PORTLAND, Ore. – Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the Portlandia statue, one of the most well-known symbols of Portland.
The statue sits on top of the entrance of the Portland Building on 5th Avenue in downtown.
Portlandia is the second largest copper repoussé statue in the U.S., only smaller than the Statue of Liberty.
Crowds of people lined the Willamette River to get a sneak peek of the statue as it arrived in Portland on a barge. The statue was later installed on Oct. 6, 1985.
Portlandia was based on Portland's city seal, and shows a woman with a trident in her left hand, reaching down with her right hand to welcome visitors to the Portland Building.
The statue also makes an appearance in the title sequence of the Emmy-nominated TV show with the same name.
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