Portland, Oregon January 16 2007 As you can see in the beginning of this video is why MANY of us just stayed home and off the roads. Many streets in Portland, Oregon are very steep, and this is one of those streets. (cracks me up every time I watch this!! ) **FYI: Oregon does NOT use salt on their roads as it is dangerous to the environment and damages cars. Oregon allows the use of studded tires or chains on cars. However, even on steep roads as this, they would not help. The latter part of this video is just my 3 yr old twin boys and their first time ever in snow. We did the city a favour and STAYED home and off the roads.