Residents of Portland, Ore., have grown accustomed to some pretty strange sights, especially near the city’s Burnside Bridge. But a nighttime gathering of bearded men, some wearing camouflage and one reportedly holding a rifle, was a bit too much for one resident.
After a call to police, authorities arrived to closed the bridge and round up the the bearded men. However, it turned out not to be a drug bust or some weirdly hirsute survivalist cell but a group of charity-minded beard enthusiasts. The 13 men, members of a local beard club, were posing for a photograph they hoped would be accepted for a Beards for Breasts calendar. They chose the bridge as it allowed the landmark Portland, Oregon sign to light up the backdrop.