Redbull had rented all of Pioneer Square, and so Pillow Fight was not allowed. It moved over to O’Bryant Square, where apparently it went on with about a hundred people. I met Joseph from the Oregonian at Pioneer Square last night, and he followed it on and made a video (see below).
I didn’t feel the urge to move to the new location when so many happy hours (160 right now- see) were going on, and Hank Plank.
Here is a scan of what the police were giving out (side note–the one who gave me this was rather cool and had a John Wayne accent–boom!).
Here is the info from the Oregonian, (click here for the video)
About 100 people launched into a wild, swinging brawl with their bedding of choice Thursday night during a public pillow fight in downtown Portland’s O’Bryant Square. Oregonian reporter Joseph Rose was there. The fluff-flying rumble was initially planned as a “flash mob” event at Pioneer Courthouse Square, where participants were supposed to pull out their pillows and start slinging them without warning at 6 p.m. But the fight…
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Edit: I just got this message from Joseph
For the record, those were clean & safe security guards, not pdx police. Cheers.