Due to an uptick in burglaries in the region, a long-standing record store in Portland has opted to permanently close one of its two stores.
Thursday, June 1, was a “bittersweet day” for the locally owned and operated Exiled Records, which established a second location in March 2022, as the store’s Southeast Hawthorne site announced its closing via social media.
“After 15 years we have decided to close the SE Hawthorne store today due to multiple break-ins and an overall decline in foot traffic,” Exiled Records wrote in a post. “To say we would miss the people of Hawthorne would be an understatement.”
There have been several business closures in the region in recent months, not just the record store. Imelda’s and Louie’s, a shoe and clothing business, announced in November 2022 that its Southeast Hawthorne location would be closing, following the closure of its Alberta and Pearl District locations in earlier years.
Owner Pam Coven said she decided to close the store due to repeated break-ins and lackluster business after 29 years in Portland and at the height of the pandemic. Pub on Southeast Hawthorne, The Ranger Station, closed at the start of March for unknown reasons-
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Although Exiled Records has closed its doors at that location, it still has a thriving business in Portland and welcomes locals to stop by 8685 SW Canyon Road.
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The employees of Exiled West claim that they will still have a wide variety of new and used records, CDs, and tapes available for purchase. In addition to selling pre-owned audio gear, the shop will also fix anything that breaks.