Multnomah County, OR


Clackamas Is Next County To Enter Lower Risk Category

Clackamas County is poised to move into the lower risk category as it closes in on vaccinating 65% of all adults, Gov. Kate Brown said Friday. The move will put the entire tri-county region of Portland, including Multnomah and Washington counties, in the lower risk category because of high vaccination rates.

PF&R: Man arrested in connection with fire that damaged SE Portland home

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A man was arrested for arson after a fire damaged a home in the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood Friday morning. Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to a house fire in the 2600 block of Southeast 129th Avenue at about 4:42 a.m. When crews arrived to the scene, they found heavy fire coming from the front of the house.

Police: Man intentionally fired rifle at another person in Montavilla neighborhood

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A man was arrested Wednesday evening after police say he intentionally shot at another person in the Montavilla neighborhood. Officers were called out to a report of shots fired near Northeast 75th Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street at about 10:30 p.m. Police said callers reported hearing people yelling and the sound of gunshots. Callers also reported seeing a man armed with a rifle out in the street.

Police: Person dies after fight in N. Portland; man arrested for manslaughter

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A 38-year-old man was arrested Wednesday night after police say a fight ended with a death in north Portland. Officers were called out to two people fighting in the 4700 block of North Lombard Street at about 10:47 p.m. Police said officers arrived to the scene and found an unresponsive person on the ground. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the person dead. The victim has not been identified.

Magic returns to outer East Portland

Find out what it’s been like, for the stars of this long-running family magic-and-comedy show, to again be entertaining families in their theater at Mall 205 …. Although eager to see a live show for the first time in a year, families remain socially-distanced while arriving ate, and being seated in, the All American Magic & Comedy Show Theater in the Gateway District of outer East Portland.
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Strawberries, American history intertwined in East County

Historian and columnist Sharon Nesbit tells the back story of Fujii Farms in East Multnomah County as it intersects with World War II-era racism.The Fujii Farms berry stand opened a few weeks ago at the corner of Stark Street and Troutdale Road. Just when I begin to think summer will never come, a sign goes up, the stand opens and strawberries are lined up like boxes of red jewels. On occasion, because it is not nice to spit it on the floor, I have been obliged to eat a California strawberry. They come with pulpy wooden centers that likely help...
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Parkrose High biology teacher wins regional teaching award

Meet Kerryn Henderson; she’s been named Multnomah County Education Service District’s 2022 Regional Teacher of the Year …. Just outside of the Parkrose High School office, biology teacher Kerryn Henderson points out the banner announcing her award. Story and photos by David F. Ashton. In late May, it was revealed...
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Solving Barbara Tucker's murder

Arrest made in 1980 Gresham homicide decades after family fought for answersNo one would stop to help. That's what haunted family members years after a beloved daughter was bludgeoned to death. On the night she was killed in 1980, 19-year-old Barbara Mae Tucker frantically tried to flag down passing cars. The sophomore had been walking to an evening class at Mt. Hood Community College when she ran onto Northeast Kane Drive. Witnesses told police that many drivers had to swerve and brake to keep from hitting her, and one car almost hit Tucker. One witness remembered seeing blood and...
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Gresham Police: Youth connections

Gresham Police Department backs School Resource Officers as similar programs disappear across regionLast fall, the Gresham Police Department received reports of a rash of neighborhood thefts, with items being taken from porches and garages. There was video of two young boys stealing the items, and a report was filed by a patrol officer. Normally the situation would have ended with the kids being referred to juvenile court with pending charges. But in Gresham, there is another option thanks to a team of officers dedicated to connecting with youths. Officer Gavin Sasser, who serves as the school resource...
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Metro: Homeless measure will raise less than estimated

The elected regional government now predicts the measure will raise $180 million a year.Metro now predicts that its homeless services ballot measure will not raise as much money as previously estimated. Metro predicted the measure would raise $250 million a year for 10 years when it referred the measure to the May 2020 ballot, where voters approved it. But when the COVID-19 pandemic hit shortly before the election, Metro said it might not raise that much. In October 2020, Metro said it might raise as little as $115 million in the first year. Now, in a recent memo, Metro said...

DA: Man sentenced to 20 years for sexually abusing 2 children

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man has been sentenced to two decades behind bars for sexually abusing two children for more than a year, the Multnomah District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday. Glenn Robinson pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of first-degree sex abuse, according to...

Proper Pint Oakroom is now Open in Multnomah Village

The second location for Proper Pint taproom has opened in SW Portland’s Multnomah Village area. Proper Pint Oakroom is a small curated beer bar from Sean Hiatt, an industry veteran who previously had long stints with The Civic Taproom before opening up his own place the first Proper Pint in the SE Woodstock area. The Oakroom was one of our most anticipated pandemic delayed openings in 2020.
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Bonamici talks workforce development, infrastructure needs

Congresswoman seeks federal funding for local business resource center, Rainier pedestrian improvementsU.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici is pushing for federal funding to increase resources for small businesses throughout Columbia County. Bonamici, who will see her district shrink when Oregon gets a sixth representative in Congress, recently spoke with the Spotlight about redistricting, workforce development, redistricting, potential community projects, childcare and more. Bonamici represents Oregon's First Congressional District, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop and Columbia counties and part of Multnomah County. Local projects This year, Bonamici and other lawmakers were able to submit community and transportation projects from their districts to...
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Longtime Virginia Garcia leader takes Multnomah County job

After eight years as executive director of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation, Serena Cruz will depart.Serena Cruz will depart her role as executive director of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation after being hired to a top job in Multnomah County government. Cruz has been named chief operating officer for Oregon's most populous county. She has been the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation's executive director since 2013. "I am sad to leave Virginia Garcia and our wonderful team here," Cruz said in a statement. "Six-year-old Virginia's story and our mission to remove barriers to high-quality healthcare personally motivated me to share our...