Portland Oregon Sign
Portland Oregon Sign
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PH2003
Denver, CO366 contributions
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 February 12, 2024
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masonsgalpal
Chicago, IL212 contributions
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 July 7, 2023
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Vicki M
26 contributions
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 August 14, 2022
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james98648
Stevenson, WA13 contributions
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 August 11, 2022
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Kaela
Seattle, WA1,104 contributions
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 September 17, 2021
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Barry B
La Mesa, CA3 contributions
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 November 30, 2020
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Nostalgiyeah
Bothell, WA1,896 contributions
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 October 16, 2020
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Bivens R
Lexington, SC34 contributions
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 October 5, 2019
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Bryan K
Yuma, AZ506 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
For the best photo you should be on the Burnside Bridge. You can definitely get a photo down on the waterfront, but you will need a way better camera than mine.

This White Stag sign is a great photo for anyone wanting to capture something that screams Portland.
Written March 3, 2019
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rodrigoelp
Sydney, Australia277 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
I could've just say the sign is iconic... but I must be honest... it took me a while to locate it as the foliage in July hides the sign to any observer on the ground. The first time I came it was 5ish PM, couldn't see it even though tripadvisor was telling me I had it a few metres away. Decided to come late at night as it might be a bit easier to spot (and I was right).

The sign is pretty close to a few plazas and it has a marvellous view of the river, so you could always walk along the area; but it doesn't really have anything else going for it. With no restaurants nearby or anything else, you will be meandering a few moments before heading to the pearl district or chinatown.

In shorts, I recommend to come at night, snap your picture and move on.
Written January 5, 2019
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