On July 1, the fast-food crews working Portland’s Northeast 82nd Avenue got a raise.
They weren’t alone, of course. Across the Portland metro area, the minimum wage jumped $1.50 an hour—from $9.75 to $11.25.
The wage increase came as the first step in a series of hikes approved by the Oregon Legislature in 2016. By 2022, no worker in Portland will make less than $14.75 an hour.