PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Wednesday’s winter storm was a rare occurrence for Portland and nearby Oregon towns, with Jan. 21, 1943, being the only date in history to top the heavy snowfall.

Although snow is no longer falling in most Oregon towns, it has already blanketed many roads, cars, backyards and more — but it isn’t all bad. Some Portlanders have been inspired by the storm, taking the opportunity to snowboard in their favorite local parks or creating their own snow sculptures.

  • Hello Kitty snow sculpture
  • Snow-coated road closed sign
  • Troutdale snow Courtesy: Ronald Ruhl
  • NE Portland food cart pod snow (KOIN)
  • Snow-covered streets, cars NE Portland (KOIN)
  • Shelter dog plays in snow (Courtesy Laura Klink)
  • Shelter dog plays in snow at Oregon Humane Society
  • Tigard snow pics (Courtesy: Sharon Dorsett)
  • Snow coats tree leaves in Tigard, OR
  • Snow covers trees in Northwest Portland
  • Sun rises on a snow day in Stayton, OR
  • Backyard in Stayton, OR, coated with snow
  • Beaverton resident measures about 9 inches of snow
  • Portland snowman wears Timbers merch
  • Portland Public Schools buses covered in snow
  • Fallen tree limbs in Chapman Square
  • Fallen tree limbs in Chapman Square
  • Snowboarder rides down Cathedral Park on Feb. 23, 2023
  • Tree down in Portland, OR's SW Park Blocks

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