Even at 99% obscuration, the Sun is still 10,000 times brighter than it would be during totality
God, I hope the whole state is covered in a marine layer of clouds and rain, and all of you fools don't see anything after paying $900 per night for a Motel 6.
You need special eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse from Portland, or anywhere with less than 100% eclipse. It is extremely irresponsible for the Mercury to not include a warning to not look at the sun (even at maximum 99.4% eclipse) without eclipse glasses.

See NASA's safety page:

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