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Southeast Portland residents launch campaign to keep New Seasons out of their neighborhood

Residents of SE Portland who oppose the opening of a New Seasons grocery store in their neighborhood launched a campaign on Saturday, July 26, at the Clinton-Division Street fair. New Seasons is a local whole foods grocery store chain with four locations around the metro area. It caters to a higher-end clientele, and its prices put it out of the reach of most working class families. Residents fear that the opening of the New Seasons store will raise rents, increase traffic congestion, and adversely affect the People's Food Co-op, which has been a unique community institution for over 30 years.
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