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Waterfront Park still attracts blossom lovers to wander, talk and take portraits despite the viral threat

PMG: JOSEPH GALLIVAN  - On a sunny spring day at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Wednesday, March 18, 2020,  a thinly spread gathering of people took photos and enjoyed the outdoors, even as the economy melted down and coronavirus curfews threatened.

On a sunny spring day at Tom McCall Waterfront Park Wednesday, finely dressed people took arms-length selfies, set up their tripods on the grass, posed on rocks, and ran from self-timers in order to get portraits under the cherry blossoms. With no coronavirus curfew in Oregon yet, people took the chance to jog, walk and sit on the dry grass. A hundred or so thinly spread people, taking care to avoid each other's cough and sneeze orbits, watched the Life Flight helicopter practicing landing, gazed at the Willamette River and plucked blossoms for their hair.


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