Another pedestrian death. Per NextDoor reports the driver was under the influence and the crossing signal was inoperable (not confirmed at this time).
Even though it should be safe to walk in Portland, it’s not. Much of this is due to speeding and drivers who are under the influence. With essentially no traffic enforcement in the city of Portland there are minimal repercussions for driving fast or DUI. Also, drivers with weapons appear to have increased according to an friend who is a cop. It’s the Wild West on the streets. Use caution when walking. Good idea to wear bright colors, reflective safety vest and use a bright flashlight when walking in the evening hours. Probably good to care pepper spray as well. If you have proper training and permit consider carrying concealed due to dramatic increase in shootings in Portland. Stay safe!