Welcome to another great week in Portland! And Happy National Pumpkin Day, while we’re at it. It’s an ideal time to commemorate the lovely gourd that signifies fall. So stop sculpting that jack-o-lantern and put down your pumpkin spice latte and let’s speak about what’s going on today.
First, today’s weather condition:
Cloudy all the time with on and off rain and a high of 56 to bring us the traditional Portland day for fall.
Here are the leading stories in Portland today:
- In an extraordinary relocation, the Portland City Council all authorized modifications previously this month to its bereavement leave policy that supporters state puts Portland on the cutting edge of abortion-rights legislation. Under the brand-new policy, city staff members will have the ability to use up to 3 days of bereavement leave if they have actually had a miscarriage, stillbirth or any other kind of pregnancy loss. The policy mentions that this consists of abortion “irrespective of whether deemed medically necessary.”(OPB News)
- High unwinded trees and power lines alike to leave over 25,000 Portland General Electric clients without power. Pacific Power reported more than 4,000 clients had actually lost power in Portland. (Portland Patch)
- I’m sorry to state that it’s main. Portland has actually lastly exceeded 70 murders, climaxing number embeded in 1987. A double murder in Old Town over the weekend positioned the year’s present overall at 72 eliminated. This previous weekend itself was violent, with Portland cops attending to 19 different shooting occurrences throughout the city. (KGW)
- Wow, the cops have actually been hectic! Portland cops recuperated 44 taken cars and trucks in 3 days previously today asKGW) . reveals 77% of taken cars are recuperated within thirty days, with 89% recuperated year-to-date. Police stated those data provide hope. (
- A fire in SE Portland over the weekend damaged one home and harmed 2 others. Portland Fire & Rescue reacted to your home in the 2800 block of Southeast Powell Boulevard simply after 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. When firemens showed up, they discovered it greatly included with fire and boarded up. A 2nd alarm was contacted us to put out the fire. PF&R stated your home is an overall loss. (KPTV)
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- With Halloween en route, why not take advantage of it? That’s why this Haunted Blood Drive is a fantastic concept. Hosted by The Twin Team: Real Estate. Real Simple, and being held at the Rogue Eastside Pub on Wednesday, Oct. 27th, you can assist others by contributing and assist yourself to a great adult drink. If you are contributing, keep in mind to bring an image ID and contact advance to schedule a time slot. 1:00 – 6:00 PM.
- The vacations do not end with Halloween. Portland’s Milagro theater business will host a bike trip Saturday to check out 9 Día de los Muertos altars this weekend. The totally free occasion is a Day of the Dead event open up to all. The vacation came from Mexico and occurs Nov. 1-2 to commemorate liked ones who have actually passed away. (Oregonian)
- I’m going to keep bringing the Halloween with a Creature Feature! Creature Skateboards that is. Maybe it’s the kids who keep shooting themselves, day after day, doing skateboard techniques outside my home, however Portland looks like a skateboard type of city to me. These guys are here to show it. (YouTube)
- People of North Portland rejoice! Local preferred The Waypost has actually returned, bringing tacos and margaritas to Portland. A North Williams’ subtle area bar for 15 years, it closed down throughout the pandemic. But now it’s back and providing tinga and pastor tacos, in addition to instilled tequilas such as orange-peppercorn, hibiscus, habanero-lime and toasted coconut pineapple. (Willamette Week)
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Pumpkins, animals and Halloween! I’m going to keep bringing it till the month is over. Stay scary Portland and fulfill me back here tomorrow for more tales of Stumptown. If you enjoy these newsletters, think about welcoming a few of your good friends and next-door neighbors to follow along. You can send them this link to subscribe.
— Dominic Anaya
About me: Doctor, teacher and now a writer/artist, I’m simply chillin’ in Portland, OR with my better half, our ferrets, our chickens and our goats.
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