The statue itself is 34 feet, 10 inches (10.6 meters) high. If standing, the woman would be about 50 feet (15 m) tall. An accompanying plaque contains a poem by Portland resident Ronald Talney.
The statue is based on the design of the city seal. It depicts a woman dressed in classical clothes, holding a trident in the left hand and reaching down with the right hand to greet visitors to the building.