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Portland’s Valentine’s Day Bandit inspires others to carry on the tradition

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2024
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In the spirit of Portland’s long-standing ‘Valentine’s Day Bandit,’ businesses and residents in downtown Portland carried on the tradition by adorning windows and walls with red hearts for Valentine’s Day. For decades, groups of volunteers would go out overnight and attach the universal symbol of love to various buildings throughout the city and its environs. Portlanders would rise on Valentine’s Day to find the red hearts all over downtown and displayed in hard-to-reach places like church steeples and Fort Gorges in Portland Harbor. Last year, the family of Kevin Fahrman...

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