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2 Nov 2018
“The Seamy Underbelly ...”
21 May 2019
“Very Disappointed”
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Reviewed 22 May 2019

We wanted to go to a sit-down Chinese restaurant, as opposed to the ubiquitous food carts all over Portland. China Town was recommended. Oh no! It was a dismal place with many homeless people, some of whom approached us aggressively. Most of the restaurants were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank DebNan
Reviewed 2 May 2019

Witnessed a human slamming the H. If you can walk without notice or care I would then give this area a try. I will not be visiting this area of town again. Truly disturbing. There are bars, dance clubs, and the iconic Darcelle XV that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank jhop82
Reviewed 8 April 2019

Weve been going to Old Town for years now. We live across the river in WA. Have visited Old Town Pizza several times and did the Underground Tour in October 2018, have had a few ghostly experiences. It was Awesome!!.. We plan on coming back...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ro L
Reviewed 19 March 2019

We spent most of our time in the old town. Be aware there is a lot of homelessness down there but i didn't feel unsafe at all. We weren't approached or hassled by anyone. It's full of history and lovely places to eat and drink....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amandamonkey
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We visited downtown Portland during our recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. Old Town/Chinatown is touted as a tourist hotspot, so, with visions of a Chinatown like those found in New York or San Francisco, we decided to give it a shot. The Portland Light...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank MikeSteeves
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We wandered into Old Town with the intention of seeing the Waterfront. After walking a few blocks we changed our mind. We have travelled to a lot of cities around the world, but this area did not feel safe at all. It wasn’t just the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank zodiac6573
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We ended up in this area of Portland after walking north along the waterfront for a while, and once I realized where we were, we made haste to get out of the area as quickly as possible. The area south of Burnside gets a little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank dunadan
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Yes, it is dirty. A homeless guy ran up to us and screamed "Pimp f'n People", but it is the only section of Portland where they haven't torn anything historical down and replaced it with skyscrapers. There is a lot of history; just ignore the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank germoTacoma
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had read the reviews, but thought we would check it out for ourselves while in the area. We actually needed a couple things at a Walmart and stopped at the one here. I have never been leary in a parking lot, but sure was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank ladyme1
Reviewed 16 February 2018

My story is similar to those of others saddened by the desolation of Old Town Chinatown. I sense that things are being done to aid the many homeless people in the neighborhood, but the optimistic 'take' of tourism sites is misleading. If you go, do...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Dennis M
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