Ian Osgood lights a candle at the memorial near the light-rail station in Portland where three men on a train were stabbed after a man yelled anti-Muslim taunts at two teenage girls. Two of the men died. (Kristyna Wentz-Graff / For The Times)
For decades, Portland has basked in its reputation for protest.
But few people here are looking forward to a pro-Trump rally Sunday that’s expected to draw a wide swath of potentially armed white supremacists and allied antigovernment protesters from around the country.
The city has been on edge since a white supremacist who attended similar rallies was accused of killing two men who were defending teenagers from anti-Muslim taunts on a train last week. Police are anticipating violence if the demonstration goes forward as planned.
The “Trump Rally for Free Speech” is expected to draw figures in the loose-knit movement founded by white nationalists that calls itself…