It was soggy, but Portland turned out: an estimated 100,000 people thronged downtown streets on Saturday, January 21 for the Women's March, held in solidarity with the Women's March on Washington and similar rallies across the world. Marchers brandished signs both blunt ("Keep Your Politics Out of My Sister's Vagina") and joyful ("Viva La Vulva!). And they cheered: "Fight like a girl!" "This is what democracy looks like!" "No hate, no fear! Everyone is welcome here!"
After the march, the Portland Police tweeted: "Thank you to everyone who came out for
#womensmarchpdx today in what was easily one of the largest marches ever in Portland. 100% peaceful."
Portland Monthly staffers documented the scene.