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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Columbia Sportswear may close Portland office over death threats, public defecation by homeless people

Columbia Sportswear may be the next business to flee downtown Portland after a series of frightening encounters with the city's homeless population, including car break-ins, human waste dumped by the office's front door and threats to its employees.

In an op-ed piece published earlier this month by The Oregonian, Columbia Sportswear President and CEO Tim Boyle said he is concerned he made a mistake when he opened a headquarters for the company’s Sorel footwear brand downtown, calling the situation "outrageous and unacceptable."

"In fact, I am so concerned about the safety of our employees at the Sorel headquarters that we are taking the next 90 days to re-evaluate our location decision," Boyle wrote.

Since moving the 50 employees downtown, workers immediately reported being harassed and threatened by homeless individuals near the new offices.



Anonymous said...

If the police won’t help then time for a private security team and not the mall rent a cop kind.

Anonymous said...

Arm the employees, and let them shoot the offenders. It's time to take our cities back, NOW.

Anonymous said...

It's goofy Oregon; same as the nuts from Frisco except they like more humidity.

Anonymous said...

Only a fool would open a business in a crap hole state. Do research first, hell even my kids you test the water before you dive in.