Bison Coffeehouse vandalized before Coffee With a Cop event (copy)

A Portland police officer helps clean up the inside of the Bison Coffeehouse after it was vandalized in October.

With the announcement of new task forces focused on auto and retail theft in the city, Portland business owners say the move is a step in the right direction.

Ragan VanSise, owner of Ragan’s Boutique, says she’s had to deal with all sorts of crime since opening her store more than five years ago.

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