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Monday in Portland: Gas prices continue to drop, Salt & Straw launching 'pups cups' this week & more

Emily Scarvie

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By Emily Scarvie

(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Monday, Aug. 15 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Portland's average gas price continues to drop, falls below $5

Gas prices in Portland and across the country have been falling for weeks, and as of Monday, the Rose City’s average gas price was $4.95 per gallon, 7 cents lower than a week ago. It’s still significantly higher than the national average price of gas, which was $3.92 on Monday.

According to GasBuddy, a tech company that monitors real-time gas prices, the cheapest station in Portland is selling gas for $4.35 per gallon. The most expensive was $5.69 per gallon.

“For the ninth week straight, gas prices have continued to fall, but the streak is at great risk of being broken this week with wholesale gasoline prices having bounced back up some 40 cents per gallon as oil prices have rebounded,” Patrick De Haan, GasBuddy’s head of petroleum analysis, said. “That means the decline in average prices could wrap up soon, with some price increases possible as early as this week.”

2. Man found dead after Sunday shooting in north Portland

One man is dead following a shooting in north Portland on Sunday. Officers responded to North Fessenden Street and North Geneva Avenue at 10:03 a.m. on reports of a shooting. Police found the man dead when they arrived at the scene.

The Portland Police Homicide Unit is investigating the incident. PPB has not released the man’s name, or said what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Detective Jeff Pontius at Jeffery.Pontius@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0433, or Detective Tony Merrill at Anthony.Merrill@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4033 and reference case number 22-219057.

3. Salt & Straw launching 'pup cups' this week

Salt & Straw announced last week that it will begin offering “pup cups” at its shops on Aug. 19. The cups are made of human-grade coconut ice cream, with bits of carrots and apples and sweet potato ribbons. The dog-friendly ice cream will be available for $3.75, and can be shipped nationwide as a 12-pack starting Aug. 26.

“With a continued focus on further building a community that includes our furry companions, it was important to put the same level of intention into their first ever ice cream for dogs that is put into all of their other ice creams,” Salt & Straw said in a statement.

Aug. 26 in National Dog Day and Salt & Straw will be hosting “Yappy Hours” on Aug. 22-26. From 2-4 p.m. on those days, customers can bring in their furry friends and receive a complimentary pup cup with the purchase of ice cream.

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