Digital Signage Walking Tour of Portland

The weather in the late summer in Portland is very good. When other parts of the country are cooling off, Portland weather often stays sunny and in the 70’s through September and October. It is a perfect time to take a walking tour in this fair city to explore a number of Planar digital signage installations.

The following route will take approximately 1 hour. Follow the links below for more case study information, photos, and videos of selected installations.

1. Start off at Nike Portland (638 SW 5th Avenue, marked A on the map). The store is across from the Pioneer Place shopping center and parking is readily available in garages in the area. Here on the second floor, you will find the impressive “Bowerman” wall which is a 3x3 array of Clarity® Matrix MultiTouch allowing multiple users to access Nike video and pictures on the integrated touch system.

2. From there take off on SW Morrison Avenue heading uptown. Follow Morrison for 10 blocks as it passes over the I-405 freeway. Take a left on SW 15th Avenue. You will be arriving at Hotel de Luxe

3. The Hotel de Luxe (729 SW 15th Avenue, marked B on the map) is a boutique hotel with the style of old Hollywood. In the lobby you will find a video wall, made of Clarity® Matrix, that shows black and white photographs for Hollywood’s golden era. The pictures change infrequently enough that the aesthetic of the space is preserved, while the space remains fresh and ever-changing.

4. Exit the hotel on SW 15th heading south towards SW Salmon. Take a left on SW Salmon heading back over I-405 freeway. Follow Salmon four more blocks, taking a right on SW Park Avenue. Two blocks down, you will see the Portland Art Museum.

5. The Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue, marked c on the map) houses a world-class collection and traveling exhibits. In their lobby is a grid of 9 Clarity Matrix displays that are used to promote upcoming exhibitions and honor donors.

6. Your next stop is very close, just across the street. On the other side of the park is the Oregon History Museum at the Oregon Historical Society (1200 SW Park, marked D on the map). Here you will find a number of Planar’s flat panel displays in use to show exhibit information.

7. To end your tour here, you can go down Park Avenue north, 5 blocks, take a right on Morrison and return to where you began.

Total tour: 1.8 miles Estimated Time: 60 minutes (32 minutes of walking)

8. Once in your vehicle (or if you want to add another 45 minutes to your walking tour), you can continue onto the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

9. Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (1945 SW Water, marked E on the map) is a leading science museum with a global following. In various exhibit areas of OMSI, one will encounter Planar's Touch Monitors, a Clarity Matrix LCD video wall, Planar's EP Series touch displays and Planar's 84-inch UltraRes displays. 

Planar’s headquarters are located just west of Portland in a high-tech corridor called Beaverton. Beaverton is home to Nike, Tektronix, and Intel’s largest campus. We welcome you to visit our offices at 1195 NW Compton Drive or arrange with your sales person for a factory tour in nearby Hillsboro. If you fly into the Portland International Airport, you will see more Planar displays there as well. We are proud to call the Pacific Northwest home.