Paxton Gate

4204 N MISSISSIPPI AVE. 503-719-4508

Photo credit: paxtongate

This thriving curios shop—described by Time Out London as “Martha Stewart meets David Lynch”—is inimitable proof that Portland retains a population of devoutly proud weirdos. The 1,200-square-foot space is decked out in neo-Victorian curiosities and a taxidermy jungle. Get your inner witch or warlock on among the carnivorous plants and zoological jewelry.

> Janelle Lassale