Posts Tagged ‘portland ore’

San Francisco’s Eye on the Bay visits Portland

Caren and Carl on San Francisco's Eye on the Bay
On San Francisco’s KCBS, channel 5, there was a two part segment on Portland, Ore. Velveteria was featured in the first part with…

Top 10 kitsch destinations by

Thank you, 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…

High weirdness in Portland from USA Today

Ubiquitous bumper stickers proclaim “Keep Portland Weird.” They were meant to support small local businesses to keep Portland from being big-boxed out of its identity.

But they’ve become a focal point for what might be a counterculture elsewhere.

Portland has been called…

Velveteria on

Velveteria in Newsweek, photo by Alan Borrud

Kitsch or Art? Museum Fuzzes the Line
Some black velvet paintings are worth upward of $10,000, and some just pull down a few bucks at a garage sale. There are abundant Elvises and poker dogs that reinforce the…