Washington and Clackamas County Join Multnomah on a Two-Week Social Gathering Pause Wednesday
Last week, Gov. Kate Brown announced that a number of counties, like Multnomah, would be taking a two-week pause from social gatherings, meaning restaurants, fitness centers, and museums need to reduce their capacity to 50 people indoors; that number includes staff. Yesterday, however, Brown announced that two other Portland-area counties — Washington and Clackamas — will also go on that pause. The social gathering pause starts Nov. 11, and the full list of counties involved consists of Baker, Clackamas, Jackson, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Umatilla, Union, and Washington.
The Roxy Reopens in Downtown Portland
A quintessential Portland hangout — especially among teenagers, partiers, and night-shifters — reopened this weekend. The Roxy, a 24-hour diner in downtown Portland, started slinging omelets and pancakes Sunday at 10 a.m., with socially distanced tables indoors and outdoors. Per Oregon’s phase one requirements, however, the diner cannot operate 24 hours each day; rather, the Roxy will close at 10 p.m. [KGW]
In Other News...
• Shocking no one, a ton of people bought sparkling wine last week, for obvious reasons. [O]
• Afuri Beaverton is closing temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. [Merc]
• We don’t know what “mormon cooking” is, but if it involves honey butter rolls, we’re interested. [WWeek]