2234 NW Thurman St., 503-227-3164, peculiarium.com. Closed Tuesday.

One can imagine people like Tim Burton and Neil Gaiman bringing their kids here on their way through Portland. The Peculiarium is a museum of weirder-than-weird oddities curated with the sincerest irreverence. It's as far from pretentious as possible, while still carrying truly solitary art, pop culture relics, and cheeky science fiction creations.