Twenty-five licensed cannabis retailers reported $133,288 in losses, mostly to theft, to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission from looting related to protests of police brutality.

The biggest part of that total came from Serra’s downtown location at 220 SW 1st Ave. ($47,833). And most of the looting occurred in one night—May 29—as crowds dispersed by police smashed windows and raided store shelves across downtown.

Portland liquor stores suffered fewer losses—about $43,000 from four stores. Most of the damage came at the OLCC licensed store at 925 SW 10th Ave., which suffered losses of $35,000. Three of the four liquor stores hit, according to the OLCC, are owned by people of color.


By Nigel Jaquiss