Keep Portland Weird

Portland Police responded to an anxious 911 call reporting a group of bearded men in camouflage – one of whom was carrying an assault rifle – walking across the Burnside Bridge. The men were stopped and arrested without incident. Upon questioning, the men claimed that they were on their way to a photo shoot to benefit breast cancer awareness.

Several of the men told KATU News they were on their way to take a photo under the “Portland, Oregon” sign near the Burnside Bridge to raise money for breast cancer research. The men said the photo was going to be part of a Beards for Breasts calendar.

“It’s from Seattle,” said Jedediah Aacker. “This girl, Sugar June, does it. She puts together a calendar for all the beard clubs around the nation. Beards for Breasts.”