BREAKING NEWS – Portland, Oregon – Portland Police Association Executive Director Daryl Turner argues one reason why members of the Rapid Response team resigned is that some elected officials did not support officers during the more than 150 days of riots in the city.
Portland purchased a full-page advertisement in The New York Times in an attempt to repair its image and attract tourists following a tumultuous year of violent demonstrations.
Travel Portland purchased the ad which is set to run through August to encourage overnight local hotel and short-term rental stays from leisure travelers from the cities of Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, KOIN reported.
“This is Portland,” the full-page ad consisting of just 23 lines of text begins. A portion of the ad states, “We don’t riot every night of the week, in fact on some weeks it’s as little as every other night. We have some of the most skilled firefighters in the country, as they deal with arsonists/protestors almost on a daily basis. And the emergency rooms in our hospitals are second to none. Tourists that are transported there always say the doctors, nurses, and priests, are quite friendly.”