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June 17, 2021

Portland tries to make a comeback

  • The city's reputation has gone from quirky “Portlandia” to a violent dystopia in the minds of many.
    Associated Press/ Report for America

    PORTLAND — The smell of fresh empanadas wafted through the stands at Portland's Saturday Market. People talked through their masks with artists as others sifted through fork windchimes, crystal necklaces, tie dye dresses and clay mugs.

    The weekly event was smaller than in years past, but longtime attendees say it was a sign of life being breathed back into downtown.

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