Dozens of pantless participants paraded through downtown Portland in today’s No Pants Subway Ride, which began on the MAX train and meandered through downtown.

A cheery – if chilly – crowd shed their threads and hopped on the train at Southwest 1st Avenue and Ankeny Street near the Skidmore Fountain, where they headed to Pioneer Courthouse Square for some shenanigans and a group photo.

The event, organized locally by Todd Jensen and Vanessa Wolf Jensen, began 14 years ago in New York City as the No Pants Subway Ride. It’s the 11th annual for Portland, according to Wolf Jensen, who directed the crowd during the event. The Portland contingent will be collecting hats, scarves and gloves, which they plan to donate to local shelters.

After the group picture, riders danced the Can Can before hopping back on the Max train for a second trip through downtown. 

Donations can be made until 8 p.m. tonight at the Barrel Room.

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