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Portlandia

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Address: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland Building, Portland, OR 97204-1912
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Controversial 36-foot sculpture of a woman that is placed on a landing from...

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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Kinda hidden

Although it is huge, this statue is easy to miss because it is not on street level. It's best to watch from across the street.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ingrid D
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The second largest pounded copper statue (after the Statue of Liberty). Be sure to go across the street and up the outside escalator to view Portlandia from an awesome perspective.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was downtown to visit the museum and on our way to eat lunch, I realized that we would be passing Portlandia as we went. I was thrilled to finally see her! It is amazing that this huge statue is sitting on a building overhead! The sun and the trees made it hard to get a really good pic of her... More 

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Thank Toni C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fun edifice, but I don't get why it is a tourist attraction. I wouldnt go out of my way to find it.

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Thank Scrappleking
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the spirit of Portland! Though best seen in the winter when the leaves are off the trees, Portlandia is worth a viewing at any time of the year.

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Thank Walter M
Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although it is huge, this statue is easy to miss because it is not on street level. It's best to watch from across the street.

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1 Thank Ingrid D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I wouldn't go out of your way too much to see this, but it is fairly impressive. Stand across the street for best viewing, and to take pics. You can even position yourself for a pic where you're speared on the trident or being picked up by her free hand. While you're here, walk into the building underneath her and... More 

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Thank Rachael V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Make this part of your walking tour, during the summer or if you are bundled up, a clear winter day is a great time to take a walk around the area, great shops, wonderful food and some great architecture to see makes a nice day for you and guests

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

I guess I was expecting a bit more but wasn't highly impressed. It's just a giant statue on a really ugly building and it's kinda hard to see it.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

This statue is big but the main attraction is the area around it. Portland downtown is easy to walk and explore. There are lots of buses and streetcars. Restaurants and Delis at every corner and something to explore all along all the streets.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Its a nice statue, large and looming over the visitors. Kinda Nordic. It isn't my favorite statue and when we take visitors after the first trip we have just driven by. I like the stag in the roundabout in the Park.

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