Mass protests — some would call riots — took place for months on end after the death of George Floyd, the city removed $15 million from the Portland Police Bureau’s budget, and homelessness has become a major issue. According to The Daily Wire, Portland saw 50 murders in 2020 — a 52% increase from the 33 murders in 2019.
One of Oregon’s longest annual golf events — the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic — has taken notice and is moving its 2021 tournament away from Portland to Oregon Golf Club in West Linn.
The decision was made due to safety concerns, as organizers of the tournament cited a nearby homeless encampment as the reason for the move.
“It was a really tough decision,” said Tom Maletis, president of the Tournament Golf Foundation. “We are frustrated and disappointed about the move. But it’s just something that we feel is best for the tournament and everyone involved.”