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Tallest Buildings in Portland, Oregon

The tallest buildings in Portland, Oregon. All buildings over 350 feet in height are listed.

These are the tallest buildings located in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. All the buildings above 350 feet in height are listed. Almost 600,000 people live in the city of Portland itself, and some 2.3 million people live and work in the metro Portland area.

Portland, Oregon lies along the banks of the Willamette River near where it runs into the Columbia River in northwestern Oregon. Portland is one of the greenest cities I've ever been to. The city is full of lush green parks, gardens and open spaces. All of which combine with the skyscrapers in the city to create a beautiful skyline.

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Tallest Buildings in Portland, Oregon

1. Wells Fargo Center - 546 feet tall

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With 41 floors and 546 feet in height, the Wells Fargo Center located at 1300 SW 5th Avenue in Downtown Portland is the tallest building in Portland, Oregon. The Wells Fargo Center was completed in 1972. Today it houses the regional headquarters for Wells Fargo. The Wells Fargo Center is likely to remain the tallest building in Portland, and in the state of Oregon, due to height restrictions enacted to preserve views of Mount Hood.

2. US Bancorp Tower - 536 feet

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The US Bancorp Tower has 42 floors and is 536 feet in height, making it the second tallest building in Portland and the state of Oregon. Located at 111 SW 5th Avenue, the US Bancorp Tower was completed in 1983. The building is often called the Big Pink due to its color when sunlight is on its granite exterior.

3. KOIN Center - 509 feet

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The KOIN Center has 35 floors and is 509 feet in height. Located at 222 SW Columbia Street, the KOIN Building was completed in 1984 and is named for the CBS TV affiliate KOIN, which occupies part of the building. The building has a bit of a rocket-ship look to it, and is nicknamed The Mechanical Pencil.

4. PacWest Center - 418 feet

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The PacWest Center has 29 floors and is 418 feet in height. Located at 1211 SW 5th Avenue, the PacWest Center was completed in 1984 and named for its main tenant at the time PacWest Bancorp (now part of KeyBank). The building is nicknamed the Icecube Building.

5. Fox Tower - 372 feet

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The Fox Tower has 27 floors and is 372 feet tall. Located at 805 SW Broadway, the Fox Tower was completed in 2000. The building is named for the Fox Theatre which was originally constructed on the site in 1911. There is still a movie theater located on the second floor of the Fox Tower today.

6. Standard Insurance Center - 367 feet

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The Standard Insurance Center has 27 floors and is 367 feet in height. Located at 900 SW 5th Avenue, the Standard Insurance Center was completed in 1968.

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Comments (3)

Interesting article.well illustrated

These are really tall buildings Joe., FB liked :)

Really tall building, I agree! Thanks Joe, for presenting it in an attractive way! :-)

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