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Address: 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Building, Portland, OR
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Controversial 36-foot sculpture of a woman that is placed on a landing from...

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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Interesting place to see. Difficult with one way streets. Make sure someone is directing you while you drive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Portland, Oregon

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife loves the history of the statue and it's maker! If I am correct, he refused to sell the rights to use this character anywhere else in Portland. Mounted up high on top of a building so you need to know where to look. Enjoy!

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Thank ewishan
Murrieta, California
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122 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I worked downtown Portland during construction and completion of the Portland building, but left the city prior to Portlandia being installed. So when last in Portland, I made it a goal to head downtown and see what the final finished design looked like. Well sort of underwhelming. When you stop and see Portlandia walk around the area and see Lownsdale... More 

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Thank SoCalOregonian
Dallas, Texas
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147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We visited Portland recently and all of the travel lists say to see this odd statue and building front. It's a working gov't. office building. The statue is shown in many pictures of Portland but the building itself is not worth the visit inside.

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Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Interesting place to see. Difficult with one way streets. Make sure someone is directing you while you drive.

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San Francisco, California
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119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Saw this from the show, Portlandia, and wanted to find it while on my trip for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The trees were bare, so the view was unobstructed. It's 1/3 the size of the Statue of Liberty, and the second largest in the US. It's in downtown, so it's not out of the way to find it. Cool photo... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

A beautiful copper-plated sculpture (think Statue of Liberty) that epitomizes Portland, OR. Located in central downtown Portland atop a 3rd level of the Portland City (government) building, this is one of the most beautiful sculptures in Portland. A must see for Portland, OR visitors.

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Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Located in a nearly impossible to view spot over the entrance to The Portland Building, this "attraction" is sure to be a disappointment for visitors. For locals, it's a non-event.

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Thank HummerBob
New York City, New York
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311 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Very interesting, especially because we had a good guid from the visitors bureau to explain a lot about the sculpture and the building.

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Belvidere, Illinois
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116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Interesting statue by Raymond Kaskey and the second largest copper statue after the Statue of Liberty. The statue is relatively unknown outside of Portland and perched on top of the Portland Building which houses the city offices (Mayor and whatnot). We were visiting Portland and it was pointed out to us by our tour guide-- we wouldn't have known anything... More 

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Thank robertmoffett
Ferrara, Italy
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

It's huge and overwhelming; this is pretty much it. Interesting architectural choice for the city, it pops-up.

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