Seattleites Guide to PDX

Instagrammable Portland

Where to find Portland's iconic signs, views, and artworks.

Edited by Allison Williams February 1, 2014 Published in the February 2014 issue of Seattle Met

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall dates back to 1928, but the neon sign was recreated in the 1980s.  1037 SW Broadway 

Tom McCall Waterfront Park

In Bridgetown, the best vista is from Tom McCall Waterfront Park between the minimalist Morrison Bridge and the steel towers of the Hawthorne Bridge. SW Naito Pkwy

Portlandia statue

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The Portlandia statue on Michael Graves’s Portland Building appears, appropriately, in the opening credits of its namesake show; only the Statue of Liberty is a larger copper statue of this kind. 1120 SW Fifth Ave 

"Keep Portland Weird" mural

The city’s unofficial motto is on bumper stickers everywhere, but this bold mural is across from downtown’s Voodoo Doughnut. 350 W Burnside St

Portland, Oregon marquee

It used to say “White Stag Sportswear” and then “Made in Oregon,” and now the city has owned the famous marquee since 2010. 70 NW Couch St

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