Skiers take over Portland streets

PORTLAND, Ore. (KGW) – The snow-covered streets of Portland were filled with cross-country ski tracks this past weekend.

An impromptu race, known as the Stumptown Birkebeiner or “Berkie,” had locals strapping on their skis and hitting the streets for the most Portland way to spend a snow day.

“We’re just trying to have some fun and enjoy winter when it happens; the rare occasion,” participant Noel Johnson said.

From practiced cross-country ski racers to those who just wanted to try something new, it was a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the snowy weather.

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