Oregon Historical Society
Along the tree-shaded South Park Blocks sits the state's primary history museum, which dedicates most of its space to the story of...
Across 6th Ave from Pioneer Courthouse Sq is the Pioneer Courthouse. Built in 1875, this was the legal center of 19th-century Portland....
Pioneer Courthouse Square
The heart of downtown Portland, this brick plaza is nicknamed 'Portland's living room' and is the most-visited public space in the city....
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
This beautiful, if not acoustically brilliant, downtown venue hosts a wide range of shows, lectures, concerts and other performances.
In 1994 chef-owner Greg Higgins opened the doors to one of Portland's groundbreaking restaurants. These days, Higgins feels more...
Portland Building information
This controversial 15-story building (1982) was designed by Michael Graves and catapulted the postmodern architect to celebrity status. But the blocky, pastel-colored edifice has never been popular with the people who work inside it, and in recent years the city has found structural problems that mean the building will need massive reconstruction in order to stay standing. At least it's been made somewhat green: an eco-roof was installed in 2006.
Crouched over the main doors of the Portland Building is Portlandia , an immense statue of the Goddess of Commerce, Portland's supposed patroness. This figure is, at 36ft, the second-largest hammered-copper statue in the US (after the Statue of Liberty).