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Sunday, March 30, 2008
Probably the strangest museum in Portland...
...has closed its doors. At the very least the museum at Alpenrose Dairy is the weirdest one I've ever set foot in within city limits. Housed in a barn, the museum contained a turn-of-the-century hearse, dozens of creepy dolls, a giant music box and lots of milk-related memorabilia. It's all going up on an auction block soon. I'm glad I made it over there one last time a few years ago.
I grew up within walking distance of Alpenrose and once a year my elementary school went on a field trip to the dairy. The highlight was always the museum. The lowlight was the milking room where, one by one, we all had to take turns tugging on a milk cow's teat.
Awwwww, childhood memories.