Portland Power Outage Issue

Portland General Electric’s outage detection map showed the largest single power outage occurred around 7:09 a.m. near the Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood. It left about 3,047 people without electricity. Power has since been restored to the area. The outages have struck amid a morning of heavy rain and winds. KOIN 6 meteorologists forecasted stormy weather to impact the metro area heaviest Saturday morning and then taper off in the afternoon.

In SW Portland, 1,533 more customers lost power around 6:23 a.m. near the intersection of SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. PGE has since restored power to the area, per the electric company’s map.

In North Portland, about 2,206 customers were impacted by an outage near University Park and the St. Johns neighborhoods, PGE said. That outage struck around 8:54 a.m. and there is no estimate for when power will be back on there.

About 2,074 people lost power around 7:53 a.m. near the Hazelwood and Russell neighborhoods. Crews restored power hours later. Hundreds more customers lost power near the Centennial neighborhood in two separate outages that hit at 8:02 and 8:13 a.m., per data from PGE’s map.

In Hillsboro, about 1,800 people were without power near the corner of East Main Street and Northeast 24th Avenue. The outage happened at about 6:40 a.m., and power appears to have been largely restored in the area, according to PGE’s outage map.

On the corner of SE Johnson Creek Boulevard and Linwood Avenue, about 1,582 people lost power around 8:07 a.m. As of 9:48 a.m., there is no estimated time for when those customers will have their power restored.

Dozens of households are also without electricity in Lake Oswego, Multnomah and Tigard. A fallen tree on a power line caused about 180 people to lose power at 5:36 a.m. in Tigard, PGE said. PGE estimated the company would have power restored to customers there by 9:15 a.m. but the company has since pushed that timeline back to 12:15 p.m.

Outages and power restorations are changing by the minute.