Supermarkets elude East Portland neighborhoods


The reasons for east Portland’s continuing lack of food access reveal as much about the grocery industry as the city’s most neglected communities.

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The reasons for east Portland’s continuing lack of food access reveal as much about the grocery industry as the city’s most neglected communities.

[Portland is not]  Chicago, Detroit or Philadelphia where vast pockets of poor, predominately black or Latino neighborhoods have no full-service markets and little access to fresh, healthy food. The closest thing to a statistically true food desert in Portland may exist in the ultra-affluent West Hills.

Yet not all food access is equal.

 

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