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We ended up in this area of Portland after walking north along the waterfront for a while, and once I realized where we were, we made haste to get out of the area as quickly as possible. The area south of Burnside gets a little...More
Yes, it is dirty. A homeless guy ran up to us and screamed "Pimp f'n People", but it is the only section of Portland where they haven't torn anything historical down and replaced it with skyscrapers. There is a lot of history; just ignore the...More
We had read the reviews, but thought we would check it out for ourselves while in the area. We actually needed a couple things at a Walmart and stopped at the one here. I have never been leary in a parking lot, but sure was...More
My story is similar to those of others saddened by the desolation of Old Town Chinatown. I sense that things are being done to aid the many homeless people in the neighborhood, but the optimistic 'take' of tourism sites is misleading. If you go, do...More
We were staying across the river at a convention center area hotel. I decided to walk across the bridge and explore the Old Town, since I had read a bit about it (but not enough!). I checked out the Chinatown and nothing much was happening....More
I came here to taste some of the good local Portland beers and was happily surprised by the excellent pizza! Very friendly staff with good suggestions on the beers; the pizza takes 35 minutes (which is announced) but totally worth the wait - just excellent....More
I didn't do my research on "Old Town" (which I think is also Chinatown?) prior to visiting Portland, and wandered there on a Saturday mid-day. There were homeless people everywhere, and my group of 2 were the only tourists on the street. Homeless doesn't bother...More
There are plenty of things to see and do in Old Town that has its own unique classic charm. There are some interesting attractions like Lan Su Chinese Garden, Haunted Pub Tours, Shanghai Tunnel tours where Portland’s lawless past is revealed.
As far as great...More
I have never been in a city that had so many people literally sleeping in the middle of the sidewalk, in the doorways of the shops downtown, and the parks were so filled with people living there that you didn't dare go in them. We...More
My husband and I join the number of people who have mentioned the terrible problem of vagrants in downtown Portland in their reviews.
We were in the process of parking our car. We had intentions of walking around to see some of the more interesting...More