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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

Address:
NE Flanders St., Portland, OR
Directions:
On the roof of the Franz Bakery on the SW corner of NE Flanders and 12th Sts.
Hours:
Always visible.
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