Another Major Business Exits Portland

This Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 photo, members of the far-right group Proud Boys and anti-fascist protesters spray bear mace at each other during clashes between the politically opposed groups in Portland, Ore. Police in Portland have been criticized that they did little to prevent violent clashes between right- and left-wing protesters on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alex Milan Tracy)
  • The economics in Portland, Oregon, have become so untenable for business that Cracker Barrel was forced to join Applebee’s and Walmart in a mass exodus.
  • While Walmart has been hit by theft and shaky public safety concerns, Cracker Barrel is citing the post-pandemic economy as its reasons to close its Portland metro area locations, according to KPTV-12 Oregon.
  • “As a standard course of business, we continually evaluate the performance of our stores, using various criteria to ensure we are meeting the needs of our guests and our business,” a Cracker Barrel spokesman said. “With that, we are saddened that we have been unable to overcome the impact the pandemic had on our business and have made the difficult decision to close the Beaverton, Tualatin, and Bend locations.”