Portlandia statue by Raymond Kaskey
Portlandia by Raymond Kaskey on Michael Graves Portland building
looking up at Portlandia from 50 feet below.
The City Seal in the entrance of the Portland Building (look up) featuring Lady Commerce who was the inspiration by architect Michael Graves for the statue Portlandia which Raymond Kaskey’s hammered copper version was selected (by a panel) from dozens of submissions. More on the design competition in Appendix 6.
Look up as you enter the Portland building to see the City Seal. The idea of “Portlandia” was based on Lady Commerce form the City Seal.
This Portlandia is on the Portland Building cookie tin of David Muir’s desk in the lobby. These tins were sold at Meier & Frank in 1982.
This plaster model is on display of the second floor of the Portland Building.
1/10th size Portlandia Maquette made of plaster and used to cast the four foot replicas, can be found upstairs in the Portland Building.
The little Portlandia on the Graves Portland Building design model.
There is a Portlandia in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Building at the end of the elevator corridor.
1/10th size Portlandia Maquette at the Wells Fargo Building
Down at the World Trade Center on Salmon street and Naito Parkway there is another Portlandia, this one has the best opportunities to see her from all angles.
It’s neat to be able to see her from all angles at this location.
Portlandia reaching out to the good citizens.
1/10th size Portlandia up close and personal.
1/10th size Portlandia Maquette at the World Trade Center
At the Heathman on the second floor in the library there is one of the 500 miniatures that were made in a fund raising effort to finish Portlandia. Just think, you could have had your own Portlandia, they are really hard to come by these days.
6″ Portlandia in the library of the Heathman Hotel. 500 of these maquettes were made as a fund raising effort, by local marketing wiz Charles Hall, to raise the additional money needed for Raymond Kaskey to finish Portlandia. There was also a penny drive by local school kids, the copper pennies collected were hammered over Portlandia‘s rivets.
Pioneer Place weather vane
There is a 4 foot Portlandia that was given to our sister city in Japan. It is at the Sapporo Art Park.
Sapporo Art Park
The PDXccentric team was able to pick up one of the 500 mini Portlandia’s it was an exciting moment.