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Portland, Oregon: Museum of Odd History

See the history of the fraternal order known as The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Sells "Keep Portland Odd" t-shirts.

4834 N. Lombard St., Portland, OR
North side of the city, in the Saint Johns neighborhood. On the south side of US-30B/N. Lombard St. just east of its intersection with N. Jordan Ave.
Sa 12-3 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Museum of Odd History

Ever see one of those building with a big "IOOF" sign and wonder what that is all about? You can find out at the Museum of Odd History, which tells the story of the secret society known as The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. On display is regalia from the Odd Fellows' different degrees. You can learn about Muscovites, and about how important Odd Fellowship was to the growth of the Saint Johns area of Portland. Find out why every small town wanted an Odd Fellows Lodge. Bonus: They have "Keep Portland Odd" shirts for sale.

[Bruce Haney, 07/17/2019]

For more insight into the Odd Fellows, and other fraternal lodges, we enthusiastically recommend the Museum of Initiation Pranks.

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