High, Good People
We Out Here!
It's not easy being Black in Oregon, a state originally founded as a white utopia. For Portia Mittons, a transplant from Chicago, it's even harder: She's the only person of color in Sumpter, Oregon--a town more than five hours east of Portland, population, roughly 200 people. She moved there to open the Coughie Pot, a cannabis dispensary the town didn't want, but legally was powerless to stop despite multiple attempts.
In this episode Tiara takes a road trip to Sumpter to meet Portia, to find out the Coughie Pot's origin story, and to learn how Sumpter got got by ganja.
Theme music by Fritzwa
Podcast image design by Tiara Darnell