I rode through the pre-riot gathering on 2nd Street near the Central District Police Bureau yesterday. It was clear that a riot was brewing.
Interestingly, the police no longer show up to limit the violence. There was no police presence at the riots, at least during the early stages. After the shooting started, perhaps a few police took note, although that is not clear.
Anyone still foolish enough to think living in Portland is a good idea needs to have a reality check. It is time to move out of the city, especially the Downtown area, the Pearl, and the Southwest Waterfront. These were always foolish and myopic places to call home. Portland politicians and the people who vote for them have not understood human nature, incentives, and reality for more than two decades.
It is time for the sane to leave the insane to their cesspool city. Portland is over. It has become Detroit on the Willamette.
Expect 50 years of decline, exactly what one should expect when fascist socialists take control of a city and run it into the ground.