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Betty Woods Gimarelli
Artist / Designer

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About Portland Ornament, LLC.

AKA The Portland Ornament™

Betty Woods Gimarelli, well known in both the business and art community, has designed and produced The Portland Ornament™ since 1989. All ornaments come in a red box for gift giving. They are 24K gold plate with silk screen enamel, red ribbon for hanging and lay on a red peachboard. With each ornament there is a story of the historic site.

Each year Betty selects a different view of her beloved city and in 2009 her beloved State—choosing the Capitol Dome with the gold pioneer statue on a bed of red roses as a tribute to Oregon's 150th year of Statehood. The Portland Ornament™ includes these annual issues:

  • 1989: City of Roses: View from Washington Park
  • 1990: Riverplace
  • 1991: Pioneer Courthouse Square
  • 1992: Snowfall at Pittock Mansion
  • 1993: Oregon Convention Center
  • 1994: Union Station
  • 1995: 100th Anniversary of City Hall
  • 1996: Oaks Pioneer Church
  • 1997: The Historic Benson Hotel
  • 1998: The Old Church
  • 1999: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • 2000: Skyline 2000
  • 2001: Timberline Lodge
  • 2002: Simon Benson House
  • 2003: Oaks Park
  • 2004: Portland Classical Chinese Garden
  • 2005: Peacock Lane
  • 2006: The Historic Hollywood Theatre
  • 2007: The Crown of Rosaria
  • 2008: OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 2009: The Capitol Dome
  • 2010: Jackson Tower
  • 2011: Historic White Stag Sign
  • 2012: The Royal Rosarians
  • 2012: "A Century of Celebration" Duo
  • 2013: It's a Wonderful Life

She has also created over 30 commission designs of many locations in the USA and Europe. Today, Betty's ornaments are collected by aficionados world wide. In addition to her annual Portland Orament she has designed:

  • The Official 1998 Nike World Masters Games Ornament
  • The Official 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics Ornament
  • The Official 2004 US Women's Open Ornament at Pumpkin Ridge
  • The Official 2007 Rose Festival Crown of Rosaria Centennial Ornament

In 2007 Betty was awarded Bronze from Pinnacle in International Festivals and Events for her 2007 Crown of Rosaria.

In 2008 Betty was awarded Gold from Pinnacle in International Festivals and Events for her 20th. Anniversary Dragon Boat Race Ornament.

In June of 2009 she was informed by People Magazine that her 2009 Portland Ornament—her tribute to Oregon's 150th year of Statehood—the Capitol Dome had been choosen to represent the State of Oregon and would be featured in their November 23rd, 2009 issue.

Since 1998 Betty has collaborated with pianist/composer Michael Allen Harrison for an exclusive CD to go with her annual Portland Ornament. During the holiday season they appear together at many musical and art events.

Betty is married to Jim and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Betty resides in Portland, Oregon.

Her ornaments may be viewed and purchased at www.portlandornament.com