PORTLAND, Ore. --- The Portland police said earlier this week that ongoing protests had cost businesses $23 million.
However, the Oregonian/OregonLive found those figures are skewed by just one business, a mall that was already shut down by statewide coronavirus closures.
The figure came from the Portland Business Alliance, which surveyed its members last month.
Almost 90% in reported damages and lost business came from one respondent, which reported $18 million in lost sales.
The Pioneer Place mall is the only place that could post those numbers because it didn't reopen until June 19, the day after the survey ended.