One of my favorite things about Portland is all the public art. The sculptures, murals and installations can turn a pleasant walk through downtown into a treasure hunt. When the Transit Mall was renovated in 2009, I was blown away by the great new pieces (mixed with plenty of classics, like the statue made famous in the “Expose yourself to art” poster).
So I was thrilled to get to work on a new guide to public art in the central city, which Travel Portland produced in partnership with the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Free copies are available at the Visitor Information Center in Pioneer Courthouse Square, or you can download the PDF. The guide includes a map to more than 100 artworks, including all 36 pieces on the Transit Mall.
Check it out, and take yourself on a treasure hunt through the streets of Portland!