This past weekend, reporters from Willamette Week, Eugene Weekly, and The Source Weekly teamed up to fan out across Oregon to counties that began to open back up and report on what they found.

The scenes we observed across Oregon were a preview of what Portland can expect as soon as next month. But two days before election day, they also served as an experiment in democracy. Each citizen had to weigh personal freedom against civic responsibility. They had to decide how much risk they were willing to accept for themselves and their neighbors in order to enjoy food and company.