The Portland Womxn’s March draws a crowd to celebrate unity in ‘a challenging time’
For the most part, Sunday’s Portland Womxn’s March & Rally for Action was an upbeat event, featuring speakers and crowds who were united in their support of progressive values and causes.
The attendees, who numbered about 2,000 according to Portland Police estimates, gathered at noon on the Portland State University campus, on a clear, chilly day, to listen to speakers, and then march along downtown streets.
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., touched on both themes in her remarks. She mentioned attending the 2017 Women’s March in Washington, D.C., organized as a protest following the election of Trump. The Portland march and rally is part of a national movement to continue such activism. Bonamici said she was encouraged by all the signs on display at the PSU campus. They reminded her, she said, of one of her favorite signs from the 2017 Women’s March, which said, “I’ve seen better cabinets at IKEA.”