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The Portland Building

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Address: 1150 Southwest Fifth Ave, Portland, OR 97204

Designed by architect, Michael Graves.

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Don't miss the Portlandia statue

It's hard to give this a rating. It's not exactly interactive, so it's a view. I am a big fan of Michael Graves, but this...just doesn't fit, so I see the controversy. The... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

she beautiful to see and you can go up the stairs in the building across the road to get a better picture we were her on the weekend and it was deserted the building itself is old Portland itself needs a lot of work but theyre getting there and the walking tour we did was well worth it and an... More 

Thank Dianne R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

It's hard to give this a rating. It's not exactly interactive, so it's a view. I am a big fan of Michael Graves, but this...just doesn't fit, so I see the controversy. The Portlandia sculpture is another story. It's gorgeous and really shouldn't be missed. It is also the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States, after the Statue... More 

Thank native210
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

There is history behind this building, however there is nothing to do in the building. It is impressive to look at and take a photo in front of and that's about it. With that being said you'll more than likely pass by it in Portland so you might as well grab your photo.

Thank Ryan S
Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Wander in and the security guard can direct you up the stairs to the little but unique art museum and history of Portlandia! It's free and takes about 15 minutes to walk around! Enjoy just another neat thing to check out in Portland!

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Vancouver, Washington
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437 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2013

Great Portland architecture, historical information. Right on the LightRail or bus system. Entrance is free!!

Thank LLP1957
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Internationaly known architect of the neo-classical style of the 90's built this building for this city building. It was on the cover of international architecture magazings as the hot thing from Michael Graves. It has the neo minimalist look with the classical symetry. If your not into achitects you might know him for his designer house wares that are sold... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2012

This doesn't rate high on my things to do in downtown Portland primarily because it is just a building with a very fun statue out front. You can see it in the opening scenes of "Portlandia."

Thank Sue H
Hillsboro, OR
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I worked in this building for several years after it was built, and the architect (Michael Graves) apparently became quite famous for making a building look like a candy box. You either love it or hate it. The windows are very small for admitting light during our 6 months of gray skies, the lobby is really too small for the... More 

Thank oldpo
Saint Helens, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012

When this building was first built, we all went "huh"! It is rather unique but we have comed to like it and it is a building that visitors find unusual. The best thing about it is Portlandia on one side!

Thank Grandmago
Vancouver, Washington
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

One of the best "small museums" in downtown Portland; on the Mezzinine floor, accessible by stairs or elevator... don'[t be put off by the security guards at the front door, they don't bite, they will welcome you in to advance to the "museum." The museum show not only how the famous statue "Portlandia" was made and installed but it also... More 

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