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“What does Portlandia's gesture mean?”
Review of Portlandia

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'Portlandia' Tour of Portland
Ranked #46 of 445 things to do in Portland
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Owner description: Controversial 36-foot sculpture of a woman that is placed on a landing from the third floor of the Portland Building.
Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews
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“What does Portlandia's gesture mean?”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

The joke is that although Portlandia is supposed to be reaching out her hand in welcome, she seems to be giving Portland the finger! Anyway, it's a handsome statue, so on a walking tour of downtown, try to include this.

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Location, location, location”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

She's a real beauty but hidden among trees and buildings. You'd walk right by if you didn't know she was there. I'd love to see this grand statue moved to Portland's waterfront.

Visited October 2012
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“Didn't know it had a name!”
Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

If you're in downtown Portland, don't forget to look up. I was surprised by this random, large, angry looking statue on this building when we were on our way somewhere else. I didn't know it had a name when until I was here, reviewing something else. Not sure I would drive here just for this, but if you're here, definitely take a good look.

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Wilsonville, Oregon
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“A stunner”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

She certainly took me by surprise the first time I encountered her. Where else does a giant goddess reach down to you from on high?

Visited October 2012
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portland Or
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“Impressive!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

And when you least expect it, there she is looking down on her beloved city of Roses. Great art piece in the city

Visited June 2012
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