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Friday in Portland: Officials warn of cold river, lake temperatures ahead of hot weather this weekend and more

Emily Scarvie

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, May 12 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Man found shot to death in Hazelwood neighborhood after officer flagged down

One man is dead following a shooting in Portland’s Hazelwood neighborhood late Thursday. The Portland Police Bureau said a patrol agent was flagged down around 11:45 p.m. and was told someone had been shot nearby. The victim was found east of the Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Wasco Street intersection.

Medics were called but the man ultimately died at the scene, according to officers. Police have not found a suspect in the shooting. PPB Homicide Unit detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Calvin Goldring at Calvin.Goldring@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0256, or Detective Steve Gandy at Stephen.Gandy@police.portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-0449. Reference case number 23-123499.

2. Experts warn of cold river, lake temperatures ahead of hot weather in Portland

Temperatures around Portland are expected to reach the 90s this weekend, but experts are warning how cold rivers and lakes are right now. The cold temperatures can be a shock to the system, especially because people aren’t used to it so early in the season.

Municipal fountains are up and running in some places, but first responders are most concerned about rivers and lakes. They say the water is just too cold to swim safely. Water temperatures are still around 50 degrees or colder at all the popular spots.

“These are not later summer conditions - these are early season conditions. The water is really cold. It’s moving fast. So we’re just asking people to really use caution. If you’re going to recreate in and around the water, please be aware,” Clackamas County Lt. Marcus Mendoza told KGW.

Mendoza said he recommends nothing more than dipping your feet in the water, and to always wear a life vest around water.

“It may not be what your kid or you want to wear,” he said. “But if you’re going to be out in the water, it’s what’s going to save your life.”

3. Milo's City Cafe reopening with new owner in June

Northeast Broadway restaurant Milo’s City Cafe is opening with a new owner next month after nearly two decades under the ownership of Portland couple and restauranteurs Pam and Jeff Munden. The restaurant has temporarily closed in preparation for the new owner’s takeover.

“We have an employee that has worked at Milo’s for 20 years and it has been his dream to own and operate a restaurant, specifically Milo’s as it has been like a second home to him over the years,” Jeff Munden told KOIN.

The cafe is expected to keep the same concept and menu that customers know and love. Milo’s prides itself on serving “interesting, creative and affordable Northwest cuisine.” It’s slated to reopen with its new owner on June 15.

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