Supermarkets elude East Portland neighborhoods

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.

[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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