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• The Oregonian has a story about how the record snowfall in Portland has created some problems for food retailers, where "the snow made it hard to keep shelves full as shoppers stocked up on essentials and deliveries got cancelled. In the days following Tuesday night's storm, residents reported finding markets out of such essentials as produce, milk, bread and meat."

In some cases, stores closed early so that employees could get home safely in the storm; in others, power outages caused stores to close until electricity could be restored.

All seems to be back to normal now ... unless, of course, there is another major storm, for which Portland seems largely unprepared.

Mrs. Content Guy has been reading the weather reports about Portland and saying to me, "We're moving where?"
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