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Portland Puppet Museum

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Address: 906 SE Umatilla St, Portland, OR 97202-6943
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+1 503-233-7723
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14:00 - 20:00
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Thu - Sun 14:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Puppets of all types are displayed here. Many weekends we also feature...

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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Take your moppet to see a puppet

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hiexpectations48
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Appleton, WI
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Appleton, WI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Montana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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" puppets.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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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. It was close to 8 pm and we weren’t even sure they were open but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 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.

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Reviewed 22 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 show!

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Portland, Oregon
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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 they write their own shows as well as make their own puppets ! For a... More 

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