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  • Velveteria™ » Blog Archive » National Geographic Traveler declared Velveteria as Portland’s best museum
    Geographic s website in their I Heart My City section Susan declared Velveteria as Portland s best museum See full article on National Geographic Traveler s I Heart My City 20 March 2009 website Tags museums national geographic national geographic traveler portland oregon Susan Seubert velveteria Leave a Reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Please answer problem to submit a comment Thanks o e 3 Blogroll

    Original URL path: http://velveteria.com/2009/03/national-geographic-travel-love-portland/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Velveteria™ » Blog Archive » Travel + Leisure votes Velveteria as one of the World’s Strangest Museums
    to increase the appreciation of something very specific At the Velveteria a museum in the East Burnside district of Portland Ore that something is velvet paintings and its owners have collected more than 1 000 of them The Museum During a 1998 reading at the Voodoo Museum in New Orleans the concept of a museum dedicated to velvet paintings was discussed and since then Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin now museum co owners began collecting opening the Velveteria in 2005 The gallery can display up to 350 paintings but the entire collection exceeds 1 000 items The Exhibits One of the more notoriously unusual paintings in the collection is the Unicorn Combover which depicts the mane of a unicorn wrapped around the head of a young woman And the black light room may call to mind college days as it implies black light illuminates the paintings Whatever the topic and whatever the appeal these oddball establishments have been drawing in visitors of all ages and backgrounds for years Times and tastes change and particular museums come and go but as long as people maintain their affinities for the unusual strange museums will always be around See Travel Leisure slideshow of

    Original URL path: http://velveteria.com/2009/03/world%E2%80%99s-strangest-museums/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Velveteria™ » Blog Archive » TripAdvisor Travelers Review Velveteria
    George Costanza s Paradise review on TripAdvisor com this helps to hear from our visitors We love it 12 March 2009 website Tags george costanza museums traveler reviews travelers tripadvisor velvet paintings velveteria velveteria review Leave a Reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Please answer problem to submit a comment Thanks 5 e en Blogroll Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Lubbock Arts Festival 2013 Velveteria on MySpace

    Original URL path: http://velveteria.com/2009/03/tripadvisor-travelers-review-velveteria/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Velveteria™ » Blog Archive » Reviews on Velveteria by Yelp
    on yelp com You have made us the 1 Top Museum in Portland Oregon This kind of stuff keeps us going Thank You 11 March 2009 website Tags museums portland museum portland oregon velveteria velveteria review yelp Leave a Reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Please answer problem to submit a comment Thanks n ne 18 Blogroll Anthony Bourdain No Reservations Lubbock Arts Festival 2013 Velveteria

    Original URL path: http://velveteria.com/2009/03/yelp-about-velveteria/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Velveteria™ » Blog Archive » Velveteria is a Top 10 kitsch destination by OutTraveler.com
    always top my to do list Sadly some of my favorite attractions such as Lexington s biblically themed mini golf course complete with elves and gnomes standing in for apostles and Portland Oregon s 24 hour Church of Elvis are no more but there are still plenty of kitsch pit stops to be made Read on for some of my favorite kitch locations around the country 11 March 2009 website

    Original URL path: http://velveteria.com/2009/03/show-on-the-road-top-10-kitsch-destinations/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Velveteria™ » Blog Archive » Velveteria video on OregonLive.com
    Portland Velveteria was chosen to be a part of this series They have described us as the ground zero for Portland quirk See the whole video series I Love Portland 03 March 2009 video Tags black velvet oregonian oregonlive com velveteria velveteria video Leave a Reply Name required Mail will not be published required Website Please answer problem to submit a comment Thanks o e 9 Blogroll Anthony Bourdain No

    Original URL path: http://velveteria.com/news/2009/03/i-love-portland/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Velveteria™ » Blog Archive » Velveteria in Newsweek
    About 350 black velvet paintings can be found in the Velveteria Museum a Portland Ore gallery run by Carl Baldwin and Caren Anderson whose new book Black Velvet Masterpieces describes them as the world s leading authorities on this underappreciated art Join us on a tour narrated by Baldwin and Anderson of some of the highlights of the Velveteria 18 February 2009 Press radio Tags Alan Borrud art museum black

    Original URL path: http://velveteria.com/news/2009/02/velveteria-on-newsweek/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Velveteria™ » Blog Archive » The chi of Portland: High weirdness in Nirvana, including Velveteria
    will never be the same after a visit to the Velveteria the Web site promises And it has arrived A month long show at Powell s Books billed as the world s largest bookstore begins May 1 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 The People s Republic of Portland land use rules irk some developers Beervana it s loaded with microbreweries the Rose City they are nearly worshipped here and Sin City a salute of sorts to its frontier past and recent bouts of permissiveness that some people find a bit much Others just shrug That s Portland The first President Bush called it Little Beirut for the hostile receptions he could rely on and his son hasn t fared any better Portland s quirkiness is homegrown as are many other things some of them under Gro Lites It never got set in its ways Many of its residents came from somewhere else You can pick a Brooklynite or a New Englandah out of a chorus but there is no Portland accent and people here have no pounded in traditions of doing things a certain way So they don t At first it was Stumptown a just logged patch of rough riverside cabins in the mud A wintertime coin toss in 1845 decided it would be Portland not Boston Given the season it probably was raining Given Portland s reputation many probably assume it still is It was always a little different Joe D Alessandro who headed the Portland Oregon Visitors Association for 10 years until 2006 said Portland lacked a large

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