Paul Bunyan Statue, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland, OR 2/1/12

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 Paul Bunyan Statue, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland, OR 2/1/12

 

Congrats to John McCarthy ,for correctly guessing last week's Where is it Wednesday titled:

Salty's on the Columbia, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland, OR 1/25/12.

Check out John's blog if you haven't!

Each week I'll be posting a new picture on Wednesday morning(ish). The title of the blog will have the City where the picture is taken and I'll post the answer Wednesday evening...not only here on my blog, but on facebook business page (please click like and add yourself there) as well as tweetin it on my Twitter page and posting on Google+. Remember, you're free to google or use whatever there is on hand.

Hint: Paul..and not the Beatle

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In 2009, this Paul Bunyan Statue joined the registry for an historic places. Built in 1959, it was built to welcome the people coming into Portland for the Oregon Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair.  This Paul Bunyan 31' statue now sits on the corner of N. Denver Ave. and N. Interstate Ave. in Historic Kenton and fits Oregon's timber industry well.

One of the fun things about doing this weekly series is that I also learn so much about places I've never seen as well..and love that I get cool info from YOU.  We just happen to be looking for a Chase bank ATM and our navigation system took us right through Kenton and passed this cool statue. Of course I whipped out my camera and tried to get this picture knowing I would use it for a WIIW.

Another fun article from the Portland Tribune about the Paul Bunyan Statue

Huge Statue of Lumberjack

Paul Bunyan Statue, Portland Oregon

Downtown Kenton Oregon

Map and location of the Paul Bunyan Statue, Portland Oregon

Past Where is it Wednesdays: (for the full list see my profile page)

Salty's on the Columbia, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland, OR 1/25/12

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland, OR 1/18/12

Main Street Bridge, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Hillsboro, OR 1/11/12

Marylhurst University, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Marylhurst, OR. 1/4/12

 Portland Aerial Tram, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland, OR. 12/28/11

 Argyle Square, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Wilsonville, OR. 12/21/11

 Sleighbells, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Sherwood, OR. 12/7/11

 Oregon Convention Center...answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland, OR 11/30/11

 Island Cafe, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland, OR 11/23/11

 Clackamette Park, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Oregon City 11/16/11

 Willamette General Store, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in West Linn, OR 10/26/11

 SakeOne, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Forest Grove, OR 10/19/11

 Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Portland 10/12/11

 Lee Farms, answer to Where is it Wednesday...somewhere in Tualatin, OR 10/5/11

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Rebecca Riopelle
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How fun! I love this idea! What a creative way to engage your local market!

February 01, 2012 11:03 AM #1
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John McCarthy
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group - North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Cindy,

This "Paul" has a rich history and has made the National Register of Historic Places.

February 01, 2012 03:12 PM #2
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Rob D. Shepherd
Coldwell Banker Coast - Florence, OR
Principal Broker ABR, GRI

Pick me, pick me. There was one back in my drinking days outside a bar in N Portland. I'm thinking near denver and ?      I beleive there also was one on the highway to seaside from portland. (HWY 26)

February 01, 2012 06:59 PM #3
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John McCarthy
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group - North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Cindy,

Rob is right with North Denver Avenue. Actually, I found some discrepancies in the addresses. The first I found was at the intersection of North Interstate Avenue and Willis Boulevard, but another photo clearly showed North Denver. This "Paul Bunyan" is located in Kenton and was orginally built in 1959. He is, by one account, 37' tall and weighs 6 tons. He was somewhat recently relocated a distance of about 50' by Tri-Met to make room for a new section of light rail and sequoia trees planted behind him.

February 01, 2012 07:17 PM #4
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Hi Cindy,

we have seen a few of these "Paul" guys in various places in Oregon, I recall visiting a museum / park and restaurant with Bunyan Burgers....

February 01, 2012 09:26 PM #5
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Rebecca, I love to do them and actually learn quite a bit about Portland as well!

February 01, 2012 09:49 PM #6
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Cindy Westfall
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ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi John, you bet he did! You are correct! This Paul Bunyan made the historic register in 2009. Congrats! He does sit right at the "V" where those two Avenues (N. Denver & N. Interstate)meet. I do see the same about him being moved, so included that link from the Portland Tribune. Kenton is one of those cool towns with that wonderful small town feel. It was pretty cool seeing him when it was so unexpected. I learn something new everyday!

February 01, 2012 09:55 PM #7
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
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Hi Rob, Oh you are right there for sure in N. Denver. so I'll call it a tie between you and John since you both did good! I'm not sure about the one on 26 heading to the beach..but will google it and see! You're memory is not too bad for someone thats been out of Portland for a bit.

February 01, 2012 10:00 PM #8
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Peter and Linda, Oh, now I can SO go for a nice burger! Here's the recipe from a Taste of Home

Paul Bunyan Burger

February 01, 2012 10:10 PM #9
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Honest to goodness, If I ever make your way, I'm going to find you and pay you to be my tour guide.

Knash

February 02, 2012 02:43 PM #10
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Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
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Hey Kevin, you're on! although there would be no way you'd be paying me!

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