Local anti-fascist protesters - known as antifa - will also likely be there to oppose the right-wing groups. The event appeared to be peaceful as of Saturday afternoon, with both groups separated from each other by police.
More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Protective Service, were in Portland Saturday to help police there monitor the rally that's expected to draw demonstrators from around the U.S.
That attack, during which police say the suspect killed two people while ranting racist and anti-Muslim slurs, sparked discussions about the state's ugly history of white supremacy. At least one person was arrested.
A gathering is being planned by a man called Joe Biggs, who used to work for Infowars, the fringe media company run by a right-wing conspiracist. In the days leading up the event Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said people who espoused hate or engaged in violence were "not welcome". Warning any would-be violent counter-protesters, Donald Trump said events will be "watched very closely".
The President wrote: 'Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an "ORGANIZATION OF TERROR".
It isn't clear what Trump meant in his tweet as there's no mechanism for the government to declare a domestic organisation a terror group.
The demonstrations this weekend come two years after the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville turned violent and just two weeks after authorities say a man slaughtered 22 people in El Paso, Texas, in an outpouring of his hate toward Mexicans.
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Buchal added that the charges against Gibson were "part and parcel of the dishonest campaign by Portland leaders to blame out-of-town demonstrators for violence that began and persists because Antifa wants to shut down any right-wing demonstrations in Portland". He was at a confrontation that broke out on May 1 outside a bar where antifa members had gathered after a May Day demonstration.
At a rally in June, masked antifa members beat up conservative blogger Andy Ngo.
The rally is being organized by a member of the Proud Boys, designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Portland's police spokeswoman Tina Jones declined to comment about specific arrests but said they continue to investigate May 1 and June 29 clashes.
In the wake of those events, Republican senators Ted Cruz and Bill Cassidy introduced a resolution to "properly identify" Antifa as "domestic terrorists" over numerous instances of intimidation and violence, which they were said to have committed under the protection of so-called "liberal privilege".
On Friday night, Patriot Prayer leader and Proud Boys member Joey Gibson was arrested on rioting charges resulting from a clash between the alt-right groups and the far-left group Antifa in the city of Portland back in May.
The Oath Keepers, another far-right militia group, said in a statement late Thursday they were pulling out of the rally because organizers have not done enough to keep white supremacist groups away.