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The Franz Loaf - Big Illuminated Bread

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Portland, Oregon

Perched atop the roof of the Franz Bakery and Bakery Outlet Store is a mighty, glowing loaf, a beacon in the Portland rain. The trick to capturing its illuminated goodness in a photo depends on when you arrive -- pre-squall, dusk, or solar eclipse. Stand there, breathe in the fresh baked bread aroma, and wait for the right moment...

The replica loaf of sliced enriched white bread -- approximately 20-25-ft. in length -- rotates horizontally on a center axis pole. The lit loaf was added to the building in 1956.

The Franz Loaf - Big Illuminated Bread

Franz Bakery

NE Flanders St., Portland, OR
On the roof of the Franz Bakery on the SW corner of NE Flanders and 12th Sts.
Always visible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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