The citizens reacted in a traditional way: they ran on kale.
This photo, taken on Friday afternoon by Jesse Friedman at Hollywood Fred Meyer in northeast Portland, captured online gaiety. But it was only part of an urban grocery. By late evening, the Portlanders had removed most of the fresh vegetables in town from the food shelves.
It has not even snowed in the center of Portland since 8:15. But we Portlanders – a tough, nervous people – are prepared. We will have toilet paper.