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Tuesday in Portland: Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash, police say alcohol may be involved

Emily Scarvie

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(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Tuesday, May 30 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. Motorcyclist hospitalized following NE Portland crash, alcohol may be a factor

Officials say a crash in northeast Portland late Monday sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Portland police responded to the intersection of Northeast Columbia Boulevard and Northeast Cully Boulevard just before 10:30 p.m., where a motorcycle and car had crashed.

The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital and the car’s driver remained at the scene, according to officials. Police said the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet and they believe they were speeding and under the influence of alcohol.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 23-141281.

2. Tire fire near Moda Center flares up for 3rd time

A shredded tire pile near the Moda Center caught on fire for the third time on Tuesday, according to Portland fire officials. Portland Fire & Rescue said the flare up is “much smaller” than previous fires.

PF&R tweeted that crews are using large diameter master streams and deck guns to get water through the pile to extinguish the flames. A investigator is responding to the scene, and PF&R said they’re in contact with the owner of the property. They’re hoping to use an excavator to reach the seat of the fire to prevent it from reigniting.

Officials warned people to avoid the area to avoid inhaling smoke.

3. Pride month celebrations begin across Oregon

It’s almost Pride month and that means lots of local celebrations for Oregon’s LGBTQ+ communities starting soon. This year's celebrations range from parades to festivals to brunch and more.

Corvallis is hosting “Secret Garden Ball,” a Pride month prom and “queer music showcase” on June 3. Salem is putting on a full day of events to celebrate on June 17, including Pride yoga, live performances and a dance party. Portland pushed its annual events back this year and will be hosting a parade and festival at Tom McCall Waterfront Park from July 15-16. Find more Pride month events here.

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