Illegal Search & Seizure

Portland police, now some of which are Federal Deputies, didn’t even wait for the protest to begin last night before accosting BLM protesters. Without cause or warrant, they searched citizens and seized their property. This after a weekend where police protected and safely escorted an armed paramilitary group called the Proud Boys. SIDE STORYI know…

Armed Militia Checkpoints

The fires rage all along the west coast, including around Portland. The city is filled with smoke and ash that has blocked out the sun. Last night, the AQI was around 430: hazardous. My partner and I are fortunate enough to live in Multnomah Co, so we have no evacuation orders as of yet. The…

Our Civic Duty

I live in Portland, and I have been both horrified and proud of what’s been happening downtown since May 28, 2020**. Horrified by the lack of humanity shown by the police and federal officers as they brutalize non-violent protesters night after night. Proud of the American citizens standing up in the face of those assaults…

The Revolution in Portland

The video below is the first in a series of short videos from a Portland resident who has been to the protests and seen what’s happening there first hand, as well as countless videos from front-line journalists. There has been so much misinformation, lies, and half-truths spouted by Trump and his followers, along with some…

Black Lives Still Matter

The current revolution in Portland all started with the Black Lives Matter movement, and it still very much is about the Black Lives Matter movement, although many POC feel the focus has shifted away from the BLM movement. It seems like the focus hasn’t been shifted as much as broadened. (Granted, I have a very…

Criminalizing Dissent

The news is getting to me, and I have felt a range of emotions from anger to depression to helplessness to rage to utter futility. I’ve shed many tears over the past week, watching the police respond to protests against police brutality with more police brutality, while the world watches in utter horror. Trump threatened…

Cobblestones PDX

Those of you who are my friends on Facebook already know of my latest obsession. Ever since visiting the Temple of Hackney in London, I’ve been consumed with the idea of bringing Vegan Comfort Food to Portland, as it is most definitely the future.