Building List of Famous Portland Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Portland skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Portland architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Portland are included on this list. Information about these Portland buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Portland and older historic landmarks.

Buildings on this list include Portland Breakwater Light and Ladd Carriage House.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Portland?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Portland. Famous architectural houses within the city of Portland are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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511 Federal Building is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Portland Buildings & Structures
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The 511 Federal Building is a former federal post office that currently houses Department of Homeland Security offices for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Portland, Oregon, United States. It also housed various other government entities in ...more

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City/Town: Portland, Oregon, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1916

Created By: Lewis P. Hobart

Style: Neoclassical architecture

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The A. H. Maegly House is a house located in southwest Portland, Oregon, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in the upscale Arlington Heights neighborhood. Built for Aaron H. Maegly, a wealthy Portland broker, the distinctive house was completed in 1915. It was designed ...more

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City/Town: Portland, Oregon, USA

Style: Prairie School

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Abyssinian Meeting House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Portland Buildings & Structures
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Abyssinian Meeting House


The Abyssinian Meeting House is a historic house built by free African-Americans in Portland, Maine at 73–75 Newbury Street in the Munjoy Hill and downtown neighborhoods. Throughout the years, the Abyssinian was a place for worship and revivals, abolition and temperance meetings, speakers and ...more

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City/Town: Maine, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1828

Style: Federal architecture

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Adam P. Leighton House


Adam P. Leighton House is an historic house in Portland, Maine. Located in the Portland's West End, it was built in 1902-03 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It was the home Adam P. Leighton, who was "considered the father of the American postcard industry" and served ...more

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City/Town: Portland, Maine, USA

Style: Colonial Revival architecture

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Alice Henderson Strong House


The Alice Henderson Strong House is a house located in southwest Portland, Oregon listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ...more

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City/Town: Portland, Oregon, USA

Created By: Ellis F. Lawrence

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Ambassador Apartments is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Portland Buildings & Structures
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Ambassador Apartments


The Ambassador Apartments is a historic building in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Since 1979, it has been on the National Register of Historic Places. Described as Jacobean, the Ambassador Apartments is unique in Portland for substituting Idaho sandstone instead of the glazed terra-cotta ...more

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City/Town: Portland, Oregon, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1922

Style: Tudor Revival architecture

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Arminius Hotel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Portland Buildings & Structures
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Arminius Hotel


The Arminius Hotel is a historic hotel in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was built in 1904 by Otto Kleeman, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. ...more

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City/Town: Portland, Oregon, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1904

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Aubrey R. Watzek House


The Aubrey R. Watzek House is a historic house located in Portland, Oregon, United States, built in 1936—1938. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now part of the University of Oregon's John Yeon Center for Architecture. It was designated a National Historic Landmark on ...more

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City/Town: Portland, Oregon, USA

Created By: John Yeon

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