In Search of Portland

The Portland Building

The Portland Building

With its massive Portlandia statue and wild Postmodernist architectural style — resembling a wrapped birthday present or a Rubik's Cube — the Portland Building is our most famous building as well as our most infamous. Architect Carla Weinheimer discusses her firm's transformative yet controversial renovation of this 1980s landmark. And author Bob Dietche tells us about the jazz club that once existed on this site, featuring legends like Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.

Duration: 54 min

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