Courtesy of Feast Portland

‘Feast Portland’ returns with smaller events and a focus on BIPOC producers

For nearly a decade, FEAST Portland has drawn foodies from around the globe to the Pacific Northwest for a 4-day food festival with local chefs and international culinary talent. But thousands of folks, elbow-to-elbow, eating and drinking together, is not a good look in the midst of a pandemic. Last year, the festival went on hiatus, but 2021 brings a new “Summer of FEAST” with smaller, more intimate events spread over a month.

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Remembering the 1967 ‘Albina riot’

On July 30th, 1967, a protest in Portland's Irving Park over the police treatment of Black people turned into a week of social unrest and clashes with police.

Oregon COVID-19 cases

Source for all charts: Oregon Health Authority
Created by Jacob Fenton

Oregon hospital capacity

Depending on staffing, Oregon has between 600 and 800 adult ICU beds and between 4,000 and 7,000 regular beds.

Oregon vaccinations

Line does not distinguish between first and second doses. Researchers have estimated that Oregon will reach herd immunity when around 6 million doses have been distributed.



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Creativity helps an asylum seeker, artist, and father build a life in America

As Manuel de Jesus Isasi Hernandez contends with awaiting a ruling on his asylum case, he finds strength in art, whether it’s using his body as a canvas for tattoos he inks himself, transforming wire from a construction site into the sculpture of an animal, or creating a signature that incorporates symbols for all his loved ones.