Fond Memories of the Pixie Kitchen
by Gaylene Grossen
I was a tomboy and I remember wanting to be the pixie and not the mermaid!
I'm not sure how accurate my memory is, but it seems like my mom and dad used to take me to Pixie Kitchen quite a bit when I was a kid. I was somewhere in my single-digits (I'm 42 now) and Pixie Kitchen was a great place to be. I loved going there. It was like a tradition to stop there on our beach trips.
I remember the little scenes they had built into the walls, and the tables with stuff in them to look at. I had to read about the funhouse mirrors in a previous post before I remembered them, but now I do! I loved them! I now remember my dad had great fun with me and the mirrors. The funhouse mirrors and the cartoon bodies for photo opportunities were the first I ever saw in my life, and when I see those type of things today for kids, I always think they copied Pixie Kitchen's idea, and Pixie Kitchen's mirrors always were the funniest!
I remember sitting in the restaurant and couldn't wait to go into the gift shop to look around at even more stuff after we ate. Somewhere I'm sure I still have the little orange coin purse shaped like a fish that I got there.
I located some photos that were taken outside at Pixie Kitchen, where you could walk around on the little pathways and look at even more scenes with water and things. I don't believe I ever got to go to Pixieland. I don't think my parents were big on amusement parks. I took digital photos of the original photos so I could upload them for you. On that particular visit, I had a friend who went with my mom and me.
I am very nostalgic and this website has stirred some wonderful memories. The area where I have lived my whole life and the people who live here now have all changed so drastically. Being a native Oregonian, I feel a special tie here between the people who remember Pixie Kitchen and Pixieland. Thank you.