At least 19 million travelers pass through Portland International Airport every year and one of the first things they see is the clocktower. The landmark celebrates its 30th year in 2018 and anchors the plaza that revolutionized airport retail.
There is now a grocery store, Natural Grocers, at Northeast MLK and Alberta. It's not Trader Joe's, which planned to build on this spot and then pulled out in 2014. The controversy surrounding Trader Joe's exit made national headlines that focused on race and the politics of displacement. It also says much about where we live.