2 hour PDX river loop run between Sellwood and Broadway bridges today. 100s of paddle boarding witches in full view of the trail... pic.twitter.com/e8ZBXuX432— Sam Bugarsky (@SamBugarsky) October 28, 2018
You may have heard that witches cannot cross water. Not so! Hundreds of witches took to the water on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, using their brooms to paddle down the Williamette River. The event was the Standup Paddleboard Witch Paddle.
The witch paddle on the Willamette River all started when event organizer Ginny Kauffman, of Portland, saw photos of a similar Halloween event in California two years ago. Since then, the paddle in Portland has grown from a few dozen participants to several hundred.
This year, participants donated new packaged underwear, shirts and socks to the nonprofit Our House of Portland, along with coats to Sunshine Division.