Kevlar and tonic

There was enough to write about last week that I never got around to linking to this story, about how bars in Portland's Old Town neighborhood are now outfitting their bouncers, and others, with bulletproof vests. The police say they're sad it has come to this. A lot of help they are.

The doormen pat you down to check for weapons before you enter the "club." At closing time, when you walk back to your car or wait outside for your Uber, good luck.


  1. Several longtime doormen are retiring to other pursuits. They've been there for years, but Downtown isn't like it used to be..


Post a Comment

The platform used for this blog is awfully wonky when it comes to comments. It may work for you, it may not. It's a Google thing, and beyond my control. Apologies if you can't get through. You can email me a comment at, and if it's appropriate, I can post it here for you.