Power outage hits downtown Portland

first_imgPORTLAND — Portland General Electric hopes to restore service Monday to an area of downtown Portland that was darkened Sunday by a failure in underground cables.The outage shut down several government buildings, including the Multnomah County Courthouse, Portland City Hall and the Portland Building.The Oregonian reports city employees have been told not to report to work until power is restored.The outage also affects traffic lights.last_img