In recent decades, Portland, Oregon, has acquired a reputation as one of America's most tolerant and liberal cities. In practice, this means there are taxpayer-funded sex changes for municipal employees and lots of bike lanes, but comparatively little tolerant liberalism. The city government has made it quite clear that if you have views it finds offensive, it does not want you expressing them publicly. On June 4, a political rally that was described by turns as pro-Trump, alt-right, and pro-free-speech was held on federal property in downtown Portland. It almost didn't happen for two unsettling reasons.