Portland, Oregon Lightning Storm Makes a Fiery Show
(Portland, Oregon) – The thunder rolled and the lightning flashed for a few hours over the course of late Monday night into Tuesday, firing off to the northwest and the southwest of Portland. It created some mighty noises, a few flickers of electrical systems and plenty of atmospheric pyrotechnics.
On the border between Beaverton and Portland, at the intersection of Scholls Ferry Road and Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, OregonTravelDaily.com caught these images of the lightning shooting out its craggy fingers from this vantage point at Noodles Restaurant in SW Portland.
Nearby, the man working behind the counter at the Subway Restaurant around midnight said he'd seen the lights flicker a few times during the storm. Some of the thunder crashes were quite loud, indicating the storm was getting closer.
KGW.com is reporting a Rock Creek home was actually damaged by lightning, after it hit a tree and knocked it into the home. Electricity also traveled through the tree and into the home, starting a small fire. This happened about 12:45 a.m. No one was injured.
OregonTravelDaily.com staff headed east over the Marquam Bridge and several massive lightning bolts fired off behind the cityscape, making for some memorable moments.
Up on Hawthorne Boulevard, close to 2 a.m., the show in the sky was not finished. The photos here and below were taken looking towards Bar of the Gods and gyro shop Big Bertha's.
“Ironically, it was like the thunder of the gods over Bar of the Gods,” said OregonTravelDaily.com editor Andre' Hagestedt, who photographed the lightning throughout the evening.