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Portlandia

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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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Sneaky, but cool !

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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165 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Aurora
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I signed up for a day when noone else wanted a tour. The company offered to refund my reservation, but also gave me the option of paying a small extra fee to make a tour of one cost effective. It was really a small bump, and I am so glad I decided to take the tour anyway. Wayne was a... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Second only to the statue of Liberty this copper lady is worth seeing, she is beautiful and has rich heritage. Dont leave Portland without getting a selfie with her!

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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21 helpful votes 21 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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