Portland, Oregon: Pod

Sculpted in 2002 by local artist Pete Beeman, Pod tempts passers-by to push on a big, dangling bulb to get a 15-foot-long pendulum swinging.
Address:
1000 W. Burnside St., Portland, OR
Directions:
Downtown, at the intersection of W. Burnside St., SW Oak St., and SW 10th Ave.
Admission:
Free
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In Portland you will find a very large, shiny stainless steel piece of kinetic art named "Pod." You can push the big counterweight at the bottom and the 15-foot-long rods that are attached to it will start swaying back and forth as the art moves.

This is [on the South Side] of Portland, close to a number of RoadsideAmerica.com sights. Perhaps it, with some of the others, will make up for the loss of the 24 Hour Church of Elvis.

[Phrank Phester, 10/24/2013]

A temporary loss only, we hope.

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In the region:
World of Speed, Wilsonville, OR - 15 mi.

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