Portland in the News: Swifts Early This Year; Lightning at Oregon State Fair; Best City to Survive Zombies & More! | September 7, 2023

A high-altitude research balloon was spotted over Portland Wednesday, prompting many to immediately think of alien spacecraft.

The Oregon Experience released a documentary on Portland activist and civil rights leader Beatrice Morrow Cannady, one of the first editors of Portland’s independent Black-owned newspaper The Advocate.

And due to Portland’s high number of hardware stores and outdoor gear stores, the Rose City ranks high on the list of major cities for best chances to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Here’s a roundup of the goings-on in Portland this week:

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  1. Barb Effros on September 7, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Beverly Cleary and Yamhill Road! Of course she’s from Portland! She may have known Mel Blanc ( Man of a 1000 Voices) Lincoln HIGH School.

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