The violence comes after a Daunte Wright, 20-year-old black man, was killed in Minnesota, after being shot by a police officer on Sunday afternoon.
"The community is sick and tired of people engaging in criminal destruction and violence and doing it under the guise of some noble cause," Wheeler said during a Monday news conference with other local leaders.
Police used the tactic to control dozens of protesters as unrest returned to the Oregon city.
Police said an officer was punched in the face and later tear gas was used to disperse the crowds after they marched through the city in protest against an oil pipeline.
"The destruction and damage to kind of every aspect of our system was significant. The storm was unprecedented and came in three waves which created its own set of challenges," Elizabeth Lattanner, a spokesperson for Portland General Electric told Newsweek.
Authorities said the vehicle was heading south on the span of Interstate 205 that connects Oregon and Washington before it careened into the river around 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Officers were found to have used force more than 6,000 times last year between late May and mid-November.
Portland Police officers hit a DoorDash driver's car after mistaking him for the suspect who hit and killed a 60-year-old woman.
Portland saw widespread protests beginning in May following the killing of Black man George Floyd while in police custody.
Despite that historic civil unrest, the BLM movement somehow earned a nomination for a Nobel peace prize.
All these stories based on Antifa talking points were meant to create an impression that Trump had literally sent secret police to disappear left‐wing opposition. It was false.
Jean Gerich, 77, who had survived cancer and just received her coronavirus jab, was killed amid a string of hit-and-runs by one driver in Portland, Oregon.
Wheeler said he did not recognize the man who accosted him, but described him to be in his forties, shorter than 6-foot tall, medium build, wearing a dark-colored, heavy jacket, and possibly wearing glasses.
Portland police said Monday evening that one of the victims had died.
So far, the only official response to the incident came from the Democratic Party of Oregon.
Police responded with tear gas after they were pelted with rocks and eggs and protesters began vandalizing the building.
The man has not been identified and the girl, who was found with cuts on her hand, will remain anonymous because of her age.
Mayor Ted Wheeler called for increased penalties for repeat offenders who continually engage in violent actions and vandalism.
Portland's Federal Courthouse and Justice Center were targeted with fireworks on New Year's Eve.
The agitators are looking for a cause and they have their sights set on capitalists. Officials let them use the city as their playground and it's already gotten people killed.
Organizers have raised $10,000 more than their fundraising goal to support the Kinney family, a Black and Indigenous family who was evicted from their home in September.
According to a website for the red house, the home was foreclosed on in 2018, but the Kinney family, who have lived in the home for 65 years, challenged the foreclosure. Protestors have camped around the house for months to prevent officers from removing the family.
The fully marked Portland Police patrol vehicle was in a parking lot awaiting body damage repair when it was set alight, police said.
Under Gov. Kate Brown's mandate, you can have no more than six people in one home and they cannot represent more than two households.
Word-policing, even in documents few will ever read, forces a position under the guise of inclusivity.
Three people were arrested after the Multnomah County Democrats building in Portland, Oregon was vandalized, police said.
Local authorities arrested at least 10 protesters in downtown Portland by 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
The shooting death by police in Clark County, Washington, is under investigation. It took place only 12 miles north of Portland where racial injustice protests have been ongoing.