I named this post PDX Snowpocalypse 2012 in jest. Portland received three inches of snow Tuesday — hardly a snowpocalypse, when compared to the 11 inches that fell in Washington’s state capital, Olympia.
Except to a bayou kid, like myself, it was a big event. I experienced a few pellets of snow two or three times living in south Louisiana, including once on Christmas. My grandparents in North Carolina lived near the mountains but it seldom snowed when I visited. Portland went snowless last winter, aside from a stray inch or two.
So, yes, Tuesday’s event was cause for excitement, even if earlier in the day I had cursed the prospect of snow. As it fell Tuesday night, the chalky streets of north Portland were eerily quiet. Japanese exchange students built a snowman a few blocks from my house. Street kids at a nearby bar hurled snowballs at a city transit bus. Anarchy, it was not.
Below are photos I took while wandering around with my roommate, Garret. He took the photo of me. All photos were taken using the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone.