With over 24 hours down, Occupy Portland has gone comparably smoother than other occupations across the country. Specifically, the mothership, Occupy Wall Street.
Despite growing Democrat support, NYC Republican Mayor Micheal Bloomberg blamed protesters for "trying to destroy the jobs of working people in this city."
"You can't have it both ways," Bloomberg said during a radio appearance. "If you want jobs you have to assist companies and give them confidence to go and hire people." Additionally, NYPD hasn't had the cleanest record, using pepper spray and batons to ward off the "mob."
Meanwhile in downtown Portland, Mayor Sam Adams has made his support known with occasional appearances and the patrolling police are anything but hostile (could be the overtime they're racking up) and are accommodating to the protesters' requests.
Even Seattle falls short, with the police arresting 25 protesters who refused to move from Westlake Park after setting up camp. But Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has shown sympathy: "The right to protest in Seattle is a cherished one and one we uphold."
For now, Portland has shown the most support of its occupiers with little upset. Let's hope it stays that way.