Last week I was in Portland Oregon and my wonderful hosts took me to an amazing store called Paxton Gate. Inside was a wonderful array of taxidermy, cabinets of bones, books, and jewelry. Here are some pictures. I apologize for the fuzziness, but I only had my cell phone camera.

Paxton Gate, Portland Oregon

Paxton Gate, Portland Oregon

 

Seashells, starfish and other small oddities.

Seashells, starfish and other small oddities.

Skulls, animal body parts and small bones.

Skulls, animal body parts and small bones.

Taxidermy

Taxidermy

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Butterflies and insects.

Butterflies and insects.

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Costumed mice and animal skeletons in shadow boxes.

Costumed mice and animal skeletons in shadow boxes.

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Small bones and taxidermy eyes.

Small bones and taxidermy eyes.

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Autopsy scale and various horns.

Autopsy scale and various horns.

I have no idea.

I have no idea.

Art by local artists.

Art by local artists.

More taxidermy.

More taxidermy.

The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds.

The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds.

And last, but not least…

Jewelry

Jewelry

 

I picked up a few things – a book with vintage human anatomy plates, a small bag of ┬ádeer toe bones, a new coyote baculum, some snake ribs and snake vertebrae, a couple of seashells, and a few beaver jaws. Nothing unusual or spectacular. You will see most of them in future posts. They have an online store and they also have a store in San Francisco.