After explosion, businesses on NW 23rd check in

Businesses closed after gas explosion

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PORTLAND, Ore. – A Wednesday morning gas explosion damaged businesses on the busy block of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Glisan Street. As the smoke subsided, businesses started to check in on social media.

At least two firefighters and two civilians were injured but no fatalities were reported. Click for latest 

Anyone who needs immediate help with food or shelter can go to Congregation Beth Israel at Northwest 19th and Flanders Street. Mayor Charlie Hales said people can contact the Mayor's Office to donate money or goods to those affected by the explosion.

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Art Work Rebels Tattoo said their shop was completely destroyed and the business is looking for a new space following the explosion. 



Fetch Eyewear said all employees got out before the blast but they haven't yet found their cat, Mau Mau. 



Moonstruck Chocolate said the NW 23rd café was temporarily closed. Their staff is safe and unharmed.



Blush Beauty Bar said the business was damaged but everyone is OK.

The windows at Kitchen Kaboodle were blown out but no injuries were reported at the popular kitchen and home goods shop.  

Russell Tunes was at McMenamins Ramshead on NW 23rd Avenue before the explosion happened. He said employees were evacuated but a coworker had glass in his arm.



Dosha Salon said the business was closed until further notice but staff members are safe.

The Portland Bagelworks business was destroyed but all of the employees were reported safe.  

Pizzicato Pizza, which is located across the street from the explosion, said their Northwest location was closed but all of the employees are all right.  

Chocolate shop The Meadow on NW 23rd and Johnson Street reported that everyone was "safe and sound."



Thai Bloom on Northwest Flanders and 23rd said the business will be closed until further notice. 

The William Temple House Thrift Store was also closed


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