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''Portlandia'' is a sculpture by Raymond Kaskey located above the entrance of the Portland Building, in downtown Portland, Oregon, at 1120 SW 5th Avenue. It is the second-largest copper repoussé statue in the United States, after the Statue of Liberty.〔Warren, Stuart & Ted Ishikawa. ''Oregon Handbook''. Moon Publications, 1991.〕
The statue is based on the design of the city seal. It depicts a woman dressed in classical clothes, holding a trident in the left hand and reaching down with the right hand. The statue is above street level, and faces a relatively narrow, tree-lined street. An accompanying plaque contains a poem by Portland resident Ronald Talney.
''Portlandia'' was a product of Portland's Public Art Program.〔(Portlandia in Portland, Oregon )〕 Kaskey was paid $228,000 in public funds (the equivalent of $500,000 in today's dollars) and reportedly an additional $100,000 in private donations.〔
Raymond Kaskey and Michael Lasell built sections of the statue in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., and sent the parts to Portland by ship. It was assembled at a barge building facility, Gunderson, Inc. It was installed on October 6, 1985,〔Crick, Rolla J. (October 7, 1985). "Thousands bid ‘Portlandia’ warm welcome: Statue lifted successfully to final spot". ''The Oregonian'', p. A1.〕 after being floated up the Willamette River on a barge.〔Ota, Alan K. (October 7, 1985). "‘Portlandia’ wends way along river, city streets to delight of onlookers". ''The Oregonian'', p. B3.〕
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