Legionnaires’ disease outbreak + Record heat + Power failure

Hi-Dilly-Ho, peeps! Blessed Friday is here! Let’s see what the weekend brings.


The summer heat begins with almost cloudless skies and a high temperature of 94. Stay in the shade, my friends.

Top news for Portland

  1. Residents of a North Portland apartment buildings always get sick and health officials don’t know why. 13 residents of Rosemont Court have been diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease, one of whom has died, but the source of the infection has not yet been clarified. (KGW)
  2. PDX receives a lot of money from the federal government. As a member of American rescue plan, the Federal Aviation Administration receives an emergency grant of $ 8 billion, $ 72 million dont go Portland International Airport. Ka-Ching! (KOIN)
  3. With record temperatures on the horizon for Portland, Multnomah County opens cooling centers in Oregon Convention Center, Sunrise Center and a county building at Arbor Lodge. They will be open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., starting today, Friday June 25, and will remain open until at least Monday. Transportation assistance will also be available. (Portland Mercury)
  4. A car accident at Southeast Portlanre left thousands of people without power yesterday. A conductor crashed into a utility pole along SE 122nd, just south of Halsey, cutting off the power at about 3000 Portland General Electric and Pacific Power customers. (KATU)
  5. the Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that would facilitate the tax burden employers. Bill 3389 would have eliminate or defer employer taxes in 2021 caused by unemployment insurance. Lawmakers believe employers shouldn’t have to pay higher taxes because of public health shutdowns beyond their control. (OPB)

Today’s Events for Portland

  1. the Original practice Shakespeare Fest will present a free piece in Carêmes Park, “The two gentlemen of Verona. “Members of the public are encouraged to arrive during the hour before the performance to watch the pre-match fight and dance rehearsals. 7:00 p.m.
  2. For those of you who have ever wondered which wine goes best with bacon, Trendy chicks make wine at your back. They will present an assortment of bacon-centric appetizers, accompanied by four of their wines. Reservations are preferred. Starts at 2:00 p.m.
  3. As a culminating event of the Vanport Mosaic Festival, We, the folks weekend will be held in the North park blocks. Gather together for live music, performances, vendors, the History is now pop-up exhibition and a Zine machine offering free resources on memory activism. Starts at 10:00 am and ends on weekends.
  4. The fanzine, This house of mine, will feature Selfie robot portraits in Peninsula Park, as well as a free zine. Can’t say I know exactly what this all means, but it’s part of the randomness that I love Portland. (Selfie Bot Portraits)
  5. A summer launch party, Reconnect, takes place in North Portland. Enjoy a penthouse view while watching live performances from IZZY-BM and Benzo Lenoir. Special dishes and drinks, as well as a sushi buffet. Proof of vaccination required. Buy your tickets online. 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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  1. Artist and filmmaker Ashley Song Mellinger present Summerfield Estates, a choose-your-own science fiction story about a secret agent who wakes up in a nursing home and has no idea how she got there. This theatrical event takes place online and is the final offering of the PCS Remix: original works series. Live performances presented via Zoom. Several times from June 25 to 27. (Portland Central Scene)
  2. Kickstand Comedy hosts free live comedy shows in Laurelhurst Park all the others Friday. I can’t believe I didn’t know it sooner or I would have told you already. My fault! Either way, the next one should be the first friday in july, then consider yourself warned (Kickstand Comedy)

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It’s your Friday, ladies and gentlemen. Take advantage of it and I’ll be back tomorrow to do what I love the most. Talk about my favorite city, Portland.

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