Citizens responded in the traditional way: They drove barefoot.
This photo, taken early Friday afternoon by Jesse Friedman at Hollywood Fred Meyer in Northeast Portland, drew a little online. But it was just part of a grocery store across the city. At midnight, Portlanders had removed most of the fresh vegetables over the town shelves.
From at. 8:15 it hasn't even started snowing in central Portland yet. But we Portlanders-a hardy, nervous people-are prepared. We want toilet paper.