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Old Town

Southwest Fourth Avenue and Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209
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22 Sep 2017
“Threatened & Chased by Homeless Man”
20 Nov 2016
“Attractions, Restaurants And More– With Classic Old Town Charm”
Southwest Fourth Avenue and Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209
Old Town - Chinatown
+1 503-275-8355
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

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

2  Thank NJRollHard
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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

2  Thank RSNN
Reviewed 29 September 2016

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

3  Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 28 August 2016

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

4  Thank RVing_Bikers
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Hillsboro is growing...fast! But, the old downtown area has been thoughtfully kept as a functioning, viable, and welcoming breath of fresh air. The individual store fronts contain varied businesses that seem to be thriving. Strolling the area, its green spaces, public fountain and using the...More

2  Thank bmonson
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Every city has problem areas, and Portland has this. Drug addicts, alcoholics and those who have given up on life (or life has given up on them) abound. You feel unsafe walking in broad daylight, so goodness knows what it's like after dark. The city...More

8  Thank wroughtironron
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Didn't feel safe enough to park and walk to Voodoo Donuts, Powell Bookstore, etc. because of homeless sleeping on sidewalks around shops.

4  Thank Charlie0806
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Visiting Old Town was disappointing as there were a significant amount of homeless everywhere. There were some amazing buildings and great food, but we found ourselves being forced to avoid stopping for long as we would be approached by another homeless asking for money.

4  Thank Powder69
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

This place is not very good spot for tourist. It's deserted, full of homeless, junkies and weirdos. There are couple of things worth seeing there but during my walk I was just focused on not being mugged. Creepy!

5  Thank ThatGrumbler
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

Agree, was very disappointed. There were alot of homeless, shelters/homeless missions plus a large illegal homeless camp on one corner. Amazed people "smoking pipes" and visible uses of illegal drug on the street. Didn't feel safe even though we were there during the early afternoon.

3  Thank Karen H
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