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wireless_in_CA
United States4,522 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Sitting off in a corner Pioneer Courthouse Square this unusual pole caught our eye as we wandered around.

Doing a little online research, this art was a machine intended to predict the weather according to the type of orb toppers. A heron comes out of the orb if the weather is grey, a dragon if pouring rain and sun if nice. As with any weather report sometimes the prediction was off especially during our visit.

Supposedly there was more to see and hear from it at noon when it makes it weather prediction.
Written January 11, 2020
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Fawnbrindle
Philadelphia, PA64 contributions
Sep 2019
If you are in Portland for a few days, go check this out. It predicts the weather for the following day. Sun for nice weather, Heron for drizzle and Dragon for an approaching storm. Located in Pioneer Square. Just another weird (but cool) thing about Portland!
Written October 22, 2019
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RSNN
Portland, OR6,303 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
The Weather Machine is a bronze sculpture located in the northwest corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square In Portland, Oregon. It is about 30-feet tall shaped like a pole with an orb resting on top. It displays a prediction for the weather each day at noon for the next 24 hours.

The Weather Machine displays one of three different metal symbols for its prediction. A sun for clear and sunny weather. A blue heron for drizzle. And a dragon and mist for rain and stormy weather. It also displayed the temperature with colored lights along its stem.

The Weather Machin has been a fixture of Pioneer Courthouse Square since 1988.
Written December 15, 2016
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,380 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Not sure who decided to put this quirky kinetic sculpture in a far corner of Pioneer Courthouse Square, but in my opinion, it should have been placed somewhere up in Washington Park or along the waterfront. Why? Because as I’m reading about the machine, trying to figure out its mechanics, I found myself constantly fending off homeless begging for money or shouting something incoherent towards me. After a while I gave up, walked away and took the weather machine for what it is - another one of Portland’s oddities.
Written October 30, 2019
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