Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Portlandia is a sculpture by Raymond Kaskey installed above the entrance to the Portland Building on SW 5th Avenue. It is several stories up, and as you can see, it's on a street with trees, so it isn't in the most visible of locations. But the sculptor said he designed it for that place and he does not want it moved. He also retains rights to use of the image, so there are no Portlandia key chains or T shirts. So there's something I won't use if I ever get a CafePress account set up.

If standing, the statue would be 50 feet tall, but despite the trident, she doesn't look as if she's about to attack. As it is, its height is 36 feet. The photo was taken in early November 2007.

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