A Drone Captured Eerie But Inspiring Footage Of A Very Empty Portland During The Pandemic In Oregon
Portland, Oregon is normally a busy, bustling city full of people. Traffic is usually heavy, especially during rush hour, and Portlandians are accustomed to being patient during their commutes (or trying, at least). Right now, the city is all but shut down after Governor Kate Brown issued an executive Stay-At-Home order on March 23rd to try to mitigate the potential damage from the COVID-19 virus.
YouTube user Mike Heinrich shot some eerie footage of Portland’s empty streets in early April, and it shows our largest city like you’ve never seen it before.
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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