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Address: 1120 SW 5th Avenue, Portland Building, Portland, OR
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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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I've looked at the statue from the street during a Segway tour. It was very interesting to listen to the facts and the story of this statue. Nice place. When do you ever have a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ofyoya
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Zakopane, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting statue. It is a very impressive site to view when you are doing a walking tour of downtown Portland. It is the largest copper statue in the world supposedly next to Statue of Liberty. I would make it a good picture stop if walking around downtown.

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Thank Gary A
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There she is, in all her glory, Portlandia. Step across the street (safely) for a better view. She is quite magnificent.

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Thank mlr1012
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tour with Ron Davies was extraordinary!!! Guide was knowledgeable courteous and friendly. Highly recommend as a must on a visit to Portland

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You don't know it. Part of our walking tour, we got a great view and the whole story behind the statue, it's creation, and the building it sights on. Portlandia isn't more than just a TV show and to know the term better visit the statue and get to know the sorry behind it.

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Thank krenno2
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's located downtown. Beautiful artwork!! I went alone so it wasn't much fun. Go with people who appreciate art as much and also explore other places downtown. I really like downtown Portland compared to other places except of course multinomah falls. I didn't take pictures of the art works, though I liked them, I was too tired to enjoy it... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing piece of artwork. This should never have been located on an tight spaced inner city street complete with trees. Cannot appreciate fully while trees are in leaf. Should be near waterfront.

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Thank Steve C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We sought out this statue because my father-in-law is a Portlandia fan. However, the trees in front of the building make it easy to miss. Across the street from it is a sign which tells about the statue. I found the information to be very interesting, as it told an intriguing story.

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Zakopane, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've looked at the statue from the street during a Segway tour. It was very interesting to listen to the facts and the story of this statue. Nice place. When do you ever have a chance to see the ugliest building in the USA? yes, it was voted as such by the US architect community.

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Thank Ofyoya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Michael Graves' post-modern masterpiece is a "must-see" in Portland. It may look a little dated now but it's still an architectural icon. I was thrilled to see the building in person after seeing so many images over the years. It did not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an awesome statue that is a hidden gem in the middle of the city. If it had not been pointed out to me I would have missed it. A must see in Portland.

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