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Dan L
1 contribution
Feb 2024 • Business
Old Town Portland has so many places to go and see. The amount of people going out at night is amazing.
The museums are numerous and diverse. The story of Portland is seen in all the places to go and see.
Written 7 February 2024
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Rose T
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Business
I frequent Fabo'S Taco's in Old Town, it is sooooo good. There is a shop down there that is called Goodies and omg they have the best snacks from around the world. There is a Tea shop called Barnes and Morgan, it's so cute. A lot of people don't understand that the city of Portland has concentrated social services and poverty into old town. Some of the people you see there actually live there as well, they might now be homeless.. and 28% of old town residents are disabled.

They held a holiday market this year and the turn out was great! It not what the internet has made it out to be.
Written 25 December 2023
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M S
1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
This place is just one big village with homeless and drug addicts. With complete tent camps. We were there during the day, 11 a.m. and couldn't walk in a straight line at the walking sides because there were people lying everywhere. We saw people use drugs in plain sight. Just walked for 3 blocks and we ran back to the car and left.
Written 15 September 2023
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,528 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
I think old town is a bit sketchy. A lot of homeless people were present and they actually threaten others. Some garbage were not taken care.
Written 30 August 2023
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gdmoss14
Shepherdstown, WV3 contributions
Jul 2023 • Business
If you're looking to tally up some new life experiences you can definitely get some by walking a few blocks in Old Town. Caught an overdose in progress on my way to grab some pizza tonight. This is the largest population of homeless I have encountered in all of the cities I've visited and it is obvious that drug addiction is widespread. Unfortunately a large homeless population leads to a very unclean neighborhood as well. Having said that, while the situation in Old Town made me uncomfortable, I never felt threatened and there are some good restaurants in the area.
Written 28 July 2023
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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA11,663 contributions
Mar 2022 • Business
You should probably avoid this area unless you like homeless people, some of which appear insane. Many are only partially closed and seem to just be screaming for no reason. It was a bit unsettling.
Written 19 March 2022
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Alison B
Seattle, WA92 contributions
Jul 2021 • Business
Stay out of this area until the city gets its act together. Rival Covid and political protests have torn downtown apart. It is covered in graffiti, tent cities and empty buildings. It will take years to fix this mess. It used to be beautiful. It is now a shocking caricature of political inertia. At least pick up the trash. That should not be controversial.
Written 11 July 2021
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lucycan
San Diego, CA3,504 contributions
Sept 2020
I used to come here all the time when visiting Portland and it was perhaps my favorite part of the city. I was there yesterday and it is very rough now. Homeless people accosting pedestrians and blocking streets. This is NOT a place you should take your kids and should probably avoid yourself.
Written 14 September 2020
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NM_Love
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Enjoy getting a doughnut from Voodoo Doughnuts when I'm in the area. Love the idea of what the city is trying to do to make it a tourist attraction, but there are so many homeless people and people who are having loud conversations with the air as they walk along. People setting up camp on the street covered in tarps sleeping. It's definitely a challenge for the city...
Written 16 February 2020
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Vresh J
1 contribution
Nov 2019
I had been to Portland downtown recently and it was not a good experience.

This is what you should know. There are 3 main bridges - Hawthrone, Morrison and Burnside. The area across Burnside bridge is very shady and not safe. There are many homeless and some of them have put tent on the sidewalk and just lay there. During the day I did not feel safe so wondering how it is at night?

The area between Hawthrone bridge and Burnside bridge is good, though you may see some homeless here and there. Explore this area don't bother to visit old china town especially after 5pm.
Written 9 November 2019
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