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On a Portland Train, the Battlefield of American Values - New York Times

America may seem leaderless, with nastiness and bullying ascendant, but the best of our nation materialized during a moral crisis on a commuter train in Portland, Ore. A white man riding on that train on Friday began screaming anti-Muslim insults at a ...and more »

Suspect in Portland double murder posted white supremacist material online - The Guardian

Mayor laments 'horrific act of racist violence' after Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, charged in deaths of two men in confrontation on public transportation. Jason Wilson in Portland, Oregon. @jason_a_w. Sun 28 May 2017 10.15 EDT First published on Sat 27 ...and more »

The Portland stabbing is the latest in a wave of racist attacks across America - Vox

Three strangers saved her and her friend's life — and two of them died in doing so. On Friday, 16-year-old Destinee Mangum and her 17-year-old Muslim friend, who was wearing a hijab, were on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train when a man — now ...and more »

Man Stabbed in Portland While Coming to Aid of 2 Girls Shifts Focus to Them - New York Times

He was held up as a hero without a cape — the sort of brave, compassionate human being whose actions while on board a Portland light-rail train last week made his mother proud. By Wednesday, though, Micah David-Cole Fletcher seemed to have had ...and more »

Attacks like Portland's will keep happening unless we all fight white supremacy - Washington Post

When Ricky Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche boarded a light-rail train in Portland, Ore., on Friday night, they never could have imagined they wouldn't make it home. The two men were stabbed to death after confronting a man for yelling slurs at a Muslim ...and more »

Portland, often seen as a progressive playground, now deals with murderous hate - Washington Post

PORTLAND, Ore. — This Pacific Northwest city is often touted as a progressive playground and haven for liberal politics, its history of activism and civil protest a long-held badge of honor. But the past few months have seen Portland turn into a ...and more »

Suspected attacker Jeremy Joseph Christian stood out amid rising tensions in Portland - Washington Post

Last month, even as hardcore activists with opposing ideologies clashed on the streets of Portland, Ore., as police officers kept watch, Jeremy Joseph Christian stood out. He was big, standing over 6 feet tall and weighing 235 pounds, according to ...and more »

Oregon Man Accused of Deadly Anti-Muslim Tirade Continues Rant in Court - New York Times

PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man charged with murdering two people who had tried to intercede during the man's anti-Muslim tirade spoke out at an arraignment on Tuesday, calling for “death to the enemies of America” while apparently defending his ...and more »

Two Killed in Portland While Trying to Stop Anti-Muslim Rant, Police Say - New York Times

The Oregon man accused of screaming anti-Muslim insults at two women, and then fatally stabbing two men and wounding a third as they tried to intervene on Friday, had a history of making extremist remarks, according to the police and civil rights ...and more »

Three Men Stood Up to Anti-Muslim Attack. Two Paid With Their Lives. - New York Times

An Army veteran, a recent college graduate and a student who once won a poetry contest by condemning prejudice stirred up by the Sept. 11 attacks intervened as a man screamed anti-Muslim insults at two women in Portland, Ore., on Friday. In the days ...and more »