Portland, Oregon audio tour: Portland Outdoor Sculpture Tour

Portland Outdoor Sculpture Tour

Walking Tour

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20 mins
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0.8mi

About the Tour

Portland's downtown is dotted with outdoor sculptures. Some immense and famous, some hidden in plain sight. The outdoor sculptures of Portland exemplify Portland's unique character, charm, and history in a number of ways. Take a walk and discover Portland in a new and interesting way!

Tour Producer

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Jonah Geil-Neufeld

I am a musician, podcast producer, and Portland Timbers supporter. I like biking, hiking, eating good food, and seeing the world.

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Major Landmarks

  • Portlandia Statue

  • Benson Bubbler

Directions to Starting Point

Start in the middle of Pioneer Square, known as "Portland's Living Room." Pioneer Square is a whole city block between Broadway and 6th avenue to the East and West, and Morrison and Yamhill to the North and South.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Grab a bite at a food cart or duck into a local coffee shop to refuel.

Best time of day

Start a few minutes before 12pm for a nice surprise with our first sculpture. Otherwise, start anytime during the day when there is enough light - it gets dark as early as 4pm in the winter, and stays light until 9pm in the summer!

Precautions

Downtown Portland is a busy place on a weekday, but people are friendly. You may run into street musicians, homeless people, food carts, and more!

Comments

Very little detail given on the sculptures. When we googled them at each site, we found that he just read the first paragraph of the wikipedia pages. If that. I would have preferred to pay more for an anctual in depth tour.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 7 months ago

Oh, also there were quite a few sculptures along the way that weren't even noted on this tour.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 7 months ago

Would have enjoyed more detail on art noted and some info on those also along tour. Tour might need updating since some sculpture was under renovation. Duration was just right. GPS had trouble following me.

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , almost 4 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.
Portland Outdoor Sculpture Tour