OT Readers Respond: Portland Is Too Dangerous

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  1. barfo

    barfo commie pinko... now with added syphilis! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    And I'll bet that someone, having seen you and your friends downtown, wrote a letter to the editor that said something like "Portland is already known as a dangerous place to visit, but this incident is all it takes to stop my visits. I will miss the symphony, the Trail Blazers and some great places to eat, but Portland has shown it is no longer a safe and pleasant place to visit."

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  2. jonnyboy

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    I bet it was the guy doing heroin under the Burnside bridge. Nobody said Portland was lacking in snobbery.
     
  3. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    Pretty sure the MAGA hat guy is being charged for inciting violence.
     
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  4. Hoopguru

    Hoopguru Know where you are going or end up somewhere else!

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    and they were inexpensive! Compared to others
     
  5. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    There was no Tri Met when I was a kid. We had Rose City Transit. You could ride anywhere for 15¢, 25¢ if you were over 12.
     
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    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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  7. barfo

    barfo commie pinko... now with added syphilis! Staff Member Global Moderator

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  8. ABM

    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    Hey, whatever floats your (or his) boat.
     
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  9. theprunetang

    theprunetang Project Pat with 20+ mpg

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    He should be. Dude tried to pick a fight with me,and I have never hit another person in my life.
     
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    Orion Bailey Well-Known Member

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    Portland has some shit to figure out, no doubt about it.
    Not sure its any more violent here though.
    I don't generally feel threatened when I'm out and about, but I'm a big guy.
     
  11. calvin natt

    calvin natt Confeve

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    @Lanny I was talking with someone the other day and I swear there used to be a little ice cream shop near the Lake Theater - like you could walk up to a window and order. Not the Creamery nearby, but right on State Street. Am I making that up?
     
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  12. HailBlazers

    HailBlazers Ride the REmerge

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    Of course there are. But it is sure as $hit not the same. The wild things are way different these days, it's like mad Max out there. Trust me I'm downtown every day. My buddy from Seattle is like wow the people of the streets down here are on a different level.
     
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  13. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    No, all you say is true. It was called the Dairy Maid and it was owned by my friend's father who also owned the nearby Pinafore restaurant and was a one time mayor of Oswego. I've stopped by many times. I never had the 25¢ that you needed for a hot dog but you could get the hot dog without the bun for 15¢. Use to fish and swim occasionally right behind it.
     
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    Damn. Yeah I wouldn’t know I haven’t been down there in awhile.
     
  15. tlongII

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    I know I don’t. It’s a potentially nice location with a lot of druggies hanging around it.
     
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    The Dairy Maid, right where Millennial Park is now.
     
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    Damn I knew I wasn’t crazy. I was about 11 when I moved from LO to California. Now I’m back.
     
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    Maybe its because I grew up spending a lotnof time in down town, but Downtown portland seems a lot less weird to me than Downtown seattle. Downtown Seattle at night is a weird place to be...
     
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    The crazy thing is... Portland is scarier during the day than at night. Go figure.
     
  20. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    That building is a trip. I got to tour it once. It was suppose to be the west coast training center for Greyhound. It's huge underground. There are motel rooms and a pretty large movie theater/training center all underground, all never used. They built it and them immediately mothballed it.
     
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