How Safe Is Portland for Travel?

Portland, United States
Safety Index:
69

Apart from being the largest city in Oregon, the so-called “City of Roses”, is also the second-largest city in the Pacific Northwest after Seattle.

Portland has its charm: its environment and vibe are not fast-paced; instead, it has a more laid-back, smaller town feel to it.

It also has a reputation as one of the safest major cities in the United States by virtually any measure.

The town itself is truly beautiful: it offers lots of gorgeous trees and greenery in the city and old homes, rolling hills and mountains.

It also offers you a lot of fun things to do, like hiking, biking, walking, fishing, alternative movies, art galleries of every type, etc.

Warnings & Dangers in Portland

Overall Risk

OVERALL RISK : LOW

Portland is one of the safest major cities in the United States on virtually any scale and by all criteria. Although caution is advised, you can relax for the most part.

Transport & Taxis Risk

TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW

Taxis and other means of transportation are, overall, very safe to use in Portland, and since Portland has exceptionally well-planned bike lanes and greenways, it's also one of the friendliest cities in the United States for cyclists.

Pickpockets Risk

PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM

The biggest threat in Portland is a petty crime. You should beware of pickpockets in crowded areas and always stick to your common sense when in public.

Natural Disasters Risk

NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW

Portland doesn't suffer from typical natural disasters for America, but it isn't immune to disasters altogether – especially mudslides, earthquakes, and flooding. However, they're not too common.

Mugging Risk

MUGGING RISK : LOW

Mugging and kidnapping are rare occurrences in Portland, so it shouldn't be on your list of worries. Still, avoid poorly lit and deserted streets and areas and if you find yourself in such a situation, hand over your belongings immediately and do not resist.

Terrorism Risk

TERRORISM RISK : LOW

Excluding isolated mass shootings, Portland hasn't been the target of any terrorist attacks recently, but the attacks shouldn't be ruled out. Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

Scams Risk

SCAMS RISK : LOW

There aren't many scams in Portland. Still, be wary of people trying to distract you to steal from you and of people overcharging you for various services. We advise you to be extremely careful when handling money and around ATMs.

Women Travelers Risk

WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW

Portland is very safe for female solo travelers. There are no issues that would endanger females but still use your common sense as you would in your city. Following basic precaution measures should make your trip go smoothly.

So... How Safe Is Portland Really?

As already mentioned, Portland has a reputation as one of the safest major cities in the United States by virtually any measure.

Pretty much anyplace around Portland is safe.

The suburbs in Portland, like suburbs everywhere else, do see crime from time to time.

Lents, the Jade District, Rockwood, and the inner city are not great suburbs, crime-wise; the better neighborhoods are Alberta, Mt. Tabor, Hawthorn, and Woodstock.

Other areas have big apartment complexes that are known for crime and generally have bad reputations but those are all over town.

However, statistically, the city is a low crime, across the region; neighborhoods may vary, again, like anywhere.

In general, you won’t hear much about violence in this city, or random attacks, or even robbery.

Right now, Portland is experiencing more car theft and car break-ins than anything else.

Drug addicts and the homeless represent an issue in Portland as they do with almost any major city in the States nowadays.

Whichever community has the least police patrols will often find that there are significant homeless camps in the draws and woods of the area.

Don’t be too overconfident roaming the city during late-night hours, but you will be relatively safe compared to most places in the US.

Useful Information

  • Visas - The US is famous for its harsh policy for acquiring a tourist, let alone a resident visa. The US embassies usually ask for interviews before granting tourist visas, and tourists usually have to pay up to 160 USD to get a visa. If you are not sure about your visa status, contact your local US embassy for further information.
  • Currency - The United States dollar is the official currency in Portland. Credit and debit cards are accepted nearly everywhere, and ATMs are widely available. The prices vary but you can plan on spending about 100 dollars per day.
  • Weather - There are only two seasons in the Portland area - rain and summer. There is abundant rainfall in the fall, winter, and spring. The rain and clouds typically last for about nine months, after which the skies suddenly clear out and it is hot and sunny.
  • Airports - Portland International Airport is the busiest airport serving the area of Portland city. The airport is located some 15 km northeast of downtown
  • Travel Insurance - Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Portland, since it covers not only the costs of medical problems but also theft and loss of valuables.
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Portland Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 4° C
Feb 6° C
Mar 8° C
Apr 10° C
May 13° C
Jun 16° C
Jul 19° C
Aug 19° C
Sep 16° C
Oct 11° C
Nov 7° C
Dec 4° C
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Average High/Low Temperature

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97 Reviews on Portland

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    Don Meyers says:

    ANTIFA Terrorists!

    Have you ever heard of ANTIFA?? Portland is Safe? Are you F%#%n’ kidding me?

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        Sharon Chamberlin says:

        Nobody swore. They disguised it for you hoity eyeball. Now mother some ACTUAL PEOPLE, if you have same. Damn waste of space.

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          Anonymous says:

          Sharon is based I agree with her

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          Lindsey says:

          I live here. PDX is safe.

          Are you from Portland? I am. Antifa isn’t a thing. Antifa is a made up name to scare people. What you refer as antifa are counter-protesters to the Proud Boys. Proud Boys are an organized group. Right or wrong is up to interpretation, but Proud Boys announce their dates, time, and place of organized protests. They carry weapons and are dangerous. Last protest was in a grocery store parking lot, so you shouldn’t stumble upon them. As of September 2021, Portland is perfectly safe unless you’re a Proud Boy.

    1. Propaganda? Many years out of date.

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      Anonymous says:

      Not true at all, the amount of homeless people and meth in Portland is really bad. I don’t feel safe downtown in a lot of areas and people are getting shot and killed right now in east Portland.

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      Shellie says:

      A Safe Place to Live

      I have lived in this beautiful city for over 30 years,and even with the protests and rioting our city is still safe.
      These protests do not define Portlander’s!!

      1. Yikes!

        Hello blind person!! Wait until they put in the police oversight committee! Glad I moved cross country this summer – good-bye Portland! We’ll be praying earnestly for it and the blind that still live there!

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        Oregonian says:

        Delusional

        This is what you would like Portland to be or maybe what it used to be, but it is anything but that now. Seems very dangerous.

      3. Lived here 76 years> this is a travesty . Portland is VERY DANGEROUS

      4. Very true. I’ve lived here since the seventies, and those were some rough times. It’s nothing like it was then.

      5. Glad U left Portland Yikes. .I’ve lived in Portland for 50 years. .seen the GOOD. .the BAD. . & now the UGLY. .
        WORKING TO MAKE PORTLAND GREAT AGAIN!!. . If U can’t be a part of the SOLUTION. .BYE BYE

      6. What should I do ?

        I really wanna move back but nervous too
        But I don’t want my fear too hold me back
        From coming home to Portland

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        anonymous says:

        Good lord. I wouldn’t vacation there for no amount of money. I hear property values are in the toilet.

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          Lindsey says:

          Do research

          Property values are too high. No one can afford it. You have no idea what you’re saying. Check before you speak.

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        Blacknwhite says:

        I’m sorry, but all the mess going on there is starting to define Portland.

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      Native Portlander says:

      Yes, I’ve heard of Antifa. I believe that stands for Anti Fascists. (correct me if I’m wrong) So I’m guessing you are pro fascism?

      I used to think of the U.S. as anti- fascist, you know, after that whole World War 2 thing where we fought against “the fascists” in Germany and Italy but apparently I must have been mistaken.

      FYI, Portland does have a lot of homeless people camping in the open and with the pandemic the streets are not as bustling but it is generally safe unless the Proud Boys (Nazis) show up to rally near you. Stay away from the Fascists and you should be fine in the other 99.99% of the City.

      Oh and for you Californians, welcome. Anyone who comes here and gets it is just another person to drive the a-holes who don’t, off to Jesusland.

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        Jose Dunlop says:

        Couldn’t have said that better myself.

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        Concerned Citizen says:

        I found a protestor!! Basically anybody with 5 stars in this chat has broken a window in this city. We were supposed to visit for 2 weeks… we left after the 3rd day. We even prepared for the protests, but it was so much worse. What you see on TV is a fraction of what goes on in Portland. You want to know what hell is like… Go to Portland. Fire and neon haired demons everywhere.

        1. Portland is VERY DANGEROUS

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          Anonymous says:

          Portland Out of Control

          I am so sorry that you had to encounter this on your visit. How scary that must have been!

        3. 100% agreed. I’ve lived just south of Portland for quite some time & as a middle aged man who’s 6’2, 240 lbs, in excellent physical shape, able to defend myself & carries concealed, I don’t dare step foot in that sh*thole. This article is 100% B.S. as it doesn’t even mention the fact that shootings are up 1900% this year.

      3. W
        Walks With Privilege says:

        How?

        No person wants fascism, I feel like both sides of certain political beliefs are having certain political beefs that do not necessarily coincide with each other’s definition of what fascism really is, or means. Conservatives feel like the liberal thought form for the first and second amendment are a direct attack against America’s constitutional right to what they have grown to believe. They feel like a lot of their rights as an American are being taken away, so they have joined a group. That is how groups like “Alt Right” or “Proud Boys” are formed. They feel like Antifa is a fascist movement against America through anarchy.
        Yet, Antifa groups, or people with the opposite opinion of conservatives have been taking the offense by breaking out windows of local businesses that have nothing to do with any of it, and not giving a damn about who it affects> I have met and spoke to people who have verbatim said “burn it down, feel the Bern, Bernie Sanders!”
        Honestly, I do not think he we endorse or condone those kinds of things or actions, but I get it.
        These are stressful times for everyone, so it is very easy to become tribal and stick with your tribe, being a Native American, I was born into a tribe, so I understand I guess, Native Portlander.
        Fuck those Californians and their Jesusland, it is so tough for us Portlandians.
        My business was destroyed.
        How?

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          Native Portlander says:

          Nonsense

          Ha ha. Nonsense!

      4. A
        Anonymous Okie says:

        Anti antifa

        They chose Antifa because they couldn’t use pro socialist. So, just because someone is (forgive the pun) anti antifa, doesn’t mean pro fascist. That is simplistic thinking.
        BTW, I have canceled a trip planed for Oregon because I don’t want to be arrested for trying to drive in the Interstate.

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        Actual Portland resident says:

        Actual Resident

        I like how you said anti-facist but not anti-violent 🥴 we get it though, you’re a bunch of racist commies who use black people to riot for you haha.

      6. J
        JoJo Kinne says:

        Word salad

        If you believe antifa is actually anti-fascist not much more needs to be said. I’m guessing you believe BLM is about black lives. And Planned Parenthood is about parenting. Gotta love the word salad!

      7. I guess you read your George Orwell. Let’s label something that is it polar opposite and see if we can confuse people.

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        Arvo Part says:

        It has not been rose tinted

        What about the 900% increase in murder rates? The streets filled with homeless tents? Just because I call myself anti bad guys, doesn’t mean everyone who aren’t in the anti bad guy club are bad guys. That’s a logical fallacy. If you aren’t in my anti bad guy club then you are pro bad guys. Lazy. Talk is cheap, it doesn’t matter what you call yourselves, what matters is how you act. Hitler could’ve called his movement antifa, would that have made what he did any better? Nope. Semantic games. A name doesn’t give you moral high ground. It’s not that easy to be moral.

    5. S
      Shannon says:

      I do not believe downtown Portland is safe

      Thank you that’s exactly what I’m saying they’re saying it safe I don’t think so either and my husband has to go for business in February. Downtown fucking Portland

    6. M
      Mr smart says:

      Portland is a shithole full of losers

      I wouldnt come within 100 miles of that hellhole

    7. you are so correct Portland is very dangerous

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      Anonymous says:

      Too Dangerous To Visit

      I used to love Portland but it is just too dangerous to travel to nowadays. I live in Seaside, Or and will not travel to Portland. I hope things change as the city was so beautiful.

  2. Terrible

    Old downtown Portland is not safe at. It is shady and risky sometimes during the day or mostly during the night.

  3. A
    Anonymous says:

    Not safe

    Portland is pretty unsafe actually. Lots of violent crimes and transit isn’t all that safe either. Lots of homelessness, which isn’t an issue, but most of them are on drugs and unpredictable and have committed their share of the crimes here. Be aware and carry pepper spray.

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    Heather says:

    Worse than San Bernardino

    Portland is definitely not safe. I visited for a three day weekend and was attacked by multiple homeless people on different occasions. Why doesn’t this article mention the random stabbings/murders on public transit by homeless people. The most unsafe city I have ever been to and I’m from San Bernardino county.

  5. S
    Sharon Chamberlin says:

    So so wrong ( local take)

    This is utter garbage. Unsafe even for locals!!! Do you call a stroll through Chicago safe as well??

  6. I love Portland and have been there many times, my wife lived there for a couple of years and we are both deeply sadden by what we see in TV. We cancelled a trip and won’t go anywhere near it, why – 60+ days of nightly rioting, disbandment of the police, emptying violent offenders out the jails.

  7. Not Safe in July, 2020

    July 25, 2020

    With declared riots happening in the center of downtown Portland I would not visit there right now. It is such a shame because it is a beautiful city, but things seem to be out of control.

  8. As long as you stay away from the riots, Antifa and the anarchists. Oh, and if you are from California, expect the cold shoulder.

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    Don Wayne says:

    Lol. Was a crap hole when I lived there in the late seventies.

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    Frankie Z says:

    Portland: terrorist capitol of the US

    maybe this article needs an update Portland is overrun with terrorist organizations BLM and AntiFa , the municipal police have been forced out by socialist politicians and the city is a wasteland of drug addicts and homeless . the City is a complete mess and it seems to have become a political hotbed for the election with the democrat sided who control everything in the city denying that there are riots , calling it protests .. it’s a riot and socialist siege make no mistake . Portland is a disaster area

    1. You forgot about the murder rate doubling.

      1. No cops=higher murder rates. And more car thefts, muggings, and riots. (Remember summer of 2020? )

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    Anonymous says:

    Ya,, Portland seems safe!!! hahaha update your site guys!!!!!!

  12. Easy to avoid trouble

    I live in Portland. The protests on national TV are confined to a few blocks. If you want to avoid them, you easily can.

    Skyrocketing housing prices are attributed to transplants, especially Californians. It’s true you may get a cold shoulder if you say you’re from California. If you explain you’re just visiting though, folks will appreciate that.

    Homelessness is an issue like in most large cities. Be respectful. Don’t stare. If you’re friendly, usually people experiencing homelessness will be friendly back. If you ignore them, usually you’ll also be ignored. Have some empathy.

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      Anonymous says:

      Thank you so much for your reasonable response

    2. Thank you! It’s important to get replies from people who actually know what they’re talking about, and not just those repeating propaganda. What blocks should folks visiting Portland avoid?

    3. Thank you for the level-headed response. My blood pressure is on the rise reading so much misinformation, but you brought it back to normal. I love it here too. I’m hoping that the cost of living here goes down a bit, now that we have such a bad rap. Then we could again be the secret paradise of yesteryear.

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    Anonymous says:

    Palestine seems safer than Portland today.

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    Leaving Portland says:

    Worst City Ever !

    Most Dangerous city in the US right now. But even after the riots, looting, intimidation and harassment end the city will return to its previous state of anarchy where homeless people smoke meth and commit crimes. Heroin users shoot up and commit crimes when they need money for another fix.

    The people voted for the government that brought this about so I guess its what the majority want. Don’t be foolish enough to go there

  15. violent crime is skyrocketing daily

    this website is a farce. carry a US flag downtown and then tell us it is a safe city. all while violent crime is acutely on the rise.

  16. Molotov Cocktails are Nice

    Portland is your warm destination, as the residents are always starting peaceful fires around the city. Edge on up next to a warm Molotov Cocktail. Enjoy the view as a government building is burned down to the ground. Invite your other Antifa friends and roast civilians. Great time for all!

  17. My Husband

    In May I flew to Portland too see my husband. I was shocked to see the tent cities next to the freeway. Now Portland is all over the news and it’s not for being safe!

  18. Unsafe Every Presidential Election Year

    Every 4 years (Election Years) from Summer thru Fall downtown Portland is a dangerous place. Especially if you are the least bit normal looking. The city is then taken over by 20 something year olds rioting, using endless causes as an excuse for their sad lives. But if you have pink hair, tattoos, multiple body piercings and a totally black wardrobe you may go unsolicited. Carry bear mace just in case.

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        Anonymous says:

        And you don’t? F off little girl

  19. A
    Anonymous says:

    Why would this site say this is a safe place, some people may believe this and could be hurt or killed. It not responsible to mislead and to put people at risk.

  20. D
    Dharma Bum says:

    anywhere but here

    Was there one month back with family, a horrible experience. Everything was closed up. There were tent’s all over downtown when we talked the city, with enough homeless and big guys on the corners to make visiting Bagdad seem safer. Gov’t building were spay painted and trashed, even their deer statue was spray painted. There were angry maxist kids fighting cops. Powell books was closed, everything was closed along the river, most the town boarded up. Only thing you could hit up was Voodoo donuts and Wholefoods. I was shocked to say the least by this Anti-American town, it was a mix of jaded angry hipsters with poor manners who have a love of Marxist theology mixed with potheads. Avoid this town, and if you have a family keep far far away from this place.

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    Anonymous says:

    Downtown PDX is not safe

    We recently traveled to downtown Portland. It was overrun by homeless people. Many stores are boarded up. We saw a homeless man taking a bath in a fountain and another one washing his hair in a drinking fountain. One female was scantily clad with a bra and very short shorts and her friend wasn’t wearing a shirt and his pants were so low we could see his butt. We didn’t stay long needless to say as there’s really nothing good to see right now.

  22. S
    Shay Brooks says:

    I was born & raised in Portland – believe me it is NO SAFE CITY. It use to be clean, but hundreds upon hundreds of homeless has changed all that. Now, you can watch people shooting-up drugs on city sidewalks; you can also watch people fornicate, urinate, defecate, scream, vandalize – the list goes on. The mayor is weak and doesn’t have the guts to face all the riots now happening here. The mayor/governor allow anyone to do what ever they want on our city streets. Both these inadequate and weak politicians need to go. Where people use to take pride in this city – that’s now gone and it’s like living in a garbage pit. The above advert isn’t telling the truth. They are just trying to sell you a travel deal. STAY AWAY FROM PORTLAND – it’s like living in Sodom & Gamora…really!

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    DEAD SHIT SHOW says:

    VIOLENT SHIT SHOW

    DO NOT GO, HORRIBLE PROTESTING. OUT OF CONTROL CITY GOVERNMENT. VIOLENCE ALL OVER THE DOWN TOWN. CANCELL ANY AND ALL VISITS IF POSSIBLE.

    CRIMINALS NOT CHARGED SO IF YOU ARE ASSULTED YOUR ON YOUR OWN.

    HOMELESS LIVING EVERYWHERE: SHIT IN THE STREETS. EVERYTHING CLOSED, RESTAURANTS CLOSED.
    NO REASON TO VISIT THIS CORRUPTED VIOLENT CITY.

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      Randy local says:

      This article is so outdated. Portland has descended into a crime infested city. Its leaders support the people destroying this city over the residents and small business owners….so sad.

  24. R
    Randy local says:

    This article is so outdated. Portland has descended into a crime infested city. Its leaders support the people destroying this city over the residents and small business owners….so sad.

  25. T
    Tell The Truth says:

    Tell the Truth

    I have lived in Portland for 25 years. It used to be a weird quirky town of hippies and introverts. I worked in downtown and used public transportation. The homeless population has been steadily growing over the last few years. During the summers, there was a very strange vibe in the city… lots of young panhandlers would come from out of town and the streets were crowded with beggars. But the problem was not just that… there were certain drugs that were making these people act insane. This was beyond just a group of mentally disordered homeless. The ‘Drug of the month’ would really tweak these people out. They were rolling around on the sidewalks, taking naps with their head and neck hanging off the street curb, screaming/fighting with invisible beings, spitting and throwing trash at passer-byers…. that was the Norm. That was the daily occurrence. And all of that was prior to the pandemic.
    Then came the protests/riots. Downtown Portland turned into a zombie apocalypse zone. Homeless every. Feces, drugs, urine, violence, looting, arson, the list goes on and on. I don’t understand why some people are so protective of this city and refuse to tell the truth. No, the protests weren’t exclusive to just a couple street blocks. They have taken it far and wide, from downtown Portland to SE, NE, N, and beyond. Hardworking tax payers are terrorized in their own neighborhoods. Immigrants who left their war torn countries have been stuck in the middle of a violent temper tantrum by a bunch of bored young people without an identity or culture who have NO idea what true devastation war and revolution could bring.
    And these spoiled entitled kids are now crying about ‘PTSD’ from their nonstop rioting.
    They truly want to feel like special snowflakes… but to most, they are just ridiculous fools who have lived a very easy life and single handedly have destroyed this city. No, Portland is not going to be revived. Most people are leaving, disgusted by what has happened.
    And since the police have been stifled and beaten down, is it any wonder why the murder rate has soared in the city?

  26. K
    Kurt Johnson says:

    Stay away

    I’m a senior citizen camping across the country. Stopped in Portland (Oct) for 2 days passing thru. Had terrible experience got surrounded and my wallet and cell phone forcibly taken. I’m a veteran and not intimidated. The people of Portland have no values and must be very soft and afraid. It is too bad I understand it was a beautiful place. I’m from Wisconsin and have a tip …90% of the nations land is red on a political map. Just stay in those areas and enjoy our beautiful country. I’d give Portland 1 star I couldn’t change the number of stars rating. Thank you

  27. C
    Concerned Citizen says:

    Extremely Dangerous City

    Portland is one of the most dangerous cities in America. Nightly rioting and looting by Antifa (no they are not anti facists, they are Anarchists, get a clue. The state and city government have beat the police down so much, they are incapacitated, unable to enforce the laws that have been established to protect law abiding citizens. There is nothing in Portland worth dying for.

  28. K
    Karen H. says:

    I have lived in Woodstock neighborhood 57 years. I love it. I have not experienced any of the negative things people here have mentioned.

    1. C
      Concerned Citizen says:

      Do you work in the mayor’s office?

      1. Karen lies

        Karen you are a bold faced liar

  29. Mixed Bag

    I’d say Portland is a mixed bag. At the time of writing this (3/15/2021) there have been more homicides (I think about 20) since the beginning of the year. Same time last year, there was one or two. The crime rate seems to be steadily increasing. I’ve lived in downtown for 6 years, in the Goose Hollow neighborhood. While I feel safe (false sense of security maybe) walking, running and living the life of an urban dweller, the city has really gone downhill. The homeless crisis has spiraled out of control and city officials don’t seem to care. While I have compassion for people and the situation at hand, something needs to be done to provide housing and mental health services for those in need; to get them off the street and into a safe place. The widespread encampments have become a blight on what was once a very beautiful city. Also, Covid has wreaked havoc on the economy (just like in all the other cities across the country and worldwide) creating a vast wasteland of empty restaurants, storefronts, movie theaters, boutiques, shopping malls, etc. What was once a vibrant, cultural city teeming with community has now been reduced to a graffiti ridden, garbage strewn desert. It could use a really good polishing. That being said, it continues to retain its charm, beautiful architecture, uniquely distinct neighborhoods, many parks and some of the best dining in the country. Now that covid restrictions are being lifted, I feel the city will eventually return to its former glory and fingers crossed, will become the safe, friendly, charming city that it’s always been known for.

    1. Agree with Mixed Bag

      DJ B—your assessment is spot on. I’ve lived in NE Portland for 15 years and feel the same. Thank you for providing some much needed context.

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    Dr Dave says:

    Portland is a dump

    Portland is a trash dump filled with homeless people and syringes. This city is a vestige of its former self.

  31. One thing take a moment and check the current murder rate 2021.

  32. A
    Anonymous says:

    High Crime

    According to “neighborhoodscout.com” which appears to be a real estate website, Portland is in the top 2% of all US cities with regard to high crime rate. It is in the top 3% of all Oregon cities with regard to high crime rate. Need anything else be said?.

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    Debbie Johnson says:

    Portland sucks

    Went to visit a friend, will never visit again. Homeless tried to steal my purse. Why the residents of Portland put up with this garbage is beyond me.

  34. Oregonian for 47 years and still counting. Being a former Portlander and one who traveled frequently to the downtown area I can honestly attest that the city is not worth visiting. The city is not safe currently and would advise against travel. No meaningful law enforcement since it was defunded.

  35. E
    Ex Portlander says:

    Geting Out will Can

    Lived in Portland for ten years. Hard to sleep this summer with pistol shots and explosions waking me up. Just sold My place and headed across the river were there seems to be sanity and police protection.

  36. VIOLENT HORROR SHOW

    Portland is being run by thugs because the useless mayor, Ted Wheeler, and the city council have abdicated their authority and support the violence. My daughter and her family thankfully are moving out of the shithole next month. She, her husband and their 7 year old son saw a man on the street drop his trousers and take a dump right on the street. They say the city they once loved smells like urine. They are lucky they are able to leave the state. They believe the thugs will move their terror out into surrounding communities.

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    They keep it weird and stinky says:

    Portland sucks

    This article is by far inaccurate! It should state how Portland Oregon crime rate has drastically increased in the past year itself. Portland has been slowly destroying what once was a beautiful city over the past two decades. Living in the state of Oregon and recently visiting I told my family that resides there from now on family gatherings will be outside the city that smells of urine now. Took a stroll down Chinatown three weeks back and that was heartbreaking as opposed to two years ago when you could actually walk on a sidewalk then. Now the city is a homeless population that instead of the state of Oregon governor, and their horrible Ted Wheeler doing anything to fix the homelessness and also destruction of their city they just walk by like it isn’t a issue. Needless to say I tell everyone that wants to visit that shithole not to and when they don’t listen they regret their choices. However you can legally shit on the sidewalk in front of anyone so if you want to leave a token behind you won’t be the only one that does that there. Their own community does it to themselves.

  38. Tip of the iceberg.
    Portland is the worst place I have ever lived in. Someone said go slightly east young man
    I was happy to take their advice.
    Be it cost of living, be it genuinely crazy people surrounding you.
    Tent cities that compare any other leftist shithole.
    Portland is broken, do not go there do not live there.

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    Gen. Q. says:

    I’ve lived in the Portland Oregon area on / off in my time growing up from a child to an adult. Now I’m rooted in Portland at the moment. I’ve always loved the locals who were down to earth and that the nature in Oregon is amazing! I much preferred going to Astoria or Lincoln City or any place outside of Portland to see the amazing nature you’ll find and interesting towns. It definitely has changed a lot. It’s not exactly as safe as it use to be and it has gotten more populated, There are various changes happening and we cannot discredit that Downtown Portland isn’t what it use to be. There is a major Homeless issue that isn’t being resolved properly and there is still meth and trafficking issues in Portland area. I’d say if your visiting someone you trust here in Portland then that’s your best bet for a good time in Portland Oregon area but it is in a progress of decline as tensions do rise here and that the issues Portland faces is at a standstill with the public and authority. Do be safe if you are visiting and travel with a friend.

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    Portland local says:

    This entire article is a lie. Portland is a complete trash can. Homeless EVERYWHERE, drugs, shootings have been at an all time high, there have been more people murdered than covid deaths in Portland. Be careful not to step on any needles or human shit walking down the street. Portland is Garage

  41. City of human vermin

    Portland is s sewer
    diguised as a shithole run by anti american commies !!!!!!
    If you think New York is bad y portland is its twin!!

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    Anonymous says:

    The voters in Portland need to realize that they ultimately have the power to steer the course for their wounded city.

    They need to take an honest assessment of the serious problems menacing their once beautiful city and then formulate a plan to restore their city to the vibrant, quirky, and safe city that it formerly was.

    Then they need to rally around, support, and elect representatives who will lead their city away from the mess and back to its once proud perch.

    I personally think that a lot of the needed energy to rescue Portland is within the ranks of all of their plentiful forward-thinking, risk-taking, hard working, enthusiastic, and optimistic small-business owners. Surely all of them do not appreciate the descent towards decadence that their marketplace has tumbled into.

    Portlanders…rally around the good people who love and believe in your city. Small-business owners’ sleeves are always rolled up. They know how to take on a challenge.

    They can lead your city back to greatness so get going!

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    Ted Wheeler says:

    Portland is not safe

    I’ve lived in Portland my whole life and it’s definitely not safe anymore. Whoever wrote this obviously hasn’t been to Portland for years. 2021 is on pace to shatter the all time homicide record in Portland. There’s an all out gang war with multiple shootings every day. There’s riots all the time. There’s thousands of homeless people everywhere. Everything is border up. There’s garbage and graffiti everywhere. The cops don’t even investigate crimes because they are so slammed with cases.

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    Jimmy Jones in my Bones Inc. says:

    It's a no go

    Are you fucking serious? In 2021 this place is crawling with domestic terrorists called Antifa. They’re communists that will destroy and hurt whoever they come across.

    Nice place If you want to get murdered and have your apartment burned down. The police got defunded, the businesses got destroyed, people were murdered. It’s a fucking wasteland and is even getting worse. The #BLM is not only a bunch of scam charities stealing money that you can’t even question or Netflix run propaganda but a movement destroying whole cities.

    Stay away!

  45. "
    "Dr. Detroit" says:

    Good, times. Bad, times.

    “Mmm! Let, me, see! There’s, the Rose Festival for 1st; 2-weeks in June, 2021.
    This, week! That’s, going to be something,
    to see & if it, happens! Look, up the Goose Hallow Bar & Grill. The Yamhill trolley goes by, there. Nice, beer & food. Yep! Oh~warning~>Don’t, Jaywalk & get time
    at Rocky Brut of Multnomah County.<~🤣
    Ok, ok!
    How, about those neighborhood bars off, 23d, & Burnside Ave. Lived there during the 1970's ~ 1980's. Those, were crazy 🤨 dayz in time, too! Just use somekind of good judgment in whatever you do there. Remember, that Portland, ORE; is no 🤬 joke of a town. Also, remember that;
    Life is hard in the big, City of Roses.

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    Native Oregonian by force. says:

    The truth

    Born and raised here; it has ALWAYS been racist the back door kind of racism “my best friend is black” racism. Crime is horrible, over priced housing. The cost of living is through the roof. Shootings every other day. No where is safe. In most large cities do you know which neighborhoods to stay out of or areas to stay out of will not here in Portland you can be anywhere at any time and become a victim of a violent crime. I think that’s what makes it so much more dangerous. As soon as I can I’m out of here. I felt safer in West Harlem than I do here. I spent leas money in NYC for housing and feeding myself than here in Portland which is truly saying something.

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    Citizen says:

    Reevalutate your ratings

    Please, for the sake of those that will believe this site’s ratings, stop providing misinformation. Portland is out of control and there appears to be no let up.

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    Portland says:

    Portland is a complete Sh*thole. I’ve lived here for over 10 years. Don’t forget the record setting shootings in portland. Watch out for needles on the ground and all the poop. Getting harassed by the drug addicted homeless. The antifa/blm terrorists have destroyed the core downtown and ruined it with graffiti and damage. Waiting on hold while calling 911. Your on your own if you get mugged, police are stretched so thin, they wont show up for an hour or so. Use to be a great city until the libtards and dems ruined it.

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    Blacknwhite says:

    Blaming Everyone Except Themselves.

    Since knocking back the police, etc. etc. no one seems to want to go to Portland; esp. due to the social climate now. Not sure why the people there seem so blind and keep voting in these folks who are bringing the city down, making it lawless then blame everyone except themselves. They have to boot out some of those crazy politicians, etc. or its going to get worse.

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    Citizen says:

    Lets be truthful

    As I read the comments left by others, I am amazed at the ratings being given to Portland by this site in its opening remarks. It makes me wonder if ratings given for other venues can even be believed since there is no acknowledgement of Portland’s current chaos which seems to have been going on for years now. Should we not trust this site for accurate ratings?

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