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Portlandia

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Building, Portland, OR (Downtown)
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Ranked #52 of 301 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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Vancouver Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The title basically says what it is. Not bad, not amazing, just cool. It was a nice place to sit and rest our legs for a bit.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

It's hard to get a handle on how huge and wonderful she really is. Although poorly positioned in the city (We ventured into the building across the street and up the elevator to view her better.), she is fantastic! It's just too bad she can't be moved to someplace more accessible and where she could be better appreciated as a... More

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West Linn, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Definately a must-see for tourists who want to get the "Portlandia" experience. She is beautiful and iconic. Our own Statue of Liberty.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

With a lovely poem to go with it. A must see. She is clearly the heart and soul of Portland. They should trim back the trees for a better view.

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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

This statue was going to go on the water front sans Copenhagen, but some bright city hall people decided to sit her on the third floor overhang of the city office building in the middle of downtown... You can't see her! as she is surrounded by 20 floor buildings and trees below! I am guessing this photo was shot out... More

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