It isn't on quite the same scale as the Suez Canal — where a wedged-tight cargo ship has halted global shipping through the passage — but downtown drivers in Portland now have a boat blockage to call their very own.

Climate activists with America, Cascadia Coalition dropped anchor on the Southwest Alder Street eastbound on-ramp to the Morrison Bridge — with some in the crew chaining themselves to a fuchsia-hued pleasure craft dropped off by a rented pickup — around 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27.