The Portland Apple Store is the last Apple Store in North America to re-open post-lockdown. The only exception appears to be two stores in Minneapolis that only offer curbside pickup due to fears of renewed Black Lives Matter [BLM] rioting.
Most Apple stores in America & Canada have been open or partially open since last July and many since last May.
The Portland Apple Store was famously looted by BLM “protesters” on May 30th. It was one of at least sixteen Apple Stores looted during BLM protests between May 30th and June 1st.
BLM & Antifa also looted Apple stores in Bellevue, Brooklyn, Charleston, Chicago, Hollywood, Minneapolis, Naperville, Philadelphia, Providence, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Washington DC, and two different stores in Los Angeles.
As Portland continues to experience weekly rioting, Apple Inc has kept the store closed. While it re-opened Saturday, March 13th, a huge barrier protects the store. Only a limited number of customers are allowed inside at a time, and there are numerous security guards.
The Apple store in downtown Portland has reopened with high security & a barrier. It remained closed for almost a year after BLM-Antifa rioters broke in & looted the store clean. pic.twitter.com/CGxRpMWobj
— Tony (@Mrtdogg) March 14, 2021
A team of security guards, health questions, temp checks, security ropes, and lines outside. It’s tougher to get into the Apple Store than it was to get on my submarine.
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) March 15, 2021
— Ray Shay 10-97 (@RayShay1097) March 14, 2021
Last May, Black Lives Matter protesters ransacked the store and are said to have stolen every last product.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) May 30, 2020