Downtown Portland's Pioneer District was quiet and eerily vacant on a recent sunny Tuesday afternoon, surrounded on all sides by boarded-up shop windows. Many sported haphazard graffiti tags left during the first nights of protests against the May 25 murder of George Floyd and police brutality.

A bright spot amid downtown's transformation, however, was the front side of the Apple store, as well as the perimeter of Pioneer Place across the street. The store's boarded windows were painted over with black, a prime canvas for a sea of Black Lives Matter murals and memorials by a range of street artists who covered nearly every inch of the space.