Portland has a motto that is both used with pride and seen as a bane, depending on which side of the concrete and glass one falls on: Keep Portland Weird. And today it didn't disappoint in maintaining that standard.
I was in the check out lane at a Whole Foods downtown when a couple young female zombies got in line behind me. They were buying a vegan, tofu pizza and a couple brews. I couldn't resist.
"I thought zombies liked to eat flesh."
Without missing a beat, the one closest said, "I suppose I could eat human flesh before any other animal's."
How do I know they were zombies? Because, similar to last year's sleeper of a hilarious movie, "Zombieland," the streets of downtown Portland were full of them. Today was the 6th Annual Portland Zombie Walk.
And I had a camera. A lot of them are blurred, but somehow it just doesn't matter.