PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The Oregon Vortex is closed Tuesday as wildfire smoke bears down on the summer attraction believed to be controlled by the earth's magnetic pull.
The vortex is at 4303 Sardine Creek Left Fork Road in Gold Hill, Ore. The area was developed in the early 1920s and opened to the public in 1930, according to the Oregon Vortex website.
"Currently the Brimstone Fire, Labrador Fire, Big Windy Complex and Douglas Complex are burning north and west of us -- filling the Rogue Valley with smoke," Oregon Vortex reports on its Facebook page. "...We cannot in all conscience send our guides out into the smoke to talk for hours -- nor do we want to encourage any of you to be outside breathing in the smokey air."
The vortex posts it "may remain closed or have limited/varied hours" as air quality changes over the next few days.
City Hall will open at its regularly scheduled time, while the courthouse will not open until noon because of a delay in restoring power to the building.
Police are searching for a 9-year-old Gresham boy who ran away from home after an argument Tuesday night. Gresham Police reports officers are concerned because of the boy's young age and the cold weather.
Robert Yuille sits on a couch next to his adult daughter, Jenna Passalacqua, in his Portland home as they share their thoughts on the woman they both loved -- his wife, her mother.
Vanessa Ogden was the manager at Justice & Brothers, a clothing store inside the Clackamas Town Center, when gunfire rang out Dec. 11, 2012. Immediately, she began corralling customers and co-workers into a back room for safety.