Chinatown Portland: Our Opinion: Old Town/Chinatown needs bold action
Mayor Charlie Hales says he’s ashamed of Portland’s Old Town/Chinatown district.
That sentiment is somewhat understandable. Despite marvelous attractions in the district, such as the Lan Su Chinese Garden and the iconic Chinatown Gate, the area also is burdened by homelessness, crime and drug use.
And while Hales’ recently passed Old Town/Chinatown Action Plan has its critics, we believe his bold initiative will provide the neighborhood with a push in the right direction.
Renovation of the brick buildings in the Old Town/Chinatown district into …….. read more