Feds, right-wing media paint Portland as ‘city under siege.’ A tour of town shows otherwise Reply

Oregon Live

As Cory Alexander and her daughter Nevaeh Belka stroll through downtown Portland, a mural catches the 9-year-old’s eye.

The wall of black plywood surrounding the Pioneer Place Apple Store is a memorial to Black Americans killed by police.

George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Jason Washington.

Nevaeh trots up the steps, faces her mother and raises a fist. Alexander, 46 and white, taps on her phone and takes a photo of her Black daughter.

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