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Timeline of Portland Riots & Group Criminality: May 29 2020 to May 28 2021

The following is a timeline of riots, unlawful gatherings and other criminal activities perpetrated by radical leftist in Portland starting at the end of May 2020. The goal is to dispel the many media narratives meant to minimize, ignore or explain away the events of the past twelve months. If I've missed anything (which is likely) please leave a message in the comment section.

May 29, 2020
(Businesses along Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Justice Center, Downtown Area)
A group of demonstrators marching from the North Precinct toward downtown vandalized businesses along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The rioters and looters shattered store windows and tagged buildings with graffiti that police say stretched for 20 blocks.

A protester fired a shot at an occupied car on Northeast 7th Avenue and Morris Street. A person inside the car was grazed by a bullet and treated at a local hospital.

The march reached the Justice Center downtown, where members of the group spray painted the building, broke the windows to make a unlawful entry into the building and started a fire. The Justice Center is where hundreds of inmates are held.  No inmates were injured. An unlawful assembly was declared. 

After leaving the Justice Center, some protesters walked north to Pioneer Place Mall. Protesters broke the store front windows and unlawfully entered the mall. Once inside the mall protesters started looting the stores and vandalizing the property. Officers responded to the corner of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street to interdict the violent crimes occurring. As officers were arriving protesters started to smash out the windows of the police vehicles with electric scooters.

Other protesters set fires throughout downtown, torching dumpsters, trash cans, cars and pallets. Police deemed the demonstration a riot and used tear gas, flash-bang grenades and other uses of force to disperse protesters.

Two officers were hurt. One was hit by an incendiary device and another was struck in the head with a rock. Both will be OK.

Of the dozens of businesses looted or vandalized, those specifically mentioned in news reports include Persian House Restaurant, Medallion Jewelers, Target, CVS, Wells Fargo (Martin Luther King Blvd), Nike (MLK), Chase Bank, Capitol One Bank, Apple Store, Pioneer Place Mall, Verizon, Rose Jewelry, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Foot Traffic Shoes

May 30, 2020
(Justice Center, Downtown Area & Lloyd Districts)
Protesters threw fireworks at the Multnomah County Courthouse, projectiles at officers and assaulted an officer. An unlawful assembly was declared. The groups were continuously dispersed only to gather and regroup in both the downtown and Lloyd Districts. For approximately five hours, demonstrators vandalized businesses in the Downtown and Lloyd Districts. Fires were set, windows were smashed out, business were looted, and barricades were moved from construction sites to block streets and traffic.
(A timeline provided by PPB in August shows a riot was declared on May 30. I'm not sure if this was a continuation of the May 29th riot or a new declaration of a riot)

May 31, 2020
(Justice Center)
A group first marched to a former police precinct building  and then peacefully marched several miles and entered downtown Portland reaching the justice center around 9:30 p.m. Around 11:30 p.m., some protesters were throwing projectiles and setting off fireworks and "aerial morters" at officers. Police then declared the gathering an unlawful assembly and used flash bangs and tear gas to disperse protesters. 

After the crowd fractured into smaller groups, for about two hours, demonstrators set fires, smashed store front windows, vandalized buildings, and parked vehicles.

June 1, 2020
(Justice Center)
Thousands of demonstrators protested peacefully for hours. Shortly before midnight, a group of approximately 100 protestors gathered outside the Justice Center. Some of the protesters started throwing projectiles at the officers, including glass bottles and rocks. One officer suffered minor injuries from a thrown projectile. The sound truck notified the group that they were involved in an unlawful assembly and needed to disperse. When they did not, officers used crowd control munitions to disperse them. Officers observed one driver handing out items to subjects on foot. Traffic officers stopped that driver, but before they could detain her, she struck multiple vehicles in an efferent to elude police. 

June 2, 2020
(Southwest 4th Ave and Southwest Taylor St)
Two groups marched gathered and marched peacefully for several hours. While the peaceful demonstration was still occurring at Pioneer Courthouse Square, several hundred other protesters attempted to breech the security fence at Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Street. Protesters were throwing projectiles at officers securing the fencing, including mortars, glass bottles, and baseball bats. An unlawful assembly was declared and the crowd was dispersed. Several hours later the protestors again assembled at the fence located at Southwest 4th and Southwest Taylor and started throwing projectiles at officers. 

A large group of protesters started using barricades to block the intersection of southwest 6th Avenue and Southwest Yamhill Street. Pallets and other items were being used to create a large pile. A bucket of what was believed to be an accelerant was poured on the large pile of items by a protestor. Officers drove through the large pile of items to prevent the pile from being ignited.

The crowd fractured into smaller groups, for about several hours. Protestors set fires, created mayhem, and civil disturbance. Most groups had dispersed by 2 a.m. 


June 3, 2020
(Justice Center)
On Wednesday night, protesters held marches and gatherings across Portland that remained peaceful until around 2 a.m., at which time Portland police reported that some people were setting fires, vandalizing buildings and throwing objects at officers, including fireworks, mortars and bottles.

Police said windows were shattered at a building on the southeast corner of Southeast 2nd Avenue and Salmon Street and that a security officer was injured by a glass bottle. An officer was hit in the face with a full beer can, police said.

June 4, 2020
(Justice Center)
Protesters held marches and gatherings across Portland that remained peaceful. Around 9:00 p.m. demonstrators moved to the Justice Center. The event was moderately peaceful for several hours. Around 1:30 a.m. demonstrators set multiple fires, including igniting the contents of a dumpster.  The group then started throwing glass bottles, fireworks, and other projectiles at officers. An unlawful assembly was declared. Rocks, glass bottles and laser lights were directed at the PPB.s sound truck and it's driver.

June 5, 2020
(Justice Center)
As had been the case of most previous nights, following hours of peaceful protest, many demonstrators ended up outside the Justice Center, which is fenced off and has been the site of past clashes between police and demonstrators.

Projectiles were directed at officers. Agitators were using sling shots to directly aim at officers. Bricks, glass bottles, fireworks, some frozen water bottles, sharp blades, ball bearings, mortars, batteries, and other projectiles were being thrown at officers. Lasers were being directed at officers' eyes. One of the projectiles that was thrown at the officers was an improvised explosive that landed right by an officer's feet. The fuse burned out and the item did not explode. A civil disturbance and unlawful assembly was declared. Demonstrators continued to shake the fence and eventually knocked it down.


June 6, 2020
(Justice Center)
After marching throughout Portland, a group of several hundreds formed in front of the Justice Center. Many members of this large group started engaging in criminal behavior just after 6:00 p.m., which escalated as the night progressed. The behaviors included shining laser pointers, Using mirrors to direct light at officers, hurling items at officers over the fence including balloons full of paint, full cans of beverages, attempting to cut the fence, attempting to push over the fence, and lit commercial grade fireworks at officers. At about 10:50 p.m. an unlawful assembly was declared. Just around midnight, a improvised explosive device was launched over the fence at the Justice Center, injuring two deputies

June 7, 2020
(Justice Center)
Various marches and demonstrations throughout the day. At around 7:00 p.m. demonstrators gathered outside of the Justice Center. At around 11:30 p.m. they began to throw and launch objects like full beverage containers, glass bottles, hard boiled eggs and rocks at officers.  Police and fire officials said a medic was injured with a rock.  A civil disturbance and unlawful assembly were declared. A Molotov cocktail was thrown toward an officer. At least 20 people were arrested.

June 8, 2020
Police Chief Jami Resch announced her resignation as chief and naming Lt. Chuck Lovell the city's new police chief.

Rose City Justice led a demonstration of thousands Monday night. On their way to Alberta Street, the protesters marched on Interstate 84, shutting down the freeway for about 30 min.  

June 10, 2020
(City Hall)
A plywood wall was built around City Hall on June 9 due to the building being vandalized nearly every night since protest for George Floyd started in Portland. On the following day, the city told workers who had just erected the wall to take it down in the morning. City officials said the wall was a mistake and that they need to put their relationship with the community first. City officials say the total cost of the plywood enclosure is estimated at $30,000.


June 11, 2020
(Justice Center)
A group congregated at the Justice Center. Demonstrators directed commercial grade fireworks towards Officers. A civil disturbance was declared. Arrest were made.
June 12, 2020
(Justice Center)
Demonstrators began throwing road flares, glass bottles, marbles (via sling shot devices) and metal pipes over the fence. Some people cut holes in the fence and took down the fence around the Federal Court house in the area of Southwest 3 Avenue and Southwest Main Street. A civil disturbance was declared and arrest were made. 

While trying to put out a fire burning in the middle of an intersection, a firefighter was hit in the chest with a ball bearing shot from a sling shot

June 13, 2020
(Revolution Hall & Justice Center)
Demonstrators gathered at two locations within the City of Portland. A group gathered at Revolution Hall and a second gathered outside the Justice Center.

Several thousands of demonstrators marched from Revolution Hall to Cleveland High School. A motorist became entangled in the march and some individuals associated to the demonstration broke multiple car windows, stabbed the tires and chased the vehicle as it attempted to leave the location.

The second group of demonstrators began congregating at the Justice Center. Officers observed some demonstrators shake and climb the fence, and throw many projectiles over the fence. Complete panels of fencing had been cut out and several people came through the holes created by demonstrators. Some demonstrators continued throwing projectiles including glass bottles, full beverage containers, rocks, and other projectiles over the fence. A civil disturbance was declared. Officers began dispersing the crowd. During the dispersal demonstrators were throwing projectiles at officers and lasers were being directed at officers. A trash bin was set on fire. At around 12:30 a group gathered back up and marched in a residential neighborhood. When officers responded group members shot commercial grade fireworks at them. 

Further graffiti spray painted onto to the nearby Federal Courthouse

At the University of Oregon, two historic statues known as Pioneer Father and Pioneer Mother were torn down

June 14, 2020
(Justice Center)
A group of more the a hundred gathered at the Justice Center. The group threw projectiles over the fence including glass bottles, and climbed on the fence. A person came through the opening of the fence and remained. Officers ordered the person to leave the enclosed area however the orders were not heeded and he was taken into custody. During the above mentioned custody many projectiles were thrown at the officers and person in custody, including an incendiary device, which appeared to be a commercial grade firework. A civil disturbance was declared. Officers dispersed the group. The crowd gathered in several different areas of downtown blocking roadways. Officers attempted to disperse the groups and arrests were made.

At the Jefferson High School a bronze Thomas Jefferson statue was torn down and it's base tagged with graffiti


June 15, 2020
(Justice Center, Downtown Business & Pearl District)
Lasers were pointed at officer's eyes; projectiles were slung at high speeds via sling shot like devices. A civil disturbance was declared. During the dispersal, a Deputy was injured when a rock was thrown from behind, which struck the Deputy in the head. 

A business in the 900 block of Northwest Davis Street had a window smashed and items were stolen.

The crowd continued to march through the streets throughout the residential neighborhood in the Pearl District. Graffiti was reportedly being applied to walls and buildings in the area.

June 16, 2020
(Central Precinct & Pearl District)
A little after 11 p.m., the flag was removed from outside the Central Precinct doors. The flag cord was tied from the door to a fire hydrant on the Southside roll up door to prevent it from opening. Additionally, the Central Precinct main doors were locked from the outside with a u-lock blocking anyone inside from leaving. This presented a life safety issue for those inside. The flag was lit on fire and one person was injured by the burning flag.

The group marched to the Pearl District and there were some reports of graffiti. A vehicle struck several demonstrators and left at a high rate of speed, driving the wrong way on streets. It appeared to be followed by several other vehicles that were associated with the protesters.

June 17, 2020
(Pearl District & Justice Center)
One group gathered at the Justice Center, blocking traffic and throwing things like oranges at the building. Another group gathered at the Pearl District (a mixed use urban area known for its art galleries, restaurants, condos and warehouse-to-loft conversions) and began setting up tents. The Justice Center group marched to the Pearl District, joining the other group.  They moved dumpsters, pallets, and other items which could be used as barricades to surrounding city blocks.

Demonstrators caused extensive damage to buildings and businesses in the area. A man was observed carrying a rifle in the crowd. The demonstrators named this area an "autonomous zone." Over the course of the evening, several hundred demonstrators left the area, but several hundred remained. At around 5:30a.m. an unlawful assembly was declared. Only one arrest was made. 

*Portland city council passed a budget defunding police by $15 million dollars.

June 18, 2020
(Justice Center & 5700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard)
One group gathered near the Justice Center There they shook and cut the fence, blocking traffic and threw things such as hotdogs at the Justice Center.

Another group gathered on the 5700 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard and set fire to the George Washington statue. Around 11 p.m., the group tore down and vandalized the George Washington statue. No arrest were made.


June 19, 2020
(Chapman Square, Lownsdale Square & Justice Center)
A second group, between 200-300 demonstrators, gathered downtown near the Justice Center on Southwest 3rd Avenue between Southwest Main and Southwest Madison Street. The group blocked the street for nearly an hour. 

At 10 p.m., the group began forming around the Justice Center again. The group continued to block Southwest 3rd Avenue between Southwest Main and Southwest Madison Street. Demonstrators began throwing eggs and rocks the size of baseballs at the Justice Center doors. Officers learned a subject in the crowd used a slingshot to break out Justice Center windows. The subject was later located and arrested. An unlawful assembly was declared. 

June 20, 2020
(Chapman Square & Justice Center)
A couple hundred demonstrators began to gather on Southwest 3rd Avenue blocking traffic between Southwest Main and Southwest Madison Street. A few hours later, they moved to the Justice Center. Demonstrators began throwing projectiles at the Justice Center doors for nearly an hour. The projectiles included eggs and rocks. Demonstrators knocked over the fence surrounding the Justice Center doors. Demonstrators threw projectiles and pointed lasers at deputies. An unlawful assembly was declared. 


June 21, 2020
(Chapman Square, Lownsdale Square & Central Precinct)
The demonstrators set up cones and sandbags across Southwest 3rd Avenue. At 7:57 p.m., a couple hundred demonstrators had completely blocked both Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street, forcing vehicular traffic to go the wrong way down a one way street. Officers were hit with  projectiles and flashed with lasers. Demonstrators moved to the Central Precinct, blocking traffic and tampering with doors.


June 22, 2020
(Justice Center)
A group gathered near the Justice Center. They marched in the street and blocked vehicular traffic on the Southwest 2nd and 3rd Avenue sides.

June 24, 2020
A bomb threat was sent via Portland's TrackIT system, which allows residents to communicate privately with the Portland Police Bureau. The message stated a bomb was planted at one of the city's police precincts, that the bomb was "undetectable" to canine searchers and that if he were caught, "others will take my place and immediately detonate the bomb."
June 25, 2020
(North Precinct & Area Businesses)
Several hundred demonstrators began gathering outside North Precinct. Demonstrators arrived with supplies to build a fence and began erecting one which stretched from the south side of North Precinct to the north side of the Boys and Girls Club. They unsuccessfully attempted to breach the building by ramming dumpsters into large garage doors. They then turned their attention to barricading exit doors so officers inside the building, as well as people in custody, could not get out. A demonstrator with a bullhorn was yelling they were "going to burn the building down." An unlawful assembly was declared. Demonstrators fought with officers as they tried to disperse the crowd. They shot paintball rounds, causing officers not to be able to see out of their face shields.

By 2:14 a.m., demonstrators had set the north side of North Precinct on fire.

Around 2:56 a.m., demonstrators began looting and setting fire to businesses in the area. Several business windows were broken and fires were set to property.

Numerous officers sustained minor injuries. One officer was taken to the hospital for a more serious injury. All officers are expected to make a full recovery.

June 26, 2020
(Justice Center)
A group gathered near the Justice Center on June 26, 2020, and blocked the streets and chanted. After several hours, the tenor of the group shifted and some attempted to barricade the portico door on the North side of the building with plastic road barricades and spray painted cameras on the building.
Several false calls reported to dispatch.

June 27, 2020
(Justice Center & Federal Courthouse)
Blocking the street. Calls for violent resistance. Graffiti was applied to the Justice Center, the Federal Courthouse, and the surrounding area including several tags about killing cops. An unlawful assembly was declared. Officers had rocks, glass bottles, and paint thrown at them. Lasers and lights were directed at the officer's eyes. During an arrest attempt, an officer was struck in the face with a skateboard and sustained minor injury. Two dumpsters were pulled from a nearby building into the street. Total of 8 people were arrested. 

June 28, 2020
(City Hall)
Protesters vandalized City Hall. Staff told one news outlet the damage is in the range of millions of dollars. The city just recently spent $3 Million on refacing the building. The side at Southwest 4th and Jefferson took the brunt of the damage with graffiti sprayed all over. Much of it cannot be removed on the new material. Security cameras were also knocked down. 


June 29, 2020
(Justice Center)
Blocking vehicle traffic. Demonstrators began using various tools, including a 2x4 and a hammer, to break windows on the 2nd Ave and Main Street sides of the Justice Center. Demonstrators were again ripping plywood off of the building. They then broke the windows to an office space. Several windows and glass doors were damaged and broken around the Justice Center building. Additional graffiti was also applied. Security camera vandalized

June 30, 2020
(Portland Police Association Building & North Precinct Building)
Crowd marched to the Portland Police Association. There they blocked roads and threw projectiles at officers. Shined lasers in officer's eyes. An unlawful assembly was declared.  The crowd continued criminal activity. A dumpsters and trash bins were moved into the street where they attempted to set them on fire. Large baseball sized rocks hit several officers which required medical attention. While performing arrests, demonstrators continued to throw projectiles at officers, vandalize property, and set dumpster fires. A riot was declared.

Eventually, the remaining crowd marched a couple miles to the North Precinct, blocking traffic along the way. There they set a large dumpster fire and threw projectiles at officers.

July 1, 2020
(Federal Courthouse, Justice Center, Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square)
Blocked the streets surrounding the Justice Center and some fires were lit on and near the iconic elk statue on Southwest Main Street between 3 and 4 Avenues. Additionally, substantial damage was done to the bathrooms at Lownsdale Square and Chapman Park


July 2, 2020
(Justice Center & Federal Courthouse)
Demonstrators blocked the street. Broke into the north side doors of the Justice Center. Soon after, the group moved back to Southwest 3rd Avenue and broke glass doors on the Federal Court House building. Federal officers inside the courthouse came outside to protect the integrity of their building. While federal officers were outside, demonstrators began launching projectiles at the officers with sling shots. These projectiles included large rocks, full cans, and bottles. Demonstrators also threw lit commercial grade fireworks, which landed inside the broken glass doors of the federal courthouse. Simultaneously, demonstrators began setting a fire nearby on Southwest Main Street. After numerous warnings to cease criminal activity, a riot was declared. 

July 3, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
Demonstrators gathered near the Justice Center. They blocked the street and set off commercial grade fireworks. Demonstrators began throwing rocks at the Federal Courthouse building. Some of these rocks broke windows. People dragged fencing material and barricades. Several small fires were lit throughout the night, including some dumpster fires. Several arguments and physical fights within the group of demonstrators. A riot was declared. 

July 4, 2020
(Federal Courthouse, Justice Center, Main St. Alder St.)
Blocking traffic. Burning an American flag that was hung from the Justice Center. Shooting fireworks at the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. Demonstrators threw bricks, mortars, M-80s, and other flammables towards officers. Lasers were directed at Officer's eyes. As a result, a riot was declared. 

Started a large bonfire in the middle of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street. Numerous business windows were shattered by members of the crowd. A cash register was stolen from one business. Man fought with officers. Officers were able to get him in custody and recovered an illegally possessed loaded firearm and a knife. Several Officers sustained injuries throughout the night.


July 11, 2020
(Federal Courthouse)
People in the group blocked SW 3rd Ave throughout the evening and into the early morning of July 12. The group focused most of its attention on the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse and the federal officers inside. At about 2:00am Portland Police officers responded when federal officers called for help because people were resisting arrest and people in the crowd were throwing bottles at federal officers. People lit fires in trash cans and dumpsters but no structures were threatened.


July 12, 2020
(Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square)
Blocking traffic. Lit a bonfire where Elk statue used to be.  Throughout the evening people dragged plywood from nearby construction sites or boarded up buildings to keep the fire burning. People fired Roman-Candle and bottle rocket fireworks toward the Justice Center. People lit a large bonfire in the middle of a crosswalk. At one point people set wood on fire that members of the crowd had propped against the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse. A person fired objects from a wrist rocket toward the U.S. Courthouse.

July 13, 2020
(Portland Police Association)
Demonstrators marched to the Portland Police Association building. There they blocked the street. Officers were making an arrest when several members of the group interfered and pulled the subject away from the officers. Officers stood by while the windows of the building were boarded up. While the construction company was boarding the windows, some in the crowd threw objects and one of them struck a worker. Rocks, bottles, broken pieces of brick, ball bearings, paint filled objects, and other items were thrown at officers. A riot was declared. 
Individuals Involved

July 14, 2020
(Justice Center)
Barricaded streets blocking traffic. Threw glass bottles and pointed lasers at officers. Lit fires. 

July 16, 2020
(Southeast Precinct)
One group began making statements about wanting to enter Southeast Precinct and burn down the property. The group continued to stand in the street and started a small fire on East Burnside Street. They threw objects and pointed lasers at officers.

(Justice Center)
While the event was occurring at Southeast Precinct, the other group downtown began removing the fence surrounding Lownsdale Square. After removing the fence, the group began using it to block traffic. The group threw bottles at officers. As a result, an unlawful assembly was declared. 


July 17, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
Tore down fencing from Justice Center and nearby park to block streets, barricade doors of Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. Shooting fireworks. Officers subjected to rocks, bottles, pieced of metal and other thrown objects. Commercial-grade fireworks shot at them. One officer was injured.
July 18, 2020
(North Precinct Building & Portland Police Association)
One group walked to the Portland Police Bureau's North Precinct blocking streets as they went. Some people tampered with gates, broke patrol vehicle windows, and vandalized patrol vehicles.

The crowd then made a two mile walk to the Portland Police Association (PPA) offices. They block a street with dumpsters which were soon lit on fire. Many in the crowd wore helmets and carried clubs and shields. People broke into the PPA office and within a few moments ignited a fire inside. As a result a riot was declared. 

People scattered. A large number of people regrouped. As Officers addressed the crowd people threw rocks, gopher gassers, and launched paint filled balloons at officers. Some officers were injured.

During this activity in north Portland, another large crowd was downtown near the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. Once again they tore down fencing and used it to barricade doors of the Federal Courthouse and Justice Center.

July 19, 2020
(Federal Courthouse)
Tore down fencing around the Federal Courthouse. Lit a fire in front of the courthouse.

July 20, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
A large crowd converged at the Justice Center, blocking streets. People began spray painting the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. Many people could be seen carrying bats and shields, people wore helmets and gas masks. People broke through the plywood outside the courthouse and started pounding windows with metal objects, breaking at least one window. Rocks and bottles were thrown. Fires were lit in garbage cans. Streets were blocked with fencing and other materials. People continued to light fires downtown including a fire on the awning and side of a building.

July 21, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
Groups gathered throughout Portland eventually converging at the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. They blocked streets, set small fires, used fencing and road blocks to barricade building doors. People carried bats and shields as well as wore helmets and gas masks. Eventually the grouped breached the west side doors of the Federal Courthouse.

Some other people downtown set several small fires while other people vandalized and spray painted both city, federal, and private property.

Note: It was Federal Police Officers that dealt with the rioters as Portland Police did not engage and were not present during activity described.

July 22, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
Group of more than a thousand gathered outside the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. Mayor Wheeler addressed the crowd. Soon after people threw flares and other incendiaries over the fence protecting west side of the Federal Courthouse which eventually started a large fire. A riot was declared. While Federal Police tried to disperse the crowd, Molotove Cocktails were thrown at the federal building. There were multiple fires lit by the crowd in the area surrounding the courthouse to include the heavily wooded areas in the parks and trash receptacles on neighboring blocks. Multiple vandalisms occurred including fire hydrants which were opened wasting several hundred gallons of water into the street. At least one assault was reported.

With the exception of the sound truck, Portland Police were not present during any of the activity described.
July 23, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
A large group of more than a thousand people gathered outside of the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. Group members began setting fires inside the fence that protects the Federal Courthouse. Several people breeched the fence and Federal Police Officers came out to disperse the crowd. As Federal Police Officers dispersed the group they were hit with large projectiles, various incendiaries, and flashed with lasers. Although the Federal Police dispersed the crowd, several people remained in the streets around the area of the Federal Courthouse and engaged in violent and criminal behavior. Because of this, Portland Police declared an unlawful assembly

July 24, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
Thousands gathered in downtown Portland outside Federal Courthouse and Justice Center. Fireworks and other objects shot over the fence or at Federal Officers. Many in the crowd had gas masks, shields, leaf blowers, power tools, fireworks and lasers. Small fires lit throughout the night. Stabbing reported and suspect was taken into custody.

July 25, 2020
(Portland Police Association, Justice Center & Federal Courthouse, Area Business)
A group of about two hundred gathered outside the Portland Police Association offices. People from this group pulled sections of a chain link fence across N. Lombard Ave. They blocked traffic for about an hour (forcing emergency calls to be rerouted), then slowly dispersed.

Thousands gathered outside the federal courthouse and the Justice Center and the nearby parks and streets. Rocks, bottles and fireworks were directed at the buildings. Power tools were used to try and cut the fence surrounding the buildings. At about 1:03 a.m. people in the crowd attached a chain to the fence and with many people pulling managed to pull a section of it down. A riot was declared. Police began dispersing the crowd. During that time people threw bottles, paint balloons, and other debris at Portland Police officers. People shot mortar style fireworks at officers. A Nike store a couple miles from the Justice Center was vandalized.


July 26, 2020
(Chapman Square/Lownsdale Square & Federal Courthouse)
A crowd of several hundred gathered outside the federal courthouse and surrounding area, blocking streets. Fireworks and other objects were projected over the fence. A large fire was lit at Lownsdale Park. 

July 27, 2020
(Chapman Square/Lownsdale Square & Federal Courthouse)
Hundreds gathered outside the federal courthouse and surrounding area. Many wore gas masks and helmets and carried items such as hockey sticks, golf clubs, umbrellas and leaf blowers. A large file was lit between Chapman Square & Lownsdale Square, where the Elk statue used to be. People started a fire inside the fence surrounding the courthouse and continually added wood, garbage and other debris to build it up. People threw rocks, bottles and other objects and launched fireworks over the fence and at the door of the courthouse. a person threw a Molotov cocktail, or similar destructive device, against the front door of the courthouse which burst into a fireball when it struck the building causing a report to be heard and felt more than a block away. Portland Police did not participate in dispersing the crowd or deploy any CS gas.

July 28, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
Several hundred people gathered outside the Federal Courthouse and Justice Center, blocking traffic for several hours. As the night progressed, the group that remained gather primarily outside the courthouse. They wore gas masks and helmets, and carried signs, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks, umbrellas, leaf blowers, and fireworks. A large incendiary device was thrown over the fence starting a fire.  Rocks and fireworks were directed at the building. A large fire was set where the Elk statue used to stand. Portland Police were not present during any of the activity described.

Individuals Involved

July 29, 2020
(Federal Courthouse)
Several hundred gathered outside the Federal Courthouse, blocking traffic in the area for several hours. People outside the Courthouse threw rocks, bottles, gas canisters and other objects towards the building. Officers responded to several reports of subjects with a firearm threatening and assaulting various individuals. Four individuals were arrested for assaulting a federal officer. 

Individuals Involved

July 30, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
A few hundred people gathered outside the Justice Center & Federal Courthouse. At times people lit small fires along sidewalks on surrounding blocks and attempted to light fires inside the fence at the federal courthouse. Others in the crowd admonished them. Overall a largely peaceful night. 


July 31, 2020
(Federal Courthouse & Justice Center)
Hundreds gathered outside the Federal Courthouse and Justice Center. Traffic was blocked and some small fires were lit. Later a bonfire was started in the street in front of the courthouse. People brought plywood and other flammable material to keep it going.

August 1, 2020
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
One group gathered outside the Federal Courthouse for several hours and marched around the downtown area. No major problems outside of blocking traffic. 

A group of about two hundred marched from Laurelhurst Park to the Kelly building. They blocked traffic, directed lasers at officers and threw various objects at officers. People with "press" written on their outer garments repeatedly threw objects at officers. An unlawful assembly was declared. 


August 3, 2020
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
One group gathered around the Lownsdale Square park area. No major problems outside of blocking traffic. 

A group of about two hundred marched from Laurelhurst Park to the Kelly building. They blocked traffic, directed lasers at officers and threw various objects at officers. Officers instructed people to stay off the property, but eventually members of the crowd entered anyway. The gathering was declared an unlawful assembly. While dispersing the crowd, the officers had paint balloons and other objects thrown at them. One officer was punched. Another was injured in the arm by a protester swinging a stick or baton.
August 4, 2020
(Portland Police Association)
One group gathered downtown around Main Street. No major problems outside of blocking traffic. 

A group of about two hundred marched from Peninsula Park to the Portland Police Association, were they blocked all lanes of traffic. A large fire was started on North Lombard Street. Members of the group started vandalizing the Portland Police Association office with graffiti while others attempted to pull the plywood off of the doors and windows. The group set up several barricades and fences along North Lombard Street. Several additional fires were set in the street and around the building. An unlawful assembly was declared. As officers attempted to secure the Portland Police Association office, members of the group began throwing projectiles such as rocks and bricks striking several officers. One officer was also hit with an unknown alkaline substance. Eventually the group breeched the doors to the Portland Police Association office and entered the building. The group caused damage inside of the office and set fire to the building. A riot was declared. 

A truck traveling westbound on North Lombard Street was seen dragging a motorcycle near protesters. 

Several shots were heard on the 7000 block of North Mobile Avenue and upon investigation a vehicle was found struck by gunfire. A short time later, a fight broke out in the parking lot of a convenient store on the 1900 block of North Lombard Street. Moments later, several shots were heard and the group began running off in different directions

August 5, 2020
(East Precinct)
Two events took place. One group downtown blocked traffic for several hours but was otherwise largely peaceful. 

The second group of about two hundred marched from Floyd Light Park to the East Precinct, blocking traffic along the way. Once there they began shining green lasers and other lights at officers. A member in the group was seen attempting to tear the surveillance camera off of the front doors of the Precinct. Other people in the group began spray painting the camera as well as the front doors of the precinct. People began tearing off the boards that were protecting the glass windows. An unlawful assembly was declared. The glass front doors were significantly damaged by heavy objects slammed into them. A riot was declared. The front doors were barricaded and a fire was started using plywood and an accelerant. Officers were hit with projectiles and commercial grade fireworks. A truck associated with the group attempted to run over several officers

Regarding the incident, Mayor Ted Wheeler stated "When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people that you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating. You are attempting to commit murder,"

August 6, 2020
(East Precinct)
Several events took place in Portland. One group downtown blocked traffic for several hours but was otherwise mostly peaceful. Another group blocked traffic for a period of time on the 4700 block of East Burnside Street. The group later moved to the sidewalk outside of the Penumbra Kelly Building before dispersing.

A third group began to gather at Floyd Light Park. The group grew to a couple hundred people before they marched to the East Precinct. The group blocked traffic as they marched to the precinct. Soon after they arrived, members of the group began to spray paint and dismantle the surveillance cameras on the front doors of East PrecinctSeveral members of the group were spotted with cans of paint which were thrown towards East Precinct. Two elderly community members attempted to stop the group from vandalizing the building with paint and were subsequently hit with the paint. An unlawful assembly was declared. The group outside of East Precinct lit a garbage can on fire and pushed it up against the front of the building. Several thank-you notes on blue hearts from community members which were affixed to the front of East Precinct were used as an accelerant for the garbage can fire. An elderly community member came forward in an attempt to extinguish the fire. As she did this, group members stood in her way. As the group attempted to keep the fire ignited, several others in the group shined lasers at the security cameras affixed to East Precinct and continued tagging the building with graffiti

As officers dispersed the crowd, they were hit with projectiles ranging from glass bottles to heavy rocks. Large rebar ties were thrown into the street with the intention of popping police vehicle tires. Several police vehicles ran over these ties which caused damage to tires

Throughout the night, several people in the crowd with "press" affixed to their persons taunted officers. These people shined lights and lasers in officer's eyes, as well as threw eggs and rocks at officers.

Around 12 a.m., more than 100 members of the group returned to the area. An officer was severely hurt when a large rock was thrown at one of their shoulders.

August 7, 2020
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
One group downtown blocked traffic for several hours but was otherwise peaceful.

A second group of about two hundred marched from Laurelhurst Park to the Penumbra Kelly Building, blocking traffic along the way. Police told the group to leave or they would be arrested for trespassing. After several of these announcements, they began making arrests. As arrests were made, people began throwing rocks towards officers. The crowd also blocked all lanes of traffic on East Burnside Street, not allowing vehicles to pass. The event was declared an unlawful assembly but the crowd would not leave. Concrete blocks were removed from a retaining wall and smashed into smaller pieces to be thrown at officers. Lasers were shined in officers eyes. As officers continued to disperse the crowd, rocks, bottles, eggs and commercial grade fireworks were launched towards them. Pool noodles were filled with nails by members of the group and placed on the roadway in an effort to damage police vehicle tires. One police vehicle received extensive tire damage.

August 8, 2020
(Portland Police Association & Kenton Neighborhood)
A group marched to Portland Police Association, blocking traffic along the way. Once there, people within the crowd committed crimes when they erected a fence, pushed dumpsters into the street to block traffic, set a dumpster on fire, vandalized the PPA office with spray paint, and destroyed security cameras. They then broke the window to the PPA Office, unlawfully entered, and started a fire, committing the crimes of criminal mischief, burglary, and attempted arson. As a result, a riot was declared. 

Officers from the Oregon State Police and PPB arrived in the area to disperse the crowd. They were met with a hostile crowd who began throwing glass bottles and paint balloons at them. The hostile crowd also tried to injure officers by shining green lasers into their eyes, which is a crime in Oregon. Three officers suffered injuries.

While officers were moving rioters they came upon areas of the street where rioters built barricades with street closure signs, picnic tables, and other types of material. Based on Oregon Live news report below, this appears to have happened on Denver Ave, near Schofield St. (about 6 blocks away from the Portland Police Association). Rioters on the other side of the barricade were hurling objects at officers. At that point, officers were able to get around the barricade and continue to push the rioters away from the closure area. About 300 rioters gathered at Kenton Park where they were later dispersed by police.

August 9, 2020
(Portland Police Association & Kenton Neighborhood)
About 200 people marched to Portland Police Association. Within 3 minutes, participants began barricading streets with dumpsters and fencing. A fire was lit on the sidewalk outside the PPA office. An unlawful assembly was declared. Eggs were launched at officers. People who did not leave were moved away by officers with Portland Police and Oregon State Police. The majority of the group went north to Kenton Park. During the movement, commercial grade fireworks were thrown at officers and at least one injured two officers. As a result, a riot was declared. 

August 10, 2020
(North Precinct)
A group gathered at Alberta Park and marched about a mile to the North Precinct, blocking traffic along the way. An unlawful assembly was declared and officers tried to move the crowd out of the area. Officers were struck with objects such as ball bearings, golf balls, rocks and potatoes. One officer was injured. 

August 11, 2020
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
A group of about two hundred gathered at Laurelhurst Park, then marched about a mile to the Kelly Building, blocking traffic along the way. This gathering appears to have been largely peaceful. Ironically, a passenger traveling in the back of a pick-up truck associated with the group fell out of the truck. A PPB officer and Portland Fire Bureau medic entered the crowd and assessed the victim. PPB and PFB arranged for an ambulance to safely pick up the person and transport them to an area hospital.

August 12, 2020
(Chapman Square/Lownsdale Square, Central Precinct & Justice Center)
A group of several hundred people gathered in Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square Park in downtown Portland, blocking traffic for several hours. They moved to the Central Precinct where they launched commercial grade fireworks at the building, set a fire outside the building and shined laser at officers. A fire was later started outside the Central Precinct doors. An unlawful assembly was declared. Rocks and fireworks were directed at officers when they tried to disperse the crowd. One officer's hand was severely hurt and several others sustained minor injuries. As a result, a riot was declared. The group began to move back south towards the Justice Center. As the group approached the Justice Center, they threw eggs and continued to launch commercial grade fireworks towards officers. A police car was vandalized

Individuals Involved

August 13, 2020
(Neighborhoods & Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square
One group gathered in North Portland for several hours. This group rallied and marched through the neighborhoods. While marching through the neighborhoods, vehicular traffic was blocked.

A third group came together in and around A third group came together in and around Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square Parks in downtown Portland. The gathering spilled out into the streets surrounding the parks. The group blocked vehicular traffic for several hours Parks.


August 15, 2020
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
A crowd of people gathered at Laurelhurst Park and walked, blocking traffic on city streets, to the Penumbra Kelly Building. Some of the crowd chants included, "kill a cop, save a life", "What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now! If we don't get it, burn it down!" Members of the crowd launched mortars at police and cars, followed by thrown objects such as rocks, frozen eggs, glass bottles, and frozen water bottles. Laser lights were directed at officersA number of vehicles were damaged. A fire was set in a dumpster. Two police officers were treated for injuries from thrown rocks. A riot was declared.  Due to Police resources being used to deal with the riot they were unable to respond to over 60 calls for crimes such as theft, vandalism, suspicious activity, hazards, hit and run, burglary, violation of restraining order, alarms, stolen cars, harassment and many others.

August 16, 2020
(Central Precinct)
(Man violently kicked in the head)
Crowds gathered in Chapman Square and Lownsdale Square parks blocked traffic and gave speeches. A march began around the building to the 2nd Avenue side, which is the main entrance to Central Precinct. They blocked traffic for several hours, Participants vandalized and threw objects at the building. Police received reports of a group committing assaults in the area of Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Taylor Streets. Police response was complicated by a hostile group, requiring additional officers to safely investigate.

Central Precinct officers responded to a report of an injury accident at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Taylor Street. The report said protesters were chasing the truck before it crashed, and they assaulted the driver after the crash. Officers encounters a hostile crowd and a squad from the Rapid Response Team (RRT) responded to help secure the scene while the investigation was underway. The driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. The assault received national attention after a video of the incident went viral.

August 17, 2020
(Portland Police Association)
About 200 marched to the Portland Police Association building. People blocked traffic and defaced the building with a large amount of graffitiOfficers moved in and discovered someone had broken through protective plywood covering and broke a window to gain access. They attempted to flood the building with a hose. Officers removed the hose. The amount of damage is not known at this time.
August 18, 2020
(Multnomah County building)
A group of several hundred marched to the Multnomah Building (county seat of government), blocking traffic along the way. The building was vandalized with graffiti. Several fires were started around the building. Windows were broken. Police declared a riot. Members in the group started throwing ignited paper inside of the Multnomah Building in an attempt to start a fire. When this did not work, members of the group began spraying lighter fluid inside of the building. After spraying lighter fluid inside of the building, someone in the crowd threw a large burning object inside of the building. This action created a fire big enough to set the fire alarms and sprinkler system off inside of the building.

August 19, 2020
(ICE Building)
A couple hundred people gathered in Elizabeth Caruthers Park and marched to the ICE building, blocking traffic along the way. Members of the group approached the building and began kicking and banging on the doors and windows, and shining lasers at officers inside. The group also spray painted graffiti on the outside of the building. An unlawful assembly was declared. As officers began to disperse the crowd, bottles and rocks were thrown at them. The crowd returned to the building and began setting up barricades in the surrounding streets. Officers again tried to disperse the crowd and were hit with large rocks. A riot was declared. Once the group was at South Gaines Street and South Bond Avenue, the group set a mattress on fire in the middle of the intersection. A picnic table from a nearby business was moved onto the fire, which generated an even larger fire. Later, a portion of the group returned to the ICE building where they began breaking windows.

August 20, 2020
One group gathered at Kenton Park located on the 8400 block of North Brandon Avenue. The group left the park around 7 p.m. and began marching throughout neighborhoods in North Portland. While the group marched, streets were blocked. The following video shows the group stopping to harass a white guy with an American flag hanging from his porch.

(ICE Building)
A separate group of about 100 people began gathering outside of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building. They blocked traffic, tampered with the gate and vandalized the building with graffiti. When officers came out to deal with the crowd, members of the group threw rocks and bottles at FPS officers as well as shined lasers and launched commercial grade fireworks towards them. A fire was set in dumpster. As a result, the gathering was declared an unlawful assembly.  

August 21, 2020
(North Precinct Building)
A crowd of 150-200 people marched to Portland Police's North Precinct Community Policing Center, blocking traffic along the way. Almost immediately the officers were targeted by thrown bottles, eggs, and green lasers toward their eyes. Individuals in the crowd pelted the police vehicles with softball-sized rocks, glass bottles, golf balls, ball bearings, metal railroad spikes, and plastic eggs filled with paint. There were also balloons filled with feces thrown on the cars and even a torn up street sign was used to vandalize the marked police cars. Windows were broken and tires were deflated. A fire was lit in the middle of Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard and was fed with plastic recycling bins, newspaper boxes, and various other debris. A dumpster was pushed into the fire. One officer suffered a laceration to her leg by a thrown rock that hit her. Another officer's ankle was sprained. Others suffered various bumps and bruises. A riot was declared. 

August 22, 2020 
(Clashes between Right Wing and Left Wing Groups)
Saturday afternoon various right-wing groups gathered in Portland to faced off against leftist groups. Individuals yelled at each other and there were some physical interactions which quickly resolved themselves. Some members from both groups threw projectiles and deployed aerosols like pepper and bear spray at each other. At times, fireworks were thrown and smoke canisters were deployed. Each skirmish appeared to involve willing participants and the events were not enduring in time, so officers were not deployed to intervene. Later in the afternoon federal officials declared an unlawful assembly.

(Penumbra Kelly Building)
Saturday night, the usual clashes took place between left-wing antifa types and police. "Demonstrators" gathered at the Kelly Building. Someone rolled a mock guillotine with a stuffed bear into the street. The bear and multiple U.S. flags were burned. Projectiles were thrown at officers. A medic was injured. The window of a police vehicle was shattered. Police gave warnings to be peaceful or the event would be declared an unlawful assembly. Almost immediately eggs and paintballs landed in the area of the officers. As a result the event was declared an unlawful assembly. As officers tried to disperse the crowd, rocks, bottles and other hard objects were thrown at them. The event was then declared a riot

August 23, 2020
(North Precinct Community Policing Center)
A crowd gathered at Woodlawn Park and marched to North Precinct Community Policing Center. Most in the crowd wore armor, helmets, gas masks, all-black clothing and carried shields. They immediately lit a fire in a dumpster and pushed it into the intersection. The also took a flatbed trailer, rolled it to the street and set it on its side to use as a shield. People threw chunks of ceramic, rocks, and glass bottles at officers. Lasers and fireworks were also directed at officers. The event was declared an unlawful assembly. Police gave warnings to leave the area. Instead of leaving, the crowd continued criminal activities. A riot was declared. Police vehicles were damaged. Someone lit a canopy against the building on fire. The fire began to burn to the siding of the building, so officers on the roof got a fire extinguisher to try and put it out. As they were putting out the fire, multiple people pelted the officers with rocks. A couple of officers were injured. 
August 24, 2020
(Portland Police Association)
Roughly 300 people marched to Portland Police Association Building. The crowd chanted things such as "burn it down". Many in the crowd carried shields, wore helmets, gas masks, and body armor. Power to the building was cut and flames were seen shooting up the side of the building. Police declared the event a riot. Officers discovered the first fire was on the west side of the building, and a second fire was actively burning on the south side. The fires were put out and the building was checked to verify the flames had not spread to the interior. Chain link fencing was pulled into roadway to block traffic. Another fire was lit in the middle of the street. Later, some individuals lit two fires on the north side of the building, including the awning over the main entrance.  People with "press" printed on their outer clothing were seen throwing rocks at them. A rock struck the windshield of their transport vehicle, cracking the glass. Due to the threats of violence and destruction, approximately 30 patrol officers had to be pulled from the precincts. Which severely limited response to calls for service. By the end of the evening, over 100 calls for service were holding in the city

August 25, 2020
(City Hall)
Roughly 150 people marched from Shemanski Park to City Hall. Many in the crowd carried shields, wore helmets, gas masks, and body armor. Within minutes of the crowd arriving, people blocked vehicular traffic and were seen spray painting and vandalizing City Hall. Crowd members breached the doors to City Hall and began breaking windows that were not covered up by boards. Others were seen smashing security features on the building including a surveillance camera. Police declared the event an unlawful assembly. Officers dispersed the crowd. Almost immediately they returned. A man was seen igniting an aerosol can while spraying it towards City Hall in an attempt to set the building on fire. The event was declared a riot. Officers again dispersed the crowd. A bus stop shelter was shattered. Officers were hit with projectiles such as eggs and bottles. A blue laser was shined in the eyes of an officer three times.

August 26, 2020
(ICE Building)
Roughly 200 people marched to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building. They blocked traffic, flashed lasers at officers eyes, threw objects at officers such as eggs, bottles, rocks, etc. One officer was injured. Members of the group vandalized the building and disabled a security camera. The event was declared an unlawful assembly. During these arrests, a crowd member sprayed pepper spray at PPB officers and a fire was started

KOMO News reports that FBI will shift resources to ongoing unrest in Portland.

August 28, 2020
(Portland Police Association)
A group wearing black clothing, protective gear including helmets, goggles, gas masks, shields, etc., marched to the Portland Police Association building. Individuals wheeled multiple dumpsters into the road and lit at least one on fire. Arsonists put some debris, including a large mattress, against the front door of the building, appeared to spray accelerant on it, and lit it on fire. The event was declared a riotOfficers responded and moved the rioters away from the building so the fire could be extinguished. As officers approached, rioters threw objects at them, including rocks. Multiple officers suffered minor injuries after being struck by rocks.

August 29, 2020
(Downtown Portland)
(Man Shot and Killed)
A about 5:30 p.m. a caravan of hundreds of vehicles travelled from Clackamas Town Center into Portland. This line of vehicles stretched for miles. A significant number of vehicles drove downtown, clogging traffic from the Morrison Bridge into downtown.

As vehicles inched along streets on both sides of the Willamette River, pedestrians and vehicle occupants periodically exchanged words. At times fights broke out; there were some minor collisions. Portland Police responded to scenes of fights, disturbances and collisions throughout downtown and made some arrests. Portland Police tried to respond to disturbances as quickly as possible to restore order, prevent violence, and keep traffic moving. However, since these incidents were spread over both sides of the river, that was not always possible. By about 8:30 p.m., the caravan of vehicles had left downtown.

Over the next two hours, groups moved through downtown streets. There was sporadic fighting and vandalism.

*Shooting: At about 8:46 p.m. Portland Police responded to the report of shots fired in the area of Southwest 3rd and Southwest Alder. Officers nearby heard the shots. Officers arrived within a minute to find a small group gathered around a man down in the street. The man had been shot, and did not survive.

The shooting victim has been identified as Aaron Danielson aka ‘Jay Bishop’. Danielson appears to have been a supporter of Patriot Prayer had taken part of the Pro-Trump caravan which drove through Portland earlier in the day. The alleged shooter has been identified as Michael Forest Reinoehl. Reinoehl appears to be a self described ANTIFA supporter.

August 30, 2020
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
Around 150 marched to the Kelly Building, blocking traffic along the way. Many in the group wore protective gear and carried shields. Although officers were stationed far back in the parking lot, individuals in the crowd began throwing numerous rocks, eggs, and other items at officers. Some of the items struck police vehicles. After numerous warnings, the event was declared an unlawful assembly. Officers moved the crowd and made several arrests. Two separate arrestees were in possession of loaded handguns. One was illegally possessed. Others had knives, rocks and at least one had an expandable baton. Officers recovered homemade "spike strip" devices made from foam noodles and nails 
August 31, 2020
(Northwest Neighborhood)
A group marched to to the area of Northwest 10th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. Some in the crowd began lighting off what appeared to be illegal commercial-grade fireworks. A fire was lit in a garbage can in the street. Some windows were broken and walls were defaced with graffiti. In an attempt to deescalate, officers stayed out of sight and monitored the situation from a distance. However, the vandalism and burning continued. People were seen burglarizing a business, taking furniture out, and throwing it on the fires in the street. The incident was declared an unlawful assembly and the group was told to leave the area. About 2 minutes later, officers observed someone throw burning material through a broken window into a ground-level business in a large, occupied apartment building. Out of concern that the fire could spread, causing an extreme life safety concern, the incident was declared a riot. Officers began to move the crowd. Immediately officers reported rocks and paint balloons being thrown at them. Arrests were made. As the crowd moved away, some attempted to stack debris in the road to create barricades.

News reports state that Mayor Wheeler lives in the building where most of the damage was done and they were there to "celebrate" his birthday.


September 2, 2020
(North Precinct)
A group began by gathering in Alberta Park and marched to the North Precinct. Once there, they blocked traffic in an area which is used as a vital entrance and exit to North Precinct, keeping officers from effectively serving the public. It was announced for the crowd to move out of the area. Despite the announcement the crowd remained. Some bottles and rocks were thrown towards officers. A group tore down tape and barricades set up by officers.

September 3, 2020
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
A group gathered at Laurelhurst Park and marched to the Penumbra Kelly Building, blocking traffic along the way. Members of the group wore helmets, gas masks and carried shields. Police informed the group to stay off the property or they would be trespassing and subject to arrest. Group members threw rocks and bottles, some of which hit vehicles parked in the parking lot. Others were seen spray painting the west side of the Kelly Building. Despite warnings, the group continued. About two and a half hours after the first warning police began making targeted arrest. Several support vehicles associated with the group were positioned in the street. The support vehicles' main purpose were to block traffic. Some support vehicles did not have license plates and some had duct tape covering the license plates. Because the vehicles were left in the street to block vehicular traffic several of the vehicles were cited and one was towed.


September 4, 2020
(Portland Police Association)
A group marched from Kenton Park to the Portland Police Association. Many of the marchers wore gear suggesting that they were not planning to be peaceful, including helmets, gas masks, armored clothing, and shields. Demonstrators blocked traffic and harassed officers standing at the perimeter of the property. At about 11:35p.m., officers reported items thrown at them, including rocks, a full beverage can, and water bottles. An unlawful assembly was declared and targeted arrest were made. 

September 5, 2020
(East Precinct)
A group marched from Ventura Park to East Precinct. Many in the crowd were carrying large shields and dressed in protective gear including helmets, gas masks, body armor, and all black clothing. It was clear that the intent of the crowd was not peaceful protest. Therefore officers were positioned in such a way that prevented the march from reaching East Precinct. as the crowd approached officers, individuals began throwing multiple fire bombs at officers. One of them caught a community member on fire. Officers later located the injured person and Portland Fire and Rescue medics offered treatment. The injured person was later taken to a hospital by private vehicle. A riot was declared. Individuals within the crowd began throwing illegal fireworks/mortars at officers. Others were seen throwing rocks. At least one had a "wrist-rocket" type of slingshot launching unknown objects. Rioters lit fires in the streets, including dumpsters, garbage cans, and wooden pallets. A sergeant was directly struck by a commercial grade firework, which burned through his glove and injured his hand. An Oregon State Police vehicle was damaged by rocks, including broken windows and dents.

Individuals Involved

September 6, 2020
(North Precinct)
A group marched from Alberta Park to the North Precinct. A mattress was dragged into the  street and set on fire. Another mattress was added to the fire, as was some yard debris. Portland Fire and Rescue eventually put out the fire. Officers discovered one arrestee was in possession of a glass jar filled with flammable liquid. Another had a bottle containing an accelerant and a slugging weapon known as a slung shot. Still another had an electronic control weapon ("stun gun") and a baton. Two arrestees had ballistic vests, including one, marked with the word "press," with rifle plates

September 8, 2020
(Transit Police Department, Justice Center & City Hall)
A group marched to the Transit-Police Department Offices. They were dressed in the usual regalia of helmets, gas masks and shields. Members of the group stood on the Max train rails, which interfered with trains getting through the area. Other group members stood in the street, blocking vehicular traffic. Some members threw projectiles towards officers such as eggs and water bottles. Targeted arrest were made. The group then moved to the Justice Center, where they blocked traffic for a bit. They then marched to City Hall where they blocked traffic and vandalized property. They crowd was told do disperse, which they ignored. Officers then made targeted arrests.

September 18, 2020
(ICE Building)
A group marched from Elizabeth Caruthers Park to the ICE building. An unlawful assembly was declared and all persons were directed to disperse from the area. People in the crowd threw objects at officers. Eleven arrests were made.

September 22
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
A group of about 75 people marched from Laurellhurst Park to the Penumbra Kelly Building. For several hours the group blocked traffic in both directions of East Burnside Street. At around 12:18 a.m., members of the group entered onto the property of the Penumbra Kelly Building and were arrested. 

During this gathering, a shooting involving two people associated with this group occurred in ton Northeast Glisan Street. Officers arrived on scene and learned there had been a physical altercation between two subjects. The altercation led one of the subjects to fire a gun towards the other subject. The subject was struck by gunfire and subsequently a business was hit with gunfire as well.

September 23
(Justice Center)
A group of about 300 gathered at Chapman Square. The group spilled into the street blocking traffic for several hours. Around 9:45pm approximately 75 people gathered at the Central Precinct side of the Justice Center. Members in the group began throwing softball sized rocks towards Central Precinct which shattered the glass windows above the entry doors. Members of the group used slingshots to launch projectiles through the windows. Some members of the group attempted to break into the front doors of the Central Precinct lobby. An unlawful assembly was declared. As officers dispersed the crowd, both commercial grade fireworks and glass bottles were thrown towards them.

Around 10:16 p.m., the group returned to the area of Central Precinct and the north side of the Justice Center was lit on fire. A riot was declared. Group members threw full soup cans and shined green lasers toward officers. Officers began to disperse the crowd outside of Central Precinct again and a Molotov cocktail was thrown towards officers striking one in the foot. A Portland Fire Medic was nearby and able to extinguish the flames. Had this incendiary not been stopped immediately, it could have caused serious physical injury to the officer. Two more Molotov cocktails were thrown toward officers. 

Multiple arrests were made. Three officers suffered minor injuries.

September 24
(Portland Police Association)
A group marched from Arbor Lodge Park to the Portland Police Association office. The group used vehicles to block street traffic. Some group members were seen vandalizing property by tagging it with spray paint.  A group member attempted to set fire to the awnings affixed to the Portland Police Association office. Another person was seen hammering the front door of the building, in an attempt to enter the property. At 10:25 p.m., a group member was successful in lighting the plywood affixed to the front door of the building on fire. An unlawful assembly was declared. The crowd was dispersed and targeted arrest made. 
Individuals Involved

September 26
(Justice Center)
A group of several hundred gathered at the Justice Center. There they blocked the streets and threw projectiles at officers. An unlawful assembly was declared. A total of 30 people were arrested. 

Individuals Involved

September 28
(Portland Police Association)
A group marched from Kenton park to the Portland Police Association building. While in the past, in an effort to deescalate, incident commanders have allowed demonstrations to block the street, it has not proved to be an effective strategy for preventing violence and arson. This time, as the marchers approached, they were advised via loudspeaker that the sidewalk in front of the PPA was closed. They were also notified that North Lombard Street was open to vehicular traffic and they were not to block the roadway. They were directed to remain on the sidewalk on the north side of North Lombard Street. Despite the warnings, several people moved into the street and attempted to block traffic. Officers moved in and made more arrests.

The officers encountered violent resistance. People threw rocks and other hard objects at them. A sergeant was punched in the face and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Five other officers were sprayed with some kind of chemical. An unlawful assembly was declared. Arrest were made of those refusing to leave the area. Some of those arrested were wearing heavy body armor with rifle plating, were marked with "press" insignia and carrying a "press" pass, and possessed weapons such as knives and OC spray.

September 29
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
A group gathered outside of the Penumbra Kelly Building. Despite warnings not to trespass, several people in the group entered the property. Targeted arrests were made by officers.

October 2, 2020
(Penumbra Kelly Building)
A group gathered Laurelhurst Park, then marched to the Kelly Building, blocking traffic along the way.  At about midnight, traffic officer approached a vehicle blocking traffic. The vehicle drove up to Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street where it stopped briefly, before eluding the officer. The officer did not pursue. Concurrently, members of the gathering swarmed the traffic officer, surrounding him. He ordered them to step back multiple times, but they continued to converge around him. Individuals in the crowd began throwing unknown objects at him. Due to the extreme danger of a hostile crowd, the officer slowly pulled his motorcycle forward to disengage, turning to avoid some people standing in his path. During the maneuver, a woman jumped on the front of the motorcycle and was pushed aside. 

October 4, 2020
(Parked Patrol Vehicle)
An officer was parked in his patrol card at 9:30 a.m. when a male approached, broke out the back window (on the hatch), pepper sprayed the interior, then ran to a vehicle and drove off. The officer was able to broadcast suspect information over the radio. He and another officer were able to locate the vehicle and arrest the suspect.  Inside the vehicle, officers found a window punch tools, pepper spray, throwing knives, a laser pointer, a slingshot, rocks, and more. Though this incident doesn't fit the focus of this timeline, I've included it since many of the items found in the vehicle have been used in the riots indicating likely participation. An ambulance was called but she declined medical attention. One person in the “hostile crowd” was arrested at this time.

About an hour later, police said, that woman returned to the Penumbra Kelly Building and was arrested, as was another person who interfered, authorities said.

(Multnomah County Courthouse & Central Precinct)
A group marched from the Tom McCall Waterfront Park to the new Multnomah County Courthouse. The courthouse had its grand opening earlier in the day after four years of construction. As the group arrived, they were warned via loudspeaker and social media not to vandalize the building or block traffic in the street. A few people spray painted the building. A support van that drove the wrong way on a one-way street and then blocked traffic was stopped and towedAt least one arrest was made. The group then marched to Central Precinct. Some buildings were vandalized and more targeted arrests were made. The gathering marched to City Hall, and most of the crowd meandered away by about 12:30a.m.

Note: One of those arrested was Jeff Singer who is speaking to city council in this video back in 2017.

October 6, 2020
(ICE Building)
A group marched to the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement building. They blocked traffic and threw rocks at officers. An incendiary device was thrown on the roof. Due to the crowd's criminal behavior, Federal Protection Officers emerged from the building and dispersed the crowd. About thirty minutes later the group returned. The incident commander then declared the event an unlawful assembly. The group was warned to disperse or be subject to control measures and/or arrest. They did not comply and arrest were made. 

Individuals Involved

October 10, 2020
(North Precinct)
A group of approximately 75 people gathered outside the North Precinct. Virtually all of them wore armor, helmets, masks, and/or carried shields and umbrellas. Police gave multiple warnings to move off the street and onto the sidewalk or they would be subject to arrest. The crowd did not comply. As a result, 26 people were arrested. 

October 11, 2020
(South Park Blocks & Portland State University Campus Public Safety office)
(Day of Rage)
A group marched through Portland, blocking traffic along the way. They stopped in the South Park Blocks where they put chains and straps around the Theodore Roosevelt, Rough Rider equestrian statue. People pulled on it for several minutes. Then a vehicle was attached to it and used to topple the statue. The park was also marred with graffiti. According to Portland Parks and Recreation, that statue has stood there since 1922. They then marched a short distance to the Abraham Lincoln statue which was also pulled pulled to the ground. After that, people in the crowd began breaking windows at the Oregon Historical Society building. At least three lit flares were thrown into the structure in an apparent attempt to start fires. The flares went out before causing significant damage. 

The march proceeded south to the Portland State University Campus Public Safety office at Southwest Broadway and Southwest Montgomery Street, where numerous windows were shattered. At this point, a riot was declared. Despite the riot warnings, the crowd continued committing acts of destruction. They broke windows and applied graffiti on businesses as they went, including a jewelry store, restaurants, coffee shop, bank, phone store and more. A restaurant in the 1400 block of Southwest Park Avenue had at least two bullets fired through the front windows, which lodged in the back wall. Officers finally moved in and dispersed the crowd. Arrests were made, including a man that was breaking numerous windows that was armed a loaded pistol. 

October 15, 2020
(Justice Center)
A group of about 100 people gathered outside the Justice Center. Members of the group were seen spray painting Central Precinct as well as putting garbage near the entryways and exits to the sally port garage doors. At the same time, members of the group started a large fire in the intersection. As the fire grew larger, members stood near blocking vehicular traffic. Smaller fires were lit by igniting the garbage left near the sally port doors. Police issued warnings to vacate the roadway or be subject to arrest. Despite warnings the crowd continued to block traffic. A passenger vehicle associated with the group stopped near the sally port doors and a passenger exited the vehicle and added accelerant to the fires. The vehicle was later stopped and the passenger was cited for reckless burning and arson. Portland Fire moved in and put out the fire. Once the fire was out, officers left the area. Outside of a few arrest, police largely were not involved.

October 17, 2020
(ICE Building)
About 100 people gathered at Willamette Park before moving to the ICE building and surrounding neighborhoods. Members of the group threw rocks and incendiary devices at officers

October 19, 2020
(Portland Police Association)
A group of about 75 people marched to the Portland Police Association. Though numerous announcements were made to not block traffic, be courteous to your neighbors and to not vandalize the building, group members immediately blocked traffic and spray painted the building. Around 11:15 someone started a fire on the billboard next to the PPA office

October 20, 2020
(ICE Building)
A group gathered at Caruthers Park then marked to a school to hang some signs. They then marched to the ICE building. Some graffiti by members of the group. Some were arrested or detained. 

October 27, 2020
(City Commissioner's Home)
Dozens of protesters marched to the home of City Commissioner Dan Ryan while a separate demonstration was taking place a few miles away outside the north precinct building. Once at Ryan’s home, the group chanted “defund PPB” and “Dan Ryan don’t be a villain, defund PPB by $18 million.” Ryan came out of his home and said he would listen to the protester's concerns. Ryan told the protesters he was in contact with police and asked them not to intervene in the impromptu discussion. He also cooperated with protesters in trying to limit press coverage of the event. The commissioner said he did not want photos or video taken. “Dude, no pictures,” one demonstrator said at one point to a photographer from the Oregonian/OregonLive. “This is not your entertainment,” another person said. “We don’t want your images here,” the first demonstrator said. “Delete that.” While there is no legal or reasonable expectation of privacy at an event taking place on a public street, at times journalists have been approached by protesters and harassed for attempting to cover news events. Similar warnings were issued to members of the press earlier this month when some demonstrators tore down statues in downtown Portland. Tuesday night marked the first time a sitting government official has condoned First Amendment suppression with the help of protesters.

October 28, 2020
(ICE Building)
Dozens of protestors clashed with Federal officers. Teargas was used and arrest were made. Not much info on the incident.

Portland places new restrictions on federally deputized police officers

October 31, 2020
(Lloyd District)
A group of about 150 marched from Irving Park, proceeded south on Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Blvd, into the Lloyd District area. Individuals in the group committed acts of vandalism. Windows were broken out in two different phone stores, a coffee shop, a computer store, a community bank, a hotel, a restaurant (that was open at the time), a financial office, and two realty offices . The destruction prompted the declaration of a riotMembers had also thrown projectiles at police and pepper sprayed community members.  PPB officers moved in and dispersed the crowd. By 8:30p.m., most of the rioters had gone and the riot declaration was rescinded. No arrest were made.

November 02, 2020
(Portland State University)
A group marched from Director's Park to Portland State University. Once there, members of the group broke windows at the school's Public Safety Office and then shattered windows at the nearby Starbucks. Police said people also poured a flammable liquid inside the store in an attempt to start a fire. Police declared the event an unlawful assembly.
Individuals Involved
Kai-Ave James Douvia & Connor Austin

November 03, 2020
Various marches and gatherings throughout the city. Outside of blocking traffic and lighting a couple of small fires there was not much criminal activity. 

November 04, 2020
(Downtown/Local Businesses)
A riot was declared and the Oregon National Guard was activated in response to widespread destruction in downtown Portland. Vandals smashed the windows of dozens of businesses and a church. Police said they rescinded the riot declaration shortly after 9 p.m., but they said a group of people later gathered at Lownsdale and Chapman parks across the street from the Justice Center and then started an unpermitted march through the streets. Police said they declared the gathering an unlawful assembly after marchers threw objects at them.

I couldn't find a comprehensive list of vandalized locations but here is what was mentioned from various sources:

Saint Andre Bessette Church
Tender Loving Empire
Kozy Bar
Roseland Theater building
Wildfang Clothing Store
Lovely Rita Restaurant
Hoxton Hotel
Riverside Tobacco

November 05, 2020
(City Commissioner's Home & City Hall)
A group of about 60 gathered at Arbor Lodge Park. From there they began marching the streets, blocking traffic along the way. They gathered at the home of Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan where individuals in the group broke a window, threw burning flares and paint filled balloons at the home, and broke potted plants. That criminal activity prompted police to declare an unlawful assembly and disperse the crowd. This is the fourth night in the past week Commissioner Ryan has had agitators cause both vandalism and disruption to his home and neighborhood.

At about 10:00 p.m., Portland Fire and Rescue responded to City Hall on a report of doors on fire. On site security extinguished the fire. A fire investigator is actively working the case. It’s believed a burning object was placed or thrown at the door, which caused the fire. Whoever started the fire remains outstanding.

November 06, 2020
(City Hall & Business)
A group gathered at Directors Park. Authorities arrested a man for vandalizing City Hall. The glass door at a Jimmy Johns was broken.

November 08, 2020
(Multnomah County Democrats Building)
A group marched from Laurelhurst Park to the Multnomah County Democrats buildings where they tagged the building with graffiti and broke out several windows. As the group fled from the location, Portland Police arrived on scene and made targeted arrests. The remainder of the group dispersed into the neighborhood.

November 11, 2020
(Central Precinct)
Minor demonstration of about 40 to 50 people. Nothing substantial happened outside of a small trash fire set in the street. 

November 12, 2020
(Local Business)
Demonstrators vandalized local business Rapid Response Bio Clean. They spray painted graffiti on the exterior of the company's building and broke two windows. In photos provided by the Portland Police Bureau, the words "Sweeps Kill" were spray painted multiple times on the business, likely referencing sweeps of homeless camps. I'm assuming that when the city moves homeless encampments off the city sidewalks they hire this company to clean the area afterwards. I guess this relationship was enough reason for the radicals to target the business. 

November 20, 2020
(Downtown & Northeast Portland/Local Businesses )
Two groups gathered separately in the city and engaged in extensive criminal activity. The first group of about 30 people gathered in the South Park blocks before walking to the Mexican Consulate where they vandalized the building by spray painting it. Next they moved to the new Multnomah County Courthouse where they began to apply graffiti to the building. Officers arrived on the scene and the group dispersed. No arrest were made. 

The second group of about 100 gathered in Northeast Portland where they vandalized 27 businesses. The damage caused by the vandals largely consisted of graffiti and broken glass windows and doors. The group dispersed when police arrived. No arrest made. 

November 23, 2020
(Near Pioneer Square)
A man smashed a driver’s windshield — reportedly without provocation — in downtown Portland.

The driver told Portland police he dropped someone off downtown and traveled past a candlelight vigil at Pioneer Courthouse Square. He reported seeing about seven men, all dressed in black, crossing the street near the square. Though he had a green light, he slowed and then stopped his car to let the group pass. The driver said once he stopped, a large adult male, wearing all black, began yelling at him through the closed window. The suspect then jumped on top of the car, smashing the windshield. The driver said he was shocked by what happened and said the suspect walked off with his friends; laughing and joking. The driver had a seven year-old child in the backseat of the vehicle who was terrified by the incident.

(Reo's Ribs Restaurant)
A fire burned down Portland restaurant Reo's Ribs on Nov. 23, 2020. Investigators later determined that the fire was the result of arson. The fire happened just days after a family member at Reo's Ribs made a statement to KOIN 6 News critical of damages to neighboring businesses on November 20th. from protest vandals. Though this isn't conclusive evidence that radical leftist are responsible, it does seem to point in that direction. 

November 24, 2020
(Ulysses S. Grant High School)
Sometime during the night the Ulysses S. Grant High School was vandalized. Messages spray painted on the building included  "Stop honoring Nazi colonizers", "Decolonize", "Fuck colonizers", "Gentrified land", etc.

November 25, 2020
(Lone Fir Cemetery)
The vandalism happened sometime between 4:30p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and 7:30a.m. Thursday, November 26, 2020. A statue known as The Soldiers Monument was tipped over and covered in red paint. The base of the monument was also painted with words and anarchy symbols.

November 26, 2020
(Local Businesses along Hawthorne Boulevard)
Portland Police responded to reports of people vandalizing businesses along Hawthorne Boulevard. Multiple callers reported seeing a group of people, dressed in black spraying graffiti and smashing windows. More than ten businesses were damaged including Wells Fargo, Chase Bank, Umpqua Bank, Starbucks, Mo Beri, New Seasons, Fred Meyer, Portland Cider House, Powell’s, Seven Virtues Coffee Roasters, and Twill. Three were arrested.

November 28, 2020
(Fleet Parking Lot)
A Portland Police patrol vehicle that was parked awaiting body damage repair was caught fire and severely damaged Saturday night. The cause of the fire is under investigation but arson is suspected.

(Outdoor Kitchen next to Lownsdale Square)
A man said he was working in the outdoor kitchen on Southwest Third Avenue near Southwest Salmon Street when he was robbed by "about a dozen suspects" around 2:30 a.m., police said in a news release. Officers who responded found the kitchen heavily damaged. The alleged victim said one of the robbers was armed with a shotgun, and that some of his cooking equipment was stolen or vandalized.

The group also vandalized the victim's car, which was parked near the kitchen's canopy. The car was left with multiple shattered windows. Police said the robbers left the scene in multiple vehicles. No descriptions were immediately available.

December 8, 2020
("Red House" in North Portland)
On September 9, the Sheriff's Office served a court order for people living at a home in the 4400 block of Mississippi Ave. to vacate the property. Since then, police said people have gathered on the property by trespassing on the home’s front and backyards, and camping on adjacent privately owned and city-owned properties. Police say neighbors have made at least 81 calls for service for issues related to this property and the immediate area. These calls included fights, disturbances, shots fired, burglary, thefts, vandalism, noise violations, trespassing, threats, including by armed individuals, and for illegally blocking traffic, sidewalks and access to homes. 

On Tuesday the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the Portland Police Bureau, revisited a property to re-secure a home.  As police arrived they encountered one person armed with a firearm and safely took that person into custody. Officers were able to contact other people on the properties and safely secure it within a few minutes. PPB recovered firearms on the property.

Police officers stood by while the property owners boarded up and fenced in the property. People attempted to get inside the perimeter at various locations, despite the presence of uniformed police personnel, police vehicles and police tape. Officers also reminded people not to enter the perimeter. Officers made some arrests and reported using pepper spray in at least one instance. As police stood on the perimeter, some were subjected to thrown objects such as rocks and paint-filled balloons. 

Police left the area after the fence was complete. Almost immediately, people removed a portion of the fence and entered the private property. Portland Police returned and attempted to disperse people from the property, however, people began throwing objects at police vehicles and officers, broke police vehicle windows and flattened tires on two police vehicles. Officers disengaged and people entered the private property again. A crowd of people eventually used fencing and other materials to block North Mississippi Avenue and began stockpiling rocks. As the day progressed, they set up additional barricades and fortifications, zoning off more than two blocks. They have also stockpiled weapons. Those involved in the occupation have threatened and assaulted people. By the end of the day they had setup boobytraps and armed guards securing the perimeter. 

To avoid a confrontation Portland Police have remained out of the area and are monitoring the situation for the time being.

Involved Individuals:
Child sex offender served leadership role at Portland Antifa autonomous zone

December 10, 2020
("Red House Autonomous Zone" in North Portland)
Officials are still negotiating with occupiers. The following articles provide pictures of the "autonomous zone" showing graffiti covering the streets and sidewalks and barricades in all directions. 

December 11, 2020
(Red House Autonomous Zone)
Mike Schmidt drops all charges against those arrested at the "Red House" on December 8.

Reports that numerous journalist trying to cover cover the Red House occupation have been intimidated, and in some cases, assaulted.

December 13, 2020
(Red House Autonomous Zone)
Most barricades have been taken down after a tentative deal between the occupiers and the city was reached, though the details of that deal are unclear at this time. 

December 15, 2020
(Red House Area)
Many buildings and businesses along N. Mississippi Avenue have been vandalized by graffiti, including the Avel Gordly Head Start building named for the first Black women elected to the Oregon Senate.

December 17, 2020
(Red House Area)
Days after protesters ended their occupation of a sealed-off section of a neighborhood, some people who live in the area say the situation is still tense and out of control at times. People who have opposed the protest continue to reach out to KATU. All of them say they're still afraid to speak publicly because of fear of retribution"It's better than it was when we had an armed occupation terrorizing the neighborhood," said another person. "But it's substantially worse than the hundred days before that."

Some people still report threatening or intimidating behavior on the part of some protesters. They say even though protesters are out of the street, they are still camped out at the Red House property and an adjacent lot owned by another developer.

December 30, 2020
(Area around Director Park and South Park Blocks)
A group of around 40 people marched out of Director Park and headed east to Southwest 3rd Avenue, south to Southwest Jefferson Street, back west to the South Park Blocks and then back to disperse from Director Park. During the march, participants broke windows, spray painted buildings, fired paintballs, and caused other damage. During the march, officers attempted to contact one subject and their police vehicle was spray painted as well

Authorities listed the following businesses and organizations as targets of the vandalism:
The Oregon Historical Society
Portland Police Bureau
Pac West Center
Starbucks Coffee 1300 SW 3rd Ave
Directors Park facilities (Portland Parks and Recreation)
The University Club
The Old Courthouse
Fogo De Chao Restaurant
Portland City Hall
First Republic Bank

December 31, 2020
(Justice Center,  Federal Courthouse & Downtown Businesses)
Around 80-100 people gathered outside the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse. At least two Molotov cocktail-style firebombs were thrown, and large, commercial grade aerial fireworks were launched at the Federal Courthouse and the Justice Center. Some individuals tried to use tools to break into the Justice Center. Officers were attacked with large rocks, full size bricks, and frozen water bottles. Some officers were targeted by paint balloons that may have been laced with a caustic substance as it caused burning to the skin. Some law enforcement officers suffered injuries.. A riot was declared. During the riot, participants started multiple fires. In one, a garbage can was lit ablaze and melted to the pavement. A crosswalk signal was torched, as was various debris piled in the road.

Several downtown businesses were damaged. Severe damage was caused to two Starbucks coffee shops. There was also vandalism and burglaries to The Portland Wine Company, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Pandora Jewelers, Chase Bank, and the Pacific Building, among other businesses. 

January 5, 2021
(North Precinct)
About 50 people marched from Peninsula Park to the North Precinct, blocking traffic along the way. The crowd gathered near the precinct and chanted "burn it down" while some people lit fires in two dumpsters. People in the crowd threw bottles at police and police cars. People placed burning material and barricades in the streets, blocking all traffic lanes. People sprayed graffiti on public and private buildings all along the street. As they did, police remained away, near the precinct parking lot, in order to allow people to protest then disperse. Dozens of people began gathering on the northeast corner of the precinct building and some pulled down a fence there. Officers replaced it only to have people in the crowd remove it again. Throughout this disturbance people threw glass bottles and paint at officers. At least one person deployed spikes which damaged police vehicle tires. People destroyed security cameras at the precinct and ripped electrical wires from exterior walls.

Event Promotion/ Individuals Involved:
Milton Quyen Waldrop

January 6, 2021
(Downtown Portland)
A group gathered in Chapman Square Park and marched to the Central Precinct. There they vandalized the building with graffiti. They then marched to the new Multnomah County Courthouse where someone tried to break into the exterior security fencing while several others with umbrellas tried to block the view of the suspect. A window at the courthouse was broken. The march then proceeded around downtown, where various business windows were broken including Washington Federal Bank, Starbucks, Union Bank Tower, the Virginia Cafe and a Target . Due to the vandalism a unlawful assembly was declared. 

(Mayor Ted Wheeler harassed and Punched)
During a dinner with a friend at a restaurant, Mayor Wheeler was confronted by a group of people. The Mayor had been seated for about five minutes when a group of people began shouting obscenities at the Mayor from the outside of the tent.
The Mayor attempted to ignore the group, but they eventually pushed their way past restaurant employees at the entrance to the tent and came inside where they continued to berate him. The Mayor asked them to leave. At that point, one member of the group started swatting at the Mayor and made physical contact with him. The Mayor was not injured. Restaurant staff persuaded the group to leave. Police arrived shortly after and the group dispersed.

January 7, 2021
(Tigard Police Dept.)

January 9 - 10, 2021
(Israeli Affiliated/Influenced Restaurants)
Last weekend, both locations of Shalom Y’all, the casual Middle Eastern-themed restaurants, as well as vegan restaurant Aviv’s new Pearl location were vandalized. Spray-painted across the windows and brick facades were phrases like “Free Palestine,” "Murder," “Yuppie,” “Falafel is from Palestine,” and “Hummus is not Israeli.” While neither restaurant group identifies purely as Israeli cuisine, both have used the term in the past to describe themselves, and Aviv’s chef and owner Tal Caspi is from Israel.

January 13, 2021
(City Commissioner's Home)
City Commissioner Dan Ryan said his home has been vandalized seven times since voting against an additional $18 million dollar cut to the police budget back in November..

January 15, 2021
(Protesters Surround Portland Officers Helping Man In Crisis)
Officers were surrounded by protesters as they were attempting to negotiate with a person in the middle of a mental health crisis who had a knife Friday afternoon. The tense situation escalated to the point where the police bureau put out a citywide call for assistance and pulled all available officers to the incident.

January 20, 2021
(Revolution Hall, Democratic Party of Oregon Headquarters, ICE Building)
A crowd of around 150 people gathered at Revolution Hall around 2 p.m. Less than an hour later, a few officers on bicycles rode into the parking lot and were quickly surrounded by dozens of people. The group took one officer’s bicycle. More officers arrived and they got the bicycle back but the crowd wouldn’t let the officers leave. Reinforcements came and they seized some long poles and a large knife from people in the crowd before setting off a smoke canister to escape. The protesters then marched to the Democratic Party of Oregon’s headquarters where they smashed windows and left graffiti. Some dragged dumpsters into the street and lit their contents on fire. The group quickly dispersed but officers pursued arresting eight people. 

Another group of about 150 met at Irving Park. They listened to speakers then marched through the surrounding area. Other then blocking traffic no other criminal activity was reported.

A third group of about 200 people gathered at Caruthers Park around 8 p.m. then marched to the ICE facility. Police announced a short time later that some people were seen damaging the building, including throwing rocks and eggs, and others were seen carrying pepperball guns, Taser-like weapons, sheilds and rocks. Federal officers declared the gathering an unlawful assembly and Portland Police said federal officers used crowd control munitions. Shortly after 9 p.m., police say people started spray painting the ICE building. Not long after, federal officers came from the building and arrest were made.

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved
Nearly half of Portland Antifa Inauguration Day riot arrestees were arrested at riots last year

January 23, 2020
(ICE Building)
A group gathered at the ICE building. An unlawful assembly was declared and at least one arrest made. Not much info at this time. 

January 27, 2021
(ICE Building)
A large group that had gathered outside of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices. The group pushed a dumpster, which had been lit on fire, in front of the ICE building. Federal officers emerged on the ICE property in an attempt to move the crowd away so the fire could be put out by Portland Fire and Rescue.  About an hour later, the group began throwing rock-like projectiles at the federal officers. Portland police once again responded to assist in dispersing the crowd from the property. One person was arrested. 

February 11, 2021
(Portland Police Association Building)
A protest developed at the Portland Police Association building where members of the group tried to break down the door. Some vandalism to the building but no arrest made. 

February 13, 2021
(Central Precinct & Downtown Businesses)
A group of about 30-50 marched to the Central Precinct. When officers went out to move their cars in an effort to prevent them from being damaged, they were harassed and pelted with icy snowballs by participants. Due to lack of available resources, officers remained out of sight as much as possible but were forced to monitor in case the group became more violent or caused damage to city property. This kept officers from performing their duties as calls could not be addressed in a timely manner.

Later, the group went on a short march where they vandalized businesses by spray painting messages and breaking windows. Vandalized businesses included Urgent Care, Starbucks, & Nordstrom. No arrests.

February 21, 2021
(ICE Building)
Small group of protestors outside of ICE facility. They pushed a dumpster against the building and lit it on fire

February 23, 2021
Protestors block street traffic as they march downtown, shouting chants such as "every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground".

February 27, 2021
(Pearl District)
A group marched through the Pearl District, blocking traffic along the way.  During the march buildings were vandalized with spray paint and windows were broken. Residents and diners were harassed with chants and lights shined at them. Police response was constrained by multiple shooting incidents happening across the city, limiting the officers availability.  Vandalism occurred at a grocery store, restaurant, bank, shipping business, and multiple coffee shops. At least one vehicle was also vandalized

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved
Darell Kimberlin (was also arrested 01/20/21 & 09/28/20)

March 06, 2021
(Portland Public School Admin Building)
At 3:15 a.m. Portland Fire responded to a fire alarm at Portland Public School (PPS) Administration Building at 501 North Dixon Street. There they encountered three PPS vehicles on fire in a parking garage. Two were cargo vans and one was a large box truck. Preliminary information is that the suspect or suspects gained entry to a fenced area on the property, started the fires, and vandalized the building. Andy Ngo tweeted that "One of the graffiti messages repeats a BLM-Antifa mantra. An anarchist symbol was also sprayed on the building."  He also believes the attack may be antifa connected pointing to local groups promoting attacks on that date and schools in particular having been stated targets for months.

March 11, 2021
(Downtown Businesses & Federal Courthouse)
In the afternoon, demonstrators against some proposed pipeline marched through downtown. They sprayed graffiti on the plywood covering windows outside of Chase bank, the Apple store and the building of Wells Fargo. When trying to force their way into Chase bank a security guard drew his pistol. They eventually made their way into Chase and then later Wells Fargo where they sang songs and banged on drums. There was property damage (I believe at Wells Fargo) including a television and the front doors to the building. They then marched to the Federal Court House where they tried to force their way inside. Federal officers responded, then moved back inside the building. The glass wall on the front of the building was shattered. Officers later arrested one person on the steps of the Federal Courthouse. Police said 22-year-old Darby M. Howard resisted arrest and punched an officer in the face.

They return in the evening to the Federal Court House. There they smashed windows and doors, burned flags, set the plywood covering windows on fire and spray-painted the walls with graffiti. Federal agents responded with teargas. Some arrest were made. 

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved

March 12, 2021
(Pearl District)
A group marched through the Pearl District, blocking traffic along the way. Some in the crowd began breaking windows. Officers created a perimeter around the group in order to detain them as part of a criminal investigation. Arrest were made to those that did not comply or who were suspected of vandalism. Officers discovered numerous items left behind by people inside the perimeter, including a crowbar, hammers, bear spray, slugging weapon with rocks, high impact slingshot, and knives. As the event unfolded, groups formed on the outside and physically challenged officers. Some threw rocks and full cans of beer at officers. Thirteen people charged with crimes.

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved

March 20, 2021
Pearl District & ICE Building
In the evening, a self-described Antifa group marched through the Pearl District. This appears to have been orchestrated as a positive propaganda march. The group carried banners with messages such as "Antifa Loves You" and washed windows as they went. After the planned event the group went back to Jamison Square. From there, some in the group decided to go to the ICE building. There they burned a U.S. flag and broke some windows. There was also an incident with a resident who lives across the street from the facility. 

Event Promotion

March 27, 2021
(Morrison Bridge)
Climate activist Extinction Rebellion shut down Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland by parking a boat at the entrance and chaining themselves to it. 

March 29, 2021
(ICE Building)
A group gathered outside the ICE building where they chanted and vandalized the building with spray paint

Event Promotion

April 1, 2021
(ICE Building)
A group gathered outside the ICE building where they chanted and started a fire outside the building. At least one person was arrested.

Event Promotion

April 4, 2021
(Portland Police Association Building)
A group of about 40 gathered outside of the PPA building. There they blocked the street, and vandalized the building with spray paint. At one point they moved branches in front of the building and set them on fire. Eventually police and fire arrived and the flames were doused. 

Event Promotion

April 9, 2021
(South East Portland Businesses, Justice Center)
A group marched from Brooklyn Park as part of an anti-sweep direct action event. Members of the group broke windows and spray painted graffiti at Rapid Response, a bio cleaning business in Southeast Portland. It's been reported that a neighboring nonprofit was also vandalized. Later they reassembled at Duniway Park where they burned some American flags. They then moved to the Justice Center where they blocked the roads and set off some fireworks. At some point a Chase bank was vandalized with graffiti and broken windows

Event Promotion

April 10, 2021
(ICE Building)
A group of about 40 to 50 people gathered outside the ICE building. There they threw rocks and other projectiles at the building, busting out at least one window.  A fire was lit in the driveway. Fencing was ripped down from the buildings perimeter. Fencing was placed in front of the entrance to the building, then the the entrance was set on fire. An unlawful assembly was declared. 

Event Promotion

April 12, 2021
(Penumbra Kelly Building, Residences, Church & Portland Police Bureau Traffic Offices)
A group of about 200 people marched to the Penumbra building. The crowd threw glass bottles, frozen water bottles, rocks, ball bearings at officers. Fireworks were also launched toward officers. Warnings to stay off the property were ignored. The group blocked traffic. A fire was lit at the east side of the building. Windows were broken out of the front side and there were reports of people trying to breach the front doors of the building. 

As officers began moving the crowd away from the Penumbra Kelly building, neighbors and bystanders called to report thefts from area yards and to report the disturbance. People in the crowd were stealing rocks and landscaping bricks and other property to use as weapons against police. A fire was lit in front of a residential home and garbage was thrown along the street. The glass doors of The First Covenant Church were shattered. The church is just down the street from the Kelly building. 

An unlawful assembly was declared. The conduct of the crowd did not improve so a riot was declared.

While police were busy dealing with the chaos at the Kelly building, another group of cut a chain link fence protecting the parking lot of the Portland Police Bureau traffic offices. Once they gained access to the lot they broke out windows and slashed tires. 

Event Promotion

April 13, 2021
(Portland Police Association Building & ICE Building)
A group of about 100 people gathered at Kenton Park then marched the Portland Police Association building, blocking traffic along the way. Once there, someone place a garbage can against the building and then lit it on fire. Police gave announcements to the crowd via the sound truck to stop their criminal activity or be subject to arrest and force.
Someone in the crowd used an unknown accelerant on the wooden framing around a door of the building, then lit it on fire. A riot was declared. One arrest was made.

After leaving the Portland Police Association building some members of the group went to the ICE building. There they started a dumpster fire and started a fire at the driveway gates

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved

April 16, 2021
(Lents Park & Downtown)
While investigating the fatal shooting of a man by police in Lents park, a hostile crowd arrived at the scene perimeter and began yelling at officers. Additional officers had to respond to assist with crowd management. The crowd estimated to be over 100 people tore down crime-scene police tape and encroached on the work area. Officers created a blockade to protect the scene. Officers were hit with sticks and full water bottles were thrown at them. A group of people grabbed an officer's baton and tried to pull it away. Officers deployed OC (pepper) spray to stop the criminal behavior. At least one police vehicle's tires were flattened. As officers began to disengage from the scene, hostile individuals chased them, throwing things at them.

In the evening, a group gathered at Directors park then marched throughout downtown Portland. Along the way they vandalized and looted various locations. The First Christian Church had several windows shattered. The Oregon Historic Society also had windows smashed as well as the message "No More History" spray painted on the front entrance. Numerous businesses were vandalized. The Apple store was set on fire. Dumpsters and portable toilets were set on fire. Tires were flattened. Gun shots were heard and it was reported that someone in a car was shooting into the air. A riot was declared. Three people were arrested.

Here is a partial list of locations vandalized:
First Christian Church
Oregon Historic Society
First Republic Bank
First Premier Bank
John Helmer Haberdasher
Apple Store
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved

April 19, 2021
(Northeast Portland)
A group of about 80 people marched from Woodlawn Park, blocking traffic as they went. Along the way they smashed windows and doors of multiple businesses and a community center. Some spray painted messages as well. Police declared an unlawful assembly. Two people were arrested. 

Here is partial list of locations vandalized from various sources:
Boys & Girls Club 
Popeye's Restaurant
US Bank and ATM Machine
Boost Mobile
Natural Grocers

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved

April 20, 2021
About 100 people gathered downtown. A dumpster fire was started. Two different Starbucks had there windows smashed and vandalized with spray paint. An officer was punched in the face and a scuffle ensued. An unlawful assembly was declared. Two people were arrested.

Event Promotion

April 21, 2021
(Justice Center & Downtown Area)
A group of about 30 to 40 gathered at Chapman Square. The group moved to the Justice Center where they blocked traffic and vandalized the building with spray paint. They then began to march through the downtown streets. Along the way two crosswalk signs were vandalized.

Event Promotion

April 23, 2021
(Northwest Portland Businesses and Residents)
A group of about 75 people gathered at Couch park, then marched throughout the street of Norwest Portland. Within 15 minutes after the march began reports of broken windows and graffiti came in. A resident who was taking video of the march had a rock thrown through his window. A riot was declared and two people were arrested. 

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved

*After nearly a year of riots, Portland's mayor expresses new found determination to stand up to the black bloc groups. “Our job is to unmask them, arrest them and prosecute them.” We'll see if anything changes.

May 1, 2021
(Downtown & ICE Building)
A group of about 50 people gathered at the ICE facility. An unlawful assembly was declared.  A man  reached into his pocket and pulled a butterfly-type knife on officers from about six feet away. Officers used munitions and the male backed up, then walked away. Officers on bicycles located the suspect and he ran from them for about two blocks. Officers arrested him and as they were making the arrest, he still had the knife in his hand.

Another group of about 80 to 100 people met at Shemanski Park. From there they marched to City Hall where they engaged in vandalisms by breaking windows and spray painting the building. An unlawful assembly was declared which was soon after upgraded to a riot. The group then marched throughout the streets of downtown vandalizing multiple locations

Vandalized locations specifically mentioned in media reports:
City Hall
Three separate Starbucks locations

Humorous infighting among radical leftist.

Event Promotion & Individuals Involved

May 5, 2021
(Residential Neighborhood)

A group marched through the streets in North Portland, blocking traffic along the way. Members of the group were openly carrying firearms. One person told police people in the crowd broke out their vehicle windows, damaged tires, and sprayed them with some kind of irritant.

A person in another vehicle blocked by the crowd got into a dispute with people who surrounded him. This individual brandished a firearm (which he stated was a pellet gun) at the armed group before he was tackled to the ground. They then took his firearm as well as his tools and keys. He was later transported by ambulance to the hospital following the altercation where he is recovering from a dislocated shoulder, broken clavicle and five broken ribs.  

One person was transported by ambulance to the hospital following one of the altercations.

May 22, 2021
(Southeast & Downtown)
Various groups marched in Southeast and downtown. At one point the Rose City Justice (a BLM associated group) argued with a black block group. Extinction Rebellion blocked off a street and painted their logo on it. There were several vandalism calls to Portland police on both sides of the Hawthorne bridge but not much info at this time.

May 25, 2021
A group gathered at the Justice Center. Members of the group pushed a dumpster against the building and lit it on fire. At least two people pried at doors on the north side of the building. Umbrellas were used to obscure their actions. The building was vandalized with graffiti. An unlawful assembly was declared. People threw frozen water bottles, glass bottles, eggs and metal spikes at officers and fired mortar-style fireworks at officers. People tore down fencing around Chapman Square Park and used fence segments to block the street

The crowd them moved to City Hall, where individuals smashed windows and spray painted graffiti. A riot was declared. They then moved through the downtown area, blocking traffic and vandalizing numerous businesses and other property.  
Based on media accounts and videos these were some of the businesses vandalized:
Four Starbucks
Several Jewelry Stores
Washington Federal Bank
Pinkham Millinery
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Indochino Clothing Store
White Dress Bridal Shop 
Emery Hall
Elizabeth Hall

Note: The timeline has changed over time as I've made improvements in an effort to counter common criticisms and myths. For instance, in both the news media and social media, it's been stated that the riots and vandalism were limited to a couple of city blocks downtown. As a result, I added the locations (as best I could) of each incident. Next, I was told (without any evidence) that the riots and vandalism were actually committed by right wing groups trying to paint the protestors as radicals. Thus, I've been slowly adding arrest information, something that Andy Ngo's tweets have been immensely helpful with.

May 29- 31
Widespread looting, vandalism and violence on all three days. 

June 1 - 30
There were at least 28 days of group criminal activity. 

July 1- 31
There were at least 24 days of group criminal activity. 

August 1- 31
There were at least 28 days of group criminal activity.

September 1 - 30
There were at least 13 days of group criminal activity.

October 1 - 31
There were at least 12 days of group criminal activity. 

November 1 - 30
There were at least 14 days of group criminal activity. 

December 1 - 31
Difficult to count the number of days of group criminal activity due to the red house saga but an approximate count is 12 days. 

January 1 - 31
There were at least 8 - 9 days of group criminal activity. 

February 1 - 28
There were at least 5 days of group criminal activity. 

March 1 - 31
There were at least 6 days of group criminal activity.

April 1 - 30
There were at least 11 days of group criminal activity. 

May 1 - 29
There were at least 4 days of group criminal activity

Total: At least 169 days of group criminal activity


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