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Friday in Portland: Celebrate National Cheesesteak Day at Portland's own Steakadelphia

Emily Scarvie

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, March 24 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Shooting outside SE Portland bar leaves one dead, another injured

Homicide detectives are investigating following a shooting in Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood that left one dead and another injured on Thursday night. Police responded to the shooting outside a bar on Southeast Foster Road and Southeast 70th Avenue around 11:30 p.m.

Once at the scene, police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and provided trauma first aid until paramedics arrived. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. Soon after, another man determined to have been injured in the same shooting showed up at a hospital. Police said he’s expected to survive.

Police have not located any suspects. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Detective Eric McDaniel at Eric.McDaniel@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0833; or Detective Scott Broughton at Scott.Broughton@police.portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-3774. Reference case number 23-76120.

2. Plan to house 300 homeless by May in Multnomah County delayed

Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson announced a plan to quickly house people living unsheltered in Portland soon after taking office. The goal was to house 300 individuals by the end of May. However, halfway into the four-month initiative, county officials have yet to recruit landlords who would provide the hundreds of apartments needed, or reach out to unhoused individuals who’d live in them.

County officials said they’ve pushed back the timeline for the project as they wait for state funding. Leaders initially thought the coordinating effort between the county and state would move more quickly.

According to Denis Theriault, spokesperson for the joint city-county office of homeless services, said the goal is now to house 100 people in the downtown area by the end of June using $4 million that the county board approved last week as start-up funding for the project. Despite this, he said there isn’t a precise date when work will start.

3. Celebrate National Cheesesteak Day at Portland's Steakadelphia

Friday is National Cheesesteak Day and Portlanders can indulge in a Philly-style cheesesteak right here in the Rose City. Steakadelphia, located in southeast Portland, serves up Philly-style cheesesteaks with a unique twist. The restaurant adds its own special sauce.

“A lot of [menu items] come from customers,” owner Rolando Mingledoff told KOIN. “They’ll suggest all types of things and we’ll try it out. If we like it, we’ll add it to the menu.”

Steakadelphia has been in business since 2005, but didn’t serve out of the Southeast Powell Boulevard location until 2009.

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