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!
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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.
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!
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!