Statue of Paul Bunyan (Portland, Oregon)

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Paul Bunyan Statue
Paul Bunyan Portland.jpg
The statue in 2006
Statue of Paul Bunyan (Portland, Oregon) is located in Portland, Oregon
Statue of Paul Bunyan (Portland, Oregon)
LocationSW corner of N Denver Ave. and N Interstate Ave., Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°35′02″N 122°41′12″W / 45.583817°N 122.686598°W / 45.583817; -122.686598Coordinates: 45°35′02″N 122°41′12″W / 45.583817°N 122.686598°W / 45.583817; -122.686598
AreaLess than 1 acre[2]
Architectural styleNovelty architecture
NRHP reference No.08001393[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 28, 2009[1]

Paul Bunyan Statue is a 31-foot-tall (9.4 m) concrete and metal sculpture of mythical logger Paul Bunyan in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, United States. It was built in 1959 to commemorate the centennial of Oregon's statehood during the Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair, which was held in the Kenton area.


The sculpture was originally prominently placed at the intersection of North Interstate Avenue (then U.S. Route 99) and North Argyle Street, and now stands at the corner of North Interstate and North Denver, 59 feet south of its original location.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January 2009.[1]

The statue was the Highlighted Property of the Week when the National Park Service released its weekly list of February 6, 2009.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/26/09 through 1/30/09". New listings. National Park Service. February 6, 2009. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Oregon State Historic Preservation Office Staff; Martin, Maiya; Nelson, Bette Davis (March 19, 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Paul Bunyan Statue" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 26, 2016. (44 pages, including maps and photos)

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