Portland Oregon Travel Guide 2021 4K



This is a travel guide from across Portland Oregon. We explore downtown Portland and the surrounding areas along the riverfront. We eat some food and share some history of Portland and around the PNW. Portland sits along the banks of the Willamette river and the south of Columbia River in the shadows of Mount Hood.

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  1. Thanks Jeff for describing first hand experience about Portland instead of the people who watch media and believe what they see on the screen. Learn for yourself, what a concept

  2. There's absolutely no way I would visit Portland. I feel like I'd get a better reception and be treated better (as someone from the middle of the country) in Tehran than in Portland.

  3. Yes! Finally someone chill, down to earth, that know his sht about places without sugarcoating or downplaying. I really enjoy watching. Thank you Island Hopper.

  4. Great video.. Making it very peaceful. I will never visit Portland. I know the ugly parts of it. I will avoid this city

  5. Nice video Jeff! Interesting about the bubbly fountains in Portland. I bet the birds love them too !

  6. Appreciate your nice tour of Portland and wanted to let you know it's pronounced wil LAM ette River. I pronounced it the same way as you when I first arrived, but was quickly corrected.

  7. Love it. Gotta wear a fucking mask and yet you can smash up any building you like in the name of Antifa. Fucking joke

  8. Do you have any idea what is the best hotel in downtown to stay .This is my first time in Portland .Also how far is airport from downtown ? Thank you .

  9. Portland used to be beautiful. Now I drive by marine drive and there are miles of garbage and trailers. It's so sad. Drove through Lombard today and the amount of homeless people, tents, and garbage is insane

  10. I know I am not the only one to think this it's pronounced, Wil-lam-atte not wil-a-mette.

    Also to the friendliness, you aren't getting people that are actually from Portland Oregon in Portland anymore. Most of us that grew up in the area live in other states or outside by the city now. We have been priced out and taken over. The homegrown Oregonians enjoy the rain or at the very least don't mind it. It's the people that took over that don't like the colder rainer months. It's actually funny because when it's rains the transplants are like, "oh it rains so much!" When it's no where near as rainy and cold as it used to be.

    Good repping Pepinos as well. Good prices and good food. Used to live by there. Try the Surf and turf you won't regret it

  11. I’m from Oklahoma I think Portland is nice city been there 3 times visiting family. 2010, 2013 and 2019. Like all big cities has share of problems like traffic and my last visit homelessness was big saw a lot of tents off roads. They clean up the homeless problem city would look nice. But I’d recommend visiting Portland go out and see Mt Hood, Multnomah Falls and Rose Gardens.

  12. I live in Downtown Portland. It is finally coming back! I am so happy to see my downtown emerging from the horrible year it went through. A lot of work still needs to be done, but many things have reopened, lots of boards came down from windows, and foot traffic has really jumped. The homeless problem is still very visible, unfortunately, (especially in Old Town/Chinatown) but the city is building villages where they will have to relocate to by fall. Downtown has been cleaned up significantly too. I think a year from now it will be back to normal. I have hope for my city again.

  13. I just visited. You have to try the shrimp and lobster po boy at Rock Paper Fish. I'm going back just for that

  14. Communist shit hole. I'm in Oregon and many of us have boycott portland. On year 5 of my boycott.

  15. I moved out of Portland (specifically I was living downtown) in late 2020 because I no longer felt safe in this city. If you plan to visit, or god forbid move here, PLEASE do some research on the issues Portland has been struggling to properly address in the last few years and especially 2020. Not pictured in this video is the absolutely overwhelming amount of people living in tents which is heartbreaking to see. So just be mindful of this if you are going to visit.

  16. Police declare riot in Portland as protesters mark 1 year since George Floyd's death
    Five people were arrested and booked into jail on various charges.

    By

    Morgan Winsor

    May 26, 2021, 7:59 AM ET

    • 6 min read

  17. At least 522 cases referred to Multnomah County prosecutors allege interfering with a police officer, a misdemeanor, as the sole or most serious offense. In August, District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced his office would not pursue demonstrators accused of the charge.
    Of the 39 cases involving an allegation of a protester assaulting a public safety officer, prosecutors are thus far charging only seven of them, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors have asked police to do investigative follow-up in another 18 cases.
    More than a dozen people have been arrested three or more times at Portland protests.

  18. Multnomah County DA declines to prosecute 70% of Portland protest cases

    Updated Oct 07, 2020; Posted Oct 07, 2020

  19. John Helmer III covered the windows of his hat and apparel shop in downtown Portland with fabric every night last summer. By doing so, he hoped to prevent his shop from becoming a target for vandalism while avoiding the cost and eyesore of putting boards over his windows.
    As protests died down in the fall, Helmer decided those measures were no longer necessary. And earlier in April he noticed an increase in sales and foot traffic around his store, giving him hope that normal conditions might be returning downtown.
    But on April 16, 2021 a group of people marched through downtown Portland, setting several fires and breaking windows at the Oregon Historical Society, Nordstrom, the Nike and Apple stores, and several other businesses, including Helmer’s shop, John Helmer Haberdasher.
    “I’m frustrated and upset,” Helmer said. “These aren’t protests. This is pure vandalism.”
    But a recent resurgence in property damage over the last few weeks, committed by a small group of “black bloc” demonstrators, once more has business owners on edge. One business recently cited the ongoing vandalism as a factor in its decision to permanently close its downtown office and other businesses say they may leave when their lease is up.

  20. Over the last two weeks, damage that vandals describe as “direct actions” have caused more than $20,000 in damage at the Blazers Boys & Girls Club in Northeast Portland and ended with the shattering of windows at a church and other businesses in downtown and Northwest Portland. With protests planned throughout the city for May Day, businesses are bracing for another destructive episode.
    Many businesses expressed support for last summer’s civil rights protests, even at times when demonstrations turned unruly, because they supported the underlying aims. Many say they continue to support those calls for racial justice, but can’t make sense of this spring’s episodic destruction, which doesn’t appear to have a coherent objective.
    “I think people are fatigued at this point,” said Vanessa Sturgeon, CEO of TMT Development and a spokesperson for the Rose City Downtown Collective, which formed in December to advocate for downtown Portland. “There’s not a lot of sympathy for it because it’s not protesting, it’s just criminal behavior.”

  21. Portland City Council defunds police bureau by $15 million

    Portland City Council has passed a budget that takes $15 million away from the police bureau, after failing to get a unanimous vote last Thursday.

     

    Author: KGW Staff, Pat Dooris

    Published: 6:33 PM PDT June 17, 2020

    Updated: 6:33 PM PDT June 17, 2020
    Proposal to further cut Portland Police Bureau budget fails

    By Rebecca Ellis (OPB)

    Portland, Ore. Nov. 5, 2020 2:02 p.m. Updated: Nov. 5, 2020 5:32 p.m.

    Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, who proposed the $18 million cut, called out her colleagues for “lack of courage.”

    A push to cut $18 million from the Portland police failed Thursday, with a majority of the City Council rejecting the proposal on the grounds that it would undermine public safety and destabilize the bureau.

  22. Amid calls to ‘defund the police,’ most Portland residents want police presence maintained or increased, poll finds

    Updated May 18, 2021; Posted May 18, 2021
    Nearly a year after “defund the police” became a racial justice rallying cry in Portland and across the U.S., a vast majority of Portlanders and those living in the metro area reject the call to diminish police presence in the city.
    Three-fourths of Portland-area residents say they do not want to see policing in the city dip below its current levels, with a plurality supporting an increase in cops, according to a recent poll commissioned by The Oregonian/OregonLive.

  23. The push to oust Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has officially begun

    By Rebecca Ellis (OPB)

    July 9, 2021 1:43 p.m.

    The group “Total Recall PDX” says they’ll begin collecting signatures Friday. They have until Sept. 29

  24. KGW's "The Story" dedicated an entire show to understanding how gun violence traumatizes the community and what can be done to stop the shootings.

     

    Author: KGW Staff

    Published: 11:24 PM PDT June 22, 2021

    Updated: 11:24 PM PDT June 22, 2021

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Gun violence is on the rise across the city of Portland. 
    In 2019, Portland had 389 shootings, according to data from the Portland Police Bureau. Just one year later, that number more than doubled, skyrocketing to almost 900. 
    The violence has continued in 2021. Through May, police have reported 453 shooting incidents. At the current rate, Portland will have more than 1,000 shootings by the end of this year. 
    All three Portland police precincts have seen a rise in gun violence but data shows the neighborhoods most impacted are in north and east Portland.…
    In 2020, there were 438 shootings in Portland's east precinct, almost half the total for the entire city. Of those, more than 200 took place in just three neighborhoods: Centennial, Hazelwood and Powellhurst-Gilbert.
    As shootings increase, so do homicides. Through the first five months of 2021, there have been 38 killings. Over the same period last year, there were six. 
    Kieran Ramsey is the special agent in charge of the FBI field office in Portland.
    Ramsey says the current staffing shortage at the Portland Police Bureau has made it harder to investigate and respond to shootings. 
    "I think we're past the conversation of them having to do more with less. Now it's a conversation of them having to do less with less."

  25. This surge in Portland shootings gained momentum in the second half of 2020, and was part of a broader national spike in gun violence, which last year rose by 42% in the 50 largest U.S. cities over 2019.
    In Portland, Police Bureau officials point to another factor. They cite a City Council vote to disband a gun violence reduction team in response to local racial justice protests.
    The unit had drawn criticism in an audit for targeting Black drivers in traffic stops that the bureau could not demonstrate were effective.
    Police say the unit put officers on the street to talk with youth at risk to head off violence, and that the response to gun violence has been further weakened by an increase in officers leaving the force, budget cuts and the demands of responding to protests.
    We’ve created this perfect storm,” said Acting Sgt. Charles Asheim, who previously served on the disbanded gun violence reduction unit. “Our custodies and arrests have gone way down. We lack the criminal intelligence we once had. We just don’t have the contacts in the community.”

  26. Jesus!! If you don’t want our historical statues of our founding fathers I’ll take them! 🧐 I’ll proudly put them in my yard for preservation!!!!! I have the acreage to handle them and I preserve wildlife here too! I’m in Virginia!!!! I’ll even help with shipping 🤨 your town is as insane as parts of our State has become! You CAN’T erase history! You’re supposed to learn from it!!!! 🤨🇺🇸 God help our crumbling country.. our fathers were all in the military and I’m really glad they aren’t around to see this shit! It’s disgraceful !

  27. What would you say would be the best place to park a car to visit Washington park and Powell books? Also a good mode of transportation downtown? I am visiting Portland so I would like to know the best way to get around downtown. Great video btw! Very informative travel video instead of “travel” videos that just show me food places.

  28. Portland's a joke. Violence, rioting, arsons wow wheeler turned it into quite the crap show!!

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