Street dining to continue through Hallowe'en: The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) announced on March 10 that it will continue to offer free permits for its Healthy Businesses program this summer. PBOT says the dine-in-the-street and sidewalk permits will help as Portland businesses continue to endure economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Permits will be active from their issue date through Oct. 31, 2021. Winter Healthy Businesses permits expired on March 31; the summer 2021 permit application is now available at this web address – tinyurl.com/3mn9fpwm
Bike Gallery reportedly sold: We have heard indirectly that the local Bike Gallery stores, one of which is on Milwaukie Avenue in Westmoreland across from the Moreland Theater, have been sold to the TREK Bicycle Company, and will henceforth concentrate on selling TREK bicycles. We have not had an official confirmation, but the extensive remodel clearly going on in the Westmoreland store, and the large TREK display we have already beheld there through the window, lend credibility to the report.
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