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Address: 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Building, Portland, OR
Description: Controversial 36-foot sculpture of a woman that is placed on a landing...
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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Great Statue in the wrong location

It is definetly worth the hunt / search and find mission to see this statue. It is a shame the sculptor has frozen the rights to the image as it would be clearly one of the best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Hockessin, Delaware

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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Portlandia Bldg is a major place for people who work in the building, and for tourists. The bldg can be seen around downtown due to the height of the bldg. Tourist attraction.

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5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

If you are in downtown see it. But its just a statue. Don't spend to much time here. Go and expense Portland

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Hockessin, Delaware
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55 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It is definetly worth the hunt / search and find mission to see this statue. It is a shame the sculptor has frozen the rights to the image as it would be clearly one of the best know statues if more public. It may require a few different locations to get a good look at the statue - across the... More 

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Pullman
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Portlandia name from the statue has become synonymous with the city, so I wanted to show it to my husband on a recent trip to Portland. After driving down the streets around Fifth and Madison for about 10 minutes looking for the beautiful bronze statue, we realized it was there, simply obstructed by more of the deciduous forest that... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Because of the tree canopy, it is much harder to view the statue when the trees have leafed out. The Portland Building she occupies was designed by Michael Graves when Post Modernism was all the rage. Now it is a love it or hate it building with municipal offices. The building has suffered from construction defects that have caused damaging... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very large statue with trident kneeling down. I witness it being brought up the Willamette River, brought on shore and moved to it's present location. It is controversial site. It is hard to see driving by in a car. It welcomes people to the seaport of Portland but faces away from the river. It was the second largest statue of... More 

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PNW
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Last fall I had the pleasure of re-seeing this amazing sculpture in my hometown, Portland. We were on Sequey tour with my godaughters college friends - 1st timers to Portland and side plug her is what a great way to see Portland & learn some cool & quirky things. One stop was Portlandia and the story of how it came... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have ever seen the TV series, so I wasn't prepared for this site at all. The statue is nestled on a rooftop, amidst tree branches fully-leafed... At least they were this season. It is much bigger than I had imagined , and quite beautiful. Taking a picture with her is a challenging adventure.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Portland was supposed to be a short stop for us on a big vacation, but Portlandia easily drew us in for a longer stay. We went early in the morning on a Saturday, so the streets weren't too busy, and we had time to be touristy and take pictures. She really is a cool statue to see in person, especially... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Not as popular as it should be, the scupltor retains the rights to reproducing images of what is the second largest bronze statue in the US after the Statue of Liberty.

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Address: 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Building, Portland, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown

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