Review of Portland, Oregon


Hard No coming from NYC Native
Star Rating - 1/12/2021
I lived in NYC for 30 years and moved out here about 6 years ago. It was actually ok when we first moved here although you could see the downward spiral starting. I can't tell you enough how bad it is living in Portland and it has nothing to do with the weather. The irony is the weather is actually not that bad...beautiful weather from Spring to Fall. Portlands main issue is politics and it's a big one. The mayor and the people who surround him are ineffectual and just don't know what they are doing. This is not a rant just a heads up that you will encounter a large population of homelessness along with dirty streets and no policing or enforcement of any kind. They recently legalized...I mean decriminalized all drugs, including heroine, cocaine, meth etc.. . If you are a super bleeding heart liberal type of person this place might appeal to you but even then it could be a hard "pill" to swallow. If you have kids stay away as this is no place to raise children. Cost of living is on par with most cities...I would recommend not moving into Portland Multnomah count.
Lane | Portland, OR
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