"Mostly safe except for ..." Portland Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Oregonguy

Portland Warnings and Dangers: 39 reviews and 25 photos

As a 20 year resident I can say the it is fairly safe city (excluding some North Portland neighborhoods).

MAX & StreetCar: there is quite a bit of public transportation, usually it is safe. Be extra cautious though if you traveling on the eastside MAX train late at night, recently there has been a rash of violent crimes.

Street 'People': Unfortunately the city does very little to protect from aggressive panhandlers. Just ignore them. Also there is a lot of street 'kids', especially in the city parks. Don't make eye contact and they will leave you alone. Portland ranks very high in methamphetamine use, don't be surprised if the street kids offer to sale you some.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 23, 2007
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