Two stories of the Black Lives Matter movement are unfolding side by side in Portland.

One garners global headlines and prompts tweets from the president, as protesters gather nightly outside government buildings or the police union for clashes marked by vandalism and fireworks on one side, tear gas and crowd control weapons on the other.

But elsewhere in Portland, and in the greater metro area, thousands of people have joined peaceful protests against racism and police brutality, day after…

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