Well, if Portland had one of the largest rallies, then maybe Portland should be the organizing base for a larger effort. People are sick of Cheney/Bush and they also feel frustrated at their lack of access to the levers of power. Maybe a national strike May 1, emanating from Portland organizers, would give even more momentum to the struggle against Bushist fascism.
A general strike is an opportunity for potlucks, live music and dancing in the streets (til late!), street fairs, and networking on a very personal level. Historically, successful general strikes have organized everything from security to milk delivery.
Just a thought. And we do have KBOO here, and so many talented people.