“It’s something I joke about with my friends,’ Mr. Fasoranti, who is Black, said over the din of protest chants this week. ‘There are more Black Lives Matter signs in Portland than Black people.'” NYT: How One of America’s Whitest Cities Became the Center of B.L.M. Protests.

+ “The irony is that before Trump deployed federal agents costumed as soldiers, Portland’s protests were on the wane.” The New Yorker: Trump’s Fake Solution to the Fake Crisis in Portland.

+ Timothy Snyder who has been warning us about the trends we’re seeing now since day one of the Trump era: In Portland, the Baby Fascists Have Shown Their Face.