Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Locals and Regulars
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry - also known as OMSI (which is pronounced om-zee by those familiar with it) is a well-known landmark on the east shore of the Willamette River.
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When viewed from downtown Portland or the Willamette, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s big, orange OMSI sign can be seen for miles, but the real show-stealer is the dark submarine docked in the river beside it. Behind that sub, rows of beautiful trees, differently shaped buildings, a smokestack that never emits anything, and a planetarium are clustered together like mismatched, orphaned structures that created a family of their own.
When viewed from the land side, the various exhibit halls are presented like an exploded sandwich that can be bit into from any part rather than only crust first. Numerous entrances lead to both permanent and rotating displays that change more often than the seasons. Opposite from the river along the buildings, a massive parking lot, annex warehouse, and spacious courtyard are bordered by highway and railroad.
This is the primary sphere hangout for Mage. It holds the Adamantine Arrow Sanctum within the bowels of the USS Blueback, the Guardians of the Veil Sanctum above Turbine Hall, the Mysterium Sanctum through a cave that leads deep below the Earth Science Hall, and the Silver Ladder Sanctum within a glass pyramid that everyone thinks they've made the first 'glass houses and stone throwing' joke about.