Zelda the Bulldog.

Statue of the Hilarious Bulldog

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Portland, Oregon

An English bulldog, born in Portland in 1996, was turned by her owner into a gold mine of books, greeting cards, and calendars. Named "Zelda Wisdom," the dog was granted an audience with Oprah and was always dressed in funny faux-human clothes.

On May 21, 2010, a life-size bronze statue of Zelda was unveiled at the entrance to Portland's Heathman Hotel, which sought publicity for its pet-friendly policies. Created by "art dog sculptor" Jim Gion, Zelda is dressed as a Heathman "beefeater" doorman, although of course her clothes are hilariously too big.

A bronze dog bowl in front of Zelda is supposedly always kept full of water for passing pooches.

Statue of the Hilarious Bulldog

Address:
1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR
Directions:
Downtown. On the west side of SW Broadway, just south of its intersection with SW Salmon St., just to the right of the canopied entrance to the Heathman Hotel.
Admission:
Free
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