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Address: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Portland Building, Portland, OR 97204-1912

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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You Should Always Look Up!

When we travel we always make it a point to not walk around new cities or town with our head down or just looking at eye level, this statue is a perfect example of why. If you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't get the feel of this "attraction" at all... its right in the middle of busy street, no park nearby, to sit and enjoy the view, nothing special about the statue vision wise, its just there... lost time on our side...

Thank margusea_zvezda
Canyon Lake, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

When we travel we always make it a point to not walk around new cities or town with our head down or just looking at eye level, this statue is a perfect example of why. If you didn't know where to look and wasn't paying attention you'd miss it. Looks like a very large statue mounted a couple doors high.... More 

Thank TheLoftins
Philadelphia, PA
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this amazing statue on a walking tour of Portland. It's one of those attractions that is hidden in full view. Most people will miss it unless they are looking for it. There is a model of it around the corner in a building lobby for those who want to see it better. The detail is amazing. But the... More 

Thank RedZinger
Portland OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always loved this building, but it gets a great deal of criticism. Many Portlanders hate it. It's unusual, but that's part of its charm. I understand there are plans to move the statue so it is more accessible for viewing.

Thank MsMacPortlandOR
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a walking tour of Portland, found this statue above the entry way of a city building. Quite impressive!

Thank 567travelrn
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Portlandia statue looks down from about 2.5 floors above the sidewalk on the tall SW 5th Ave Portland Building. Very cool and worth coming by for a look if you are walking downtown. Can be easily missed if you walk by without looking up!

Thank jpora
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Also, it's much bigger in person! Definitely fun to see this, especially if you're a fan of the show Portlandia.

Thank Tony A
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Some of the outside art is surprising. The deer over by the courthouse is another. The show is quirky and do try to focus on the better folks in the city

Thank pete r
Medford, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

Walking Portland this is definitely a site worth seeing. It is another great tourist site. I love to wander cities I visit so, I enjoyed Seeing Portlandia

Thank soggytraveler
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Portlandia is a nice sculpture,as far as monumental works of art go. The horrendous thing about it is the location. It can only be seen from one side of the street. And looks like she is shooting craps, from the pose. A better location would be Tom McCall Park. or in one of the new Park Blocks.You can not see... More 

Thank Steve O

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