Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

The Portland Building

Exterior photo of the Portland Building and Portlandia
Designed by Michael Graves, the Portland Building is home to 1,500 City employees — and the iconic Portlandia statue.
311 Customer Service Center
311 Customer Service Center

Designed by renowned architect Michael Graves, the Portland Building was constructed in 1982 as administrative offices for the City of Portland. It is an award-winning example of postmodern architecture and home to the iconic Portlandia statue, which gazes down at visitors along Fifth Avenue. 

City Council directed the building's reconstruction in 2015 due to water intrusion, outdated operating systems and the need for seismic retrofitting. After a two-year transformation project, the Portland Building reopened in 2020 with new operating systems, public art, community event spaces and a customer service desk.

The building is also designed to attract and retain a talented, diverse workforce with new collaboration space, technology systems, gym, bicycle parking and other amenities. More than 1,500 City employees work in the Portland Building today, and there's room to accommodate additional staff in the future.

Read about the history, significance and reconstruction of the Portland Building.

Time-lapse photography of The Portland Building reconstruction.
Learn about the Portland Building's history, significance and reconstruction during this panel discussion.