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Portland, Oregon: Zymoglyphic Museum

Zymoglyphs are natural items arranged in aquarium tank dioramas by mini-museum curator Jim Stewart. He asserts they're remnants of a once-thriving culture. His term "Zymoglyphic"(tm) is trademarked.

6225 SE Alder St, Portland, OR
Near 62nd and Belmont. 2nd floor of detached garage.
2nd and 4th Su 11-4. Closed during Covid-19. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Zymoglyphic Museum

This fantastic (free!) museum is a labor of love from its creator. Read all about the Zymoglyphic era, view its bizarre and whimsical creatures, and get inspired to make your own dioramas after talking to its founder, Jim Stewart. One of my fave spots in Portland!

[Dana, 09/11/2020]

Posted on Jim's website as "temporarily closed due to international contagion," but we look forward to its return to public access.

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