The Effects of the Coronavirus in the Portland Area, Through a Camera Lens

Reilly Smith, Media Editor

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep through the Portland area, shops and businesses are beginning to close.

As of Monday, March 16, restaurants are required to serve take-out or drive-through orders only, and close their dining rooms.

Stores have limited the sale of necessities such as hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, toilet paper, canned and non-perishable food, and bottled water.

Here is a look at some of the effects that COVID-19 is having on the community:

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  • Clackamas Town Center reduced their hours to 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • On Tuesday, March 17, Macy's temporarily shuttered all of its department stores nationwide.

  • On Monday, March 16, Governor Kate Brown ordered all restaurants to cease dine-in operations. Currently, only carry-out and drive-through orders are allowed statewide. The usually crowded Clackamas Town Center food court currently sits almost empty, without any tables or chairs. Several restaurants in the food court are still currently serving to-go orders.

  • On Monday, March 16, Governor Kate Brown ordered all restaurants to cease dine-in operations. Currently, only carry-out and drive-through orders are allowed statewide. The usually crowded Clackamas Town Center food court currently sits almost empty, without any tables or chairs. Several restaurants in the food court are still currently serving to-go orders.

  • The usually bustling Clackamas Town Center parking lot, which can hold as many as 6,800 cars, now sits mostly deserted, with only the first few rows occupied.

  • Sit-down restaurants, such as the Carver Hangar in Damascus, have closed their dining rooms, but continue to serve to-go orders for the time being.

  • Similarly, Wan Lung Chinese Restaurant in Happy Valley is only accepting to-go orders.

  • Some restaurants, such as Taste of Bangkok in Happy Valley, are also still offering delivery.

  • Some restaurants, such as Taste of Bangkok in Happy Valley, are also still offering delivery.

  • Many fast casual restaurants, such as Chipotle, are now offering free delivery.

  • Many fast casual restaurants, such as Chipotle, are now offering free delivery.

  • Ceramicafe, along with other similar nonessential businesses, have temporarily closed their stores.

  • Ceramicafe, along with other similar nonessential businesses, have temporarily closed their stores.

  • Other businesses have reduced their normal operating hours.

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