(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Wednesday, June 7 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.
A pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver late Tuesday in northeast Portland. The crash occurred around 10:10 p.m. at Northeast 33rd and Lombard. Portland police said the pedestrian was already dead by the time officers arrived at the scene.
The investigation into the fatal crash is ongoing. Police have not released a description of the suspected vehicle. Anyone with information on the crash or the driver is asked to contact PPB Traffic Investigations by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference case number 23-149340.
Two earthquakes hit near Mount Hood on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. The first was a magnitude 3.0 earthquake that struck about 46 miles east-southeast of Portland. The second was a magnitude 2.6 earthquake and was around the same distance from Portland as the first. Both quakes happened within miles of each other.
“It’s not super normal that we have these magnitude 3.0 or bigger. But we had one almost exactly two years ago in June of 2021 at a 3.9 magnitude a little bit farther south and a little bit farther east,” Network Manager of the PNSN at the University of Washington, Senior Research Scientist Renate Hartog said. “We had another earthquake several decades ago in 2002, about 20 years ago, with a 4.5 magnitude - a little bit of a different location than the one from today. Not completely unusual at Mount Hood to get some earthquakes.”
Hartog said a number of things could’ve caused the earthquakes, so it’s hard to pinpoint the exact cause. He noted that Mount Hood is on a fault system, so it "probably has something to do with the faults moving a little bit."
On the heels of National Doughnut Day, four Oregon doughnut makers made Yelp’s list of the top 100 in the country. Yelp said the rankings were based on several factors, including the total volume and rating of reviews between Jan. 1, 2022, and March 1, 2023.
Longtime Portland favorite Pip’s Original Doughnuts and Chai came in at No. 15 on the list. Donut Day in Aloha was ranked No. 73, with Yelp reviews praising the family-owned shop’s freshly made classic doughnuts and customer service. Vegan doughnut shop Doe Donuts in Portland claimed the No. 78 spot on the list. And coming in at No. 94, Mikiko Mochi Donuts rounded out the Oregon shops on the list.
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