Portland Oregon Sign
Portland Oregon Sign
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  • PH2003
    Denver, Colorado375 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool sign but bad area
    It's a cool sign, especially when it's lit up at night. But there isn't much to do aside from look at it and my advice is to just look from the car. You can see it from the Burnside Bridge just fine. I'm not one to harp on the homeless issue, but there are a bunch of homeless in the area and they're confrontational. The neighborhood is littered with trash and graffiti and it just doesn't feel terribly safe and walkable.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2024
  • YanJing Jiang
    Shanghai, China24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful famous sign
    Portland Oregon sign is the famous sightseeing spot in Portland. I visited in the morning and regretted not seeing the neon lights in the night, but it’s also my favorite in Portland. Hope I can see it in the night in the future.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 March 2024
  • craig1086
    Atlanta, Georgia1,753 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Sign, Not Much To Do in The Area
    Was a cool sign to view. Also know it lights up at night, which we thought was the time to go view. View from a few streets away or across the river if being close to the unhoused & next to busy streets bothers you that much. This will become one of their landmarks going forward I believe.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 May 2024
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craig1086
Atlanta, GA1,753 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Was a cool sign to view. Also know it lights up at night, which we thought was the time to go view. View from a few streets away or across the river if being close to the unhoused & next to busy streets bothers you that much. This will become one of their landmarks going forward I believe.
Written 5 May 2024
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YanJing Jiang
Shanghai, China24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Portland Oregon sign is the famous sightseeing spot in Portland. I visited in the morning and regretted not seeing the neon lights in the night, but it’s also my favorite in Portland. Hope I can see it in the night in the future.
Written 11 March 2024
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PH2003
Denver, CO375 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
It's a cool sign, especially when it's lit up at night. But there isn't much to do aside from look at it and my advice is to just look from the car. You can see it from the Burnside Bridge just fine.

I'm not one to harp on the homeless issue, but there are a bunch of homeless in the area and they're confrontational. The neighborhood is littered with trash and graffiti and it just doesn't feel terribly safe and walkable.
Written 12 February 2024
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masonsgalpal
Chicago, IL208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Drove around trying to get a good vantage point of the sign. Turns out Burnside bridge is where you want to be.
Written 7 July 2023
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Vicki M
28 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
I was in Portland June and July of 2022. I was confronted by Drug users, filth and rubbish everywhere. The drug camps on the streets and sidewalks had open buckets human waste and garbage were there anyone to step in. The bus stops and public transportation were covered in filth! Humans sitting in their own poo and pee, talking to themselves and covered in vomit. This was not a one off. It was sadly all too common. The drug needles littering the streets were a real danger. Do not waste your time or your money going to Portland Oregon. Not safe for families.
Written 14 August 2022
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james98648
Stevenson, WA12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The once iconic sign used to serve as welcome to a truly fun and eclectic city. Now it is just a beacon for the homeless. The city is absolutely filthy. There are mentally-ill drug abusing derelicts roaming the streets begging for change. The sad part is that many of them appear to be able-bodied young adults. You can't even walk down the sidewalk in many areas because they are covered with tents and garbage. Crime has become common. During my visit yesterday, my wife and I witnessed several individuals in the commission out in the open in broad daylight. There were no PPB visible anywhere in the downtown core. It has become almost cliché to refer to such things as typical of third world countries. I've spent about half of my life growing up and working in such places. Even third world countries don't allow this insanity to take place in their cities. Anyone considering a vacation to Portland should reconsider and go someplace better. Oh, and a note to Portlanders, you don't have to put up with this. Even animals know better than to live in their own filth. Get better city leadership.
Written 11 August 2022
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Kaela
Seattle, WA1,181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Fun photo op and the sign itself is huge - you can’t miss it! However it’s located on top of a building so it’s hard to actually stop and get a sign unless you make a special trip - it’s not just a “pull over and jump out” situation. It was also extremely crowded with transient individuals when we went so we opted to just take pics as we drove by. It’s beautiful lit up at night!
Written 17 September 2021
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Barry B
La Mesa, CA3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
I visited Portland a years ago during the eclipse and at the time thought it was a beautiful city! Unfortunately this trip I was sadly disappointed! The homeless have absolutely destroyed the beauty it once exuded! It now easily Tijuana, Mexico. Huge homeless camps everywhere, abandoned boats, cars, trailers on the streets. Never seen so many tarp camps in my life! Truly disgusting and heartbreaking, it now looks like a third world country! All aspirations I had to one day retire here have definitely been crushed!
Written 30 November 2020
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Nostalgiyeah
Bothell, WA2,050 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The fall foliage partly did obscure the sign. This is beside the Waterfront park and thus if in the area, you could plan to spend a few minutes walking along the river. There is nothing much else in the area, you'll need to walk a few minutes to the Chinatown area or the Pearl District if you are looking for dining options or other activities nearby.
Written 16 October 2020
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Bivens R
Lexington, SC32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went by it several times and enjoyed seeing it because of its nostalgic vibe. No need to make a special trip, you will pass it since it is right down town.
Fun sign!
Written 5 October 2019
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