I'm new to this forum so the answers I seek may be posted already but I could not find them - so don't shoot me yet! I am all about open carry. I truly appreciate the wisdom of open carry. I have an Oregon CHL and carry everyday. But more and more open carry appeals to me. I am also all about making a statement about who I am and the rights that are mine by virtue of who we are and where we live. I live in Portland - enough said. I have LE friends - they all have different OPINIONS - enough said! I want to be able to open carry in the City of Portland if I can legally. I understand the conceptual difference and rules between open carry and concealed carry in Oregon. BUT I AM REALLY FOGGY ABOUT OPEN CARRY IN BANNED CITIES. Its obvious that there are members that do open carry LOADED firearms in banned cities. I've read the Portland statute over and over - I'm missing some language somewhere! The Portland statute prohibits the possession of loaded firearms . . . blah blah. One of the exceptions to the rule is CHL holders. I GET THAT PART. But I would assume that the exception is possession in the concealed sense - not open carry. For those of you that do open carry LOADED firearms - how do you interpret possession? Any help on this would be appreciated!!