I thought I was going to be the only one getting one of these in Portland.
I understand being nervous. Looking at these forums it is easy to think that the entire world knows and is going to be waiting but I think that we should be ok. We do have 3 Apple stores just in Portland and we have lots of ATT's. I work in NoPo so I am getting off at noon to get to Bridgeport. I thought about Washington Sq but I don't know if they will allow a line and if they don't it might be bad.
Yeah, I'm really hoping things in the Portland area will be relatively calm, and they wont completely sell out everywhere within the first few hours.
I went over to the Pioneer Square location today to check things out, and there were a lot of people in there (more than usual). I overheard at least 4 different people ask about the iPhone. Of course, most of them were asking if they could buy one (even though the window displays and graphics all over the place said the 29th). So I don't think those kinds of people will be waiting in line.
I've never been to the Bridgeport location, I'll have to go see what that one is like. I'm thinking that will be the least crowded of the 3.
On a side note, I really dig the window displays of the giant iPhones. I work for a company that makes retail window displays and graphics, so I'm kind of a geek for that stuff.