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1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland Building, Portland, OR 97204-1912
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Controversial 36-foot sculpture of a woman that is placed on a landing from the third floor of the Portland Building.
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“huge statue” (9 reviews)
1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland Building, Portland, OR 97204-1912
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portlandia is a beautiful piece of art but it’s a shame she is nestled in between some buildings and difficult to see and find. I would say it’s worth the time to go see her though yeah again it is a beautiful piece of artwork....More

Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic symbol of the city that should be tracked down. Be sure to go across the street, up the escalator and into a small museum that explains the sculpture and also gives a great view of the statue..

Thank travelgalAvon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very striking building a bit off the main path with a really fantastic statue of Portlandia. I understand the inside is a bit of a dump but looks neat from the street.

Thank AAS
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This building is going to get dropped once the city figures out how to fund it. The statue on the front is an icon and is worth checking out. As a local, I have worked in the building and across the street for years and...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Interesting trivia regarding this sculpture. Strange that it was commissioned and yet its image is not owned by the city. Worth a quick pass-by, but not a destination event.

Thank michael_portland_or
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This huge statue could have been to Portland what the Hollywood Sign is to LA, but the artist won't allow its image to be published without paying him!

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Well, we paid Michael Graves a princely sum to design a neo-classical building to really put Portland on the map - My personal favorite are the faux lollipops outside that capture the youthful lack of sophistication in Portland ever so accurately. I'd experience it from...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This wonderful statue of Columbia shooting craps is placed in a most useless location. It is only best visible from a place on the second floor of the building across the street.Can not be seen from the street side of the building on which it...More

1  Thank Jeanna O
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Easy to get to, free to see, check off one of the show's icons from your "Film Locations" bucket list!

Thank Kino1939
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Amazing. A must see. This is the sister of the Statue of Liberty. Portlandia is the Statue on the West Coast equal to the Statue of Liberty. And you get very close to her.

Thank CynthiaOregon1
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