PORTLAND - A large retail complex is set to be built on the Thunderbird on the Beach hotel complex site on Hayden Island.

As first reported by the Portland Business Journal, building permits for a 1-story shopping complex with parking have been filed with the city.

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No one was hurt in the suspicious fire that broke out early the Sunday morning of the Labor Day holiday weekend, and lit up the I-5 corridor over the Columbia River.

Last Thursday, police said a reward of up to $1,000 was offered for help in the case, since arson is a possible cause.

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The fire caused $17 million in damage and destroyed five buildings of the complex, which has sat fenced off and vacant since 2005.

A representative with the Multnomah County Assessor's office said the owners of Thunderbird Hotel LLC owed $1.123,801.02 in back taxes.

Officials from the federal bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms were in charge of the investigation. A tipline for anyone with information was set up at 1-800-800-3855 - select option 2 at the first voice prompt, then option 3 at the second prompt.


Crime Stoppers offered a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

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