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Portland business owners turn to private security after city defunds police

Lisa Schroeder, the owner of Mother's Bistro & Bar in downtown Portland, Oregon, realized things had to change last month after she was on hold for more than an hour with the local police department.

Portland business owners turn to private security after city defunds police

Lisa Schroeder, the owner of Mother's Bistro & Bar in downtown Portland, Oregon, realized things had to change last month after she was on hold for more than an hour with the local police department.

Old Town's Society Hotel Celebrates Chinatown's History With Wall Art

New artwork at the Society Hotel celebrates Old Town-Chinatown’s history.

Pamplin Media Group - Holiday Pop up shops fill a void

Holiday Pop up shops fill a void, Local News, Portland local News, Breaking News alerts for Portland city.

Quick and Easy Day Trips for Fall Fun

Orchards in the Hood River Valley, spooks in St. Helens, fall revelry in Wilsonville, and more

Armed private security fills police void in downtown Portland where riots, shootouts occurred

Private armed security outfits have been hired to patrol a popular section of Portland known for its bars and nightlife after the city slashed police funding and saw a year of violence in the area.

Old Town: As homeless camping increases, business owners and unhoused cry for more help


Old Town: As homeless camping increases, business owners and unhoused cry for more help
Updated 7:58 AM;
Today 7:00 AM
The scene outside Union Gospel Mission in Old Town during a free lunch service. April 27, 2021. Beth Nakamura/StaffThe Oregonian
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Under the wail of passing trains, Portland’s Old Town residents and business owners swap stories of the latest neighborhood goings on. Their conversations repeat themselves week after week. They fear crime is increasing. They’re bothered by tents lining sidewalks and trash piling up. They’re frustrated that first responders don’t arrive quickly when homeless neighbors experience a mental health crisis. And they worry about the immense task of reopening their businesses after a year of closures.

Gorge yourself on gorgeous: East end of the Columbia River Gorge bursting with beauty

Last spring, as we all got re-educated about the potential dangers of indoor air, my personal mission became clear: to gulp down as much fresh air as possible while exploring the great outdoors.

Ten Awesome Bar Patios That Haven't Yet Reopened


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Sugarpine Drive-In will take over old Tippy Canoe space with new roadhouse


Sugarpine Drive-In will take over old Tippy Canoe space with new roadhouse
Updated 3:05 PM;
Today 1:55 PM
At the original Sugarpine Drive-In, business is up 120% compared to 2019. The restaurant is set to expand over the next two years, first with a new Hawaiian food truck, Da Pine Grinds, then by taking over the former Tippy Canoe property with a new roadhouse in 2022.Anna Spoerre
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If you’re the type of person more interested in your next good meal than your next scenic vista, a drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway is sure to bring up plenty of pangs, both from nostalgia and hunger. Before Interstate 84 cut a straighter line to Hood River, the old highway took a more subtle route, winding up and around the river cliffs, passing dozens of roadhouses offering fried chicken dinners, homemade ice cream and comfy rooms to weary travelers.

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