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Portlandia

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Building, Portland, OR (Downtown)
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Ranked #59 of 312 Attractions in Portland
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: 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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Hanover, New Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

That pretty must sums up the emotion I got from this lovely icon. We were right under her and it seemed as though she was reaching down to lift us up. Just like all Portlanders do, they are willing to lend you a hand. Very beautiful and the size is just overwhelming. This is a lovely symbol of the city... More

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Ventura, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Gotta keep your eyes open or you'll miss her....she's up on the second floor of the building. She's gorgeous and an absolute must see!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
155 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

While in Portland we discovered this amazing statue that I knew nothing about. Turns out that many locals don't even know where it is as it is almost hidden away up high and hard to see without looking for it. What is the most amazing part of it all is that Portlandia is the 2nd largest hammered copper statue in... More

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Newberry
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

As a first time visitor to Portland I felt it such a treat to be introduced to this treasure, being that it seems to be pretty well hidden from all but those who seek it out. I have since commented about seeing the statue to people who live here who were not sure where it was. It seems as if... More

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I stopped by Portlandia first thing! It's amazing! If you go inside they will direct you to a little museum upstairs its very different and free! You will also see the face mold they used for the landmark and learn a little history behind it! Take a picture or two!

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Vancouver Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I like taking photos where I mimic the statues pose. Unfortunately the statue is not quite accessible, and you can only really take pictures from the other side of the street. Worth a quick 5 minute trip to see it however.

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Utah
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155 reviews 155 reviews
34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

2nd largest copper statue next to the statue of liberty. The building is cool too. I wish it was in the courtyard so you could walk around it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Yes so I admit the only reason I wanted to go to this statue while in Portland was because I love the TV show by the same name... but despite that she is really cool! We almost missed her because we were looking on street level but then I saw people across the street taking pictures of something above us... More

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NWT
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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We walked here from our hotel! It was worth it, and we got some great pictures. It's featured in the book "Larry Gets Lost in Portland". I believe there is some rich history attached to this statue, as we met an older gentleman who explained that he was a young man when this statue was sent on the river via... More

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Green River, Wyoming
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24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

It helps to have some history to go along with the statue. We were lucky enough to be on a tour that went by this statue. Portlandia is hammered copper just like the Statue of Liberty. The reason she isn't green is because she is oiled on a regular basis. We also got to see a picture of the artist... More

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