Yes, those are goats!
I read the story today (10/13/10) in The Oregonian, front of the Metro section. As I was reading it I thought, I wonder if RR reads the local rag in addition to his east coast paper? I had been at work about an hour when I received a telephone call from the man himself confirming that he had read the paper and had to concede that, yes, this shit is true!
Remember, you saw it here first! The Portland Report is ahead of the curve, people! We are on the street, checking out our little slice of heaven and reporting back to you, our faithful readers.