‘Dirty, out of control’: Portland’s cleaning more trash off the streets than ever, but you wouldn’t know it

PORTLAND, Ore. — The city of Portland is on track to clean more garbage off the streets this fiscal year than it ever has before, but ask most Portlanders and they’ll tell you: it doesn’t look like it.

KGW put out a call on Facebook, asking Portlanders to pinpoint the areas that frustrate them most. Hundreds of responses poured in.

“Naito between the Tillicum Crossing and the Marriott … all along SW 10th Ave. So many places. Around any church downtown,” wrote Susan, commenting on the post.

“Division Street & Powell Boulevard, 82nd Avenue, Johnson Creek corridor & bike path, I-205 bike trail, Foster Rd east of I-205,” wrote Emily. “My 6-year-old son said to me, “Mom, when I grow up and move into a tent.” He thought it was a right of passage/ normal transition into adulthood.”

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