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Volunteers at the Obama Campaign for Change office in Northeast Portland celebrate after Obama’s speech. Oren Frye (left) wears the American flag hat.

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Portland Monthly sponsored an election night party at Aura Restaurant & Lounge on W Burnside Street. Here guests watch as election winners are projected.

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Donations raised at the election party benefited the Human Rights Campaign. Here Michael Long, a Human Rights Campaign (HRC) board member, shares the stage with host Poison Waters.

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There were celebrations all over the city. Outside the Obama Campaign for Change office on NE Killingsworth Street, two women sport Obama signs and T-shirts and cheer their candidate’s victory.

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Back at Aura, political paraphernalia was out in full force. Shaley Howard (left), from the Human Rights Campaign makes a move on the Sarah Palin cutout; Erika Polmar (right) mimics the cardboard figure.

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At the Obama Campaign for Change office, volunteer Oren Frye brings a rain-streaked sign inside.

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At Aura, projected election results bring cheers from Ty Stober (front), his partner Lamar Bryant (right, in plaid), and friends.

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On NE Killingsworth Street, Malaki Unger (front) cheers Obama’s victory. The man behind him flashes the sign ‘O’ for Obama.

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At Aura, Rebecca Block (left) and Gallie Murray, grow increasingly emotional as the vote count rolls in.

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Portlanders flew their American flags on Tuesday evening. In the midst of the celebration at the Obama Campaign for Change office, Gretta Green, originally from Jamaica, holds her flag and smiles.

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Molly Maden (left), Rose Bottle, and John Minervini listen to the news of Obama’s win at the Obama Campaign for Change office.

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Obama delivered his victory speech and at Aura, the champagne flowed. Here (from left) Jolie Goodson, Alanda Lozano O’Connell, Meghan Stoll, Andrew O’Connell, and Amy Lieberg raise a glass.

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Two Portland women celebrate on NE Killingsworth Street. All over town, cheering and honking continued late into the night.

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