in the Public Realm
Allow Me, 1983
Artworks: Sculpture

J. Seward Johnson, Jr.
City of Portland and Multnomah County Public Art Collection courtesy of the Regional Arts & Culture Council
Bronze, aluminum, and stainless steel
  • Installed, 1983
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Most commonly referred to as “Umbrella Man” J. Seward Johnson’s “Allow Me,” is quite possibly the most photographed man in Portland. The sculpture was generously gifted to the City of Portland by an anonymous donor in the name of the late Harry H. Schwartz and was dedicated in 1984. As one of the most recognized and beloved sculptures in Portland, “Allow Me” serves as a symbol of the city for both residents and tourists.

J. Seward Johnson, is a nationally known artist based in P...
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Pioneer Courthouse Square
SW Yamhill & SW Broadway
Portland, OR
United States

Inside Pioneer Courthouse Square, near the amphitheater.
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