The Green Muse dispensary on Northeast 16th Avenue and Northeast Killingsworth was vandalized with a racist symbol left on the porch.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Black-owned dispensary in Northeast Portland was vandalized and burglarized within a week. The owner hopes the community can help his small business bounce back following the loss.
Karanja Crews, the founder of Green Muse dispensary, said about a week ago, someone was caught on camera lighting something on fire on the porch of the business. There was also a symbol of a cross inside a circle left of the porch. The symbol can be used to mean white supremacy.
“We are still in Oregon, so I wasn’t super surprised,” Crews said. “I’m born and raised here, I’ve seen skin heads growing up.”
Crews said he thinks his business is being watched.
“I was thinking that we’re a target,” Crews said. “I was starting to feel that we’re being watched. I had a feeling that once this happened that people had been watching.”
Unfortunately, the vandalism isn’t the only