I was part of the group that marched to the recruiting center. Around 25 of us marched up Multnomah, across 15th, and down to the center. When we arrived, we found that sidewalk out front had already been roped off with yellow "Police Line Do Not Cross" tape. At least 8 officers we stationed in front of the center, with 6 or 7 cop cars lined up outside the entire time. It was pretty ridiculous, the time and the effort they took to protect the building from us protesters. (After the march, we met back in the park, and one of the folks who had participated said that cops cost $2,000 an hour each to have on duty - your tax dollars at work.)
We were not deterred however - we stood outside on the sidewalk next to the center, spilling out into the road with our signs and chanted: "You ain't from the working class, U.S. Army kiss our ass," among other things. Many cars that passed honked their horns in approval, but of course we also got a few obligatory "Fuck You"s.
The cops mostly just stood around and watched, and didn't bother anyone. After 45 minutes or so we marched back to the park to meet up with the other group, with a cop car tailing us slowly the whole time. There was also a police presence at the park itself, with 6 or so cop cars parked around the perimeter.
The other group of eight or so people that went to the mall succeeded in passing out flyers to shoppers, although 3 people did get kicked out by security. They passed out a pamphlet that read, "The Military's Not Just a Job ... It's Eight Years of Your Life!" It contained information about "The easy money for college myth," homophobia in the military, and the woman's experience, among other things, and included resources about where to get more information about militarism, conscientious objection, and non-military job opportunities. They also passed out another packet of information on "Alternatives to joining the military."
Although it wasn't a huge group of people, this action was a success because we did indeed shut down the recruiting center. It was open earlier in the day, but was closed because they knew we were coming. Perhaps its closure stopped at least on person from joining that day. We also got to take our anti-war and anti-military message out of the downtown area and into a part of town that doesn't usually get to hear the message.