Portland...the cesspool of the Northwesthwest!
I've lived here now almost 30 years. This place has slowly declined to be one of the WORST cities to live or visit. Downtown Portland is nothing but a cesspool of druggies and homeless from all over the country. Other cities ship there homeless here because Portland officials don't "man up" and take care of the real problems downtown. Take a walk, if you dare, and see drugs beings used openly, prostitution, pan handling everywhere, homeless urinating and the local police officers just walking by and not seeing any of it.
I feel safe in NYC, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Miami, Atlanta then I do here in Portland. Hotels charging over $350 a night while having the homeless sleep in its doorways and panhandlers attacking you as you leave the place. Restaurants charging $75+ for a meal while you have to try to dodge all the homeless just to get to the doorway. I'm a VERY proud liberal person with good values, we just have the WORST politicians in place at this time. Those who say it's because Democrats are that way your wrong. Independents to liberal...your wrong. It is because Portland has LAZY politicians who don't give a dang about the city...period. Let's raise taxes to help fight homelessness....you mean for politicians to use that money for there greed.
Portland is a HORRIBLE city and I am embarrassed to say that I live here anymore. I was proud of it 25 years ago...that's gone!!! All those pot smoking freaks that roam our city and drug users that invade our streets......don't plan on visiting this place or much less move here....it is as bad as any 3rd world country!!!
Eric | West Haven-Sylvan, OR