Stark’s Vacuum Museum

Location -
107 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Neighborhood - Central Eastside

Categories - Museums/Galleries

Features - Near Portland Streetcar

Proudly filling a small wing of Stark’s downtown showroom, the Stark’s Vacuum Museum may be the only one of its kind in the world! Come check out a variety of fascinating machines that show the progression of the vacuum cleaner over the years, from durable wooden devices made in the 1800s to chic, space-age cleaners from the 1960s. The museum is open during our regular store hours, and admission is free.

The 300 vacuums in the collection were donated, traded in or sent by people who had heard about Stark’s museum and just couldn’t bear to scrap their grandmother’s old Electrolux.