I’m getting this question a lot. The answer is that it depends on where you look. So look in the right places.
You may be in the habit of relying on national news agencies to learn what’s going on. I get it. But if we want to know what’s really happening, we must look to the local reporters and organizers who are really here and who are really doing the work.
Start with my PDX News list on Twitter, which I just updated with many freelance journalists who are reporting on the protests. And pay them for their work if you can afford to do so. Here’s a list of freelance journalists in Portland and their CashApp/Venmo/PayPal handles.
And if you are resisting this information, ask yourself why.