. They go out of their way to source everything as humanely as possible as well. I overheard one of the employees telling another customer they had to stop carrying bats because they were having trouble find them from humane places.
  • If you are looking for that unique gift item that says "it puts the lotion in the basket or else it gets the hose again" then this is your spot. Whimsical taxidermy, crystals, preserved insects, carnivorous plants, and more - this store is a delightful shopping experience with really unique items for kids and grown ups. One of my favorites.

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