Portlandia (the hammered-copper statue) was installed and dedicated above the front entrance of the Portland Building in October of 1985.
Which means it’s her 30th birthday!
The Regional Arts And Culture Council invites the public to the Standard Plaza across the street from the Portland Building (1120 SW 5th) from noon until 1:30 PM on 8 October 2015 for a celebration that includes cupcakes!
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Arts Commissioner Nick Fish, and former mayor Bud Clark will be on hand to help RACC celebrate. Rose Highbear from Wisdom of the Elders will provide a Native blessing, and Storm Large will sing “Happy Birthday” to the copper goddess with students from Chapman Elementary School. Other festivities include games, photo opportunities and ‘80s music. Refreshments will be served.
Photo credit: Portlandia by brx0. Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.
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