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Portland’s Velvet Art Museum in VIA magazine

Portland’s Velvet Art Museum: Velveteria. Photo by Susan Seubert

The offbeat museum, which recently moved to a bigger and better location at 2448 E Burnside St, houses close to 2,000 velvet paintings, some 340 of which are on display at any time. The pièce de résistance is a …


Yelp about Velveteria!

yelp: Real People, Real Reviews

We appreciate all the wonderful reviews you have given Velveteria on yelp.com. You have made us the #1 Top Museum in Portland, Oregon! This kind of stuff …


Top 10 kitsch destinations by OutTraveler.com

Thank you OutTraveler.com, America’s premiere gay and lesbian travel magazine, for listing us at number 6 in your Top 10 Kitsch Destinations.

A drive-thru shaped like an oversize hot dog or a quirky museum dedicated to questionable medical devices (St. Paul, Minn.), neon art (Los Angeles) or…


The World’s Strangest Museum

Thank You Travel and Leisure for listing us as one of the World’s Strangest Museums!
But many of the world’s quirky museums are projects driven by a singular vision and agenda, which is often to increase the appreciation of something very specific. At the Velveteria, a museum in the East Burnside district of Portland, Ore., that something is…


Washington Times talks about Velvet Paintings

And anyone who thought black velvet paintings went out with GMC Gremlins and pet rocks has not heard of the Velveteria, a museum of black velvet paintings in Portland, Oregon. Open just two months, the site has been overwhelmed by an adoring public.

“It just blows the mind,” says Caren Anderson, proprietress and undisputed queen of velvet. “This is a huge cultural phenomenon. Yes, we have…



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