Just a week after Portland’s first Spanish flu diagnosis, the Oregon State Board of Health ordered all public gathering places to shut down statewide. Parades were canceled. Churches suspended services. Restaurants sat empty. Dance halls silent. And suddenly, 36,000 Portland students had nowhere to go.
-- Ian McCluskey, Oregon Public Broadcasting
PORTLAND, Ore. – Oregon Metro, the government agency that oversees the tri-county Portland metropolitan area, says it will need to lay off 40% of its employees amid the coronavirus outbreak.
-- KATU 2
Samantha Bryce, an employee at Voodoo's downtown Portland location, told the Mercury that workers have been making plans to unionize since last June, hoping to change what they see as low pay and unsafe conditions for employees working late-night shifts.
-- Blair Stenvick, Portland Mercury
Pizza Schmizza is giving free toilet paper to customers with every order, the company announced on Tuesday. The offer is valid at the location on Southwest Montgomery Street near Portland State University...
-- Fox12 Oregon
I suppose it's the natural progression of things - a lot of the original brewpubs are giving way to a newer, nimbler generation of craft breweries.
Portland Brewing's founders were among a group of brewers who in 1985 succeeded in getting Oregon law changed to allow brewers to also sell beer and food at the same site where they brewed. That cleared the way for the creation of brewpubs in Oregon.