Stark's Vacuum Museum

Stark's Vacuum Museum, also known as Stark's Vacuum Cleaner Museum, is a vacuum cleaner museum in Portland, Oregon. It showcases more than 100 vacuums from the late-1800s to the 1960s within a 10 feet (3.0 m) x 40-foot (12 m) section of the Stark's Vacuums store. Admission is free.[1] Pieces include a 1930s cardboard model, a Duntley Pneumatic that attaches to the ceiling, an Electrolux on runners, and hand-pumped vacs.[2]

Stark's Vacuum Museum
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Exterior of the store that houses the museum, 2016
Stark's Vacuum Museum is located in Portland, Oregon
Stark's Vacuum Museum
Location in Portland, Oregon
Location107 Northeast Grand Avenue
Portland, Oregon, United States
Coordinates45°31′26″N 122°39′40″W / 45.52392°N 122.66099°W / 45.52392; -122.66099Coordinates: 45°31′26″N 122°39′40″W / 45.52392°N 122.66099°W / 45.52392; -122.66099


The museum has been called "quirky" and included in lists highlighting the more peculiar aspects of Portland ("Keep Portland Weird").[1][2] In 2014, CNN reported that the museum averaged around a dozen visitors per month.[2] USA Today called the guides "highly knowledgeable".[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Stark's Vacuum Cleaner Museum". Metro Parent. Metro Parent Publishing, Inc. May 8, 2012. Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Grout, Pam (January 14, 2014). "Only in Portland: 5 quirky things". CNN. Archived from the original on January 17, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Logan, Gabi. "What to Do in Portland, Oregon?". USA Today. Archived from the original on January 6, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2014.

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