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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Norfolk, VA

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I may be one of the few people to view the landmark without having watched the TV series? I didn't even know there was one until I saw another reviewer mention it! I too was solo walking around from the waterfront, decided to cut in and look for the statue. A work colleague mentioned it was definitley worth seeing, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was doing a solo walking adventure around the waterfront and ventured into downtown. Pulled up Google Maps as I crossed over the Hawthorne bridge and see "Portlandia". What a surprise! Just a really cool landmark. Worth a quick side trip and a selfie or 2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Underrated is the word. No one around to see it, but a real beautiful work of art. Stop by and look at it in the eye, and the spirit of Portland will be with you :)

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After seeing her in the opening credits of the infamous TV show of the same name we knew we had to stop and have a visit with the real Portlandia ;) She's awesome!! Look up- she's easy to miss if you don't know where to look!! The trees are kind of in the way but you can get a better... More 

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Portland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Lovely giant bronze statue in front of a butt-ugly government building. She is a goddess. Looks as if she's either shooting dice or handing us culture.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

TIP: For a more direct view/snapshot of Portlandia, go to the building across the street and take the escalators up to the second level. It's a more straight-on view of the statue compared to shooting up from ground level. (Got this from the Visitors Center.) The second largest copper statue in the country after Lady Liberty, but Portlandia isn't very... More 

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

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